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Zerodha rival Upstox enters insurance distribution space

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Upstox enters insurance distribution space

Zerodha's rival stockbroking platform, Upstox, has announced its entry into the insurance distribution business. The move aims to offer users a simplified, transparent, and customized insurance purchasing experience.

HDFC Life is the first insurer in Upstox

HDFC Life is the first insurer to partner with Upstox, featuring its term insurance plans on the platform. Currently, Upstox offers term life insurance and plans to introduce health, motor, and plans to introduce travel insurance.

 "This marks another stride towards realizing India’s goal of ‘Insurance for All’ by 2047. We aim to utilize our distribution and digital capabilities to extend our insurance solutions to their entire customer base and enhance the value of this partnership," said Suresh Badami, Deputy Managing Director of HDFC Life.


Why is Upstox expanding into insurance?

Upstox said it aims to revolutionize India's insurance landscape by addressing the challenges customers face when buying insurance.

 "We have recognized that navigating the insurance landscape is a daunting task. Customers are inundated with so many questions – which is the right plan, what should be the correct criteria to select a plan, how much insurance cover will be enough," said Kavitha Subramanian, Co-Founder of Upstox.

Simplifying insurance purchasing

The company plans to leverage advanced technology and industry expertise to streamline the insurance process.

This includes identifying the top plans in each category, simplifying the purchase process, and making claims easier. The platform aims to provide a straightforward experience, cutting through complex jargon and heavy paperwork. 

Upstox offers various financial instruments, including stocks, IPOs, commodities, currencies, fixed deposits, etc. The addition of insurance products is a significant step towards becoming a comprehensive wealth-building platform.