LIC is most trusted BFSI brand. SBI tops banks sub-category.

ICICI gets two silvers: ICICI Bank & ICICI Pru Life stand 2nd among Banks and Insurance

Online PR News – 24-January-2012 – – Ahmedabad, 23rd January 2012: Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the country’s biggest insurer, has also emerged as the country’s most trusted brand in the BFSI sector, as per the research conducted by The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012. LIC was ranked 8th among 17000 brands studied in the brand and the BFSI category had 70 brands listed. LIC leads the State Bank of India (SBI) ranked 2nd in the BFSI sector by 56% on the Brand Trust Index, Trust Research Advisory’s unique metric for measuring Brand Trust.
State Bank of India is also the Most Trusted Bank and at an All-India rank 19th. ICICI’s flagship brand, ICICI Bank ranked the 2nd most trusted bank in the country among 33 listed. Among insurance brands, ICICI Prudential Life was ranked 2nd after LIC. The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (BTR 2012), lists India’s 1000 Most Trusted Brands and is the result of a comprehensive primary research conducted on 61-components of trust – a proprietary tool of Trust Research Advisory. The research is conducted with 2718 ‘influencer’ respondents from 15 cities, generating more than 2 million datapoints from 12000 hours of research.
Among the Banks sub-category, after SBI and ICICI Bank, HSBC comes 3rd, Axis Bank is 4th and IDBI Bank is ranked as the 5th most trusted bank in India. Among Insurance brands, after LIC and ICICI Prudential ranks 3rd, followed by Tata AIG at 4th and Bajaj Allianz ranks 5th most trusted insurance brand in India.
N. Chandramouli, CEO, Trust Research Advisory, marked this preference for State-owned brands in BFSI category and said, “Both LIC and SBI have ranked first and second in the BFSI sector for two years consecutively. Apart from the omnipresence of these two institutions, the sovereign backing is a clear advantage that helps generate greater trust. Two ICICI brands get the trust-vote of India and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is the 2nd most trusted insurance brand, and ICICI Bank comes second among banks. What is significant is that ICICI Bank is only 18% behind SBI in terms in Brand Trust Index.”