09 November 2016 Current Affairs: Life Insurance Corp,has been the country’s most attractive brand in the banking and financial services segment for the third year in a row.
Another public sector entity, the State Bank of India, saw an improvement of 17 ranks to 48th rank in its overall attractiveness ranking. HDFC grabbed the third position in the BFSI category, and made it to the top 50 Most Attractive Brands list at 49th rank.
The findings are part of the most attractive brands 2016 report, the third in its series, published by TRA Research (formerly Trust Research Advisory), a leading research organization dedicated to brand analytics. This year’s study covered 2338 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India, generating 5 million datapoints and 10,000 unique brands from which the top 1,000 brands have been listed in this year’s report.
The private sector bank, ICICI bank saw an improvement of 4 ranks from 61st in 2015 to 57th in 2016. Other private banks that made it to the top 10 list include Axis Bank, Yes Bank, and Kotak Mahindra Bank.
This year, the BFSI category has seen the entry of four public sector units in the top ranks, with LIC maintaining its leader status while private banks like Axis and Yes Bank have seen an improvement in their rankings since last year,” said N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA. “This year also saw the entry of two new categories – Broking, with Angel Broking as the only brand, and Venture Capital Fund, with Softbank as the only brand listed in it.