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GIC Housing Finance Ltd (GICHF) was incorporated as ‘GIC Grih Vitta Limited’ on 12th December 1989. The name was changed to GICHF on 16th November 1993. It’s promoted by well known domestic re-insurer General Insurance Corporation (GIC) and is a well-known company in India’s Housing Finance market.
The Company was formed with the objective of entering into the field of direct lending to individuals and other corporate to accelerate the housing activities in India. The primary business of GICHF is granting housing loans to individuals and to persons/entities engaged in construction of houses/flats for residential purposes.
We like the company on account of its steady well managed growth in a growing market. The company has become slightly aggressive in terms of expansion into states other than Maharashtra and has been consistently adding new branches outside Maharashtra. The company also seems to have managed its loan book well and has made adequate provisions. GICHF is trying to reduce the share of bank borrowings and the same will help in reducing cost of funds with consequent improvement in net interest margins (NIM).