Its major holding company is Peerless General Finance & Investment Co Ltd, which is the India's largest Registered Residuary Non-banking Company. It has subsidiaries like Peerless Hospital, Bengal Peerless (real estate), Kaizen Holidays, Peerless Hotels, and Peerless Securities.
The Peerless Insurance Company Limited was founded in Narayanganj, Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, soon after he was joined by his friend K. K Chatterjee and they started Provident Fund, with an investment of Rs. 20,000. The company shifted based to Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1935, which lead rapid increate in its fortunes.  The company claims following things in their website: personal finance company for common man; ensures timely maturity payment; good technological backbone; connectivity across India; relationship marketing through Smart Guides; large distribution network comprising 147 offices and 50,000 Smart Guides; employment opportunity through Smart Rojgar; service at customers' doorstep; security; confidence and trust of millions of account holders.