LIC Housing Finance

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LIC Housing Finance Limited
Public Company
Traded asBSE500253
IndustryReal estate
FounderLife Insurance Corporation of India
HeadquartersMumbai, India
Area served
Key people
Vinay Sah
(MD & CEO)[1] [2]
ProductsHome Loans, Mortgage Loans
SubsidiariesLICHFL Care Homes Limited, LICHFL Financial Services Limited, LICHFL Asset Management Company Private Limited[1]

LIC Housing Finance Limited (LIC HFL) is one of the largest Housing Finance companies in India having its Registered and Corporate office at Mumbai. The main objective of the Company is to provide long term finance to individuals for purchase or construction of house or flat for residential purpose / repair and renovation of existing flat / houses. The Company also provides finance on existing property for business / personal needs and also gives loans to professionals for purchase / construction of Clinics / Nursing Homes / Diagnostic Centres / Office Space and also for purchase of equipments. The Company also provides long term finance to persons engaged in the business of construction of houses or flats for residential purpose and to be sold by them. Since now LIC holds promoter status in IDBI bank its expected that LIC has to either reduce stake in LIC housing or stop housing financial services by IDBI bank because as per regulations LIC cannot be promoter of two companies carrying out the same financial service.[3]


Incorporated on 19 June 1989 under the Companies Act, 1956, the Company was promoted by Life Insurance Corporation of India and went public in the year 1994. The Company launched its maiden GDR issue in 2004. The Authorized Capital of the Company is Rs.1500 Million (Rs.150 Crores) and its paid up Capital is Rs.1009.9 Million ( Rs.100.99 Crores). The Company is registered with National Housing Bank and listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) & Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE) and its shares are traded only in Demat format. The GDR's are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.


It has 7 regional offices, 21 back-offices and 240 marketing units across India.[3] It also has offices in Kuwait and Dubai to cater to the Non-Resident Indians in the Gulf countries covering Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.[3][4]

Listings and Shareholding[edit]

Listing: The equity shares of LIC HFL are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Its Global depository receipts are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Shareholding: On 31 March 2013, 40% of the equity shares of the company were owned by LIC. the Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) held approx. 32% of the shares. Around 158,000 individual public shareholders own approx. 9% of its shares. The remaining 18% shares are owned by others.[5]

Shareholders (as on 31 March 2016) Shareholding[5]
Promoter (LIC) 40.31%
Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) 32.45%
Mutual Funds 10.12%
Individual shareholders 09.32%
Bodies Corporate 03.47%
Insurance companies 02.08%
GDRs 00.16%
Others 02.09%


The company had 13456 employees as on 31 March 2013, out of which 444 were women (31%) and 4 were employees with disabilities.
In its Annual report for FY 2012-13, the company reported that Loan assets per employee as at 31 March 2013 were Rs. 53.63 crores and net profit per employee was Rs. 70.51 lakhs.[6] In the same financial year, it incurred INR 98.15 crores on employee benefit expenses.[6]


  1. ^ "Vinay Shah joins LIC Housing Finance Limited as MD and CEO". Economic Times. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "LIC Housing Chairman V.K. Sharma resigns". indiainfoline. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "About Us - Company Profile". LIC Housing Finance Ltd. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  4. ^ "LIC Housing 'examining' opportunities in S'pore, Malaysia". 13 July 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Shareholding pattern". LIC HFL Limited. 30 September 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Annual Report 2012-13" (PDF). LIC HFL. Retrieved 12 December 2013.

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