IRDAI relaxesnorms forsurety bonds
   Date :17-May-2023

REGULATOR IRDAI onTuesday said it has relaxednorms for‘surety bonds’, a typeof insurance policy protectingparties involved in a transaction or contract from potentialfinancial losses due to a breachof contract or other types ofnon-performance. The changes are aimedat expanding the suretyinsurance market by increasing the availability of suchproducts. As per a circular issued bythe Insurance Regulatory andDevelopment Authority ofIndia (Irdai), the solvencyrequirement applicable forsuch products has now beenreduced to control the level of1.5 times from 1.875 times previously prescribed.