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Annual Fee

500₹*

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

500₹*

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Features

  • Get 500 RP as welcome benefit (on Card Fee Realization)
  • E-gift voucher worth Rs.500 on spends of Rs.50,000 in a calendar quarter
  • Redeem Reward points as CashBack on your MoneyBack Credit Card (100 Reward Points = Rs 20)
  • Convert RPs into Air Miles of leading domestic & international airlines
  • Exciting gift options to choose from an exclusive rewards catalogue at applicable redemption rate
  • Fuel surcharge waiver up to Rs. 250 per billing cycle.
  • Zero Lost Card liability post reporting of the loss of card.

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 500/-

Documents Required

Annual Fee

Nil

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

Nil*

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Features

  • 3 Reward Point for every INR 150 spends
  • Get 50% more Reward Points on Dining & Grocery spends
  • Redeem Reward Points as CashBack against outstanding amount on your Credit Card
  • Shopping Vouchers worth Rs.1000 up on spending Rs.75,000 within 180 days of card set-up.(Participating brands :Shopper Stop, Mark & Spencer, Lifestyle)
  • Fuel surcharge waiver of up to 1% ( up to Rs. 250 per statement cycle)

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 500/-

Documents Required

Annual Fee

500₹

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

Nil*

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Features

  • 2X Cash rewards on dining, groceries and at supermarkets
  • 2 complimentary domestic airport lounge visits per quarter
  • 2 complimentary movies every month under the Buy One Get One offer through www.bookmyshow.com
  • Minimum 15% savings on dining bills at over 800 restaurants across India through Culinary Treats Program
  • Earn 4 PAYBACK points for every Rs.100/- spent on dining, groceries & shopping at supermarkets

Pricing

  • APR - 40.8% p.a
  • Joining Fee - 500/-
  • Annual Fee - 500/- (Waived off if spends exceed 1,50,000/- in previous year)

Documents Required

  • 2 Passport Size photos
  • ID proof - PAN & Aadhar compulsory
  • Address proof (any one) - Passport,Utility bill, Aadhar, Driver's license, Lease agreement
  • Salaried Customers only – Income Proof - Latest 1 month Salary Slip and 3 months bank statement(only if customer has a non ICICI salary account)

Features

  • 2.5% cashback (maximum of Rs.100 per month) on fuel purchases at HPCL pumps
  • 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver (up to a maximum of Rs.4,000) at HPCL pumps
  • Accelerated 2.5X Rewards, ie. on every Rs.100/- spent get 5 PAYBACK points on fuel spends at HPCL pumps & 2 PAYBACK points on all other spends
  • Get Rs.100/- when you book movie tickets on www.bookmyshow.com (maximum twice a month)
  • Minimum 15% savings on dining bills at over 800 restaurants across India through Culinary Treats Program

Pricing

  • APR - 40.8% p.a
  • Joining fee - 199/-
  • Annual fee - 199/- (Waived if spends exceed 50000/- in previous year)

Documents Required

  • 2 Passport Size photos
  • ID proof - PAN & Aadhar compulsory
  • Address proof (any one) - Passport,Utility bill, Aadhar, Driver's license, Lease agreement
  • Salaried Customers only – Income Proof - Latest 1 month Salary Slip and 3 months bank statement(only if customer has a non ICICI salary account)

Features

  • Security of a chip card to protect against the risk of fraud
  • Rewards powered by PAYBACK, redeemable for exciting gifts and vouchers
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver at HPCL pumps
  • Save minimum of 15% on dining bill at over 2600 participating restaurants across 12 major cities with the Culinary Treats Program
  • Earn 2 PAYBACK points for every Rs.100/- spent for all retail purchases, except fuel

Pricing

  • APR - 40.8% p.a
  • Joining fee - NIL
  • Annual fee - NIL

Documents Required

  • 2 Passport Size photos
  • ID proof - PAN & Aadhar compulsory
  • Address proof (any one) - Passport,Utility bill, Aadhar, Driver's license, Lease agreement
  • Salaried Customers only – Income Proof - Latest 1 month Salary Slip and 3 months bank statement(only if customer has a non ICICI salary account)

Annual Fee

NA

Reward Type

Rewards

Joining Fee

Nil*

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Features

  • Earn 10 Reward Points for every Rs 125 spent at Apparel & Department Stores.
  • Pay with your Reward Points when you shop at over 700 outlets and e-shopping sites.
  • Enjoy over 3,600 offers across Dining, Shopping, Movies & EMI.
  • No Joining Fees. No fee shall be charged if Rs. 30,000 or more is spent on the card during the year (a year from the date of issuance of the card), else a fee of Rs. 1,000 will be charged at the end of the said year.

Pricing

  • No fee shall be charged if Rs. 30,000 or more is spent on the card during the year (a year from the date of issuance of the card), else a fee of Rs. 1,000 will be charged at the end of the said year.

Documents Required

  • Photograph
  • ID proof – Any one (PAN Card, Driver License, Passport, Aadhaar card)
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Income document (if app score is below certain level) - 3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

NA

Reward Type

Travel

Joining Fee

3000₹

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Features

  • Earn 10 Miles for every Rs 100 spent on all airline transactions.
  • Earn 10 Miles for every Rs 100 spent on travel & stay booked on exclusive website www.premiermiles.co.in and with our select partners.
  • Redeem the Miles across over a 100 domestic and international airlines.
  • The PremierMiles Card comes at an annual card fee of Rs 3000.

Pricing

  • Annual Card Fee - Rs. 3000

Documents Required

  • Photograph
  • ID proof – Any one (PAN Card, Driver License, Passport, Aadhaar card)
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Income document (if app score is below certain level) - 3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

NA

Reward Type

Cashback

Joining Fee

500₹

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Features

  • 5% Cash Back on movie ticket purchases.
  • 5% Cash Back on all your telephone bill payments.
  • 5% Cash Back on all your utility bill payments made online through Citibank Online Bill Pay.
  • The Citibank Cash Back Card comes at an annual card fee of Rs 500.
  • 15% off on dining across 2,000 partner restaurants.
  • This card is enabled for contactless payments.

Pricing

  • Annual Card Fee - Rs. 500

Documents Required

  • Photograph
  • ID proof – Any one (PAN Card, Driver License, Passport, Aadhaar card)
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Income document (if app score is below certain level) - 3 months salary slips

Features

  • Now save more on fuel at IOC outlets.
  • 4 Turbo Points on Rs.150 spent on fuel at authorized Indian Oil outlets (1 Turbo Point = Re 1 Free Fuel).
  • Complete waiver of 1% fuel surcharge at authorized Indian Oil outlets.
  • 2 Turbo Points on Rs.150 at grocery stores and supermarkets.
  • Zero Annual Fee on spend of Rs.30000 or more in a membership year, else Rs.1000 will be charged as Annual Fee.
  • This card is enabled for contactless payments.

Pricing

  • Zero Annual Fee on spend of Rs.30000 or more in a membership year, else Rs.1000 will be charged as Annual Fee.

Documents Required

  • Photograph
  • ID proof – Any one (PAN Card, Driver License, Passport, Aadhaar card)
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Income document (if app score is below certain level) - 3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

500₹*

Reward Type

NA

Joining Fee

500₹*

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Features

  • Get 500 RP as welcome benefit (on Card Fee Realization)
  • Snapdeal vouchers worth Rs. 2000 within 30 days of card setup date
  • Instant flat 5% discount & 10X RP for spends on Snapdeal.com
  • Earn 10X Reward Points (20 / Rs. 150) on your spends at Snapdeal.com & 2 Reward Points for other retail spends
  • RP redemption on snapdeal.com (1RP=0.5paise)
  • Fuel surcharge waiver of up to 1%. TnC Apply

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 500/-

Documents Required

Annual Fee

2000₹

Reward Type

Rewards

Joining Fee

2000₹

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Features

  • Reward points: 10 RP/ Rs. 100 on dining, entertainment, fuel, utilities and international transactions
  • Accelerated Rewards: 2 Reward Points on all other transactions
  • Earn BONUS POINTS: 8000 Reward Points Joining Bonus
  • Free Movie Tickets: Free movie ticket every month
  • Airport lounge access:complimentary lounge acess every quarter

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.2000
  • Renewal fee: Rs.2000

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Entertainment

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

Movie Tickets, Pizzas & Burgers Worth Rs. 18,000 every Year

  • Welcome gift: Rs. 1000 BMS voucher (or) Rs. 500 Pizza Hut + 500 KFC voucher(Only post Membership Fee Payment)
  • Monthly Benefits: BookMyShow voucher worth Rs. 500 and Pizza Hut or KFC voucher worth Rs. 300 every month on spends of Rs., 5000 or more
  • Accelerated Rewards: 10 Reward points/ Rs 100 spent at BookMyShow, Pizza Hut and KFC
  • Annual Benefits: Pizza Hut voucher worth Rs. 1500 and KFC voucher worth Rs. 1500 on spends on Rs. 4 lac or more once in a year
  • Waiver of Convenience Fee at BookMyShow: Internet Handling charges waived off on BookMyShow for first 15 transactions each year
  • Reward Program: 1 Reward point / Rs. 100 on all spends

Pricing

  • Joining fees – Rs 499/-
  • Annual fees – Rs 499/-

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Features

  • Per 100₹ spent on,
    • Shopping in departmental stores - Get 4 savings points
    • Purchase of consumer durables or electronic items – Get 2 savings points
    • Restaurant bills – Get 1.5 savings points
    • Books – Get 1.5 savings points
    • All Other Spends – Get 0.5 savings points
  • Redeem your Reward Points from The More Store, Cash Credit for 1 RP = INR 0.50, Airline Miles on partner airlines, Genesis Luxury Vouchers, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Stay vouchers
  • Fuel Surcharge waiver for transactions between INR 400 to 4000

Pricing

  • APR – 46%
  • Annual fees - 0
  • Joining fees – 0

Documents Required

  • 2 Passport Size photos
  • ID Proof - PAN Card/Aadhar Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport [Any One]
  • Address Proof - Aadhar Card/Voter ID/Bank Statement/Driving License/Passport/Utility Bills [Any One]
  • Income Proof - 3 Months Pay Slip (OR) Offer Letter + 1 Month Pay Slip [for new joinees] (OR) 2 Months Bank Statement [ONLY for IndusInd Bank Salary a/c holders]

Features

  • Free Add on Card available for 1 family member of the applicant
  • Best in class Interest Rates starting from 2.4% pm & Foreign Currency Markup of 3%. T&C Apply
  • Upto 4 reward points for every Rs.100 spent. Reward points that never expire.
  • Welcome benefit of 1,500 Reward Points on total spends of INR 7,500 or more within 30 days of card set-up
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Membership and Domestic Lounge Access
  • Accelerated earn rate on your Birthday, Online, Dining and International Spends
  • Redeem Reward Point for Airline Ticket / Hotel Booking or Movie Tickets booking on Dedicated Rewards Redemption Portal
  • 15,000 Bonus Reward Points on spends of INR 6 Lakhs or more every anniversary year
  • Fuel surcharge waiver at all fuel stations across India for transaction between INR 400 to INR 5,000

Pricing

  • Interest Rate: 3.5% pm
  • Processing Fee: NIL
  • Joining Fees: NIL
  • Annual Fees: 1000 + Applicable Taxes (Waived off on spending of over 75000 annualy)

Documents Required

  • ID Proof - Pan Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Photo)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Photo)/ NREGA Card(with photo)
  • Salaried; Employee ID with Office Address/Visiting card with email ID (Mandatory)
  • Address Proof - Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Address)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Address)/ NREGA Card(with Address)
  • Signature Proof - Pan card/ Driving License/ Passport/ NREGA Card(with Signature)
  • Salaried Income Proof - Last 2 months Salary slip (Salary Proof not required if applicants salary account is with Yes Bank)
  • Salaried - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image
  • Self Employed Income Proof: Last 1 year ITR
  • Self-employed - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image

Features

  • Free Add on Card available for 1 family member of the applicant
  • Best Interest Rates starting from 1.2% pm & Foreign Currency Markup of 1.75%. T&C Apply
  • 8 reward points for every Rs.100 spent. Reward points that never expire.
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Membership and Domestic Lounge Access
  • 20,000 Bonus Reward Points on spends of INR 7.5 Lakhs or more every anniversary year
  • Redeem Reward Points for Airline Ticket / Hotel Booking or Movie Tickets booking on Dedicated Rewards Redemption Portal
  • Exclusive Concierge Desk on your Card. Book your special requests on our YES Assist Concierge Services.
  • Fuel surcharge waiver at all fuel stations across India for transaction between INR 400 to INR 5,000
  • Special Offers across Dining, Shopping, Travel and more.
  • 25% discount on movie tickets booked on BookMyShow website/app

Pricing

  • Interest Rate: 3.5% pm
  • Processing Fee: NIL
  • Joining Fees: NIL
  • Annual Fees: 2500 + Applicable Taxes

Documents Required

  • ID Proof - Pan Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Photo)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Photo)/ NREGA Card(with photo)
  • Salaried; Employee ID with Office Address/Visiting card with email ID (Mandatory)
  • Address Proof - Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Address)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Address)/ NREGA Card(with Address)
  • Signature Proof - Pan card/ Driving License/ Passport/ NREGA Card(with Signature)
  • Salaried Income Proof - Last 2 months Salary slip (Salary Proof not required if applicants salary account is with Yes Bank)
  • Salaried - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image
  • Self Employed Income Proof: Last 1 year ITR
  • Self-employed - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image

Features

  • Free Add on Card available for 1 family member of the applicant
  • Best Interest Rates starting from 3.75% pm & Foreign Currency Markup of 3.40%. T&C Apply
  • Upto 3 reward points for every Rs.100 spent. Reward points that never expire.
  • Welcome benefit of 1,250 Reward Points on total spends of INR 5,000 or more within 30 days of card set-up
  • Accelerated earn rate on your Birthday, Online, Dining and International Spends
  • 12,000 Bonus Reward Points on spends of INR 3.6 Lakhs or more every anniversary year
  • Fuel surcharge waiver at all fuel stations across India for transaction between INR 400 to INR 5,000
  • Special Offers across Dining, Shopping, Travel and more.

Pricing

  • Interest Rate: 3.5% pm
  • Processing Fee: NIL
  • Joining Fees: NIL
  • Annual Fees: NIL

Documents Required

  • ID Proof - Pan Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Photo)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Photo)/ NREGA Card(with photo)
  • Salaried; Employee ID with Office Address/Visiting card with email ID (Mandatory)
  • Address Proof - Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Address)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Address)/ NREGA Card(with Address)
  • Signature Proof - Pan card/ Driving License/ Passport/ NREGA Card(with Signature)
  • Salaried Income Proof - Last 2 months Salary slip (Salary Proof not required if applicants salary account is with Yes Bank)
  • Salaried - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image
  • Self Employed Income Proof: Last 1 year ITR
  • Self-employed - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image

Annual Fee

4999₹

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

4999₹

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Features

  • Welcome e-gift voucher worth Rs.5000
  • 2 complimentary movie tickets worth Rs.500 every month at bookmyshow.com
  • Earn upto 50,000 Bonus Reward Points worth Rs. 12,500/ year
  • Earn 10,000 bonus Reward Points on achieving annual spends of Rs. 3 lakhs and 4 lakhs
  • Exclusive assistance with gift delivery, customized holiday packages, travel, movie & hotel reservation
  • Exclusive discounts at leading Spa's and Lifestyle Stores
  • Spend based reversal of annual fee on spends of Rs.10 Lakhs
  • Enjoy complimentary Trident Privilege Red Tier membership and earn 9 Club Vistara Points for every Rs. 100 spent on Vistara flights
  • Enjoy complimentary Club Vistara Silver membership

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.4999
  • Renewal fee: Rs.4999 (reversed on annual spends of Rs.10 lakhs)

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Shopping

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

  • Earn 10X rewards on online spends with exclusive partners - Amazon / BookMyShow / Cleartrip / Foodpanda / FabFurnish / Lenskart / OLA / Zoomcar
  • Amazon.in gift card worth Rs.500 on joining
  • Earn 5X rewards on all other online spends
  • E-voucher worth Rs.2,000 each on annual online spends of Rs.1 Lakh
  • Annual fee reversal on annual spends of Rs.1 lakh
  • 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.499
  • * Renewal fee: Rs.499 (reversed on annual spends of Rs.1 lakh)

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Shopping

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

  • Enjoy 10X reward points on dining, grocery & movie spends
  • 2,000 bonus reward points on spends of Rs.2000 in first 60 days
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps
  • Annual fee reversal on spends of Rs.90,000 in a year

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.499
  • Renewal fee: Rs.499 (reversed on annual spends of Rs.1 lakh)

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

1499₹

Reward Type

Travel

Joining Fee

1499₹

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Features

  • Welcome gift of 5000 rewards points
  • Earn upto 15 Reward Points for every Rs. 100 spent on Air India tickets booked through airindia.com, airindia mobile app.
  • Card anniversary gift of 2,000 reward points every year
  • Upto 15,000 bonus reward points on annual spends of Rs.2 lakh & above
  • 1 reward point=1 Air India air mile for free travel

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.1499
  • Renewal fee: Rs.1499

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

4999₹

Reward Type

Travel

Joining Fee

4999₹

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Features

  • Welcome gift of 20,000 rewards points
  • Earn upto 30 Reward Points for every Rs. 100 spent on Air India tickets booked through airindia.com, airindia mobile app
  • Complimentary Air India frequent flyer membership
  • Upto 1,00,000 bonus reward points on annual spends
  • 1 reward point=1 Air India air mile for free travel
  • Get 1% fuel surcharge waiver with your Air India SBI Signature Card, across all petrol pumps

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.4999
  • Renewal fee: Rs.4999

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

300₹

Reward Type

Travel

Joining Fee

500₹

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Features

  • 350 bonus reward points on spends of Rs.500 or more within 45 days of card issuance
  • Upto 10% value back as reward points on buying train tickets at irctc.co.in for AC1, AC2 and AC CC categories
  • 1.8% transaction charge waiver every time you book your train tickets at irctc.co.in
  • 1 reward point for every Rs.125 spent on non-fuel purchases
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps in India
  • Use your reward points to book free train tickets (1 reward point = 1 rupee

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.500
  • Renewal fee: Rs.300

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Travel

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

  • Welcome gift of Rs.8,250 worth Yatra.com vouchers on payment of joining fee
  • Travel Benefits
    • Domestic flight bookings - ₹1000 off on total fare. Minimum booking amount of ₹5,000
    • International flight bookings - ₹4000 off on total fare. Minimum booking amount of ₹40,000.
    • Domestic hotel bookings - Flat 20% off on minimum booking amount of ₹3,000.Maximum discount of ₹2,000 on each transaction.
    • To avail the travel benefit, use promo code 'TRAVEL' at the time of booking.
  • 6 Reward Points on every Rs. 100 spend on Departmental Stores, Grocery, Dining, Movies, Entertainment and International spends
  • 1 Reward Point on every Rs. 100 spent on all other categories
  • Exclusive access to MasterCard airport lounges in India
  • Get ₹ 50 lac air accidental death benefit for primary cardholder when ticket is booked on Yatra.com using Yatra SBI Card.
  • 1 reward point = ₹ 0.25 (reward points redeemable at Yatra.com)
  • Annual renewal fee waived off on annual spends of ₹90,000 in the last year
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver at all petrol pumps

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.499
  • Renewal fee: Rs.499 (reversed on annual spend of Rs.90,000)

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Shopping

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

  • Free gift voucher worth Rs.500 redeemable on fashion at any Big Bazaar/fbb store
  • 10X rewards on all your dining spends
  • Contactless transactions. Simply wave your STYLEUP Contactless Card at a secure reader, & your transaction is done
  • Lifetime flat 10% off on fbb merchandise
  • 10X Reward Points on your spends at Big Bazaar, Standalone Fbb and Food Bazaar outlets, and on all your Dining expenditures
  • On all your other retail spends (less fuel) earn 1 Reward Point per Rs. 100 spent
  • 1% fuel surcharge waiver across all petrol pumps

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.499
  • Renewal fee: Rs.499

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • ID Proof(any one) - passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, aadhaar card
  • Address proof (any one)- passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, aadhaar card, electricity bill, telephone bill, postpaid mobile phone bill, bank account/post office savings bank account statement
  • Salaried - latest 3 months' salary slip (or) last 3 months' bank statements
  • Self-employed - last year ITR along with bank statement for last 3 months and form 16

Annual Fee

1000₹

Reward Type

Entertainment

Joining Fee

1000₹

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Features

2 Free movie tickets every month

  • Welcome Benefit: 10% discount on BookMyShow
  • Earn BONUS POINTS:4 Free movie tickets at BookMyShow Joining bonus
  • Reward points: 20 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on Wednesday dining transactions
  • Accelerated Rewards: 10 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on BookMyShow and select dining outlets
  • Other Reward points: 1 Reward Point / Rs. 100 on all other transactions

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.1000
  • Renewal fee: Rs.1000

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

1000₹

Reward Type

Rewards

Joining Fee

1000₹

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Features

1000 bonus Reward Points every month on 5 transactions of Rs. 1000 or more

  • Reward points: 2X Reward points on all weekend spends
  • Earn BONUS POINTS: 4000 Reward Points Joining bonus
  • Accelerated Rewards: 4 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on all Weekend transactions
  • Other Reward points: 2 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on all other transactions

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Rs.1000
  • Renewal fee: Rs.1000

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

0₹

Reward Type

Entertainment

Joining Fee

0₹

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Features

  • Grocery Transactions: 5% value back on grocery transactions on Wednesdays
  • Reward points: 1000 Reward Points on spending Rs. 10,000 in 1st 60 days
  • Pizza transactions 40 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on all Wednesday online Pizza transactions
  • Others Reward points: 20 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on all Wednesday grocery transactions
  • Accelerated Rewards: 1 Reward Points / Rs. 100 on all other transactions

Pricing

  • 1st year fee: Nil
  • Renewal fee: Nil

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Annual Fee

499₹

Reward Type

Fuel

Joining Fee

499₹

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Features

  • Welcome Offer – 2000 Bonus Reward Points
  • 4.25% Value back ~ 13X reward points on fuel purchases. Only fuel cobrand card to give 4.25% Value back on fuel purchases at authorized BPCL outlets across the country
  • 5X Reward points on every Rs.100 spend at Groceries, Departmental stores, Movies & Dining
  • 5X Reward Points per Rs. 100 spent on standing instructions for Utility Bills payments
  • 1 Reward point on all other retail spends, except fuel (1 RP = Rs 0.25)

Pricing

  • Ist Year Fees : Rs. 499 PA + GST
  • Renewal Fees : Rs. 499 PA + GST

Documents Required

  • 2 passport size color photos
  • Passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, PAN, Aadhaar card
  • Passport, driver’s license, voter’s ID, Aadhaar card, Electricity bill, Telephone bill, Postpaid mobile phone bill, Bank account/Post Office savings bank account statement
  • Latest 3 Months salary slip (or) Last 3 months' bank statements
  • Last year ITR along with Bank Statement for last 3 months and Form 16

Annual Fee

0₹*

Reward Type

Shopping

Joining Fee

500₹*

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Features

  • Discount @ Movies: 10% discount on Movies, 15 times in an year up to Rs. 100 in each transaction
  • Value Back @ Groceries: 5% value back (20 Reward Points for every Rs. 100) on groceries up to 1000 points each month.
  • Value back@ Fuel: 2.5% value back (20 Reward Points for every Rs. 100) on fuel up to 1000 points each month. Fuel surcharge waiver of up to Rs. 100
  • Reward points: Get 1 reward points per Rs.100 spent for all spends except fuel

Pricing

  • Ist Year Fees : Rs. 500/- + GST
  • Annual fees - Nil
  • Annual Fee(2nd year onwards) : Rs. 500/- + GST
  • (Waived off on spends of Rs. 1 Lac and above).

Documents Required

Current address available as proof:
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
Current address not available as proof:
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Passport or Driving License or Aadhaar or Voter ID
  • OR
  • 3 months bank statement or Govt photo ID or Credit Card statement or Insurance policy or Vehicle registration or Spouce Passport or Marriage certificate, etc
  • Aadhaar copy
Income Documents:
  • 1 Month credit card statement should not be older than 2 months/3 months salary slips

Features

  • Earn up to 8 Rewards Points per INR 100 spent. Reward Points that never expire
  • Free Add on Card available for 1 family member of the applicant
  • Annual bonus of 20,000 Rewards Points on spends of INR 12 lakhs or above in each anniversary year
  • Airport Lounge Access
    • India: 3 Domestic Airport Lounge visits per calendar quarter through the Mastercard Lounge Programme
    • International: 6 Complimentary visits (outside India) to more than 1200 lounges for Primary Cardmember, with Priority pass membership
  • Fuel Surcharge waiver across fuel stations in India
  • Special Offers across Dining, Shopping, Travel and more

Pricing

  • Interest Rate: 3.5% pm
  • Processing Fee: NIL
  • Joining Fees: NIL
  • Annual Fees: 1000 + Applicable Taxes (Waived off on spending of over 75000 annualy)

Documents Required

  • ID Proof - Pan Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Photo)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Photo)/ NREGA Card(with photo)
  • Salaried; Employee ID with Office Address/Visiting card with email ID (Mandatory)
  • Address Proof - Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Address)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Address)/ NREGA Card(with Address)
  • Signature Proof - Pan card/ Driving License/ Passport/ NREGA Card(with Signature)
  • Salaried Income Proof - Last 2 months Salary slip (Salary Proof not required if applicants salary account is with Yes Bank)
  • Salaried - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image
  • Self Employed Income Proof: Last 1 year ITR
  • Self-employed - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image

Features

  • Free Add on Card available for 1 family member of the applicant
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Membership for Primary Card member
  • 3 complimentary International lounge access for Primary Cardmembers in a calendar year
  • Fuel surcharge waiver at all fuel stations across India for transaction between INR 400 to INR 5,000.

Pricing

  • Annual Fees: Nil*
  • Joining Fees: Nil*

Documents Required

  • ID Proof - Pan Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Photo)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Photo)/ NREGA Card(with photo)
  • Salaried; Employee ID with Office Address/Visiting card with email ID (Mandatory)
  • Address Proof - Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID card/ Aadhar card (with Address)/ Letter issued by Unique Identification authority of India (with Address)/ NREGA Card(with Address)
  • Signature Proof - Pan card/ Driving License/ Passport/ NREGA Card(with Signature)
  • Salaried Income Proof - Last 2 months Salary slip (Salary Proof not required if applicants salary account is with Yes Bank)
  • Salaried - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image
  • Self Employed Income Proof: Last 1 year ITR
  • Self-employed - Last 2 months Credit Card Statement and Card Face Image

Annual Fee

nil

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

nil*

View Details

Features

  • Earn 4 Reward Point for every INR 150 spends with best in class redemption rate of 1 Rp = Rs. 0.5
  • Get up to 15,000 RP every year on spends of annual spends of Rs. 8 Lacs
  • Complimentary Zomato Gold Membership*: Enjoy dining privileges with 1+1 on Food / 2+2 on Drinks. TCA
  • Priority pass membership which allows access to over 1000+ airport lounges globally, T & C apply
  • Avail 12 complimentary lounge access per calendar year through Regalia Visa/Mastercard Credit Card Lounge program. TCA
  • Upto 15% discount at 3000+ restaurants.
  • Lowest FCY mark-up fee of 2% on all international transactions
  • 24*7 Concierge Service
  • Fuel Surcharge waiver of Rs 500 every billing cycle, T& C apply

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 2500/-

Documents Required

Annual Fee

Nil

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

Nil*

View Details

Features

  • Get 10,000 RP as welcome benefit (on Card Fee Realization)
  • 5 Reward Point for every INR 150 spends
  • 50 reward points (10X) for every INR 150 spends at key retail/online brands
  • Unlimited complimentary airport lounge access over 700 lounges worldwide
  • 6 complimentary Golf games (green fee waiver) in a quarter for 20 golf courses in India & 40 across the world
  • 15% discount at 3000+ premium hotels across the country & Global Dining Privileges

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 5000/-

Documents Required

Annual Fee

500₹*

Reward Type

LifeStyle

Joining Fee

500₹*

View Details

Features

  • Get 500 RP as welcome benefit (on Card Fee Realization)
  • 5X RP on Movies / Dining / Groceries / Railways / Taxi (Max 1500 RP/Stmt Cycle )
  • 10X RP on PayZapp / SmartBuy (Max 1500 RP/Stmt Cycle )
  • 25X RP on Birthday Spends (Max 3000 RP)
  • Get Gift Voucher worth Rs 1000 on annual spend of Rs 90,000 and above.
  • Fuel Surcharge waiver upto Rs 250 per billing cycle

Pricing

  • Annual fees – Nil
  • Joining fees – INR 500/-

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Credit Card

There are varied opinions on the usage of credit cards. Some may approve of its ease of convenience and some may disapprove, assuming it may add up more debt. Whatsoever may be the opinion, it is undeniable that a credit card is one of the best financial companions that helps in various financial emergencies when you could not get funds from anywhere.

Credit cards are issued by banks and NBFCs approved by the RBI. There are a variety of credit cards catering to the needs of varied customers. One can choose the credit card that is best suited to his/her spending habits. Having a credit card can help the cardholder to save more on daily expenses through reward points, cashback, discounts, offers, etc.

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What is a Credit Card?

A credit card is a plastic card that comes loaded with a pre-approved amount which the cardholder can use for various purchases and pay for them later. The card issuer allows you to repay the amount in full without any interest for up to 50 days from the date of purchase. The cardholder can also pay minimum due amount on the overall amount to avoid any penalty. The minimum due amount may range between 5% to 10%. However, the balance will be carried to the next month which will have to be paid with interest fixed by the credit card company.

Credit cards are a staple of financial transactions in developed economies. In many developing economies, like India, credit cards are becoming increasingly popular because of their convenience and ease of use. You can use a credit card to buy anything from jewelry to groceries. Having a credit card means that you do not need to hold cash to make purchases. It is a more convenient method of payment.

How do credit cards work?

Credit card companies provide credit cards to individuals who have consistent income and credit score. Others can get a secured credit card against their Fixed Deposit. Every credit cardholder is allocated a credit limit based on their income. You can spend up to the credit limit and repay it on or before the due date. In most cases, the credit limit will be equal to 3 to 5 times of your net monthly salary. However, this varies from different banks.

Though a credit card is provided by popular banks, the payment gateway is facilitated by Visa, MasterCard and RuPay. However, these payment facilitators cannot fix other terms and conditions on the card. Features such as interest rate, minimum due amount, reward points, etc., are fixed by credit card issuers.

A credit card does not mean that you have more money, it only means that it gives you more time to pay for your purchases. Using a credit card means that you change the way you pay for your purchases. Every time you make a purchase on your credit card, you are in effect borrowing that money from the credit card issuer until you pay it back at the end of the month.

Facts Before Applying a Credit Card

Types of Credit Cards

Credit cards designed by credit card companies do not carry the same features across all cards. Each come with their distinct features and benefits. They are created with respect to the needs of the individuals and spending habits. For example, for a person who spends more on entertainment activities such as movies, clubs, etc., an entertainment credit card would suit more than the other categories. In general, based on different spending habits, we can classify the credit cards into the following categories.

  • Shopping Credit Card :
  • Targeted at customers who spend more of their money for purchases such as clothes, jewels, groceries, gadgets, etc. There are also special credit cards designed for online shopping which offer special rebates on certain e-commerce portals. This type of credit card is best suited for housewives who have to manage all their grocery and other retail shopping.

  • Travel Credit Card :
  • Individuals who travel frequently may have to book flight tickets, hotel booking and need cash for international spends. Travel credit cards enable cardholders to do all of that and pay for them later. Complimentary lounge access at the airports and great amount of reward points are the perks of having a travel credit card.

  • Lifestyle Credit Card :
  • Lifestyle credit cards are generally premium credit cards that are best suited for elite population who often indulge in dining out, make higher purchases, etc. These credit cards come with greater number of discounts, higher reward points and free concierge services. As the benefits are greater, the annual fee is also higher when compared to other credit cards.

  • Reward Points Credit Card :
  • Reward points is one of the attractive features that credit cards offer and has become all the more reason to use a credit card for so many people. Understanding customer needs, most of the credit card companies have introduced credit cards that help you earn more reward points which can be redeemed against various gift items.

  • Cashback Credit Card :
  • Much similar to reward points credit card, Cashback cards help you save on all your purchases. You can get a certain percentage of cashback on various spends such as dining, ticket booking, hotel booking, etc. Moreover, you can also use the cashback points to cut down your monthly credit card bill payment.

  • Fuel Credit Card :
  • Commuting to office from home is unavoidable, and you will certainly be shelling out a sum for fuel expenses. Considering its importance, most of the credit card companies have created fuel credit cards that help you save more on fuel expenses.

    You can get up to 3% fuel surcharge waiver on such card. Besides, there are also other benefits available on this card.

  • Women Credit Card :
  • Working women in the country are on the rise. Realising the importance of providing financial freedom to women, some of the credit card companies have come up with exclusive credit cards for women. Women who love shopping can make use of this credit card to obtain offers and discounts.

  • Business Credit Card :
  • Every business entity will have to spend a huge amount of money for business operation. Making all business purchases such as machinery, inventory, etc., through a business credit card can help earning huge reward points which in turn can cut down the expenses. Moreover, a business credit card helps keep track of all the expenses.

  • Secured Credit Card :
  • An individual must have good income and credit score in certain cases to get approved for a credit card. For someone who does not have both can get easy approval on a secured credit card if you have a Fixed Deposit. The credit limit on this type of credit card is provided up to 80% of the FD amount.

  • Student Credit Cards :
  • There are credit cards specially designed for students who pursue their higher studies. The eligibility criteria for this card is established based on father or guardian’s income. Students can use this card to purchase laptop, gadgets, stationary items, etc.

Features of Credit Cards

Following are some of the important features of credit cards that everyone must know before applying for it.

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  • Credit Card Type :
  • As we already know that each credit card can be classified into any one of the above categories. The credit card you wish to apply must fall into any one of them. Understand your needs and spending habits to choose the credit card that is right for you. This can help the cardholder to get more reward points, cashbacks and discounts which can save money ultimately.

  • Credit Limit :
  • Every credit card comes with a credit limit which is the maximum amount allocated on your card. The user can spend up to the credit limit per month. When you feel that the credit limit is not enough, you may contact the credit card issuer to request for an increase in the credit limit. The approval for increase in the credit limit depends on your income and past repayment. Maxing out your credit card limit can affect your credit score. It is recommended to keep the credit card utilisation ratio to 30% of the credit limit and below.

  • Interest Free Period :
  • Known as grace period or interest free period is one of the main advantages of using a credit card. It allows you to make purchases with the pre-approved money and pay for them later without interest until a certain period. In general, the maximum grace period is usually up to 50 days. Interest free period starts from the day of the purchase and, it’s not after the bill has been generated. Also, read the fine print of grace period as there may be some tricky terms and conditions.

  • Annual Percentage Rate (APR) :
  • It is the interest rate applied on a credit card balance beyond the grace period. If you have paid only minimum due amount on your outstanding amount, you will carry a balance which might attract interest rate after interest free period. The APR varies among each credit card company. It generally ranges between 12% to 24%.

  • Credit Card Fees :
  • Though there are lifetime free credit cards which do not charge you any money on the usage, those are only a handful and come with fewer benefits. Most credit card companies charge joining fee and annual fee on their credit cards. These fees may vary depending on the type of credit card and their benefits.

    Apart from the joining fee and annual fees, you will need to pay a fee for late payment, processing fees in case you do a balance transfer, fee for cash withdrawal from ATMs, etc.

  • Balance Transfer :
  • When you are debt-ridden and unable to pay off the credit card bill on time, you can opt for balance transfer option which enables you to transfer your outstanding balance to another card at no or lower interest rate for a particular period of time. This enables you to pay off the debt with additional grace period. Most credit card companies provide this option to lure customers and increase their customer base.

  • Cash Withdrawal :
  • Most credit card companies let you withdraw a certain percentage of cash out of your credit card limit from ATMs. However, this does not come for free. You need to pay a fee of a certain percentage of the amount withdrawn. This is usually up to 3% of the amount withdrawn. Cash withdrawal does not fall under interest free period and it is applicable from the day the amount is withdrawn.

Benefits of Credit Cards

Most people buy credit cards when they begin their career or when they take of financial responsibility of the family. They find these cards resourceful especially when they need cash for purchasing some essential for the family or for some medical emergency. It provides you the ease of convenience wherein a personal loan will take at least minimum of 2 to 3 days to get instant cash. Following are some of the most common benefits of using a credit card.

Ease of Convenience :

With all lines of businesses becoming digitized, carrying cash is no more a necessary part in our everyday life. Moreover, carrying credit card is much safer than carrying cash. As the card is password protected, there is less chance of being misused. You can just swipe your card to make all the purchases. A credit card allows you to make all kinds of transactions with ease and pay for them later without any interest subject to the terms and conditions.

Best Companion During Financial Emergencies :

Emergencies are unavoidable and running short of cash at such instances is so common and one needs a helping hand to bail out. Credit card can be your saviour at such circumstances. You can use your card to make payments and pay for them later. As all business places have point of sale machines, using a credit card won’t be any problem.

Welcome Gift :

Most credit card companies, in a bid to attract more customers, provide a lot of welcome benefits to the credit card holders. It includes e-gift voucher, huge reward points, gift voucher, etc.

Money Saver; Reward Points, Cashback and Discounts :

Using credit cards for all your transactions can indeed save some money for you. With the intention to bring a lot of customers under their fold, credit card companies have introduced reward points, cashback, discounts and offers on various purchases.

Reward points are provided for each transaction which can be accumulated and redeemed against various gift items. Some credit card issuers allow you to convert your credit card reward points to cash which can be used to cut down your monthly bill.

Cashback is the buzzword in the e-commerce industry. Credit card companies partnering with certain e-commerce companies provide cashback on various purchases. This can be obtained only if you have a credit card. This can save a lot of money as you pay less than the normal price.

Discounts on dining, shopping, hotels, movies, flights, etc., can help you save a significant amount. You need to identify the channels through which you can get these discounts.

Complimentary Airport Lounge Access :

This is one of the perks of using a credit card. You can get complimentary access to airport lounges wherein you can relax and enjoy unlimited free food and beverages. However, this is not applicable to all the cards. You need to check if your credit card provider offers this facility for your card. There may be a certain limit on complimentary access to the lounges. You can use all the facilities available at the lounge for free using your credit card. Certain credit card companies allow add-on cardholder to enjoy the same benefits.

To get the complimentary access, you need to get the Priority Pass Membership from the credit card issuer. You need to apply online for the Priority Pass Membership by giving your personal and card detais.

Free Travel Insurance :

Credit cards that are exclusively designed for travel purposes and other premium cards provide free travel insurance which can provide a cover against air accidents, baggage theft or loss at foreign countries, overseas emergency hospitalisation, etc. These benefits are not available on all cards. Hence check with your credit card company if they provide such benefits on your card.

Concierge Services :

When you travel abroad or stay at a hotel, you can customize your travel and entertainment activities. Making airline reservations, booking hotels, etc., can easily be done by using the concierge services provided by the credit card companies. However, this service or assistance may be charged along with monthly bill as per the rates.

Credit Score Builder :

Credit score is an important criterion when you apply for a loan. This helps you get better terms on a loan. Using a credit card helps build a good credit score on consistent repayment. A loan may have a pre-determined tenure and you will have credit history only for that particular period. But when you use a credit card, you have a long credit history and your credit score soars high with a positive track record of repayment.

Golf Program :

Most premium credit cards offer complimentary golf rounds at golf courses around the world. You can get a complimentary training session, entry fee, green fees, etc. Rest of the fees have to be borne by the cardholder.

No Cost EMI :

People who wish to purchase accessories, gadgets, appliances and various other household items can buy them using a credit card and pay for them in EMIs without any interest rate. Many find this a lucrative option to purchase their most favourite and essential items online. No Cost EMI is provided to only credit cards that have tie-up with the e-commerce website.

Add-on Cards :

The cardholder can get an add-on card for his/her immediate family member. Add-on card member can make use of the credit limit of the primary cardholder and make purchases.

Lifetime Free Credit Cards :

Most of the credit card companies issue lifetime free credit cards which can be availed at free of cost, and there is no annual fee charged on the card. It makes the user to make use of the card without having to pay anything for it.

Fuel Surcharge Waiver :

When you fill fuel for your vehicle using a credit card, you may enjoy discounts on fuel surcharge. There are also exclusive credit cards fuel purchases which can save you a lot of moneyif you are in the transport business or use vehicle often. You can usually get up to 3% of fuel surcharge waiver in fuel credit cards.

Keep Track of Your Expenses :

Once a month, your credit card bill gets generated which lists out all the transactions done by you. You can go through to keep a track on your monthly spends and plan your budget accordingly.

Apart from the above benefits, the cardholder can get the annual fee waived off on reaching the spend of certain amount set by the credit card company. Some offer additional reward points on spending a certain amount per annum.

Interest Rate on A Credit Card

If you pay your credit card bills on time and in full on a monthly basis, you do not need to pay any interest on the money spent on your purchases. The credit card company allows you to use their money that month 'for free' if you repay them in time at the end of the monthly billing cycle. However, if you make only a partial payment, the issuer will charge interest on the remaining outstanding amount - or balance - that will be carried over to the next month's bill.

For instance, if you make purchases worth Rs.20,000, and you pay the amount in full when you receive your credit card bill at the end of the month, you will not incur any charges on using the issuer's money on credit. However, if you pay only say, Rs.12,000, the remaining Rs. 8000 will be added to the next month's bill and you will be charged interest on it. Some credit card companies may charge interest for the total Rs. 20,000 as you have paid the minimum due. You need to read the fine print of minimum due payment and interest charges carefully before getting your credit card.

Late Payments on A Credit Card & Your Credit Score

Some people do not pay their bill every month and make a full payment at the end of a few months, thinking it will not affect their credit score. This is not true. Every delayed or partial payment affects your credit score and makes it difficult to qualify for loans or new credit cards. Suppose you had a medical emergency in the family and had unexpected hospital expenses. Faced with a temporary shortage of funds, you might think it is alright to make late payments for a few months until you can make a full payment again. You might be confident that your previous good track record will excuse a few delayed payments.

This is not a correct assumption. Making a late or partial payment is probably the worst thing you could do for your credit score. Your repayment history forms up to 30% of your credit score and is the single most important factor in making up your score. Credit rating agencies record every late or partial payment in your credit report and any such marking has a substantial negative impact on your score. It is therefore important to make sure that you try and pay off your monthly credit card bills in full and on time to avoid doing any long-term damage to your credit health.

Minimum Due Amount on Credit Cards

Payment due date is the date that your monthly payment is due. Any delay in payment beyond this date can cause the company to charge a late fee, report a late payment to the credit bureau, or even consider the account as delinquent. It is, therefore, important to ensure that you make your payment before the payment due date. There are several online tools that can send you reminders to make your payments on time. In case you are unable to make full payment on time, you can pay the minimum due to avoid any penalty for late payment.

The minimum payment due is the smallest amount you can pay before your payment due date and still keep to the legal terms of your card agreement. It is vital to make at least this minimum payment, or there is a chance that the credit card company can consider it a delinquent account, which has serious consequences for your credit history. The balance on the credit card will be carried forward to next month with interest. In general, most credit card companies keep the minimum due as 5% of your outstanding balance.

For example, you have made purchases for Rs. 10,000 in a month and your credit card bill is generated. You will now have a minimum due of Rs. 500 which needs to be paid to avoid any penalty.

Though minimum amount due can provide you temporary relief, it is not recommended to pay minimum due amount every month. The outstanding gets carried forward each month with interest and becomes a debt burden over time. Hence, it’s vital to pay off the credit card bill in full.

Difference Between a Credit Card and Debit Card

There are two types of cards that are popular among the people. They are credit and debit cards. While credit card allows you to spend pre-approved money and pay later, a debit card allows you to spend your own money available in your savings or current account. Following are some of the common differences between a credit card and a debit card.

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A credit card is a line of credit. Debit card is directly linked with your savings or current account.
You have a credit limit only up to which you are allowed to spend on purchases. It allows you to spend as per the amount available on your savings or current account.
Cash withdrawal from ATM is allowed subject to a certain percentage of the credit limit. Moreover, cash withdrawal will incur a fee of a certain percentage of the amount withdrawn.Free cash withdrawal from ATM is allowed up to a certain limit. Beyond that limit is chargeable as per bank’s internal policies.
You get a monthly bill statement. There is no monthly bill, but you can get a statement of your past transactions.
Interest rates are applicable if you fail to pay the credit card bill in full. There is no interest charged.
Fees include joining fees, annual fees, late payment fees, bounced cheque fees, processing fees on balance transfer etc. Fees on the card varies from bank to bank. There may be annual fee and PIN regeneration fee if applicable.
There are reward points, cashback, discounts and offers on various purchases. There are no such options. However, few banks have now introduced reward points on certain debit cards.
Loans can be availed against the credit limit. Overdraft facility is available with certain banks.

Secured Credit Card for Bad Credit

A secured credit card works just like a credit card except that you need to have a fixed deposit in order to get it. The bank uses as collateral in case you default on your payment. A secured credit card is typically used by people who cannot qualify for a regular unsecured credit card either because they have bad credit or because they do not have a sufficient credit history. Since a secured card requires collateral in the form of a fixed deposit with the bank, even people with bad or no credit can get a card as the bank is safeguarded against default. It is a simple and quick way to improve your credit score and build your credit history, provided you make all your payments on time.

People with bad credit can make use of secured credit card to improve their credit score. On clearing past negative issues, the credit score remains intact and does not reduce. However, to improve your credit score, you need a credit line active. In such circumstances, you can avail a secured credit card and improve your credit score.

Business Credit Cards for Entrepreneurs

Establishing a business and running it successfully will require a continuous cash flow for both long-term and short-term use. Business credit card is an instant means of getting finance much quickly. When you apply for a business loan, there is an interest rate attached to it which will be quite burdensome. But with a business credit card, you can enjoy 0% interest rate if you can pay the bills on time.

You do not need a collateral to get a business credit card. Moreover, managing company’s finance and tracking the expenses are easier with a credit card as you get a monthly statement. Reward points, discounts and cashbacks on purchases can help you save more on the operational cost. Entrepreneurs who plan to start up a business can find business credit card and ideal tool for managing the finances of the company.

Credit Card Protection Against Fraudulent Transactions

As per the RBI guidelines, the customer will have zero liability in case of fraudulent transactions or if there is negligence on the part of the bank even if the fraudulence is not reported by the customer. In case of a third-party breach, the customer must inform about the unauthorised transaction within 3 working days to avoid any liability. If the customer informs after 7 working days, the bank is free to determine customer liability.

Card issuers now provide another layer of security with the addition of a PIN number. If you have a microchip on your credit card, you need to input a PIN number as well for the transaction to be approved. Your PIN number is known only to you. So, if your card is stolen, it cannot be used for fraudulent purchases as the payment will not be approved without the PIN number.

All the traditional cards are now replaced with EMV chip cards. EMV stands for Europay Mastercard and Visa who developed this technology. In a normal card, all the user data is saved on it and it remains forever. In an EMV card, fresh user data is created each time the card is used for any transaction. This prevents fraudsters to copy the user data and create a new card with the same details. EMV cards protects the cardholder against phishing, skimming and vishing.

Fees on A Credit Card

Though there are lifetime free credit cards, they only have a handful of benefits. But getting a credit card with all the fees make you eligible for a greater number of features and benefits. Following are some of the fees levied on a credit card.

  • Annual fees :
  • When you are approved for a card, you are charged an annual fee as the cost of owning the card. This fee is automatically added to your bill on an annual basis. Some cards do not have an annual fee.

  • Late fee :
  • If you do not make your minimum due payment in time, you can be charged a late fee. Make sure that you mail your cheque well before the due date or pay your bill online.

  • Other fees :
  • Credit card companies charge a variety of other fees which may include charges for exceeding your credit limit or returned cheques.

How to Increase My Credit Card Limit

Your credit limit refers to the amount of credit available to you on your credit card. However, to maintain a good credit score, it is advisable to spend no more than 30% of your credit limit. So, for example, if your credit limit is Rs.60,000, make sure that you do not spend more than Rs.18,000 every month. Consistently spending more than 30% of your limit signifies that you are short of credit or that you do not have spending discipline.

As you move up in your career, your income may increase so does your eligibility to get a higher credit limit. If you have been prudent in repayment and have not defaulted, you can request for an increase in the credit limit. After you have made a request, the credit card company analyses your past payment record and approved the increase in the credit limit based on your income and eligibility.

Increase in credit limit helps you spend more and keep your credit utilisation ratio on a good level. If you feel, you are eligible for an increase in the credit limit, approach the credit card issuer to approve your request.

Eligibility Criteria to Apply for A Credit Card

Many must have come across promotional emails, SMS or website advertisements urging you to apply for a credit card. You may have tried applying for the card through them and found yourself to be not eligible or you may not have shown interest in applying for them.

If you are interested in applying for a credit card, you will first have to check your eligibility for the card before starting with the application process. By knowing the eligibility criteria, you can get quick guaranteed approval. Following are some of the most important eligibility criteria that you must know before applying for a credit card.

  • Age : The applicant must be a minimum of 18 years old. However, add-on card holders can be a minimum of 12 years old.
  • The applicant must be an Indian resident. Non-Resident Indians are also eligible for certain credit cards.
  • The applicant should have a steady income as required for the credit card. Both salaried and self-employed individuals are eligible to get a credit card. In general, the minimum annual income is Rs. 2 Lakhs.
  • You should have a good credit score to get approved for specific credit cards. Individuals who have no credit score can avail a credit card using their current income. Individuals who have low credit score can avail a secured credit card using their fixed deposit.
  • Apart from the above eligibility criteria, the banks have their internal policies and the approval is subject to the sole discretion of the credit card issuer.

How to Apply for A Credit Card

After you have checked whether you are eligible for the credit card and studied its features, you can apply for the card through the following ways.

Applying Online :

  • You can visit the official website of the bank.
  • Take a look at the list of credit cards offered by the lender and compare their features
  • Select the credit card that is best suited for your spending habits
  • Fill in your personal and contact details in the application form
  • Upload the documents if necessary
  • Submit the form

After you have submitted the form, an executive from the bank will contact you for verification purpose and push the application for approval.

Apart from applying through the portals of the banks, alternatively, you can also apply through financial portal like CreditMantri wherein you have the option of comparing multiple cards from various banks. It provides you the option of choosing the best credit card suited for your needs by comparing their features and benefits in a minute.

SMS : Most banks let customers contact them through SMS facility. You can send an SMS to the respective bank as per the syntax provided to get in touch with you with the application process.

Customer Care :All the banks have toll-free numbers to contact the customer support team to enquire about any queries. You can contact them from your mobile and get help to proceed with the application process.

Mobile Banking : Each bank has a mobile app that provides all updates and services. You can download the app to apply for a credit card.

Visiting the Branch : If you are unfamiliar with the above methods, you may walk into any nearby branch of the bank and apply for the credit card. You may have to carry documents that support your income and personal details.

How many credit cards should a person have?

There is no ideal or average number of credit cards an individual should have. It depends on factors like your income, monthly expenses, how you manage your finances and your ability to plan and make timely repayments on multiple cards. If you are new to credit cards, then it is a good idea to use one for some time and get used to the payment method. Once you are comfortable and are confident that you can take on additional repayments, you can apply for another card.

Low utilisation ratio of credit card is considered a prudent credit behaviour by credit bureaus who generate your credit score. Having more than one card can help you maintain a good credit utilisation ratio and keep a positive credit score. Moreover, multiple credit cards can help get you higher credit limit. You can split the costs and manage your finances effectively.

With more than one credit card, you can get more reward points, cashback, discounts and offers on plenty of partnering outlets and e-commerce portals. Because, a credit card company having partnership with one leading merchandise may not have tie-up with another. Thus, having another card provides you the option of covering out partner outlets to grab the discounts which can save you more money.

Choosing the Right Credit Card

Many people ask about the best credit card. There is no such thing as best credit card but the right credit card which can be best suited for your spending habits. Everyone will have different needs in life based on their lifestyle, likes and dislikes. Understanding this, many credit card companies have designed exclusive credit cards to individuals under various categories. The user can do a comparative analysis and choose the one that would best suit their interests and spending behaviour.

If you are a person who loves shopping, you can choose a credit card that comes with huge reward points and discounts on shopping related aspects. If you travel frequently, you can choose a travel credit card that comes with discounts on flight and hotel booking.

Study your spending habits and compare the benefits on the cards from multiple credit card issuers. Choose the one that matches your needs. Use the reward points and discounts to save on your monthly expenses.

Tips to Use Your Credit Card Smartly

If you are new to credit cards, then it is important to ensure that you maintain a healthy credit history and use your card wisely to avoid any damage to your credit profile. Here are some tips to ensure that you remain credit-healthy:

  • Always pay your bills in full and on time. Every single late, missed or incomplete payment is reported by your credit card provider to the credit bureaus. This will affect your credit score significantly.
  • Avoid paying minimum due payment continuously. The balance will be carried to next month which will involve paying interest rate which can become burdensome later.
  • Do not buy things that you cannot afford, even though you have easy access to credit.
  • Do not spend more than 30% of the credit limit on your card. The less you spend, the better it is for your credit score. If you spend too much using your credit card, you can ask for an increase on your credit limit.
  • Avoid using your credit card at an ATM for cash withdrawal.
  • Keep your credit card details and your card issuer's phone number with you in a safe place so you can immediately report any theft or misuse of your card.
  • Retain your credit card sales slips so that you can check it against your monthly credit card statement. Any discrepancies or mistakes should be reported immediately, as they can be reversed.
  • Read all the terms and conditions carefully when you first get your credit card so that you are aware of all the interest charges, fees and other terms of agreement on the card.

Paying Credit Card Bills

Paying your credit card bills is important, and it helps improve your credit score. You can choose the following ways to pay your credit card bills.

Auto Pay : You can opt for auto pay option while buying a credit card which enables the card issuer to automatically detect the bill amount. This helps pay you credit card bills on time and keep your credit score safe. You can also opt out of auto pay option if you feel that you are not able to pay the full amount.

Online Payment Options : Every credit card issuer lets you pay the bills online. You can visit their online portal and pay the bill by entering your card details and amount to be paid.

NEFT/RTGS : If you have a bank account and use net banking, you can pay your bill using NEFT facility. You can just add the payee details and transfer funds from your account to the credit card company.

If your bill payment is huge, you can choose the option of RTGS which allows you transfer more amount. This mode is best to ensure that your credit card bill payment is made on the same day.

ECS Payment : Electronic Clearance System is an ideal option if you pay specific bills regularly. You can set up an ECS mandate wherein you can ask your credit card company to present an ECS payment request to your bank.

Mobile Applications : Banks and credit card companies have come up with their own mobile application which lets you pay off the monthly bill. Apart from that, there are certain mobile applications that let you pay your credit card bills and offer discounts at partnered outlets and companies. You can just download the app and pay your credit card bill using your bank account.

Cheque Payment : This is another easiest way to pay your credit card bill. Just enter your card number and payee name on the cheque and put in the drop box in the bank. It usually takes 2 to 3 days to process the cheque and make the payment to be done.

Cash Payment : This is the best option when you are unfamiliar with the above options or unable to do so. You can just walk into the branch of credit card issuer and pay in cash by filling up a form that includes payee details and card number.

Frequently Asked Questions About Credit Cards

1. What is the best way to get a credit card?

You can apply online at the official website of the credit card issuer or at the third-party financial websites. You can also get quick approval on credit cards from the bank where you maintain a salary or savings account.

2. What is the minimum income required to get a credit card?

Each bank has different income limit to provide a credit card. In general, most companies have minimum limit of Rs. 2 Lakhs per annum.

3. Can I get a credit card without credit score?

Yes, you can! There are few credit cards specially designed for the purpose of score building. You can also become eligible for a credit card with a steady source of income.

4. What is the minimum due amount on a credit card?

Minimum amount due is a certain percentage of your outstanding balance. Lenders allow you to pay minimum due amount so that you can avoid a late payment fee. The rest of the balance will be carried to next month bill statement. However, the balance will carry an interest rate as prescribed by the bank.

5. How many credit cards can a person have?

An individual can have as many credit cards possible. There are no restrictions. But you need to ensure that payment is done on time and preferably in full to avoid paying interest rate.

6. What can I do if there is an unauthorised transaction done using my credit card?

You can report it to the credit card company that it’s not you who conducted the transaction. You won’t be liable for the transaction and the payment will be revised as per your complaint. It should be reported within 3 days of the fraudulent transaction.

7. How is the credit limit on your card determined?

The bank check variety of factors to determine your credit card limit. It includes income, credit score, debts, limits on other cards, etc. It’s usually up to 5 times of your net monthly salary. However, this may vary for different individuals based on their credit profile.

8. Can I increase my credit limit on my credit card?

Yes, you can increase the credit limit by contacting the credit card issuer. Based on your past repayment record and income, your credit limit will be revised.

9. Can I use my credit card in foreign countries?

Yes, but it depends on the type of credit card you use. Some cards can be used worldwide without any restrictions. Such cards may carry higher annual fee but come with greater reward points and benefits.

10. What is CVV number on a credit card?

CVV stands for Card Verification Value which is printed at the back side of the credit card. It has to be kept secret as it’s used for various online transactions.

11. How many add-on credit cards can I get for my family?

Most credit card companies allow up to 3 add-on cards for your spouse and children. The add-on card holder must by your immediate relatives.

12. How can I redeem my reward points?

You can redeem your reward points by visiting the official website of the card issuer. You can either redeem the points for gift items that is available on your card or convert it to cash if the card issuer provides that facility.

13. What is the value of reward points?

The value on the reward points may vary from bank to bank. In general, 4 reward points are equal to Rs. 1. However, some banks may consider 2 reward points equal to Rs. 1. It depends on the type of credit card and the benefits attached to it.

14. How to convert my big purchases using credit card to EMI?

Initially, you can check if the product you purchase has the EMI facility. If so, you can avail by choosing the EMI option. You can also contact the card issuer through customer support team, SMS, mobile banking, etc., and request them to convert your big purchase to EMI. The banks usually allow any purchase made above Rs. 2000 to be converted to EMI.

15. What are the charges for withdrawing cash using my credit card?

Most banks charge up to 3% of the amount withdrawn. For example, if you have withdrawn Rs. 10,000 using your credit card, you may have to pay a fee of Rs. 300. The cash withdrawal using credit card does not come under interest free period.

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