As the end of moratorium period approaches, credit card issuers have started revising their schedule of charges. SBI Card and HDFC Bank are among the first issuers to revise their late payment fee, EMI conversion processing fee, finance charges, etc. So, let us see what changes have been made and what does it mean for the cardholders.
RBI, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, has permitted banks and financial institutions to allow a moratorium of 3 months on term loans as well as on credit cards. Customers who opt for the credit card moratorium will not have to pay their credit card bills during the 3-month period.
IndiGo has recently launched co-branded travel credit cards with HDFC Bank. Labelled as Ka-ching, these cards are offered in two variants- Rewards (Basic) and Rewards XL (Premium). Since IndiGo is the largest airline in India as per market share and HDFC Bank is the largest credit card issuer, this collaboration can be very rewarding for a lot of people. Here’s a full review of Indigo HDFC Co-Branded Credit Card.
Air India has co-branded with SBI Card to offer credit cards in two variants- Air India SBI Card Platinum and Air India SBI Card Signature. Both the cards offer direct benefits to travellers who are loyal to Air India and also provide several other travel-centric privileges. While the benefits largely remain the same on both the cards, the only difference comes in terms of its extent, based on the annual fees you pay. Here is a detailed review of Air Indian SBI Credit Cards.
YES FIRST Exclusive Credit Card is a premium credit card and it was among the initial credit card offerings of the bank. With a top-tier welcome benefit and complimentary premium memberships, this card is best suited for frequent travellers and heavy spenders. Read the full review of YES FIRST Exclusive Credit Card here.
YES Bank was among the last few leading private sector banks to launch credit cards in India. In 2016, it started with a range of 7 credit cards suited to different needs; YES FIRST Preferred Credit Card was also among these initial offerings of the bank. This YES Bank Card quickly rose to be on the list of best travel and rewards credit cards in its fee range (Rs. 2,500). Here’s a detailed review of YES FIRST Preferred Credit Card.
Citibank offers only a few credit cards as compared to other market players like HDFC Bank, SBI Card and ICICI Bank. However, there card offerings are well-designed to match the needs of their target audience. One such card is the Citi Rewards Credit Card that truly stands as one of the best rewards credit cards in India with an annual fee of only Rs. 1,000. The best part of the credit cards is that the reward points never expire. Here is Citi Rewards Credit Card Review to help you understand these benefits better.
The Indian credit card market is still developing and the not many cards focus on helping you with your medical needs. It was in 2018 that SBI Card launched a one-of-its-kind credit card in association with Apollo Hospitals Group- the Apollo SBI Card. The card aims at to offer benefits on healthcare services and some other spending categories. You can also enjoy privileges on using Apollo Healthcare Services. Here is Apollo SBI Credit Card Review to help you decide whether you should get this card.
HDFC and IndianOil launched a co-branded fuel credit card in September 2019- The IndianOil HDFC Bank Credit Card. It is targeted majorly at users from non-metro cities and towns of India and is offered in Visa and Rupay variants. Using this card, you can earn ‘fuel points’ across all spending categories and use the same against fuel purchases at IndianOil Fuel Stations.