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Club Vistara SBI Card

Joining Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 1 Economy Class Ticket as an Activation Bonus
  • Free Economy Class Ticket at a Milestone of Rs.1.25 Lakhs
  • 1 Economy Class Ticket at a Milestone of Rs.2.5 Lakhs
  • 1 Economy Class Ticket at a Milestone of Rs.5 Lakhs
  • 4 Complimentary Visits to Airport Lounges in a year
  • Spend Rs.5 lakhs and earn Yatra Voucher worth Rs.5000
  • 3 Club Vistara Points per Rs.200 in all categories
  • 1000 CV Points after spending Rs.50K within 90 days
  • Multiple insurances against various risks

Club Vistara SBI Card PRIME

Joining Fee

Rs.2,999 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.2,999 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Free Premium Economy Class Ticket as Welcome Gift
  • 1 Premium Economy Class Ticket after spending Rs.1.5 Lakhs
  • Free Premium Economy Class Ticket after spending Rs.3 Lakhs
  • 1 Premium Economy Class Ticket after spending Rs.4.5 Lakhs
  • 1 Premium Economy Class Ticket after spending Rs.8 Lakhs
  • 8 Free Access to Airport Lounges in a year
  • Spend Rs.8 lakhs and earn Yatra Voucher worth Rs.10000
  • 4 Club Vistara Points per Rs.200 in all categories
  • 3000 CV Points after spending Rs.75K within 90 days
  • Up 6 Cancellation and multiple insurances reimbursement

IRCTC SBI Card Premier

Annual Fee (one-time)

Rs. 1499 + Taxes

Renewal Fee (per annum)

Rs. 1499

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Welcome Benefits
    Get 1500 bonus reward points equivalent to INR 1500 on payment of first annual fee
  • Avail Movie voucher worth 500 from Book my show* on spends of INR 2000 within first 60 days
  • Bonus Reward Points will be credited to the IRCTC SBI Platinum Card account within 45 days of eligible transaction
  • Reward Benefits
    10% Value back on AC1, AC2, AC3, AC CC as reward points for your ticket purchase on www.irctc.co.in
  • 5 Reward Points per INR 100 on Air tickets booked on www.air.irctc.co.in
  • 5 Reward Points per INR 100 on E-catering purchases on www.ecatering.irctc.co.in
  • 3 Reward points per INR 125 on Dining and Utility spends
  • Earn 1 Reward point per 125 spent on other retail purchases(Non fuel) including railway ticket purchases at www.irctc.co.in
  • Link your IRCTC SBI Card loyalty number with your irctc.co.in login id, to redeem your reward points. For details, click here
  • Milestone benefits
    Earn 2,500 bonus Reward Points on annual travel spends* of Rs. 50,000
  • Earn 5,000 bonus Reward Points on annual travel spends* of Rs. 1,00,000
  • Spend Based Reversal of Annual Fee on spends of Rs. 2 Lakhs
  • Zero Payment Gateway Charges
    Save 1.8% transaction charges on railway ticket bookings on www.irctc.co.in
  • Save 1.8% transaction charges on airline ticket bookings on www.air.irctc.co.in
  • Fuel Surcharge Waiver :
    Enjoy freedom from paying the 1% fuel surcharge across all petrol pumps in India, on transactions of Rs. 500 - Rs. 3,000, exclusive of GST and other charges
  • Get maximum surcharge waiver of Rs. 100 per statement cycle per credit card account
  • Complimentary Insurance Cover
    Complimentary Rail Accident Insurance of INR 10 Lakhs
  • Complimentary Air Accident insurance of INR 50 Lakhs
  • Complimentary Fraud Liability cover of INR 1 Lakh

Standard Chartered Ultimate Credit Card

Joining Fee

INR 5000 + GST

Annual Fee

INR 5000 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Earn 5 reward points for every INR 150 spent and get the most out of 1 reward point equaling Re 1.
  • 5% cashback* on duty-free purchases and access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide.
  • Get free access to some of the best golf courses in the country.
  • Take advantage of a 2% foreign currency markup fee on all foreign currency transactions.
  • The applicant should be between the ages of 21 and 65.
  • Get 6,000 and 5,000 bonus points by paying joining and annual fees

Standard Chartered Super Value Titanium Credit Card

Joining Fee

INR 750

Annual Fee

INR 750

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 5% cash back on fuel.
  • 5% cash back on phone bills.
  • 5% cash back on utility bills.
  • You earn 1 reward point for every INR 150 spent on all other expenses with your credit card.
  • The applicant should be between the ages of 21 and 65.
  • Customers with Premium Banking can get a free Super Value Titanium credit card with no annual fees.

Standard Chartered EaseMYTrip Credit Card

Joining Fee

INR 350

Annual Fee

INR 350

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Get 10x rewards* for every $100 spent on standalone hotel and airline websites/apps/outlets.
  • Domestic and international hotel bookings receive a flat 20% instant discount* (Max discount of Rs 5000 and Rs 10000 respectively)
  • 10% off domestic and international flight bookings (Max discount of Rs 1000 and Rs 5000 respectively)
  • Take advantage of one domestic lounge visit per calendar quarter and two international lounge visits per year.
  • Get a 350 annual fee waiver if you spend Rs. 50,000 or more on the Standard Chartered EaseMyTrip Credit Card in the previous year.

BPCL SBI Card

Joining Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 13X Reward Points per Rs.100 at BPCL Stations
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at Refilling Stations
  • A total of 4.25% value back on fuel transactions
  • Activation Bonus of 2000 Reward Points worth Rs.500
  • 5X Reward Points per Rs.100 on Groceries, Movies, and Dining
  • 1 Reward Point per Rs.100 on all other spending
  • Annual Fee Reversal after spending Rs.50000 in a year

IndusInd Bank Legend Visa Credit Card

Joining Fee

Life Time Free

Annual Fee

Life Time Free

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Earn 1 point for every Rs. 100 spent on weekdays and 2 points for every Rs. 100 spent on weekends.
  • On bookmyshow, buy one movie ticket and get the second one free.
  • You can get up to three free tickets per month.
  • EazyDiner Prime Membership worth Rs. 3550/- is completely free for the first year.
  • The applicable 1% fuel surcharge will be completely waived at all petrol pumps, including HPCL, IOC, and BPCL.
  • Use your IndusInd Bank Legend Credit Card to get a lifetime fee waiver on cash withdrawals and cash advances.
  • Spend 6 Lacs or more on your Signature Legend Credit Card in a calendar year and earn 4000 bonus reward points.
  • Priority Pass Program: Priority Pass provides access to over 700 airport lounges.
  • Comprehensive Golf Program.

Standard Chartered Manhattan Credit Card

Joining Fee

Rs.999 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.999 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Cashback of 5% at Supermarkets.
  • 3X Rewards on all other Expenses.
  • Manage Card through SC Mobile App and Website.
  • Redeem Reward Points at the 360 Portal Against Various Brands.
  • Make Contactless Payment at more than 1000 Outlets in India.
  • Apply for the Supplementary Cards for your Loved Ones.
  • Make Digital Payments and Secured Online Transactions.

IndusInd Bank Platinum Credit Card

Joining Fee

Life Time Free

Annual Fee

Life Time Free

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • You will receive 1.5 reward points for every Rs. 150 spent on your IndusInd Bank Platinum Credit Card.
  • 1% surcharge will be waived at any petrol pump in India.
  • Insurance coverage that is comprehensive
  • You also get a complimentary personal air accident insurance cover of up to INR 25 lakh.
  • Insurance for lost/delayed luggage, lost passports/tickets, and missed connections.
  • 1 Reward points = Rs.0.65 for redemption against statement.
  • 100 reward points = 100 air miles on partner airlines.

Axis Bank Vistara Credit Card

Joining Fee

Rs.1,500 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1,500 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 1000 Reward Points on Spending Rs.50,000 within 90 Days
  • 2 Reward Points per Rs.200 on other transactions.
  • Reward Points are Redeemable against Upgrades and Flight Tickets.
  • Complimentary Access to the Airport Lounges in India.
  • 15% off on Dining at Partnered Restaurants. Convert Transactions into EMIs.

Standard Chartered Smart Credit Card

Joining Fee

NIL

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 2% Cashback on all the Online Transactions.
  • 1% Cashback on all other transactions.
  • Annual fee Reversal by Spending Rs.1.2 Lakhs in a Year.
  • 3 Month EMI Option is also available at an Interest Rate of 0.99%.
  • 90 Days Interest-Free Period after Paying the Minimum Amount Due.
  • NIL Processing Fee on the EMI Transactions.
  • Rs.1000 Cashback is capped per month on online transactions.
  • Rs.500 Cashback is capped per month on other transactions.
  • Do Secured Online Transactions and make Digital Payments.

IndusInd Bank Platinum Aura Edge Credit Card

Annual Fee

Life Time Free

Joining Fee

Life Time Free

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Earn up to 4X Reward Points on Select Merchants.
  • Get a 1% fuel surcharge waiver.
  • Flexibility in selecting reward plans to fit your lifestyle.
  • On every INR 100 spent, earn 4 reward points on groceries, departmental stores, hotel bookings, and restaurant bills.
  • 1 reward points = Rs.0.40 for redemption against statement.
  • 100 reward points = 50 air miles on partner airlines

Axis Bank Flipkart Credit Card

Joining Fee

Rs.500 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.500 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Rs 1100 worth of joining & activation benefits
  • 5% cashback on Flipkart & Myntra
  • 1.5% cashback on other categories
  • Enjoy 4 complimentary airport lounge visits within India per calendar year*
  • Convert your purchases into EMI on Flipkart*
  • 1% Fuel surcharge waiver at all Fuel stations across India.

Indian Oil Axis Bank Credit Card

Joining Fee

Rs.500 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.500 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 1 Reward Point On Every Rs 100
  • 10% Discount On Movie Tickets Through Book My Show
  • 20x Reward Points Per Rs.100 Spent At Indian Oil Fuel Station
  • 5x Reward Points Per Rs.100 Spent On Online Shopping
  • Upto 20% Discount On Fine Dining At Selected Restaurants

SBI SimplySAVE Card

Joining Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 2000 RP Activation Bonus after Spending Rs.2000 within 60 days
  • 10X RP on Dining, Movies, Grocery, and Departmental Transactions
  • 1 Reward Point per Rs.100 on all other categories except fuel
  • Annual Fee Reversal After Spending Rs.1 Lakh in a year
  • Fuel Surcharge Waiver of 1% at Refilling Stations
  • 4 Reward Points make 1 Rupee

SimplyCLICK SBI card

Joining Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Amazon Gift Voucher worth Rs.500 as Activation Bonus
  • 10X RP on Online Spends at Amazon, BookMyShow, and Cleartrip
  • 10X RP on Online Spends at Lenskart, Netmeds, and Urban Clap
  • 5X Reward Point on all other Online Spendings
  • 1 RP on every transaction of Rs.100
  • Spend Rs.1 Lakh Online and Earn E-Voucher worth Rs.2000
  • Additional E-Voucher Worth Rs.2000 on online spends of Rs.2 Lakhs
  • Credit Card Fee Reversal after spending Rs.1 Lakh in a Year
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at Refilling Stations

Yatra SBI Card

Joining Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Yatra Gift Voucher of Rs.8250 as a Welcome Gift
  • 6 RP per Rs.100 on Dining, Movies, Grocery, and International Transactions
  • 1 RP per Rs.100 on other transactions except fuel
  • Air accident Cover worth Rs.50 Lakhs
  • Annual Fee Reversal after Spending Rs.1 Lakh
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at the Refilling Stations up Rs.100 p.m.
  • 4 Reward Points (RP) make 1 Rupee

IRCTC SBI Platinum Card

Joining Fee

Rs.500 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.300 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Up to 10% Value Back on AC1, AC2, AC3, and Chair Car Tickets
  • 350 Reward Points as Welcome Gift on Spending Rs.500 within 45 days
  • 1.8% off on Railway Ticket Booking Charges
  • 1 Reward Point per Rs.100 on all transactions except fuel
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver on Fuel Purchase

Air India SBI Platinum Card

Joining Fee

Rs.1499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Complimentary Air India Frequent Flyer Program Membership
  • 15 Reward Points per Rs.100 on Air India Tickets
  • Welcome Gift of 5000 Reward Points
  • Renewal Bonus of 2000 Reward points
  • 5000 Reward Points on Spending Rs.2 Lakhs a Year
  • Additional 10000 Reward Points on spending Rs.3 Lakhs a year
  • Fuel Surcharge Waiver of 1% at All Refilling Stations

SBI ELITE Card

Joining Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Welcome Gift Voucher of Rs.5000
  • Vouchers from Yatra, Bata, Pantaloons, Aditya Birla, or Shoppers Stop
  • 5X Reward Points on Dining, Departmental, and Grocery Spendings
  • 2 Reward Points per Rs.100 on International and Other Transactions
  • 10000 RP on spending Rs.3 Lakhs and 4 Lakhs in a year
  • 15000 RP on spending Rs.5 Lakhs and 8 Lakhs in a year
  • Complimentary Movie Tickets worth Rs.6000 per year
  • Foreign Currency Markup Fee of 1.99%
  • 8 Free Visits to Airport Lounge in a Year
  • Free Club Vistara Silver Tier Membership and its benefits
  • 1% Waiver on Fuel Surcharge

Air India SBI Signature Card

Joining Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Free Air India Frequent Flyer Program Membership
  • Complimentary access to over 600 Airport Lounges
  • 30 Reward Points Per Rs.100 on Air India Tickets
  • 20000 Reward Points as a Welcome Gift
  • Renewal Gift of 5000 Reward Points
  • Spend Rs.100 and Earn 4 Reward Points
  • 20000 Reward Points at a Milestone of Rs.5 Lakhs
  • 30000 Reward Points at a Milestone of Rs.10 Lakhs
  • 50000 Reward Points at a Milestone of Rs.20 Lakhs

Etihad Guest SBI Card

Joining Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Free Etihad Guest Silver Tier Membership
  • 10% off on Etihad Airways Booking
  • 5% off on Travel Reward Miles Redemption
  • 8 Free Airport Lounge Visits in a year
  • 2500 Etihad Guest Miles as a Welcome Gift
  • 5000 Etihad Guest Miles at a Milestone of Rs.5 Lakhs
  • 1 Companion Voucher after spending Rs.10 Lakhs within 15 days
  • 1 Complimentary Wifi Voucher on the First Etihad Flight Booking
  • 3 Etihad Guest Miles per Rs.100 at Etihad Official Website
  • 2 Etihad Guest Miles per Rs.100 on International Transactions
  • Overseas Air Accident, Lost Baggage, and Fraud Liability Cover

Etihad Guest SBI Premier Card

Joining Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.4,999 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • Complimentary Etihad Guest Gold Tier Membership
  • 10% Discount on Etihad Airways Booking
  • 10% Discount on Travel Reward Miles Redemption
  • 8 Complimentary Airport Lounge Visits in a year
  • 5000 Etihad Guest Miles as an Activation Gift
  • 1500 Etihad Guest Miles at a Milestone of Rs.1.5 Lakhs per quarter
  • 1 Companion Voucher at a Milesote of Rs.8 Lakhs within 15 days
  • 2 Free Wifi Vouchers on the First Etihad Flight Booking
  • 6 Etihad Guest Miles per Rs.100 at Etihad Official Website
  • 4 Etihad Guest Miles per Rs.100 on International Transactions
  • Covers for Overseas Air Accident, Lost Baggage, and Fraud Liability
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at Petrol Pumps

Apollo SBI Credit Card

Joining Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 500 Reward Points worth Rs.500 as a Welcome Gift
  • Free Apollo Silver Tier Membership
  • 3X Reward Points per Rs.100 on Apollo Services
  • 2X Reward Points per Rs.100 on Dining, Movies, and Entertainment.
  • 10% Instant Discount on Selected Apollo Products
  • 1 Reward Point per Rs.100 on Beauty and Wellness
  • 1 Reward Point per Rs.200 on all other spends
  • Fuel Surcharge Waiver of 1% at Refilling Stations

DOCTOR'S SBI CARD

Joining Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 5X Rewards on Travel, International, and Supplies Transactions
  • 5X Reward Points on transactions on Doctor’s Day
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover of Rs.20 Lakhs
  • Rs.1500 Yatra Voucher as a Welcome Gift
  • 8 Complimentary Access to the Airport Lounges a year
  • 1 Reward Points per Rs.100 on all other transactions
  • Rs.5000 Voucher from Yatra, Bata or Shoppers Stop at a milestone of Rs.5 Lakhs
  • Renewal Fee Reversal after Spending Rs.2 Lakhs a year
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at Refiling Stations

DOCTOR'S SBI CARD (IMA)

Joining Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Annual Fee

Rs.1,499 + GST

Welcome & Activation Benefits
  • 5X RP on Travel, International, and Supplies Transactions
  • 5X RP on transactions on Doctor’s Day
  • Rs.20 Lakhs Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
  • Rs.1500 Yatra Voucher as an Activation Gift
  • 8 Free Airport Lounge Access a year
  • 1 RP per Rs.100 on all other transactions
  • Rs.5000 Voucher from Yatra, Bata, or Shoppers Stop at Rs.5 Lakhs milestone
  • Renewal Fee Waiver after Spending Rs.2 Lakhs a year
  • 1% Fuel Surcharge Waiver at Refiling Pumps

What is a Credit Card and How It Works?

A credit card is a plastic instrument that helps you buy groceries, accessories, travel & movie tickets, besides offering you the privileges of airport lounge access, 24x7 concierge assistance, etc. The money spent on the card helps you rake in rewards, discounts, cashback, fuel surcharge waivers, and much more. The rewards earned can be redeemed for exclusive gifts, cashback to the credit card account, etc. These rewards would mostly expire within 2-3 years of their accumulation. A few cards, though, come with never-expiring reward points. You can also get rewards for spending a specific amount as mentioned by the credit card issuers and apply for a credit card online. These rewards can come in the form of gift vouchers or the fee waiver, resulting in enhanced savings for you.

You can make purchases online in a few clicks. If you don’t find it comfortable buying online, you can also visit a retail store and swipe the card to buy the stuff you want. You can either go for a straight purchase via credit card or choose the EMI option. If you choose the first option and pay the entire due, there won’t be any interest. Else the credit card provider would charge interest at the rate of 2.50%-3.50% per month, accumulating to 30%-45% annually. The EMI option comes with an interest rate but at a lower rate of 13%-18% per annum.

Choose Credit Card

Why Choose Credit Cards?

Credit cards will offer you the following benefits -

  • Comfort
  • Convenience
  • Luxury
  • Best-in-class services
  • Freedom to shop for anything from anywhere at anytime and much more...

Types of Credit Cards

There are tons of credit cards available these days, especially as India gears for a full-fledged cashless economy. However, not all cards that you see would help meet your needs. So, you need to figure out your requirements properly before choosing a credit card. Credit cards are broadly categorized into the following-

Cashback and Rewards Cards
Cashback and Rewards Cards These cards offer cashback and rewards on spends.

These cards offer cashback and rewards on spends. With cashback, the resultant cost of a purchase comes down, resulting in increased savings for the customers. Reward points, on the other hand, can be earned on spends. The rewards can be further redeemed for shopping at several online and offline stores. Here’s a list of top five cashback and rewards cards.

Travel Cards
Travel Cards You can redeem the miles earned for travel ticket and hotel booking

An avid traveller? Think of travel cards that offer miles on travel spends while also letting you chill at both domestic and international airport lounges. You can redeem the miles earned for travel ticket and hotel booking. Don’t wait, just choose any of these below you think is the best for you.

Fuel Cards
Fuel Cards You can even get discounts or cashbacks on refilling the vehicle at fuel stations

High fuel prices making it difficult for you to drive on the road? Don’t worry, there are fuel credit cards that earn you points on refilling your vehicle. You can even get discounts or cashbacks on refilling the vehicle at fuel stations. These top five premium credit cards (fuel) are up for grabs.

Dining Cards
Dining Cards Paying much more on dining outside than you would like to?

Paying much more on dining outside than you would like to? Well, dining cards are right for you by letting you enjoy your meals at restaurants replete with great ambience while also offering discounts on your spends. Check out below some of the best dining cards on offer and if find any card suitable, you can apply for credit card.

Cashback and Rewards Cards

These cards offer cashback and rewards on spends. With cashback, the resultant cost of a purchase comes down, resulting in increased savings for the customers. Reward points, on the other hand, can be earned on spends. The rewards can be further redeemed for shopping at several online and offline stores. Here’s a list of top five cashback and rewards cards.

Travel Cards

An avid traveller? Think of travel cards that offer miles on travel spends while also letting you chill at both domestic and international airport lounges. You can redeem the miles earned for travel ticket and hotel booking. Don’t wait, just choose any of these below you think is the best for you.

Fuel Cards

High fuel prices making it difficult for you to drive on the road? Don’t worry, there are fuel credit cards that earn you points on refilling your vehicle. You can even get discounts or cashbacks on refilling the vehicle at fuel stations. These top five premium credit cards (fuel) are up for grabs.

Dining Cards

Paying much more on dining outside than you would like to? Well, dining cards are right for you by letting you enjoy your meals at restaurants replete with great ambience while also offering discounts on your spends. Check out below some of the best dining cards on offer and if find any card suitable, you can apply for credit card.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You should be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • You must not be more than 65 years old by the time you apply credit card online.
  • Salaried must have an annual income of at least INR 2 lakhs. On the other hand, self-employed must be earning a minimum of INR 1.5 lakh to get the approval. However, the income criteria can differ from bank to bank.
  • The credit score must be 750 and above for a hassle-free approval

Note - The eligibility criteria shown above can vary according to the type of credit card offered.

Income Eligibility With Respect to Credit Card Application

You should first check with the lender whether the income sought for a credit card is on a gross or net basis. Also, note that banks generally consider the fixed income for approving the application. The fixed income does not include the incentives and other variables earned by an individual. So, see whether the fixed income equals the amount needed to gain an approval. If so, then you can apply. If not, then look for banks that can offer you a credit card based on your fixed income.

Example - Ravi applies for a credit card at a bank which considers gross fixed income to approve or reject the application. The income requirement is INR 5 lakh a year. Income particulars of Ravi for 1-year period is shown below.

  • Average Gross Monthly Income - INR 45,000
  • Fixed Monthly Income - INR 25,000
  • Average Incentives in a Month - INR 20,000
  • Total Annual Income (Including Incentives) - INR 5,40,000 (45,000 x 12)
  • Total Annual Income (Without Incentives) - INR 3,00,000 (25,000 x 12)

Keeping this in mind, Ravi's application would be rejected even as the income including incentives is above the amount of INR 5 lakh as sought. He must earn a minimum gross fixed monthly income of INR 41,667 to gain an approval.

Documents Required

  • Passport size photographs
  • ID Proof - Any one from Passport, PAN Card, Ration Card, Adhar Card, Voter's ID Card, Driving License
  • Address Proof - Any one from Passport, Rent Agreement, Telephone Bill, Ration card, Electricity bill, Aadhar card
  • Applicants should have PAN Card, Form 16 and Income Tax Returns Statement.
  • Recent salary slips/certificate for last 3 months/latest bank statement showing the credit of salary for a minimum of 3 months

Credit Card Apply Online

After glancing at the reward points, cashback and other benefits, it's time to apply for the card online at Wishfin, a neutral marketplace for loans and other financial products. There are three ways by which you can apply here. All three are described below for you to look at.

How to Apply for a Credit Card on WhatsApp

  • Click on 'Apply with the ease of Whatsapp Chat' on the 'Credit Card' section.
  • A new page will appear asking you to enter your mobile number.
  • Enter the number and then click on 'Continue with WhatsApp' at the bottom.
  • You will get added to a Whatsapp group with Wishfin being the other member.
  • A message regarding the credit card application will be sent to the group.
  • Mention a few details in the conversation before submitting your application.

This was all about credit cards apply on WhatsApp. Use this one-of-a-kind service to get your favourite cards.

Apply via Filling Form

  • Provide your personal and professional details
  • Click on 'Explore Credit Cards' after filling the details
  • Choose from a customized list of cards and apply for the one you want
  • After that, you will receive a call from the dedicated executive verifying the details submitted by you
  • Subsequently, you will receive an SMS with a link
  • Click on it to check the details filled by you at the time of application
  • Click on 'Instant Approval' at the bottom to get the application processed

Credit Card Apply via Wishfin Chat

You can even explore chat option to apply. You just need to answer a few questions. As soon as you are done with those, you would get a choice of credit cards to apply for.

Benefits of Applying at Wishfin

Applying online at Wishfin has benefits of its own. Some of these include-

Ease of Use - You can visit the website of Wishfin and choose from any of Whatsapp, chat or even the conventional application form to apply.

Fast - You can apply for the card in a few minutes by answering or filling relevant personal and professional information.

Instant Approval - If you have submitted the details correctly and meet the eligibility criteria, an instant approval will remain a formality!

Effective Comparison of Offers - You can compare exciting offers in terms of reward points, travel privileges, fees, etc. A good comparison helps you choose the best deal that would not only match your needs but also let you live with style.

Credible Information Display - The information displayed is researched thoroughly and get updated on a timely basis, hence ensuring a greater degree of reliability.

Transparency in Information - Not only the offers, you can also get to know the applicable fees & charges. The information is transparent, so you can get a complete detail before applying for the card. This only boosts consumer confidence and has made many applying through Wishfin.

Excellent Track Record - Wishfin has enabled the wishes of more than 18 million customers through a rich vein of financial products including credit cards.

How to Apply for Credit Card Offline?

You can also visit the nearest branch with the required documents to apply for the credit card. The documents are already mentioned above. So, take note of that. There, you need to ask for the credit card application form. Fill the details asked in the form before submitting the same along with the documents to the branch official. The bank would check the application form and documents thoroughly and give an approval only when the details are verified successfully.

Check Credit Card Aplication Status Online

You can check the application status online in a few minutes. The process involves the following steps.

  • Visit the website of the concerned lender
  • Go to the application status page.
  • Fill in a few blanks on the page, including application reference number, date of birth and mobile number.
  • The application status will flash on the screen showing any of the three - approved, pending for approval or rejected.

In case you face a rejection, the reasons for the same would be mentioned too. If you can fill those voids, do so and have a credit card apply again for an approval.

Credit Card Statement

The statement is a document showing the payment date, the amount due, minimum due, the list of transactions, rewards summary, etc. The late payment charges, if any, would also be shown in the statement. You can check the statement on your email ID as well as get the same on your registered address.

If you check the statement carefully, you can detect some possible errors. The bank can commit an error, and as a result, the outstanding balance will rise erroneously. If you find an error, report the same to the bank at the earliest for correction.

Features & Benefits of Credit Cards

  • You can earn reward points on several online and offline spends. Rewards earned can be redeemed to book flights, movie tickets, and for shopping at top brands. The redemption rate can vary among the cards, with some offering INR 1 for 1 reward point while others offering 20 or 30 paise for every reward accumulated.
  • Accelerated reward point offers are also available for customers. Say a card comes with 10 normal reward points for every INR 100 spent. Another one comes with 5X reward points per every INR 100 spent. The latter is nothing but an accelerated reward offer, taking the total rewards to 50 in comparison to 10 in the case of normal reward structure.
  • Cashback and discount benefits reduce the cost of card shoppers greatly. While cashback is credited to the card account on a specified date after the transaction is made, discounts mean an outright reduction of the cost. Reward points can also be redeemed as cashback to the credit card account in the ratio as specified by the bank.
  • Avail a surcharge waiver on fuel spends to decrease your vehicle refill cost
  • Movie ticket vouchers, access to golf courses, discounts on dining & shopping make cards more appealing
  • Accumulation of air miles, cashback or dicount on hotel booking, travel cover and much more are available on travel credit cards
  • Enjoy lounge access at select domestic and international airports
  • Get 24x7 concierge services as assistance for room reservation, car rental, flowers & gifts, etc
  • Accomplishment of milestone spends earn you the annual fee waiver
  • Instant loan can be availed against credit card at attractive interest rates
  • Zero lost card liability feature provides cover for any losses arising out of the fraudulent usage of the lost or stolen card on reporting the incident immediately to the concerned lender on their helpline numbers.
  • Dispute resolution
  • Emergency card replacement facility

Credit Card Bill Payment

You can pay credit card bills from any of the following modes.

  • Internet banking
  • Mobile banking
  • Payment gateway
  • Cash or demand draft deposit at bank branch

How to Make Card Bill Payment via Net Banking & Mobile Banking?

You can pay using the net banking or mobile banking access of the concerned bank.

  • Log in to either of the channels using your credentials
  • Go to 'Credit Cards' section
  • Enter the bill amount
  • Pay the bill
  • An online payment receipt would come on the screen post the successful transaction
  • You would receive an e-mail message and SMS regarding the transaction

If you have the net banking or mobile banking access of other banks. you can follow the steps described below to pay your bills.

  • Add the card by registering the card number, expiry date of the card, etc.
  • Set Auto Pay if you want an automatic payment of the bills on or before the due date
  • Else choose to pay yourself by just adding the bill and not setting an 'Auto Pay'
  • You would receive the bill intimation in advance, whether you have activated auto pay or merely added the card.
  • You would receive an e-mail as well as an SMS upon bill generation
  • Maintain the required sum in the bank account for a seamless bill payment

How to Pay Credit Card Bill via Payment Gateway?

You can use the payment gateway to pay the bill. Choose from any of debit card and internet banking options to pay the dues.

Credit Card Customer Care Number

If you face any problem or have a query regarding a credit card, don't hesitate to ring the 24X7 customer care centre of the concerned card issuer. You can find the number on the website of the lender or even on the card issuance letter. The customer care executives will hear your queries patiently and resolve them at the earliest. They may suggest you certain measures to sort out the issue ASAP.

Below is the table showing the customer care numbers of top credit card issuers in India.

Credit Card Providers Customer Care Numbers
SBI 18001801290
American Express 18004191414
HDFC Bank 18004254332
ICICI Bank 18001024242
Citibank 18602102484(for resident Indians) and +912249552484(for people outside of India)
Standard Chartered Bank 18003451000 or 18003455000, 011-39404444 or 011-66014444 for people residing in Noida and Gurgaon
RBL Bank 18001238040
Axis Bank 18004195959

How to Raise Credit Card Issue with Customer Care?

  • Dial the 24x7 customer care number of the concerned card issuer
  • Listen to the instructions carefully
  • The Interactive Voice Response (IVR) would tell different numbers to press for specific queries
  • Press on the number for your query
  • The customer care executive would ask you to authenticate by providing a few details
  • Post-authentication, you can raise the query and get it resolved ASAP

How Can Credit Cards Help Maintain a Strong Credit History?

Credit cards are one of the best financial instruments to improve your credit history. All you need to do is shop with discretion and make payment on or before the due date. The plastic instrument can last forever even as they get renewed every 2-3 years from the date of their issue. It can thus continue building your credit history, much unlike loans that expire after a certain period. You just need to show the credit discipline by paying dues on time to get your credit history stronger with time. A strong credit history would make you eligible for a card upgrade or several other exciting deals.

How is Interest Calculated on Revolving Credit?

Credit cards come with an interest-free period of 20-50 days as extended by banks across India. You can pay the full amount to get relieved of the interest and tax burden. However, if you pay below the total due or minimum due, the interest and taxes would add to the bill. The interest rate ranges from 2.5%-3.5% per month on an average. On the overall interest amount, the GST at 18% is getting charged. Previously, the service tax at 15% was levied on the interest amount. Let’s understand how interest gets calculated on the revolving credit.

Interest=Outstanding Amount x Rate of Interest x 12 months x number of days/365

Example- Ram Manohar Sharma, an engineer, shops via a credit card for purchasing the goodies. Let’s see how his shopping was a month or two ago in the table below.

Date Transaction Details
May 10 Purchased shoes worth INR 10,000
May 17 Bought sarees costing INR 6,000
May 20 Statement Generation Date (Total Dues - INR 16,000, Minimum Due - INR 800
June 13 Made a payment of INR 4,000
June 16 Bought a mobile costing INR 11,000
June 17 Made a payment of INR 3,000
June 20 Statement Generation Date

As you can clearly see in the table, Mr. Sharma has refrained from paying the entire bill and would thus bear interest on the outstanding balance. The interest rate charged is 2.49% per month. Let’s calculate the interest now.

Interest on INR 10,000 at 2.49% for 23 days from May 21 to June 12=(10,000 x 2.49% x 12 x 23/365)= INR 188.28

Interest on INR 6,000 (10,000-4,000) at 2.49% for 4 days from June 13 to June 16=(6,000 x 2.49% x 12 x 4/365)=INR 19.65

Interest on INR 6,000 at 2.49% for 27 days from May 21 to June 16=(6,000 x 2.49% x 12 x 27/365)=INR 132.61

Interest on INR 2,000 (6,000-4,000) for 3 days from June 18 to June 20=(2,000 x 2.49% x 12 x 3/365)=INR 4.91

Interest on a fresh expenditure of INR 11,000 for 5 days from June 16 to June 20=(3,000 x 2.49% x 12 x 5/365)=INR 12.28

Total Interest=INR 188.28+INR 19.65+INR 132.61+INR 4.91+INR 12.28=INR 357.73

Since the payment of the outstanding balance was not made in full, the late payment charges would be deducted. In this case, it will be INR 750 as the total amount due is 23,000 (10,000+6,000+11,000-4,000). Applying 18% GST on interest rate charged amount of INR 357.73 and late payment fee of INR 750, the tax to be deducted would equal to INR 199.40.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below are a few questions that many credit cardholders ask.

What is Meant by Credit Limit?
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A credit limit is a point up to which you can shop via a card. Credit card issuers check your income, repayment potential and credit score before deciding the limit.

How Can I Increase the Credit Limit on My Credit Card?
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What is Unbilled Amount of a Credit Card?
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What is Called Minimum Due on My Credit Card?
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Is Interest Chargeable on Credit Card Spends?
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Is It Good to Pay Minimum Due Balance Only?
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How Much Interest is Chargeable on Revolving Card Balance?
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Will the Delayed Card Payment Affect My Credit Score?
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What are the Benefits of Timely Card Payments?
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What is Debt Settlement?
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Should I Use Debt Settlement to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt?
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Can I Get a Pre-approval for a Credit Card?
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Will I Get a Credit Card with No Credit History?
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What to Do When Your Credit Score is Low?
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Can I transfer money from one credit card to another credit card?
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Can I Get a New Credit Card from a Bank Where I Already Hold One?
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I am self-employed and I don't file the Income Tax Return(ITR). Shall I be Approved a Credit Card?
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Should I Go for a Credit Card Upgrade?
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How to Convert Card Purchase into EMI?
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What are Supplementary/Add-on Cards?
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Do Credit Cards Offer Protection Against Fraud?
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What Should I Do When My Card is Lost?
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