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RBL Zomato Credit Cards – Detailed Review

RBL Zomato Edition Credit Cards

RBL Bank and Zomato has launched Edition co-branded credit cards in partnership with Mastercard. These co-branded credit cards are targeted towards regular Zomato users and promise a reward rate of 5%-10% on Zomato orders. Not to forget the complimentary Zomato Gold membership on these credit cards. Here is everything one needs to know about these Edition credit cards.

6E Rewards Ka-Ching credit cards by HDFC & Indigo

6E Rewards Ka-ching Banner

HDFC & Indigo airlines have launched 2 6E Rewards Ka-Ching credit cards. Ka-Ching??? what’s that? Well, HDFC Bank says it is the sound of cash. Okay, we will take their word for it. 😀  The Ka-Ching credit cards come in 2 variants, 6E Rewards, the base variant (annual fee INR700) and 6E Rewards XL the premium variant (annual fee INR2500).

Let’s see how good the Ka-Ching credit cards are and how they fare with other co-branded airline credit cards.

New SBI Landmark credit cards launched

SBI Landmark Cards snapshot

SBI Card in the runup to its IPO has launched new co-branded credit cards with Landmark group. While SBI Card and Landmark has launched 9 credit cards in all, actually they are just 3 cards (Prime, Select and Base variant). What SBI and Landmark have done is launched 3 credit cards under each of their brands Lifestyle Home Centre, Max and Spar. Landmark group owns the Lifestyle, Home Centre, Max and Spar brands in India. The features and offers on the cards are all the same for a given variant. Let’s have a look at these cards variant wise.

IRCTC SBI Credit Cards – Review

SBI IRCTC credit cards

SBI Card seems to be on a product-launching spree, thanks to the upcoming IPO. They have now launched IRCTC SBI Premier credit card. This new credit card along with IRCTC SBI Platinum credit card are probably the only credit cards in India targeting frequent travelers of Indian Railways.

If one recalls, SBI had recently launched two co-branded credit cards, SBI Club Vistara Prime and SBI Club Vistara, in partnership with Air Vistara.

Best Travel Credit Cards in India for 2020

Axis Bank Air Vistara Infinite

After writing on Air Vistara credit cards last week, I thought of figuring out the best travel credit cards available in India.  Simply because when we go on vacation or travel, the single largest expense is the flight cost.

While there are only 2 full-service domestic airlines in India that offer air-miles, the travel credit cards space has lot more choices thanks to few international airlines offering co-branded credit cards locally and few card issuers who allow conversion of reward points to air-miles of multiple airlines.

Of all the travel credit cards available in India, I have listed the best 5 cards below. For others, I have made a comparison table to indicate why they did not make the cut.

Air Vistara credit cards – Detailed comparison

SBI Club Vistara Prime

Air Vistara has recently launched two new co-branded credit cards in tie-up with SBI. The SBI Club Vistara Prime credit card and SBI Club Vistara credit card. Given that Air Vistara already has three credit cards in tie-up with Axis Bank. The Axis Bank Air Vistara Infinite credit card, Axis Bank Air Vistara Signature credit card and Axis Bank Air Vistara Platinum credit card. The launch of these new cards is an opportune time to compare and see which cards are best suited.

Citibank Premiermiles: How I saved 100,000 last year on it

Easy redemption on MakeMyTripz

I love minting credit card points and I do so by putting my every expense on credit card. Last year, I saved nearly 100,000 on my Citibank Premiermiles card alone. Below are the details on how I did it.

Redeemed Citibank Premiermiles point for flight tickets on MMT

Citibank Premiermiles reward points offer the best value (1 point=45paise) on flights and hotel bookings. Thus, I used my points to book return tickets to Singapore. Two return tickets for Singapore were priced at 46000, but I booked them just 4 bucks!! For rest, I redeemed my Premiermiles reward points. An instant savings of 46,000.

HDFC Diners Club credit cards – Review

HDFC Diners Club credit cards

It is a well-known fact that HDFC Diners Club offers the best rewards among all Indian credit cards. Their 10x program at present is unbeatable. Recently, HDFC launched a new credit card with Diners Club, the HDFC Diners Club Privilege. This card is a mix of Diners Club Black card and Diners Club Miles. Also, the bank has further enhanced the value proposition of its flagship, the HDFC Diners Club Black card.

Thus, this is an opportune time to compare all the Diners Club cards available here in India to see how they fare with each other.

Amex Membership Reward card (Amex MRCC) – Review

American Express Membership Reward card (Amex MRCC) is one card that I recommend everyone should keep in one’s wallet, without fail. Not only this card gives a status symbol of using an Amex card but also the reward rate and features of the card are among the best in class.

About the Amex Membership Reward Card

The Amex Membership Reward card is the twin of Amex Gold Charge card (review coming soon); with nearly all the benefit that the Gold charge card offers but in the form of a credit card and lower fees.

Amex Membership Reward Credit Card

Amex Membership Reward Credit Card

In the Amex portfolio, this would sit in the entry-level card category along with Amex Smart Earn credit card (Review soon). However, at overall level it fits as Lifestyle card suitable for people who have a decent monthly income (~50,000/month).

Stanchart Digismart Credit Card -Review

Just a few days back HDFC Bank launched its Millennia Credit Card (Read review here) and now StanChart has launched its DigiSmart Credit Card again targeting millennials (aka people who like to spend more online)

About the StanChart DigiSmart Credit Card

StanChart DigiSmart Credit card is an entry-level credit card that means it has low fees and offers decent reward rate on online spends. Well one would agree that DigiSmart credit card despite being an entry-level credit card, is one of the most attractively designed credit card.