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SBI Simply Save Credit Card Review

SBI Simply Save Credit Card

SBI Simply Save credit card is yet another entry-level credit card from SBI. If one imagines the Simply Save and Simply Click credit cards as the actors in the popular sitcom Two and a Half Men Simply Save would be the poor younger brother Alan Harper and Simply Click would be the popular and suave Charlie Harper.

What makes the Simply Save credit card poor Alan Harper? Read on to find out.

Despite RBI moratorium, pay your full credit card bill

Credit Card bill interest calculation

RBI as part of Covid-19 regulatory package announced a moratorium of 3 months on all term loans, including credit card bills falling due between 1st March and 31st May. Many misinterpretations are floating around this announcement; however, I say that pay your credit card bill in full despite RBI’s moratorium.

What makes me believe that paying the credit card bill in full is a wise thing to do? Read further to understand it.

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.

Amex SmartEarn Credit Card Review

Amex SmartEarn credit card is an entry-level offering from American Express, it comes with low annual fees and low annual spend threshold for fee waiver. This card is primarily targeted towards the masses, who want to own a American Express credit card, but don’t want to pay high annual fees or don’t want to spend a lot using credit cards. Here is everything you need to know about the card.

Redeem 12,000 Amex reward points for 5,310 credit

Amex has introduced a new reward redemption option at 12,000 MR points for a statement credit of INR 5310. Recently, I was having a word with Amex customer care to adjust my 18,000 MR rewards points for a statement credit of 7,500 on my Amex MRCC credit card (Detailed review here and more about the card here) . It was then the executive informed me that they have introduced another slab at 12,000 points. This new option gives statement credit of 5,310. To be sure I got the numbers right, I this time opted for chat feature in the Amex app.  The executive there too confirmed the existence of new slabs and told about the T&Cs.

Best Credit Cards for Lounge access in 2020

Best Credit Cards for Lounge Access

I am usually very excited about air travel, maybe the child in me has not grown up yet :D. Apart from the flight, another exciting part of air travel is the airport lounge, where one can relax and grab something to eat and drink, free of course. :D. Well, to get free airport lounge access one needs to have right credit cards.

Here, I have made a detailed list of most credit cards that provide complimentary lounge access. . The post is divided into 2 parts, part one where I list the credit cards on the basis on free lounge access they provide. The second part is my thoughts on how to select the best credit card for lounge access.

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.