BoB Financial, the credit card arm of Bank of Baroda has launched a new co-branded IRCTC credit card. The IRCTC BoB credit card is very similar to the IRCTC SBI Platinum card with a few minor changes. Here is a review of the new IRCTC BoB Rupay credit card and its rewards & benefits.
Fees and Charges
|Joining Fee||Rs 500 plus taxes|
|Welcome Benefit||1000 reward points on single transaction of Rs 1000 or more within 45 days of card issuance|
|Annual Fee||Rs 350 plus taxes|
Bank of Baroda in collaboration with IRCTC offers good value on AC travel bookings.
|TYPE OF SPEND||REWARD POINTS||RETURN RATE @25 PER RP|
|Bookings for AC travel between 1st Apr – 14th Jul and 16th Sep – 14th Jan||16 RP/Rs 100||4%|
|Bookings for AC travel between 15th Jan – 31stMar and 15th Jul – 15th Sep||40 RP/Rs 100||10%|
|Grocery and Departmental Stores||4 RP/Rs 100||1%|
|Other Spends||2 RP/Rs 100||0.5%|
- The reward points for ‘Grocery and Departmental Stores’ and ‘Other Spends’ categories are capped at 1000 per statement cycle.
- For the upto 10% value back on AC tickets, the cardholder has to be one of the passengers on the booked ticket.
Complimentary Railway Lounge Access
We get 1 complimentary railway lounge access per quarter using the IRCTC BoB Rupay credit card. The cities where this is available are Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Ahmedabad, Kolkata(Sealdah).
The benefits in the lounge include:
- Two hours of lounge stay
- A/C sitting arrangements
- 1 Buffet Meal – Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner as per time of visit
- Unlimited tea and coffee
- Free Wi-Fi
- Newspapers and Magazines
- 4 Reward Points = 1 IRCTC loyalty point. Reward points for AC bookings will be accumulated in IRCTC loyalty account.
- Reward points for other spends can be redeemed as cashback.
- Save 1% transaction charges on IRCTC bookings
- 1% fuel surcharge waiver on transactions between Rs 500 to Rs 3000
The rewards and benefits on this IRCTC BoB card are in line with what the IRCTC SBI Platinum card offers. If you looking for a IRCTC card, then you are better off with the SBI card. The biggest advantage of doing this is the better customer support on SBI when compared to BoB.
If you are looking for other cards that offer good benefit on IRCTC, then do have a look at HDFC Bank credit cards. They offer 5% cashback or upto 3X reward points with Smartbuy.
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