IDFC FIRST Bank, Mastercard & Club Vistara launch new travel credit card

IDFC FIRST Bank, Mastercard, Club Vistara
Left to right; Madhivanan Balakrishnan, COO and Executive Director at IDFC FIRST Bank
Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara
Shirish Bhandari, Head- Credit Cards, IDFC FIRST Bank
Mukul Sukhani, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Mastercard
Shailesh Singh, Loyalty, Partnerships & Ancillaries, Vistara

IDFC FIRST Bank today announced a collaboration with Club Vistara and Mastercard to introduce a travel credit card, adding to its wide customer-first portfolio of financial products. The new card will combine seamless banking services with multiple travel incentives to provide cardholders with attractive travel and lifestyle-related offers.

The collaboration of the three organisations demonstrates a shared commitment to providing exceptional value and benefits to clients. The co-branded credit card is intended to redefine travel experiences and allow cardholders to travel with confidence and style.

The card will address the ever-changing needs of modern travellers by combining ease and security to improve travel experiences. It will provide a comprehensive solution geared exclusively for frequent flyers and travel aficionados, including exclusive access to airport lounges, complimentary aircraft tickets, and faster reward points.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Club Vistara IDFC FIRST Credit Card, a product that truly embodies our commitment to providing exceptional experiences to our customers,” said Madhivanan Balakrishnan, COO and Executive Director at IDFC FIRST Bank. “This card will redefine the way people travel, offering a range of exclusive benefits and rewards that cater to the diverse needs of modern travellers. The launch of this co-branded credit card demonstrates our commitment to bring convenience and value to our customers and we are excited to partner with Club Vistara, a leading name in the aviation industry. We are confident in this partnership’s ability to deliver unmatched value and elevate the travel experience for our esteemed customers.”

Speaking on the partnership, Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara said, “Being a pioneering brand that introduced many industry-first initiatives to the Indian aviation market, we are delighted to partner with IDFC FIRST Bank and Mastercard to offer this new, unique credit card to our customers. With its travel benefits and features, this new offering reiterates our commitment towards creating a distinguished experience for our customers.”

Commenting on the launch, Mukul Sukhani, Senior Vice President, South Asia Mastercard said, “As consumers take advantage of a more traditional travel ecosystem in 2023, prioritizing leisure travel and pioneering new corridors around the world, Mastercard is thrilled to introduce a specially designed credit card for travel enthusiasts in collaboration with IDFC FIRST Bank and Club Vistara. Packed with exciting rewards and perks, this unique card enables cardholders to enjoy the new experience of convenience and luxury while travelling.”

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Customers of IDFC FIRST Bank can apply for the Club Vistara IDFC FIRST Credit Card through a simple digital process available on the bank’s website and mobile app. IDFC FIRST Bank strengthens its position as a banking industry pioneer with the Club Vistara IDFC FIRST Credit Card, delivering innovative products and services that meet the changing needs of its consumers. The introduction of this credit card signifies another step forward in IDFC FIRST Bank’s mission to provide unrivalled convenience, value, and delight to its ever-expanding customer base.

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