National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has partnered with Yatra.com and SBI Card to launch a one-of-its-kind co-branded ‘Yatra SBI Card’ on the RuPay network. This holiday-cum-shopping credit card is set to delight travellers and holiday lovers with exclusive travel benefits on booking flights and hotels which would be applicable 6 times a year. As a welcome onboarding gift, users of this card are entitled to Yatra.com vouchers worth INR 8,250. They can use this voucher to book flight tickets, hotel reservations, and the likes from Yatra.com.
The card would provide unmatched travel, holiday, and shopping options for Indian travellers. By using the new card, travellers will get 6 reward points per INR 100 spent on departmental stores, grocery, dining, movies, entertainment, and international travel.
Comes with a complimentary air accident cover of Rs 50 lakh, the card also offers 1% fuel surcharge waiver to the customers. There is also an additional feature of an annual fee waiver if the customer spends over INR 1 lakh in a year using this card.
Rama Mohan Rao Amara, MD & CEO, SBI Card said, “The launch of Yatra SBI Card on RuPay platform is another step towards strengthening our portfolio presence on the RuPay network. This card is one of the most compelling offerings from our robust travel card portfolio, designed to provide unmatched benefits to our customers. By virtue of RuPay’s extensive reach, customers will be able to access a wider payment network, increasing ease and convenience for them as they globetrot.”
Praveena Rai, COO, NPCI said, “We are glad to associate with Yatra, SBI Card and JCB to launch this contactless credit card on RuPay’s expansive network. We believe this card will emerge as the ultimate travel companion for customers and offer a rewarding travel experience to millions of customers. It is great to witness RuPay progressively establishing itself as a modern, contemporary and youthful brand by offering customised value propositions backed up with its cutting-edge technology. With its issuances and market share gradually increasing, we aim to have all the key issuers of credit cards live on RuPay in the days to come.”
Manish Amin, Co-Founder & CIO – yatra said, “In the digitized world, benefits from financial cards are essential for the consumers wherein benefits need to be diverse and should cover maximum requirements for them. At Yatra.com, over the years, we have been building to maximize and provide unmatched travel and holiday options for Indian travelers, which also take care of their medical and experiential benefits. With the Yatra SBI Card, travelers can avail welcome gift vouchers, travel benefits, reward points, among others. It will also include access to fee waivers, fuel surcharge waivers and complimentary accident coverage. With travel confidence building in the country, these benefits have been aligned with our partner company to provide consumers with value offerings at attractive price points catering to the demand.”