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    The term ‘plastic money’ probably sounds quite crude but it has been one of the greatest inventions of this century. It has transformed the way the world transacts to an extent where it has become quite unimaginable to have to revert to the old ways of making payments. Rewinding back to the older days, most of us have endured the struggle of either having to carry enormous amount of cash for unavoidable reasons or falling short of cash, at the most inopportune moments. It is keeping such situations in mind that credit and debit cards have come into existence. And they surely have simplified a major aspect of our life, which is money.

    Credit Cards

    For a generation which values instant gratification, credit cards have been a blessing. Given the long list of benefits which they provide, credit cards continue to be the rage in today’s times. Unlike debit cards which access pre-available funds, a credit card basically allows the cardholder to borrow funds on credit from the bank in order to make purchases. This borrowed credit must be paid back to the bank within the given period of time (grace period). If the cardholder fails to do so, the borrowed amount will begin to attract interest which then must be paid along with the borrowed amount.

    If you are thinking of applying for credit card, one of the most important things to consider is the fee attached to the credit card. Most credit cards carry a list of fees like annual membership fee, late payment fee, etc. in addition to the interest which is chargeable on the outstanding bill amount. The easiest way to avoid paying higher interest on your outstanding bill amount or a late payment fee is to pay your bills on time. Also, you must remember, your credit card payment is closely linked to your credit score. Hence timely bill payments can improve your credit score while pending payments will only give you a tarnished credit score.

    Types of Credit Cards

    There is a large number of banks and financial institutions, each of which provides a range of well-appointed credit cards to cater to the differing needs of customers. In India, credit cards are distinguished on the level of services which they provide or the specific purpose which they’re designed to fulfill. The most common variants in credit cards include Platinum, Gold, Silver, Titanium, Classic, Premium and Business, to begin with.

    Co-branded credit cards

    A co-branded card essentially means a card that is sponsored jointly by the bank and a retailer. These cards usually carry a variety of retailer specific incentives like discounts, rebates etc., but can also be used with other merchants. For example, HSBC offers co-branded cards with Westside, Spencers, MakeMyTrip, etc.

    Auto & Fuel credit cards

    These cards are designed to provide cash back or discounts at refueling stations, but can also be used elsewhere. For example, IndianOil Citibank Platinum Credit Card.

    Travel credit cards

    Travel cards are usually introduced in association with a travel partner or an airline where customers can avail special discounts on flight tickets or bookings via a travel booking site. For example, Citibank PremierMiles Card, Air India SBI Signature Card.

    Entertainment credit cards

    These cards are designed to complement users who have an active lifestyle and provide exclusive rewards on bookings for movies, shows, concerts, music, video games, sporting events and much more. For example, ICICI Bank Rubyx Credit Cards & HDFC Platinum Times Card.

    Cash back / Rewards credit cards

    Reward points on credit cards is one of the original benefits of a credit card where the card holder earns a certain number of points for every spending. Cash back credit cards have been introduced only recently where the user gets a pre-determined amount of cash back after every spending. For example, Citibank Cashback Credit Card & Standard Chartered Super Value Titanium Credit Card.

    Credit cards for Women

    Various banks have introduced credit cards tailored especially for women, who may be working professionals or home makers. These cards provide a range of benefits like reward points, cashback, discounts and more on shopping, groceries at supermarkets, beauty chains, apparel stores, e-shopping partners and more.

    Lifestyle credit cards

    Lifestyle credit cards are designed to complement your passion. Widely accepted nationally and internationally, these cards are introduced in joint association with a particular merchant and offer exclusive discounts, cash back and rebates on dining, travel, shopping and a host of other leisure activities. Enjoy privilege access to VIP lounges at airports, and enjoy a string of other complimentary benefits. The American Express Platinum Reserve Credit Card and ICICI Bank Rubyx American Express/MasterCard Credit Card are two of the most popular lifestyle cards available.

    Advantages

    Credit cards have eliminated the need for carrying cash in your pocket. Extremely convenient and safe to use, credit cards carry a string of advantages, some of which include the following.

    • Safe Alternative to Cash
    • Credit cards have successfully replaced paper money all over the world as they are easier and safer not only to carry but also store.

    • Chance to Improve Credit History
    • Your credit card history is closely linked to your credit score. Hence, using your card responsibly can help improve your credit score which in turn will help you while applying for a loan in the future.

    • Emergency Help
    • A credit card is indispensable when it comes to bearing emergency or unpredictable expenses.

    • Perks
    • Credit cards offer a host of exciting perks and benefits to the holder like Cashback, Reward points, Signup Bonuses, AirMiles, discounts, rebates and more.

    • Widely Accepted
    • Credit cards have been a widely accepted and recognized means of payment not only nationally but also internationally.

    Debit Cards

    A debit card is basically a banking instrument which gives the holder electronic access to their current or savings bank account. Card holders may use the card to withdraw money via an ATM or to get the cost of online/offline purchases charged to their account through their debit cards.

    Types of Debit Cards

    In India, debit cards are primarily used for ATM transactions. While most banks issue VISA or MasterCard debit cards, banks like SBI and Citibank also issue Maestro debit cards to customers. However, in India, debit card transactions are routed through Visa or MasterCard networks within the country and overseas and not directly via the issuing bank.

    In 2012, the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) launched RuPay, an Indian domestic card scheme to facilitate electronic payments at all Indian banks and financial institutions. Introduced in direct competition with the international MasterCard and Visa, RuPay cards are widely accepted through India at approximately 145,270 ATMs, 875,000 point-of-sale (PoS) terminals and at over 10,000 e-commerce websites. Following the global safety standard for monetary transactions, the RuPay card employs the EMV (Europay, MasterCard & Visa) chip technology. The card is embedded with a microprocessor circuit which contains the card holder’s information and transactions are made with the help of the PIN number. Currently, over 240 banks, including some major public sector banks, and about 200 cooperative / rural banks issue RuPay cards to customers in India.

    Advantages

    A debit cards is a very handy tool for making quick and hassle free purchases. Widely accepted all over the world, debit cards have successfully replaced paper money as they continue to make transacting simpler. Given that, debit cards carry multiple advantages, some of which are discussed below.

    • Convenient Alternative For Cash
    • A debit card is a very convenient alternative for carrying wads of cash around. Also, transacting with a card is simpler and quicker.

    • Nominal Fee
    • Debit cards usually carry no fee or a very nominal fee, unlike credit cards which often have a yearly membership fee, joining fee, etc.

    • Quicker Transacting
    • Debit card transactions happen instantly. The entire process of swiping the card to the funds being transferred takes less than a minute.

    • Keep You Within Budget
    • Since a debit card accesses pre-available funds, it is easier to keep an eye on your expenses. A mini account statement can be procured from your respective bank’s ATM which will give you a list of recently made transactions.

    • Instant Access to Cash
    • Being a pre-loaded card which takes money from an existing account, a debit card gives you instant access to cash.

    • Easier to Procure Than a Credit Card
    • Unlike credit cards which require you to furnish a flurry of documents just in order to apply, a debit card is relatively much easier to procure.

    How Does a Debit Card differ from a Credit Card?

    A debit card differs from a credit card in a variety of ways.

    Criteria Credit Card Debit Card
    1. Connected To Need not be connected to any account.Requires to be connected to a checking / savings account
    2. Monthly billYesNo
    3. Spending LimitCredit limit is fixed for each card but varies from card to card. No credit limit. You can only spend as much is there in the linked bank account
    4. Interest ChargedYes, if bill unpaid beyond due date.No interest charged as no money is borrowed.
    5. Credit ScoreResponsible use can help improve credit score and vice versa No effect on credit score.

    Why Apply for Cards on BankBazaar?

    Be it a credit card or a debit card, you will be thrilled at how easy it to apply for one, with BankBazaar. This helpful aggregating portal will guide you through the entire process of applying for your new or next card, step by step. With comprehensive literature on different kinds of credit and debit cards, you can choose and compare between different credit cards based on your preferences and apply for your chosen card. Also, the 24x7, 365 days a year customer support team is there to answer all and any of your queries.

    Cards Reviews

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    • Kotak Debit Card
      "Good Bank"
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a Kotak Bank i opened through Online portal. It is Very Easy to Open .Zero Rupees Charges.I ordered for a Debit card of kotak bank i got it delivered.Kotak App is Very User Friendly to Everyone.Zero balance maintain No Extra Charges..Quite Good App
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "NICE"
      YES BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It is a good online site for customers for those who are busy with the work schedule, but sometime app is not working properly so I request you please update the app on time to time so customer get better service in future also get update rest is ok and good for all of us thank you
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      , tezpur
      Reviewed on Feb 16, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Good service"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Very very happy and nice Bankbazaar is very good customer service good so happy Nice no I am smiling feeling great today. I am getting nice benefits, easy to apply. No problem, no tension it is peaceful and it is easy to fill all the details and everything is really fine here. Thanks!
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      , kolkata
      Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Awesome app I love it this app amazing app"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Hello friends I used this app bankbazar.com so very easy Nd I like it this app so very very thankful bankbazar.com I apply Zero Blance account Nd I am happy this site uses I hope r u use Nd so happy to u so thank you bankbazar ...... .... That's it..
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Good And carring bank"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Nice and good banking carring, nice customer service is very good . I feel everything is very good today understanding . Bankbazaar service is very good I have no personal no business and relationships credit card debit card personal loans and so very good bankbazaar. Also I am very much happy with bankbazaar.com.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Very good"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Very very happy and nice Bankbazaar is very good customer service good so happy Nice no I am smiling feeling great today. I am getting nice benefits, easy to apply. No problem, no tension it is peaceful and it is easy to fill all the details and everything is really fine here. Thanks!
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Ek no"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am really happy with the bank bazaar service. This is the first time, I had applied my personal loan through online. It was recommended by my friend and am very much satisfied. The customer service and response was good. I have downloaded the app and using it which was easy to access
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      , mumbai
      Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Very very happy and nice "
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bankbazaar is very good customer service good so happy Nice no I am smiling feeling great today. I am getting nice benefits, easy to apply. No problem, no tension it is peaceful and it is easy to fill all the details and everything is really fine here. Thanks!!
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Thanks bank bazaar "
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 4.5/5 "Excellent!"
      This is very good app, this app is is very helpful for us and for the people. Further it's very easy to apply credit card debit card also people there is no need to apply to paperwork in the office. It's very easy to get online debit card, credit card and insurance thank you so much bankbazaar.com.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Super"
      YES BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Good banking services and other services , so fast open account. So I am very much impressed with the Yes bank and my future goals and the performance is also very high and other service next to next very good service provider and it is very easy also it is very fast to open account . So I am very much impressed with yes bank and its future goals.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 29, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "My Dear open saving Account "
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Incase If I open the account, I will get the cheque book. Also our transactions are very nice, if it gives credit card or current account. Very nice bank bazaar .com nice site, nice app download bank bazaar app in Google play store ...Thanking you friends or bank manager.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jan 28, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Good "
      YES BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      It is a good online site for customers for those who are busy with the work schedule, but sometime app is not working properly so I request you please update the app on time to time so customer get better service in future also get update rest is ok and good for all of us thank you
      Was this review helpful? 0
      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      " Good facility , very fast and an easy process"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Good facility in this bank also i agree to all the terms and condition in this bank and the branch of indusind bank is so near to me and it is very much comfortable for me and the staff of this bank is too good and all the services provided to me and all the customers of bankbazaar thank you so much.
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      , faridabad
      Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "bankbazaar"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      Amazing bank bazaar .com account it is providing an amazing opportunity for all the online process We can request for the highest and the best quote. bank bazaar gives free and fast response to each and every one of us thanking you once again for doing a fantastic job.
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      , bangalore
      Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "So very fast to open an account "
      YES BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Good banking services and other services and so fast open account .so I an very impressed with yes bank and my future goals and the performance is also very high and other service next to next very good service provider and it is very easy and so fast open account . So I am very much impressed with yes bank and future goals.
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      , ahmedabad
      Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018
    • Kotak Debit Card
      "Decent Credit Card"
      KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK
      0.5 4.0/5 "Great!"
      I have a Salary account with them and the bank has offered a complimentary Credit card on the basis of this account. They have given me a Credit Limit of Rs.2.5 Lakhs, which I felt is quite a good one to have. One thing which let me down over here is their high interest rate. Also an added advantage is, they have good reward points system available with them.
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      , chennai
      Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "VERY NICE PROCESS"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      Bankbazaar is a very nice app, and no problem with respect to any product, we can quickly get reply on loan or credit card or any other product. Thank you bank bazaar and to the entire team of bankbazaar.com This app has all the information about saving account, also Health insurance etc. Thank you so much bankbazaar.
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      , jaipur
      Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Nice bank bazar"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I want every one to use bank bazaar, because you can find out the best bank which provides the savings account. With the help of bankbazaar it is very easy to open a savings account and get free reward points, accumulate the reward points and enjoy your life. So i want everyone to use bank bazaar account and enjoy your life with the family. Hurry up now.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 21, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "Nice one bankbazaar"
      INDUSIND BANK LTD
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I want to every body open bank bazar account so please open to account hurry up you can choose your account number so please hurry up now. It is very easy to Open an account and get free rewards points, collect your reward points and enjoy your life.
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      , new delhi
      Reviewed on Jan 21, 2018
    • Bank Bazaar Debit Card
      "It's good for applying everyone easy card to get approval"
      YES BANK
      0.5 5.0/5 "Blown Away!"
      I am so glad to inform you and you are such a grateful person for having a bankbazaar to have more features in future need is to help more people. And the future offers are to open the bank accounts or credit cards, personal loans and mostly likely this very much easy for everyone.
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      , hyderabad
      Reviewed on Jan 20, 2018
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