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  • ICICI Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card

    The ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card comes with great privileges to the frequent traveler. This credit card offers the unique benefit of having two cards in one, i.e., the ICICI Bank credit card and Namma Metro Smart Card (smart card offered by BMRCL). This co-branded credit card is available in the MasterCard variant and it also uses the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. One of the major highlights of this card is that it comes with an auto recharge facility. If the balance on your card drops below Rs. 100, then an automatic recharge of Rs. 200 is done by the Bank. This card ensures that you have hassle-free travel options with instant payment solutions.

    Special Benefits of ICICI Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card:

    • Auto Recharge facility - Your Namma Metro Smart Card Chip balance will be automatically recharged if it falls below a predetermined amount.
    • Discount of 15% discount on Namma Metro travel fare
    • On every Auto Recharge transaction get 8 PAYBACK Points
    • You can redeem your accumulated PAYBACK Points and earn Metro Miles for metro travel. This is powered by PAYBACK.
    • Enjoy fuel surcharge waiver of 2.5% across HPCL petrol pumps, while purchasing fuel using this credit card.
    • Get a minimum discount of at least 15% on your dining expenses at premier restaurants across India with the card’s Culinary Treats program.
    • Avail great Platinum benefits, backed by MasterCard


    Earn Payback Points:
    • On every ?100 spent on the card, you can earn 2 PAYBACK Points, except for fuel purchases
    • On every ?100 spent on Auto Recharge transactions, you can earn 4 PAYBACK Points

    Earn PAYBACK Points from various PAYBACK partners by using your PAYBACK card or by providing your registered mobile number. PAYBACK Points can be redeemed for Metro Miles which can be used to travel hassle-free on Namma Metro. This special option for redemption of Payback points is offered for the benefit of Namma Metro commuters and is available only on the ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card.

    You can convert your accumulated Payback points to Metro Miles and encash it for a corresponding value as cash recharge on your Namma Metro Smart Card Chip. 1 PAYBACK Point is equal to Rs. 0.25. PAYBACK Points can also be used to redeem exciting gifts such as fragrances, fashion, holidays, dining, gadgets, home entertainment, and much more.

    Fuel Surcharge waiver:

    On transactions above Rs. 4000, avail 2.5% fuel surcharge waiver in HPCL fuel station.

    Culinary Treats Program:

    Enjoy your dining experience by saving up to 15% and more on your dining bills when you dining at any of the participating restaurants.


    Convenience of a Smart Card:

    You get a preloaded amount of ? 100 on your Namma Metro Smart Card Chip when you are issued an ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card. This amount is charged to your credit card account.

    Auto Recharge Facility:

    The Auto Recharge facility ensures that your Smart Card Chip balance is automatically recharged for an amount of Rs. 200 whenever it drops below Rs. 100. This amount will be charged against your ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card balance.

    Discount on Fares:

    Avail a discount of 15% from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited every time you travel at Namma Metro using the ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card. This offer is similar to the one available on the Namma Metro Smart Card.

    Freedom from Planning:

    You can terminate or extend your travel plans without having to provide prior notification, when you use your ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card at the Bangalore Metro. The fare will be charged to your account, based on the station where you enter and the station where you exit.

    Security Chip and PIN:

    An embedded microchip on your ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Credit Card ensures that your card is secured against fraud and other misuse. It is secured by a PIN that has to be entered at merchant outlets to validate a transaction. For online transactions, a 3D secure code has to be entered.

    Fees and Charges:

    Type of Charge Amount
    Joining Fee Rs.299
    Annual Fee Rs.299
    Supplementary Card Rs. 299 (one-time payment)
    Interest on overdue extended credit 40.80% annually (3.40% per month)
    Interest on cash advances 40.80% annually (3.40% per month)
    Service Tax 12.36%

    ICICI Bank Unifare Bangalore Metro Card FAQs:

    1. What is the threshold limit?

      The balance available on your Namma Metro Smart Card Chip on which the Auto Recharge instruction is triggered, is called the threshold limit. Rs. 100 is the threshold limit and if the value drops below Rs.100, instructions for automatic credit of ?200 will be sent to BMRCL, and the amount will be deducted from your Credit limit.

    2. When will by balance be automatically recharged?

      Once you tap your credit card at an entry gate in any Namma Metro station in Bangalore, the Auto Recharge will get triggered if the balance is lower than the threshold limit on your Namma Metro Smart Card Chip. The updated balance can be viewed by you when you tap the card next time at the Entry gate.

    3. Can auto recharge facility be deactivated?

      Yes. In order to deactivate the auto recharge facility on your card, you can contact the Namma Metro station customer care. Once this feature has been deactivated, it cannot be reactivated on this card. If you want to get this facility again, you will have to place a request through the ICICI credit card customer care service, for a replacement card.

    4. Can the balance on my Namma Metro Smart Card Chip be transferred to my replacement card if the original one has been stolen?

      No. In case lost/stolen cards are reissued, the balance on the Namma Metro Smart Card Chip will not be transferred to the new Smart Card Chip on the replaced card.

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