BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Snapdeal in partnership with National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and JCB International Co. Ltd. have announced the launch of the Snapdeal BoB JCB RuPay Credit Card. The card is designed keeping in mind the purchase behaviour of shopping enthusiasts and will offer a host of attractive benefits and rewards. The card will also be usable at international merchants and ATMs through the extensive JCB global network.
Users of the co-branded credit card will receive up to 5% unlimited cashback (accrued as 20 reward points on every INR 100 spent) on the Snapdeal app and website. Activation of the co-branded credit card within 30 days of issuance will entitle the cardholder to shopping benefits on Snapdeal worth up to INR 500.
The card also offers 10 reward points per INR 100 spent on online, grocery and departmental store spends. For purchases in all other categories, customers will get 4 reward points for every INR 100 spent. The cardholders will also enjoy free Add-On cards for family members, waiver of 1% fuel surcharge, easy EMI options (pre and post purchase), and periodic offers across merchants.
Commenting on the partnership, Shailendra Singh, MD & CEO, BOB Financial said, “We are happy to launch our co-branded credit card with Snapdeal, in partnership with NPCI, at a time when both new customer acquisition as well as usage from smaller cities and towns continue to grow at an impressive pace. The challenges brought about by the pandemic have resulted in a rapid adoption of digital payments even in interior locations of the country. Our co-branded credit card will offer additional value to this large segment of customers that constitute Bharat!”.
Himanshu Chakrawarti, President, Snapdeal Limited said, “Snapdeal’s target audience is the value-savvy, mid-income, price-conscious buyers who predominantly live in the smaller cities of India. The partnership between BOB Financial, NPCI and Snapdeal brings together parties with a deep understanding of this mega-segment of consumers and how they are evolving in terms of their use of technology and digital payments. Our co-branded card is another important step in offering additional value to our users.”
Ms. Praveena Rai, COO, NPCI said, “We are happy to associate with BOB Financial and Snapdeal for the launch of the distinctive co-branded JCB RuPay Contactless Credit Card. We believe that this proposition will appeal strongly to millions of Snapdeal and BOB Financial’s customers at large by offering them a unique and rewarding experience. At NPCI, we are strategically focussing on creating a wide array of offerings in the credit segment for the customers to experience delightful and memorable retail as well as e-commerce shopping.”
Mr. Yoshiki Kaneko, President and COO, JCB International Co. Ltd. said, “We are extremely excited to partner with BFSL and Snapdeal through our esteemed network partner RuPay. This product, besides offering great value and benefits within India, comes with unique benefits and privileges internationally. This includes access to exclusive JCB in-city lounges at many key international travel destinations and special discounts exclusively for JCB cardmembers at many international merchants. We are sure the cardmembers will enjoy the benefits of carrying this card with them wherever they go.”