HDFC Bank has announced evision in the Reward Points Program & Fee structure on Credit Cards w.e.f 1st January 2023.
|1.||On the HDFC Bank SmartBuy portal, the redemption of Reward Points for flights & hotel bookings will be capped at 75,000 Reward Points per calendar month.|
|2.||Redemption of Reward Points against statement balance (CashBack redemption) will be capped at 50,000 Reward Points per calendar month w.e.f 1st February 2023.|
|3.||Rent payments and government transactions will NOT earn Reward Points.|
|4.||Reward Points earned on grocery transactions will be capped at 2000 Reward Points per calendar month.|
|Revision in the Fee structure w.e.f 1st January 2023:|
|1.||For rent payments made through third-party merchants, a fee of 1% of the total transaction amount will be levied from the second rental transaction of the calendar month.|
|2.||If you conduct a transaction (in-store or online) in Indian currency at an international location or with a merchant located in India but registered overseas, a dynamic & static conversion markup fee of 1% will be charged.|
In a nutshell you will not get any reward points on rent payment and you will additionally pay 1% transaction fees if you make multiple rental payment transactions. There is more and more caps on rewards and there might be future reward point de-valuation as well.
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