Credit Cards


Credit cards are an important tool for a person to acquire goods and services with the convenience of making payments on another date. Banks and NBFCs issue credit cards with credit limits, and the holder has to repay the amount used inside the allotted credit limits In agreement with the cardholder, the financial institution decides terms and conditions of the credit offered.

Credit cards are designed to pay for things quickly and pay for them later. There are many types of credit cards. Some credit cards are secured, some deal with rewards, and some are specialty cards that deal with important day to day transactions. Even cash back credit cards and co branded cards are a segment offered by financial institutions. With the use of these cards, you can increase your credit score.


Types Of Credit Card

Travel Credit Card

Travel credit cards allow you to avail discounts on airline, bus, and rail tickets, as well as cab bookings and other expenses related to traveling.You earn rewards points for every purchase and you can use those points to earn air miles for later bookings and discounts.These cards give you access to VIP airport lounges, discounted tickets, and more.

Fuel Credit Card

Cost related to transportation and vehicles are the speciality of fuel credit cards. You enjoy the benefits of fuel surcharge waivers with these cards.Payments made for fuel purchases with the use of these cards helps you earn reward points too, which help you save substantially on fuel expenses right through the year.

Reward Credit Cards

Accelerated reward points on specific purchases and transactions are a speciality of reward credit cards. The points related to rewards or bonuses can be earned to be redeemed for discounts and offers on purchases, which directly relate to reduction in monthly credit card billings.

Shopping Credit Card

Going shopping, you can enjoy the credit services related to shopping credit cards. These cards are designed for you to enjoy discounts on purchases and transactions, both online, and offline. Schemes related to these kinds of cards are cash backs, discount vouchers, and other savings related plans.

Secured Credit Card

Cards that are secured by fixed deposits are known as secured credit cards. These cards allow you to enjoy smart and attractive interest rates.

Credit Card Eligibility

GPS offers a selection of credit cards in association with Partner Banks and NBFCs to suit individual profiles based on requirements. Each partner financial institution issues credit cards based on eligibility criteria that differ. Here are the generic few of those prescribed criteria, which you need to fulfil before issuing your choice of credit card.

Generic eligibility criteria to avail a Credit card
  1. Citizen of India
  2. Good history of savings
  3. Professional Stability
  4. Above 21 years
  5. Existing and Active Savings Account
  6. Strong Credit or Credit Score

Applicable Charges

Joining fee

Joining fees are a one-time fee charged when you are issued a credit card.

Annual fee

Just like a renewal fee that permits you to use a service, financial institutions charge you an annual fee every year to continue with your credit services.

Paper Statement Fee

Credit Card Online statements are the norm of the day; yet at times, you require a hard copy or a paper copy of your statement, for which you have to pay a paper statement fee.

Late Payment Fee

You may at sometime forget to pay or miss your credit card payment deadlines, and for this you are liable to pay penalty charges as a late payment fee.

Cash Withdrawal Fee

Your credit card also works as an ATM card, which enables you to withdraw hard cash at an ATM. Financial institutions generally charge you a cash withdrawal fee for this additional facility.


All credit card transactions are taxed in accordance with prevailing rates in the country. Known as Goods and Services Tax, the levy applies to annual fees, interest payments, and processing fees.

Over-Limit Fee

Subject to your credit card type, you are allowed to spend above your agreed credit limit, for which you pay a over-limit fee in accordance with the terms and conditions in your agreement.

Interest Rate (APR)

Your Credit Card Annual Percentage Rate comes in to effect when you fail to pay your outstanding credit balance. You are required to pay a certain amount as interest at an interest rate decided by your card issuer.

Foreign Currency Mark-up Fee

When you use your credit card globally, you are liable to pay an extra fee for the foreign transactions. The charges payable are known as foreign currency mark-up fees, and these are charged as a percentage of the transacted amount.