Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card Oct 2021 Review

By | October 2, 2021

BOB Financial Launched the Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card for its Premium and  NBFCs affluent customers on the Mastercard Platform. BOB Financial Solutions is a Non-Banking Financial Company wholly owned by the Bank of Baroda. One of India’s top banks and Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Here is the detailed review of the BOB ETERNA Credit Card.

Table of Contents

  1. Key Highlight
  2. Joining and Renewal Fees
  3. Rewards Program
  4. Other Benefits
  5. How to Maximize the Returns
  6. My Onboarding Experience
  7. Eligibility Criteria
  8. Documents Required
  9. Bottom-line
Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card
Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card

Key Highlight

  • Joining and Annual Fees of Rs.2499+GST
  • Joining fees is waived off, if you spends Rs.25,000 within 60 days.
  • Your income should be at least Rs.12 Lakh Per Annuam.
  • 3.75% Rewards on Online, Travel, Dinning, and Inetrnational Spends.
  • 0.75% of Regular Spends.
  • 1.5% Return as a Milestone Rewards.
  • Unlimited Airport Lounge Access.

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card Joining and Renewal Fees

  • Joining Fees: Rs. 2499+GST
  • Annual Fees: Rs. 2499+ GST
  • Add on Card: NIL
  • Welcome Benefits: Free 6 months FitPass Pro Membership

First Year fees are waived off if you spend Rs. 25000 in the first 60 days of card issuance. Renewal Fees of Rs. 2499 + GST is waived off if you spend Rs. 2.5 lakh or more in the subsequent previous year.

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card Rewards Program

BoB ETERNA Credit Card comes with different rewards: Regular, Milestone & Accelerated. Here’s everything about it below.

(1). Regular Rewards

  • All regular spends: 3 Reward Point per Rs.100 spends (0.75% Value)
  • 1 Reward Point Value: Rs.0.25

You can redeem rewards points against other options and Statement credit. You can redeem all your accumulated reward points for cashback 1 reward point = 0.25

(2). Milestone Rewards

  • Spends Rs. 50,000: 10000 Bonus Rewards Points ( 5%)
  • Spends Rs. 5,00,000 : 20000 Bonus Rewards Points ( 1%)

You can get 10,000 Bonus rewards points by spending Rs. 50,000 within 60 days of card issuance and 20,000 Bonus Rewards points if you spend 5,00,000 in a year. Milestone Rewards points accelerate the rewards of this card. Total rewards are ( 0.75%+6%) 6.75%.

(3). Accelerated rewards

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card offers Accelerated rewards points in different categories. Here are all the details about accelerated rewards points.

(A).Travel Benefits

Under the Travel Buddy program, Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card accelerated travel expenses rewards.

  • 15 rewards points on every Rs. 100 spent on travel and international spending. ( 3.75%)
  • Unlimited airport lounge access at the domestic airports.
  • Reduced Forex Mark Fees up to 2%

(B).Dining Benefits

  • 15 rewards points on every Rs. 100 spent on dining ( 3.75%)
  • Relish 250+ Culinary deals at Mastercard priceless specials (3.75%

(C).Movie and Shopping

  • 15 rewards points on every Rs. 100 spent on online shopping (3.75%)
  • Buy One Get One movie tickets at Paytm Movies.
  • Discount is limited Rs. 250/- per card per month
  • Other T & C – Please pay a Visit
Paytm Bogo Movie tickets every month
Paytm Bogo Movie tickets every month.

Other Benefits of Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card

Fuel Surcharge Waiver

  • Fuel Surcharge Waiver– 1% Fuel Surcharge waiver on fuel transactions.
  • Minimum: Rs. 400
  • Max Waiver: Rs. 250 per statement cycle

Insurance Cover

  • Free Personal Accidental Death Cover 
  • Air Accident: 1 Crore
  • Non- Air: 10 Lakh
  • Zero liability on the lost card if reported timely

Easy EMI 

You can convert purchases above 2500 into an easy EMI of 6/12 months.

How to Maximize the Returns

Let’s suppose you spend about 5 lakhs a year with Rs.1.5Lakh in accelerated rewards (3.75%) and remaining as regular purchases. Let’s see how many rewards you get.

  • Rs. 5,625 -> Accelerated Rewards: 3.75% on Rs.1.5 lakg spend
  • Rs. 5,000 -> Bonous Rewards: 1 % on Rs. 5 Lakh spend
  • Rs.3,500 -> Regular Rewards : 0.75% on ( 5-1.5 ) 3.5 Lakh
  • Total Savings: Rs.  on 5L lakh spend which is  2.83% Reward Rate

The problem here is that you may not spend 1.5 lakh on accelerated rewards, reducing the overall reward rate.

But then, if you consider fee waiver on 2.5 lakh spend, lounge access & other benefits, I think it’s amazing credit issued by the Bank of Baroda with returns far more than regular premium credit cards of this range.

Pros and Cons of Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card

Pros

  • Unlimited airport lounge access at the domestic airports.
  • Reduced Forex Mark Fees up to 2%
  • Bonus Rewards Points
  • Fees are waived of Annual spending of 2.5 lakh

Cons

  • No International Lounge access
  • Not Excellent customer service

My Onboarding Experience

I applied for this credit card through the bank Branch, and I had a Bank Account in Vijaya Bank that has been merged into Bank of Baroda in 2020. One day Bank Branch manager called me regarding this credit card and requested to apply the same.

Then Branch expectative visited my house with a Credit card application form, and the application was successfully completed.

The Credit card was delivered within 20 days of the credit card application.

Credit card Limit

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card came with Rs.2,00,000 credit limit, which is below the credit limit provided by the Premium credit card.

Bank-of-Baroda-ETERNA-Credit-Card Limit
Bank-of-Baroda-ETERNA-Credit-Card Limit

Net Banking Dashboard

Bank of Baroda does not have a mobile app for managing a credit card. However, it offers net banking with limited features. Some of them are below.

Quick-Task
Quick-Task
Rewards-Points
Rewards-Points

I have accumulated almost 52,000 rewards points that are equal to Rs—13,000 as a statement credit.

Eligibility Criteria

Its a premium credit card, so eligibility criteria tough

  • Your age should be between 18 years to 70 years
  • Add on cardholder should be above 18 years.
  • You should be a resident of India.
  • Your monthly income should be 1 lakh or more

Documents Required

  • ID Proof– PAN Card Photocopy
  • Professional Proof– Photocopy of ICAI Membership Card
  • Address Proof– Voter ID Card, Aadhar Card, Copy of Passport, etc..
  • One Photograph
  • Income Proof: Latest 2 month Salary Slip/latest ITR, Or Copy of another Credit card.

Bottomline

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card Oct 2021 Review

Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card is premium credit issued by the bank of Baroda. The default rewards rate is 0.75% below entry-level credit cards like CitiBank Paytm First Credit Card and Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit card.It would help if you spent at least Rs. 5 lakh to get 2.83 % rewards points ( including 1.5 lakh on accelerated spends). If you cannot spend at least 5 lakh, then it's better to have an entry-level credit card in your wallets that give default 1% rewards without any restriction.

Editor's Rating:
4.5

What’s your take on the Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card? Feel free to share your views in the comments below. 

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Author: Dhiraj Jha

I love to acquire, review, and earn reward points/cashback from Credit Cards for free traveling and enjoying luxury hotels. Helping people about the benefits and optimal utilization of credit cards.

4 thoughts on “Bank of Baroda ETERNA Credit Card Oct 2021 Review

  1. Avatar of hemanthemant

    hopeless service . the bank service is hopeless . incompetent staff

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    1. Avatar of Dhiraj JhaDhiraj Jha Post author

      yes, I agree, BOB customer support is not good. Could you tell us what is issues you are facing?

      Reply
  2. Avatar of sagar katarasagar katara

    Does reward points have expiry date? If yes how long?

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    1. Avatar of Dhiraj JhaDhiraj Jha Post author

      For CARDHOLDERS of BOBCARDS, Bonus Points are valid up to respective financial year only. At the end of the relevant financial year, from the cardholder’s transaction Date (bonus points earned). Therefore, card Holders need to send the bonus points redemption request by 31st May of next financial of the transaction/bonus point accumulated FY.

      Example: You have earned 8000 bonus points in Financial year (F.Y.) 2020-2021) (1st April 2020 to 31 March 2021). You have to send the bonus points redemption request to Bobcards by 31st May 2021 other wise all the earned bonus points shall be expired, and you will not be able to get the bonus points benefits for the bonus points earned between 1st April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

      I hope I was able to clarify.

      Reply

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