Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit Review

By | October 25, 2020
Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit

Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit is co-branded credit card issued by BOB Financial Solutions Ltd (BFSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda (BoB) in collaboration with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). This is a exclusive co-branded credit card for Company Secretaries (CS). Here is the details review about this card.

Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit Joining and Annual Fees

  • Joining Fees: NIL
  • Renewal Fees: NIL

There are no joining and annual fees. That’s great. All credit cards issued by BoB for professionals like CA, CMA, and CS are free from Joining and Renewal Fees.

Welcome Benefits

  • Complimentary 6 Months FITPASS PRO with Rs. 15,000/-

BOB ICSI Diamond Credit Benefits

BOB ICSI Diamond Credit provides you Regular RewardsAccelerated rewards, and Milestone Rewards. Here is the all benefits.

Regular Rewards

  • Rewards:1 rewards points for every Rs.100 spent (1%)
  • Rewards Points Value: 1 reward points are equal to o.25ps
  • Default Rewards rate: 1%

The benefits provided by this card is equal to all other professional credit , Like BoB Exclusive Credit Card for ICAI Members  and Bank of Baroda CMA One Credit Card.

Accelerated Rewards

  • 5 Rewards points for every Rs.100 spent on dining, online, and utility bills.
  • 999 Bonus rewards points on 5 transaction Rs.1000 or more each month.

BOB ICSI Diamond Credit also gives rewards points on the Utility bill spends @ 1.25%. Normally all credit card issuer avoid giving rewards points on utility bills. 1000 rewards points on 5 transaction Rs.1000 or more each month gives a 5% rewards rate, which is an exception.

Milestone Rewards

  • Transaction Bonus: Swipe your credit card within 30 Days of Issuance and Get 1000 rewards points value Rs.250
  • Bonus Rewards Points: Get 3,999 reward points every quarter, on spending more than your card’s credit limit.

The concept that you spend should exceed your credit limit within a quarter to qualify for Bonus rewards points is unique. Let assume your credit card limit is Rs. 1,00,000/-, and then you should be spending at Rs.1,00,000/- within three months qualify for Bonus rewards points of 4000. Bonus rewards points accelerate the regular rewards points by 1% so that the total rewards rate would be 2% on your credit card.

Complimentary Lounge Access benefits

  • 3 Complimentary Domestic airport Lounge access benefits Per Quarter( Total 12 Per year)
  • Lounge Access benefits are available on MasterCard Network.
  • Foreign Currency Mark Up is only 2%
  • Visit BOB Financial website for List of Available Domestic Airport where Lounge benefits are available.

This credit card do not have Joining and Annual Fees. Normally credit card which do not charges Fees, do not provide lounge access benefits.

Complimentary Insurance

BOB ICSI Diamond Credit is exclusively made credit card for Company Secretaries, so it also offers Professional Indemnity Insurance which not available for a normal credit card.

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover of Rs. 5 Lakh
  • Air accident death cover of Rs.15 Lakhs
  • Non-air accident death cover of Rs. 5 Lakhs
  • Insurance cover only available to the Primary Cardholder.
  • No, Documents are provided for Insurance.
  • In the case of No use of credit card. The insurance facility will be withdrawn

Professional Indemnity Insurance policy applies to only CS individual members who are in practice and holding valid Certificate of Practice (CoP) both at the time of Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit issuance and at the time of submission of claim, for the claim to be processed by the insurance company.

Pros and Cons Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit

Pros

  • NO Joining and Renewal Fees
  • Default Rewards Rate 1%
  • Free 3 Per Quarter Lounge access benefits
  • Milestone and accelerated rewards points
  • Rewards points on Utility Bill also.
  • Special Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover of Rs.5 Lakh

Cons

  • No International Lounge access.

Eligibility Criteria and Documents required Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit

Eligibility

  • You should be active members of ICSI
  • Add on cardholder should be above 18 years.
  • You should be resident of India.

Documents

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

Bottomline

Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit made exclusively for Company Secretaries. You should be members of ICSI for getting this credit card.The Default rewards rate 1 %, when we add Milestone and accelerated rewards rate, the total rewards rate exceed 2%. Its very good credit card if you consider Joining and Renewal Fees.

I think you should have this credit card in your wallets. Its Lifetime Free credit card.

What’s your take on this credit card ?… Please share share in comments Box below.

Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit

Dhiraj Jha

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Only Extra benefits is , CS will printed on your credit card otherwise Credit card do not provide much benefits.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Bank of Baroda ICSI Diamond Credit Review

  1. Avatar for ABHIJIT MAJUMDARABHIJIT MAJUMDAR

    I am a senior member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India from Kolkata. One, Ms. Tagari Biswas, contacted me and asked for submission of required documents to email address [email protected] for issue of the credit card in my favor. I sent all those documents through email on 19th October, 2020. Then I got a sms from the bank stating that my credit card application no. 560782086 in under process on 05-11-2020. Thereafter, one verification call came and I answered all the questions asked over phone. But till then neither the Credit Card nor any communication received from the Bank’s end. I am scared since my all submitted documents are already there with the Bank. Can u help me in this regard?

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