3 New Credit Card Rules from 1 October: How it will Impact You

05 Dec 2022

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The digitisation of payments has increased credit card penetration in the country. No doubt, up to 50 days interest-free credit period on all Bank of Baroda credit cards, with added advantages like reward points, welcome perks, complimentary services, etc., have been behind this phenomenal surge. However, with this growth, there has been an increase in credit card misuse and fraud. To protect customer interests and take stringent actions, RBI has announced the following regulatory changes in the credit card policy w.e.f 1st October 2022.

Here are the Three New Credit Card Rules:

1. Credit Card Limit Permission

RBI has ordered all credit card companies to give prior notice and take necessary permissions from the customer before rolling out any change in their card’s credit limit. This guideline will help the customer remain fully aware of their card’s credit limit and make purchases in accordance with it.

2. Credit Card Tokenisation

Before October, third-party payment apps sought customer's credit card number, name, and CVV for making payments. In this regard, and to further increase security during online transactions, the RBI has launched a card tokenisation system.

Tokenisation is when your card’s 16-digit number gets replaced with a set of characters jointly termed ‘Token.’ The token shall be unique for a combination of card, token requestor, and device.

Tokens can be used for different transactions: online, mobile point-of-sale, and in-app. They contain no personal information that can be directly accessed and keep changing whenever you do any digital transaction using your card.

Tokenisation also helps in faster payment checkouts as card details are not required to be re-entered when a card is saved. CVV & OTP authentication will continue as an additional layer of protection.

3. One-Time Passwords for Activation

Credit card issuers are now required to obtain One Time Password (OTP) based consent from the cardholder if the card hasn’t been activated for more than 30 days from the card issuance date. Further, the credit card issuers are expected to close the credit card account within seven working days from the date of seeking confirmation from the customer. They will not levy any charges if the cardholder declines the request to activate the card.

You can activate your Bank of Baroda Credit Card in the following ways:

  • TRANSACT ONLINE OR AT ANY STORE: Visit our websitefor the best offers
  • SET A PIN OF YOUR CHOICE:Log in to the BoB credit card mobile app/customer portal & go to the 'Set PIN' option. You can download the app from the Play store or App store.
  • SET CARD CONTROLS: Log in to the BoB credit card mobile app/customer portal & go to the 'Card Management/Usage' option. Visit our portal.

In a Nutshell

The new credit card rules will enhance security and safety for users while using credit cards. Further, permission for increasing the credit card limit is a much welcome move as it will promote the judicious use of credit cards. Bank of Baroda is a highly compliant organization and ensures that its credit card users get the best financial services.

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