The biggest small finance bank in India, AU Small Finance Bank (AU SFB), has teamed up with ixigo, one of the top travel websites, to launch a high-end co-branded credit card designed for modern travelers.
According to AU Small Finance Bank, this partnership takes advantage of ixigo’s broad reach in Tier-2 and Tier-3 markets and the financial know-how of AU SFB to provide clients a seamless combination of unrivaled travel benefits and distinctive financial incentives.
The goal of the ixigo-AU co-branded credit card is to provide users with an effortless, fulfilling, and remarkable travel experience in all travel-related domains, such as hotels, trains, buses, and airplanes. This joint credit card provides a range of special benefits to meet the needs of both infrequent and frequent travelers. It is especially designed to satisfy the evolving needs of modern travelers, who place a premium on value, flexibility, and convenience,” the business stated.
Customers who successfully complete their first transaction within the first 30 days of card issuance will also receive ₹1000 in ixigo money as part of the welcome bonus. They will also earn 1000 reward points.
Sanjay Agarwal, Founder and MD & CEO of AU Small Finance Bank, stated at the launch of ixigo-AU SFB’s first co-branded credit card, “According to research from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the travel industry is expected to see a significant recovery, with growth of 20.7% year-over-year in 2024, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. This increase suggests that in 2023, Indian tourists will continue to spend a lot of money. AU Small Finance Bank has teamed with ixigo, India’s leading travel platform for the next billion consumers, in recognition of this, in order to provide travel aficionados with unmatched financial services. The ixigo-AU Credit Card ushers in a new era of convenience and incentives by showcasing the innovative banking practices of AU and the travel expertise of ixigo.”
“At ixigo, our emphasis has always been on building product innovations & offering services that make travel a seamless experience,” co-founders Rajnish Kumar & Aloke Bajpai continued. We are ecstatic to be launching our co-branded credit card in collaboration with AU Small Finance Bank. In our goal to provide travelers with a smooth, fulfilling, and unforgettable experience, this partnership represents a critical milestone. We hope to reinvent the travel experience with this cutting-edge card, which gives users access to credit and unrivaled perks.”
When using the ixigo platform, travelers can book flights, buses, and hotels and receive discounts of up to 10% with this co-branded card. The unique advantages of the ixigo-AU co-branded credit card are designed specifically for train travelers, making their travels even more rewarding. These are its most notable characteristics. The card gives top-tier reward points for all offline and online transactions in addition to the convenience of $0 payment gateway fees for train reservations made twice a month. Moreover, it is the only OTA travel credit card that grants access to up to eight domestic airport lounges and eight train lounges annually. Priority Pass holders can request entry to one overseas lounge per year.