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Banks manage reward points costs with hike in slabs, explicit cuts

However, banks are managing these costs closely through a hike in slabs and some explicit cuts.

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With the rise in use of debit and credit cards, banks should have seen a significant rise in card reward points as well. However, banks are managing these costs closely through a hike in slabs and some explicit cuts.

As a result, even as key private banks witnessed 45% annual growth in the value of card transaction over FY16-18, the provisions for rewards have grown a mere 16%. 

This reflects the changes in reward structures and also the rise in share of debit cards in total transactions in which rewards are lower. Across banks, reward points are 0.1-0.2%

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First Published: Jan 29 2019 | 11:34 PM IST

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