IndusInd Bank Pinnacle Credit Card Review

IndusInd Bank Pinnacle Credit Card Review

Fee

Joining Fee: Rs 15,000+GST
Annual Fee: Zero

Type

Rewards

Return

0.7% to 2.5%

Rating

4/5

Network

Mastercard

Benefits

Domestic Airport Lounge Access, International Airport Lounge Access, BookMyShow Offer, Fuel Surcharge Waiver

IndusInd Bank Pinnacle credit card is one of the premium offerings from IndusInd Bank. It comes with a joining fee of Rs 15,000+GST. The joining fee is set off against the gift vouchers welcome benefit. From the second year onwards, there is no annual fee on the Pinnacle credit card. Pinnacle offers us 2.5% reward points on online e-commerce transactions and 1% reward points on offline spends. The benefits offered by the IndusInd Bank Pinnacle credit card include domestic and international airport lounge access, BookMyShow BOGO offer and a fuel surcharge waiver.

Fees

In line with IndusInd Bank’s other credit card offerings, there is no annual fee for the Pinnacle credit card. We need to pay the joining fees and we get gift vouchers against it. Below are the current fees and offer for this card.

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Joining FeeRs 15,000+GST ~Rs 17,700
Welcome BenefitRs 15,000 offline vouchers / Rs 12,000 online vouchers
Annual FeeNIL
IndusInd Bank Pinnacle Credit Card Review: Fees

The online vouchers can be redeemed for Amazon or Flipkart vouchers. The offline vouchers include brands like Bata, Pantaloons, Titan, and Hidesign. We can choose any brand combinations of offline vouchers from the available options on Gyftr once we get the voucher codes.

If you have some shopping planned, offline vouchers are a better option as we get a higher value. In this case, the effective fees for the Pinnacle card reduces to the GST outgo of Rs 2700.

Rewards

Type of SpendReward Points
Online Spends2.5%
Online Travel and Airline Spends1.5%
Offline Spends1%
Online/Offline Utility Bill Payments0.7%
Insurance Premium, Government Services/Charges/Payments, Education Institute Fees, Real Estate/Rental Payments0.7%
Fuel SpendsNIL
IndusInd Bank Pinnacle Credit Card Review: Rewards

Complimentary Airport Lounge Access

  • International Airport Lounge Access: 2 complimentary visits/calendar quarter with Priority Pass
  • Domestic Airport Lounge Access: 1 complimentary visit/calendar quarter with Mastercard

BookMyShow BOGO Offer

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IndusInd Bank Pinnacle credit also gets a BookMyShow BOGO offer. We get BOGO offer with the second ticket free up to Rs 200. The offer can be availed 3 times in a calendar month.

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Complimentary IndusInd Exclusive Savings Account

We get a complimentary IndusInd Exclusive savings account with the Pinnacle credit card. There is no minimum balance requirement and we highly recommend getting this bank account as it offers multiple benefits like zero forex markup and great debit card rewards. Do read our article on the Exclusive account to find out more.

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Fuel Surcharge Waiver

  • Pinnacle credit card gets a 1% fuel surcharge waiver
  • Applicable on all fuel transactions of value from Rs 400 to Rs 4000

Rewards Redemption

Each reward point is equal to 75 paise for a statement credit and 1 Airmiles for transfer to partners. We can redeem the reward points for:

  • E-Vouchers and products on IndusMoments
  • Airlimiles transfer to InterMiles/Vistara
  • Cash Credit: Max 25000 RP per statement

Pros and Cons

Final Thoughts

IndusInd Pinnacle offers decent rewards and benefits for a premium credit card. But, there are some spends like utility bills where we get 0.7% rewards. IndusInd Bank could have kept this at 2% with some upper cap to curb misuse. On the rewards front, cards like Amazon Pay ICICI and Flipkart Axis are better at rewards. So, the only differentiating factors are benefits like redemption options and lounge access.

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As there is no annual fee and we can get this card at an effective Rs 2700, this is still a good deal. We can also take advantage of the occasional spend offers during the festival season and also get the zero AMB Exclusive savings account.

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3 thoughts on “IndusInd Bank Pinnacle Credit Card Review”

  1. pankaj gupta

    for Bookmyshow BOGO offer, you get Rs 200 off on second ticket, not Rs 700 as mentioned in post.

  2. How to apply this card? couldn’t find in instant card section neither apply now button product page.

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