17 August 2017
HDFC Bank today rolled out the national campaign to offer HDFC Bank ISIC (International Student Identity Card) Student ForexPlus Card in Chandigarh. This co-branded prepaid cardhas been specially designed for students traveling abroad for studies or leisure, keeping in mind their unique needs and requirements.
The HDFC Bank ISIC ForexPlus Card is also a valid global student ID. The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is the only internationally recognized and accepted identity card for students and endorsed by UNESCO, providing benefits across 125+ countries at more than 150,000 benefit locations.
Students were presented with the HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus card at a formal launch event in Chandigarh by Mr. Vineet Nagar, Head – Prepaid & Debit Cards, HDFC Bank, Mr. Vineet Arora, BBH – Punjab, HDFC Bank and Ms. RichaGoyal, Director ISIC India & Board Member – ISIC Global.
Students can make all payments using the HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus card during their studies abroad in a convenient and secure manner. The bank currently offers USD, GBP and EUR currency on this card. It also offers the convenience of reloading the Forex card through bank’s digital platforms including Prepaid NetBanking where loading can be done instantly and available 24×7. The card is accepted at millions of merchant outlets in over 125 countries globally. It can also be used to withdraw money from ATMs. Furthermore, ISIC has partnered with various merchants & institutions to offer exclusive deals and offers to students holding this card.
The HDFC Bank ISIC StudentForexPlus Card offers following benefits:
- Special offers on Books, Food, Shopping, Accommodation, Leisure Activities, and Travel at over 41,000 partners in 130 countries
- Accepted as Student Identity card worldwide
- Chip-based card ensures safety and security of transactions by students abroad
- Protection against Foreign Exchange Fluctuation
- Complimentary enhanced Air Accident Insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh
- Instantly Reload card on HDFC Bank Netbanking
The HDFC Bank International Student Identity Card (ISIC) can be availed at all HDFC Bank branches or from the convenience of homes and offices through HDFC Bank website.HDFC Bank customers as well as general public can avail of this card by sending an SMS ‘STUDENT <CITY>’ to 5676712.Through this initiative, the bank aims to reach out to an estimated 5 lakh students traveling abroad for studies from India, enabling them to meet all their foreign currency needs in a convenient, swift, and secure manner.
“At HDFC Bank, enhancing customer convenience lies at the heart of all our new initiatives. We are delighted to offer our co-branded HDFC Bank ISIC Student ForexPlus Card to students travelling abroad for studies. The prepaid card meets their evolving needs and gives them great value in the form of wider acceptance, discounts, and convenience of card payments. We are confident that our co-branded ForexPlus Card will be a valuable addition to our growing portfolio of products. In Punjab, through this card, we hope to cater to the needs of more than one lakh students who travel abroad for studies every year,”said Mr. Parag Rao, Country Head, Card Payment Products, Merchant Acquiring Services & Marketing, HDFC Bank.
“The HDFC Bank ISIC ForexPlus Card brings together the best of HDFC Bank Forex Card services and the leveraging power of the ISIC by integrating both into a single card. A student may use the card at over 150,000 discount locations across 125+ countries and save on everything from text books to airline tickets,” said Ms Richa Goyal Sikri, Director ISIC India& Board Member – ISIC Global.