Guwahati: HDFC Bank has announced the expansion of its SME Payment Solutions with the launch of business range of credit cards customised for business owners, entrepreneurs, and freelancers.
The credit cards will be available in 4 variants – BizFirst, BizGrow, BizPower, and BizBlack.
The business credit card range offers a best-in-class interest-free credit cycle of 55 days, savings on core business spends like utility bills, GST, income tax, vendor payments, business travel, and business productivity tools.
This offering makes up a part of the strong suite of SME payments solutions that the Bank offers. HDFC Bank’s SME Payment Solution is a designed to meet the diverse payment needs of self-employed individuals, SMEs and MSMEs.
Tailored to address both payable and receivable needs of businesses,the Bank has introduced a unified digital platform which consolidates all payables such as vendor payments, utility bills, and statutory payments etc.
On the receivable side of payments, the platform is designed to manage and optimize end to end supply-chain arrangements and reconciliation.
The platform provides a detailed dashboard with one view of payments made and accepted, for better cash-flow management.
The new range of business credit cards is envisioned to cater to the requirements of the self-employed community including MSMEs, startups, professionals, and freelancers.
Key features of the business credit cards:
- Up to 55 days free credit period (industry best)
- Up to 10X* Reward Points on Business Spends
- Bill Payments | Tax Payments | Vendor Payments | Business Travel | Business Productivity Tools
- Specially Curated Business Insurance Package
- Fire & Burglary | Cash in Safe & Transit | Electronic Equipment
- Exclusive Business focussed Redemption Catalogue
- Travel & Hotels | Microsoft Office 365 | Clear Tax | Amazon for Business | Google Ads
- EMI and Loan on card facility
Freelancers/GIG workers is a new emerging segment in self-employed category and the Bank will be launching GIGA Business Credit Card shortly, catering to specific needs of this segment.
In fact, the recently introduced payments platform has capabilities to process statutory payments, utility bills, onboard verified vendors and centralized payments, providing custom dashboards and comprehensive MIS.
Currently, 6,500 corporates are making payments to over 14,000 registered vendors on the platform, facilitating a total spend of Rs 82,000 crores since November 2021.
Moreover, the Bank’s Business & Commercial Payment Solution has efficiently processed Rs 26,000 crores in statutory payments in current financial year, establishing itself as a trusted and efficient financial partner for businesses.
HDFC Bank is among the country’s largest facilitators of cashless payments with 5.30 crore debit cardsand2crore credit cardsas of January 2024. HDFC Bank has the largest market share by spends in the credit card business of 27.1% as of December 2023.