OneCard Review – The Free Metal Credit Card in India

By | June 20, 2020
onecard credit card

There are entry-level cards with Zero joining fee and then there are super premium cards with high joining fee that comes with a metal form factor.

What if you mix up both segments and issue a free card? Thatโ€™s OneCard. Hereโ€™s everything you need to know about the OneCard metal credit card:

What is OneCard?

OneCard is an entry-level credit card launched by FPL Technologies that works on IDFC bank platform through Visa (Signature) network.

While it boasts about a metal form factor like the Amex Platinum or Centurion its like giving you a Maruti 800 that “looks” like an Audi on the outside.

Its a hyped product in a way, but still if your plan is to show off the metal, its still a good choice for that matter.

Fees & Charges

Joining FeeNil
Annual FeeNil
Markup Fee1%+GST
Interest Rate2.5%

Its good to see the low markup fee, which is better than most credit cards but remember the rewards aren’t good enough for it to compete with super premium cards.

As you see, its ideally a lifetime free credit card without any joining or renewal fee. That’s good given that its coming in metal variant.

onecard credit card fees

Rewards

Regular Rewards1 RP/ Rs.50
Accelerated Rewards5X RP on top 2 categories
Point Value10 Ps to Rs.1
Regular Reward rate0.2% to 2%
Accelerated Reward rate1% to 10%

So as you see, the regular reward rate varies anywhere between 0.2% to 2% and in case you get 5X then your reward rate could be anywhere between 1% to 10%

While those are the numbers in theory, in practical, the reward rate is 0.2% to 1% for instant redemption for statement credit.

onecard rewards

Note: As tested by one of the user, you don’t get reward points for wallet load and transfers. Amazon pay load shows as transfer.

Benefits

  • Form Factor: Metal Card
  • Visa Signature Privileges (lounge privileges not confirmed yet)
  • Points are issued INSTANTLY
  • Points that never expire
  • Fractional reward points

How to Apply?

Prior to the launch of OneCard, the company launched the OneScore that gives you free credit score & report (Experian) through App.

Within the app they have an option to show interest for the OneCard. You get into waitlist and you will be informed when its available.

  • Update: They’ve stopped taking new users. You may get an option to opt-in after sometime.
onescore onecard app waitlist

OneCard is currently available in 15 cities including Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Surat & Delhi. Other cities maybe added soon.

User Experience

Onboarding:

Here’s what one of the user has to say about getting started,

I got the email that I can now get the OneCard. Registration is simple. I downloaded the app from playstore and entered basic details. It didn’t even ask for my PAN number. Just email, phone number along with OTP, mother name and father name.

That’s it, the process is completed and the app shows the virtual credit card instantly with eligible credit limit. It’s 1,80,000/-

Currently the app is in beta phase on Playstore and yet to go fully live. Here’s the app visual:

onecard app visual

Service:

While the app is sleek and all easy to use, it seems the service/support is not upto the mark. Some have reported that they get robotic responses to their queries. But this may change as they evolve, over time.

Bottom line

  • Cardexpert Rating: 3.5/5

As you see, its an entry-level credit card with some fancy features but the very low reward rate of 0.2% on regular spends makes it less attractive. Yet, 5X on top 2 categories is a very good option if you can make use of it.

If you’re new to credit cards, I would highly suggest to go with Flipkart Credit Card or Amazon pay Credit Card or OLA SBI Card that are lot better both in terms of reward rate (~1.5%) and service.

That said, the product is still in beta phase, so we may see some changes to the features anytime.

Overall the Visa signature platform, metal form factor, free for life and easy to use app are the major advantages of the card. But that’s not what an entry level cardholder needs. They need low ROI & better cashback.

Having seen enough of entry-level cards in last 2 years I hardly have any excitement for them. I rather wish someone launch a super premium credit card with innovate features.

Have you got the OneCard by any chance? Feel free to share your experience in the comments below.

Thanks to Hardik, Mahendra & others for sharing the experiences with OneCard.

Author: Siddharth

I love credit cards, enjoy travelling for free using reward points & airmiles. Obsessed with business class cabins, airport lounges and luxury hotels.

104 thoughts on “OneCard Review – The Free Metal Credit Card in India

  1. Himanshu

    Hi Sid,
    I have the card and I can confirm that the 5X rewards are applicable on the top 2 spend categories.

    Reply
    1. Akash

      How do i see the Credit Card invite option?
      I am unable to view it in the One Score app.

      Reply
  2. Viresh Verma

    Received it. They are sending out the metal card now. It looks really cool. But a lot of the transactions for example on Razoepay (for diff merchants) are marked as Others. He ce they do not qualify for the 5x. Also, 5x is availabme on two categories not one. Looks really cool and since it is frew, it doesn’t hurt

    Reply
    1. Santosh

      Hi viresh,

      Any lunch talking to the guys at onecard to change the categories?

      Reply
  3. Arvind

    Siddharth,

    I am a long time reader of your site. But you suggested Flipkart & Amazon card. These are not approved for everyone now a days and even it’s approved provided credit limit are very low.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Get any Axis/ICICI Card and then getting those becomes easy. Even OLA SBICard is good.

      Reply
  4. Himanshu

    OneCard is currently available in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore. Recently theyโ€™ve added Ahmedabad, Baroda and Surat. Other cities maybe added soon.
    – The card is also available in Delhi NCR and many people have received the card in Delhi NCR.
    You donot get the metal card at the moment but you may have the plastic variant for time being.
    – As of now, the metal cards are being issued. I got the invite on 4th June and got the metal card on 12th June. My documents were collected in the month of March earlier this year.

    Reply
      1. Santosh

        Also, as per customer care with whom I had a word yesterday, they are available in 15 cities currently.

        Reply
  5. Rakesh

    I have recieved the card and spent close to 70k on 4 different categories, now its showing 2 of those 4 spend categories as eligible for 5x rewards.

    Reply
    1. Santosh

      Hi Rakesh,

      Do let us know if there is a clarity on the point value ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
      1. Rakesh

        Hi Santosh,

        I even got excited initially that they are giving 1 re per point, but seems no ! For a transaction of 7499 to pay using pts, they are showing I need 74,990 pts ๐Ÿ™ so, as Sid mentioned above, 1 Pt value is 10 paisa..which is worst for a prestigious card from IDFC ! I know its still beta though !
        So, max return we can expect even after 5x/10x is 50ps – 1rs for each 50 spent.

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Its not a prestigious card and it can’t be, as its anyway a free card. That’s the problem with the product.

          They messed up by mixing the target groups, created hype and underdeliver.

          Reply
        2. Rakesh

          One card executive called me for feedback on 24 JUN, below are the pointers I gave feed back on.
          – Introduce 7x + 10x categories.
          – Reward point value is so low(He mentioned..card is still in beta phase..better redemption options are being curated now)
          – Appreciated fractional reward points.
          – spend based 5x is cool.
          – Asked them to give RP even for wallets as wallets themselves have load restrictions !

          He kindly noted all the points and said he will fwd these points to feedback team ๐Ÿ™‚

          Reply
          1. Libin Mathew

            I am also get One card credit card with Rs.30000 limit.Its working very fast in any app transaction with fast sms alert.I don’t remember when I gave request to Onecard family.They didn’t ask any pancard, Aadhar card details.,etc.I didn’t know how they approve me with this credit limit.Even 48 days there is no interest also.
            But anyway Its good for me for my financial use.
            I thank Onecard FPL technology family.

  6. Santosh

    Actually they have started issuing metal cards already. I too did get an email from onecard saying I am now eligible.
    Simple onboarding process. You can select your address from any of the address mentioned in Experian report as per other Banks you have cards with.
    I am from Bangalore but not in town due to covid. Reached them on Twitter. Got a call, explained the situation, they are holding dispatch of card as they cannot deliver to pan India yet. I guess this is mainly because they use otp based delivery by blue dart and they will deliver to the person only.

    While a good product for now, need to wait and see how they manage queries and disputes when their user base increases.

    Some clarification on reward points is needed though.

    Haven’t used customer care yet.

    Twitter has some pics.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      But how do you classify it as a “good product” ?
      Would like to know with what cards you’re comparing it with.

      Reply
      1. Santosh

        Hi Sid, that’s why I chose to say “for now”.

        -onboarding: no documents hassle and no calls or others. Note: did register on the one score app.
        -transparency in rewards (but low reward value can be a downer)
        -forex mark up-1%
        -form factor: was as trying to get my hands on a metal card for a while but spending levels not that high for AMEX plat or axis burgundy
        -sleek app, just compare this with Yes Bank or Indus
        -as per MITC in the app, they have a chat feature (currently not live, maybe because of the beta app)
        All these with no charges. Still, some things need to be clearer though, but considering beta phase ๐Ÿ™‚

        PS: going with the 10% accelerated reward rate (not sure when this applies), can this can be 10% cashback which comes near the 13%, regalia (10x) used to have?

        Reply
        1. Siddharth Post author

          Thanks for sharing your views.

          For 10% I’m sure its not going to be cashback. But I think they might tie-up with brands for vouchers (hoping they’re known brands). We will need to wait and see.

          Reply
          1. jaskaran

            @ sid.

            Hi great website I enjoy going through the information shared and please continue such good work.

            Please help me with this query :

            I currently have citi rewards card for a few years however I’m thinking to cancel it as the rewards are not good enough the best i can do is get amazon pay gift card out of it for 3000k points. Also i have to pay some amount if i dont spend that much which makes me spend more…and since. Rewards suck i hate doing that.

            I also have amazon pay icici card which im very happy with its life time free and gives me good reward every month but the problem is the limit is only 21k which is very low.

            I do not want a citi or hdfc card as my family has them.

            I was interested in amex mrcc after reading your post but my salary does not meet the criteria…

            I mostly pay for groceries at offline + online merchants such as grofers big basket and fuel and do online shopping international + domestic + get fuel from time to time.

            My friend is a manager at IndusInd bank and suggested I should get nexxt card from them.

            For international shipping ive always used my citi.
            Since i can block it temporarily from app makes me feel secured.

            What do you suggest which card should I go for?

  7. Santosh

    Hi all,

    Can someone comment on what all the categories are?

    Thanks!

    Reply
  8. Krishna R M

    I got metal card delivered. KYC Doc’s were collected in March second week. Later due to Covid there were no updates. One fine day got an email asking to download app and register. Couldn’t verify PAN, sent email and got it fixed. Selected address for delivery and received in last week.

    Reply
  9. SAI RANGA

    Right now to apply for this card, we need invitation, can someone share invitation link here

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      As of now, the card is being rolled in batches to the people who joined the waitlist from January to March. I guess they will open the application to the public once they come out of the beta phase

      Reply
  10. Ajai

    Why was this article posted so late I am so so back of the line. Sid you are our only trusted source for CCs news well at least mine.

    Cheers

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Ajai,

      You missed nothing for now, except the piece of metal in hand.

      P.S. Didn’t publish this before as they had bad initial impression with waitlist system along with less transparency with reward “point value”.

      Reply
  11. Yashasvi Shukla

    My score is 851 but am not able to see the option on “show interest in one card”.

    Reply
  12. Riniki

    the annoying thing is before getting the card there is no way to understand & get the t&c document. If existing users share it would be great!. It seems a beta product still.
    Also, if anyone can clarify if there is a fuel surcharge? ( i heard it is charges and immmediately reversed. If so, is the reversal through RPs, or actual cash value. And do they also reverse the tax component?

    Reply
    1. Riniki

      What I meant was the 1% fuel surcharge waiver almost all premium cards have across all petrol pumps.

      Reply
      1. Santosh Kumar

        this is the only document in the onecard app.
        drive.google.com/file/d/1weE9UQvfGCnE3lV6V9WVSrweRyucjI7h/view

        Reply
        1. Riniki

          Thanks man. Apparently this is hosted here too: getonecard.app/legal/MITC_OneCard.pdf
          I noticed the T&C seems a bit off. Nowhere is there any mention of fuel surcharge and other charges like in other credit cards. Dont know if its good or bad.

          Reply
  13. Anshul

    I don’t see any option to apply for the card in the One Score app.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      Looks like they stopped taking new requests for now. Might open later.

      Reply
  14. Prashanth

    Yes. I just checked and I also don’t see this apply banner inside the app.

    I’ve a question here. Frequent enquiries would impact our credit report right? How are the enquiries from these apps considered? They’re also counted or skipped from the scoring system.

    Reply
  15. Shail

    I read its MITC and noticed the following clause. Not sure if it’s normal. Generally, in case of fradulant transaction if the card holder informs the bank within a timeframe his liability becomes nil unless investigation proves otherwise.
    Onecard clause simply states the following –

    You will be liable for all losses owing to any misuse that happened with your consent or
    knowledge or prior to informing us about loss of card/phone.

    Reply
    1. RH

      Hmmm. I would rather wait before getting this card. too many loose ends/beta product. It may be good to see how they improve. One worry is if things go smoothly, this card will be fine. But for any issues, customer support would probably be non-existent

      Reply
      1. RH

        8.7. Transactions at Fuel Stations: When you use the OneCard to pay for fuel, you will be levied a surcharge. This will be completely waived for the fuel transactions made on OneCard. Such reversal will not include the applicable tax paid on such purchase.

        So, there is a fuel surcharge in this card (though only the tax component)

        Reply
  16. Vicky

    Today I received a spend based offer from sbi card. Spend 25k and get 1k pantaloon voucher.

    Reply
  17. Vikas

    “Amazon Credit Card”
    I ‘ve a SBI SimplyClick Advantage Card ( limit: 22k against the fd of 30k). I donโ€™t have a regular source of income (say an unemployed). I want to apply for Amazon Pay Credit Card. So, I have few questions.

    a) Pin Code of my area is not serviceable , so can i use other pin code (which is serviceable) to apply?
    b) It asks for Company Name, what to write there? as i donโ€™t have a job.
    c) I got my sbi card in September, 2019, so are there 8 months enough to apply for another card?

    Please answer

    Reply
  18. Dev

    Their Fraudulent transaction monitoring system is not adequate. Customer service is also below average. Very high chance of facing financial loss in case of credit card fraud transaction. Beware of it.

    Reply
  19. Mahendra

    Hi Sid,
    When I get invitation, I excited and apply card. After seeing the features, I didn’t see any use of the card even though its LTF. I see Amazon pay is more useful compared to OneCard, By default I get 1% in AmazonPay. However, I need to spend in 3 different categories to get same 1%.
    I will keep for next 3 months and close the card.

    Surprisingly, there is not CIBIL inquiry till now.

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      Hey Mahendra,
      I have seen that for some people, the CIBIL inquiry was done in March and for most of the people, the inquiry was done in May. Along with this, there is also Experian inquiry done in April. Are you sure that you don’t have any inquiries by IDFC First Bank in last 3 months?

      Reply
      1. Mahendra

        Hi Himanshu,

        I verified today also. No CIBIL inquiry. My last enquiry done in 2017. After 2017, I took ICICI AmazonPay and OneCard on pre approved basis.

        Reply
        1. Santosh

          Hi Mahendra,

          Seems an unique case. I got an email invitation about a week ago for registering on the app for a new card. I got a cibil enquiry once I registered on the app.

          Reply
  20. Sunil Kumar

    What is the customer care number for one card for any queries or complaint

    Reply
    1. Mahendra

      Hi Sunil,

      In app they mentioned 080-45575559 (Mon – Sat 10AM-7PM)
      Email : help [at] getonecard.app

      Reply
    2. Himanshu

      I think the best option is to contact them on Twitter. They are very active in reverting queries raised on Twitter.

      Reply
  21. KMK

    I have an invite before months but I want to confirm the rewards redemption rate first before applying. As I think this card is providing very less of it and even we need to do transact at least 3 categories to get the boosted points. I have multiple cards for now and I use them as per my requirements and based on the rewards from them.

    Reply
  22. Prateek

    Do they have pay to merchant via UPI QR in the app ?

    LazyPay Scan&Pay and Vcard.AI seem to have. I’m looking for more products as merchants are prefering UPI payments due to covid

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      No. They don’t have an option to pay via UPI QR as of now.

      Reply
  23. Ashish

    Hi Sid,

    What is the documentation required for this card? Any documentation done post boarding the customer? or is it all just app based?

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      I submitted just the regular KYC documents. No income documents were asked even after completing the onboarding process.

      Reply
  24. kamini

    hey one card
    my name kamini i have received one card by idfc first bank but i miss my activation QR CODE how i can activated my one card

    Reply
  25. Saurabh Sharma

    I’m getting 3 lac limit on this.
    After reading this article, I’m divided on getting this. Already have 5L on Amazon ICICI and 5L on citi rewards.

    Can anyone else confirm that only AADHAR is collected by the card company as physical doc?

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      In my case at the time of the physical document collection in the month of March, they insisted on Passport or Voter ID card. They were not ready accept Aadhaar in any case.

      Reply
  26. Shail

    Since it’s a visa signature card, could someone confirm on lounge access and move tickets (1+1), typically come with visa sign variant

    Reply
    1. Himanshu

      As of now, no. They said they will come up with Visa Siganture benefits later in the future.

      Reply
  27. Shaf

    Update: The app has been updated earlier this week and now they are gamifying the Waitlist process. There are some wheel spins on joining the waitlist which shows your waitlist position. Its just a gimmick. I tried with 2 different phones ( my dads and mine) and the spin results for first 3 spins were exactly the same. You can get additional wheel spins by completing some activities. So far have been having no luck confirming address and PAN. It keeps throwing the “Internal Server Error”. So everything is still work in progress.

    Reply
    1. Hari

      I joined the waitlist today and spun the wheel thrice. hit the jackpot, asked for my selfie, verified my PAN, confirmed my address and the card is issued. Applied just to check the process and the metal card and it worked for me.

      Reply
  28. Balaram Krishna

    Are there any othe card company doing the same no charges no annual fee and no income proof with no fixed deposit please let me know cause it helps students and I’m a student myself and it helps in building credit score. I don’t care if the rewards suck as a student it’s really tight to get a credit card.please let me know what are all the options

    Reply
    1. Saurabh Sharma

      Bro building your credit score should start when you start earning, not when you’re just a student.
      Credit card companies need some way of ensuring you are going to pay back if you make a purchase and not end up in default. If you’re using your parents’ income to pay it back, the card should be in their name, so that the company has legal access to your parents’ income.
      (You don’t have legal access to your parents’ income)

      Reply
      1. Shivi

        Not true. You can use your parents income to repay your credit card bills provided they gift it to you and NOT loan it to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

        And building credit score should start at 18 years of age or even before that; don’t delay it.

        Reply
    2. manjunath udayakumar

      To get one credit card you need to have at least one credit card with good relationship in terms of repayments & card utilization. Since this card is targeted based on credit score from both Experian & Cibil. Only option for students to get credit card is through FD, build a proper credit history, this will be the first step in applying for other cards as well as one card.

      Reply
  29. B. Pranay

    Iam unable to add my current address to one card application to apply credit card once can you say me how to apply for it

    Reply
  30. Shail

    Got Onecard unlocked today. Also, spoke to one of their customer care executives and he responded to all my queries at length. I was given to understand that FPL has issued only 6-7k cards so far and would issue 10k cards through waitlist 2.0 and some additional ones to those who would unlock all 4 elements.
    I also checked on visa signature privileges (as I believe there needs to be a reason for Onecard to be on visa signature and not lower variants) and interestingly I was told that all visa sign privileges like BMS offer, lounge accesses etc. would be added soon.
    I personally feel, this is a good card to hold for the following reasons –
    1. Metal form factor
    2. Low FCX markup of 1%
    3. No joining or annual fee
    4. Visa signature privileges (BMS, lounges etc. which we will know in a month or two)
    5. Visa’s global acceptance (makes sense to folks who hold Diners variants & Amex which sometimes have acceptability issues) so good to keep it as an additional card

    You may choose to give Onecard a miss if rewards/spend based return is something you are looking for.

    Reply
  31. manjunath udayakumar

    Well my journey to one card started with the one credit report app download, it took almost a month to get the card has the app was updated & later getting the spins to move up the wait list. I was asked to verify my PAN card, for card approval & for higher limits to upload 6 months bank statement. Meanwhile my card was approved for Rs 1 lac limit, which was adequate as I have 14 credit cards from various bank with 6 digit credit limit.

    Coming back to one credit card, once card is approved one card app needs to be downloaded with login credentials a virtual card will be active for online shopping transaction. The transactions are fast and seamless as transaction details are mentioned to check discrepancy in case of undisputed transaction.

    There are around 15 categories based on top priority from dining, shopping online, utility payments and so on. Reward points are also credited immediately after the transaction. Overall a very instinctive experience. Most of the features such as card on/off, international transaction, NFC transaction an be disabled in one go through the app. For international shopping forex markup is 1% which is lowest in market when compared to ultra premium cards apart from axis burgundy private client cards. Well exclusive offers will be rolled as mentioned in app since its in Beta phase.

    FPL tech has received $10 million dollar funding in month of august 2020. Since fintech will create a unique proposition in market with available resources & bring spend based analytics in creating unique experience to credit card holders.

    Hoping this One card will revolutionize other budget credit cards with its LTF card fees, attractive interest charges in market & a wide scope for a premium laser etched metal card.

    Reply
    1. Sushrut

      They are not sending me the invite even after having excellent CIBIL & Experian scores, having IDFC account with high balance & also at the much higher position in the waitlist…

      People who are like at 100k-112k are getting the cards issued to them instantly but I’m not even getting the invite & I am waiting since March & also was on their waitlist 1.0…I have 10 years of excellent Credit history & 8 active credit cards & all my cards have 6 digits credit limits too…I referred few people & they all got the cards but I did not…

      When I asked them why I am not getting any invite, they replied to me, “It’s RANDOM”…LOL…That means it doesn’t matter if you are at the bottom of the waitlist or at the top, they will issue cards randomly…

      I sent them 3 emails & they didn’t even bother to reply to any of them…

      Reply
  32. Navin Prithvi

    I just got this card. Credit limit is 1,80,000 like yours. I have amex rewards card and platinum reserve card 95,000 and 75,000. I have one hdfc money back credit card worth 32,000. I am applying gold charge card next should I apply for Icici amazon card as well?

    Reply
  33. Jimit

    Hi, I’ve unlocked One Card from the onescore app but I’d put an incorrect e-mail id while registering for onescore app.Now, I’m not able to sign up on one card app. I’ve tried contacting One card at their mail id but I’m not getting a reply. I’ve tried calling them but I cant reach to their customer support executive.
    Any way change my registered e-mail id or reach a customer support executive?

    Reply
    1. Sushrut

      @Jimit, Their customer care sucks big time…I also emailed them several times, no response at all…Called their phone CC & got automatic voice & no human rep & calls get disconnected every-time…I don’t think I will get the card even after being fully eligible for it & being at a high position in the waitlist…

      Reply
  34. Vivek Reddy

    Got the card. Easy onboarding.. Less paperwork and yeah!! its METAL.

    Are there any credit/debit cards apart from Amex which offer metal cards?

    Reply
  35. Sushrut

    I was there on their waitlist 1.0 and now at 2.0…I’m now at 12k+… People who joined using my refer code got the cards even though they were like after 100k in the waitlist 2.0…I’m at 12k and waiting since March and still nothing… Unlocked 3 elements, couldn’t unlock the metal one but I’m an existing IDFC customer with excellent CIBIL and Experian scores and also uploaded my IDFC statement in the app which has a high balance, Confirmed my PAN and Aadhar and these suckers still not sending me invite and people joining and instantly geeting the cards issued… I sent them email 3 times, no reply at all… I don’t know on what basis they are selecting whom to give the cards first…

    They updated the app today and capped the max refer to 10 people only so I can’t even refer now to jump up the queue…

    I don’t know the meaning of creating this fake waitlist where people who are at 100-115k are getting the cards instantly but I’m not, even being at 12k…

    Reply
    1. Manjunath U

      Well Sushrut , use the referral code of the people you referred to get the free spin & update your address details. This is one of the easiest way since you are just one step away from getting the metal card. I never uploaded my statement even though being IDFC customer for last 2 years. One card algorithm picks people based on lottery scheme, which is totally luck based. Try one of the above steps to get the card.

      Reply
      1. Sushrut

        Dear Manjunath, Already used all the codes & I don’t have any more spin left…Among the last three people I referred, for one person I got only “2” & “3” spins & for the other two, I got the same GooglePay type message “Better Luck Next Time”…I don’t have any more spins left & I’m now totally sick-n-tired of waiting since march & still nothing…I don’t think they will give me the card even though I’m fully eligible for it…

        I have already updated my PAN & address details on the vry first day of the app install & like mentioned before, also uploaded my IDFC statement…They have capped the max referral limit to 10 people in their new app update & I am no longer interested in spamming people with my Referral code because people who were at more than 100-120k got the cards but I still didn’t even receive the invite being at 12k & having excellent credit scores & having 8 other credit cards…

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      2. Sushrut

        I just sent an email to FPL Tech’s CEO from my official email id keeping OneCard support emails in the email CC…Now I will see how they can not respond…

        Reply
    2. Nikhil

      I don’t even know if I ever showed interest/joined the waitlist, still out of no where, got the approval, applied using the mobile number and OTP, that’s it. VCC generated instantly, Physical card got delivered within 4 days.

      Reply
      1. Sushrut

        This is like a weird lo*tery where you didn’t even participate & still getting a message saying you won the lottery lol…

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    3. Nikhil

      I joined the queue last week & was instantly approved. Got the card delivered. It has got stunning looks. Considering its free, its worth to add this to wallet. Onboarding process was seamless, Just confirmed PAN, uploaded bank statement & confirmed address. There was no cibil/experian enquiry on account. Overall great onboarding experience & great looking card, very good app. But that’s about it, in terms of rewards this card is poor. But it can be kept bcoz of LTF.
      The gamification part is just a gimmick & don’t fall for it, they will approve you on backend manually then only you can hit the jackpot on app. Confirmed this with cofounder of FPL tech(We are same college alumni). Try your luck connecting with him on social media, if you wan’t to expedite your approval for card.

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      1. Sushrut

        Buddy how can I conact him as I don’t know his name ?? Could you Please give me his name or his social media profile or even his email so that I can contact him ?? I promise I won’t mention to him that from whom I got his contact details…

        I sent emails to both their onecard support email & the FPLetch support email multiple times but never got any response from them…

        Any help would be highly appreciated…I am waiting since March…I’m at 12k in the waitlist, Confirmed my PAN & address & also uploaded my IDFC statement in the app…Have excellent Experian & CIBIL with 10 years of credit history without a single default…But people who are at the bottom of the waitlist arr getting the cards & not me…I live in tier 1 city Kolkata so my location can’t be an excuse for them too…

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    4. Sunil Patel

      Even I was 10119 on 5th march. Also received sms for kyc doc pick up. Then it was like aap katar mein hain even after regular interaction with their customer care. They have run hard CIBIL enquiry twice for me. Now the score on their app is not getting.refreshed and they don’t seem to care. It seems all these hype was created to impress upon venture capitalists to secure funding and now they have slowed down

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      1. Sushrut

        People whom I referred all got the cards even without collecting any damn elements & being in like 100k-120k+ but they are not sending me invite…I am also waiting since March & fully eligible for the card…

        Most card companies do this…They will give cards to people who are not much interested & not to those who are really eager to get them…

        I sent them emails multiple times & still no response…

        I wish IDFC directly launched this card & not through a crap unknown company whom nobody ever heard before…

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    5. Ekas

      Im using OneScore app since 2 months, applied for the card when I got the chance on 1st September 2020.
      Was at 95k+ rank, did basic 3 spins, went on to 75k. Didn’t bat an eye after that.

      To my surprise, 3 days ago I got a mail that it’s been approved!

      I honestly find the waitlist a gimmick to create hype and I don’t even bank with IDFC.

      In my opinion the reason Ive got approval so quickly is:

      1. 800+ credit score (With NO negatives ever)
      2. Super Premium card in my credit report(Amex Plat)
      3. Luck ๐Ÿ˜›

      Just continue maintaining a super healthy credit report, I’m sure they’ve got their bots monitoring the same.

      All the best ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Sushrut

        I think you should put the LUCK at the no.1 position…It’s a damn lottery & they are issuing cards to whomever they want to & not based on their eligibility criteria…

        I have 848 Experian & Over 800+ CIBIL with no negatives & no defaults ever too & I’m using cards since last 10 years & have 8 cards from all top banks of India…

        I’m at 12k since last like 1 month & people getting cards just after 2-3 spins who were at like 120k+…

        I don’t have any luck so maybe they won’t give me the card…This company doesn’t even bother to reply to their emails…

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    6. Zandot99

      Have you checked the app recently? Was in a similar position and the randomly checked the app last week and it said your OneCard has been approved. Limit is low but I guess I’m interested in checking out a metal card.

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      1. Sushrut

        I am checking the app daily since last 2 months just to see you don’t have any spins left & you are on the waitlist…

        I hope I get the card before the vaccine for Covid comes lol…Waiting since March…

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  36. Rayhaan Pirani

    Love the low forex markup on this, useful for small purchases for me. This can act as a ~0% fee forex card, since you can get 1% back on top 2 categories (5x accelerated rewards; including the ‘Others’ category). Only need to pay the GST component of the forex fee, which amounts to 0.18%. And since the points can be redeemed directly for statement credit, this is pretty great for a no-fee card. For the right person, it’s easily the best card for foreign currency spends and accessible to people who cannot meet the requirements for premium cards or don’t want to pay a heavy annual fee for credit cards with low forex markup.

    Pro-tips for people who are having a tough time meeting the 3 categories:
    1. Loading bigbasket/Supr Daily/grocery store app wallets (even as low as 10 INR) would be considered as a grocery spend and not a wallet load, giving you the ‘Groceries’ category.
    2. Recharging prepaid mobile (even a 10 INR topup) is considered as a bill payment, giving you the ‘Bills and Utilities’ category. You can do other bill payments or part of bill payments as well, like DTH/postpaid/internet, etc. Just make sure you pay DIRECTLY and not load it into a wallet and pay via that wallet. Wallet loads are counted as ‘Transfer’ and are not eligible for any category or points.
    3. I loaded 100 INR into Freecharge wallet, but it was calculated as ‘Bills and Utilities’ instead of ‘Transfer’ and I am getting reward points for it. I believe this won’t last long, though. Try it and check what you get.
    4. Transferring money via PayPal to someone in another country is considered as an ‘Other’ category spend, and is eligible for category computation and points for the 5x accelerated rewards. If you are using this, make sure that PayPal charges you in the base currency of the receipient and not in INR as they have a high forex markup. Let your OneCard do the conversion as it charges only 1% and gives 0.2-1% cashback.

    Even if you are unable to reach 3 categories, this card is still pretty good with the base reward rate of 0.2%. You would effectively pay only 0.98% inclusive of GST (1% + 0.18% GST – 0.2% rewards), which is still very good for a no-fee credit card in India.

    Plus it is made of metal, it’s pretty heavy, and great to flex. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  37. narayanan

    I have had many cards. This is the first card which got issued seamlessly. No documents , blah blah. Joined waitlist. Activated within 10days. No fuss. Millenials will love the simple process.

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    1. Sushrut

      It’s a lottery & you should buy a lo*tery right now because your luck seems to be amazing…I’m waiting since march & still nothing…Have excellent credit scores, referred many people, have IDFC account, living in a Tier-1 city, have 8 other cards from all top banks of India & still nothing…

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  38. Shodh

    I did not get into any waitlist. I was registered on the onescore app and suddenly, one fine day, I received a pre-approved card offer.

    I sent an email with some queries to One Card team but haven’t received any reply in two weeks even after reminders.

    I have following questions for people here who have similar experience getting the card.
    1. Will there be a hard credit enquiry if I apply for the pre-approved OneCard credit card?
    2. What all documents are required for the application?
    3. Is there a physical verification step in the application process? (Considering Covid-19)

    I read through different application scenarios in the previous comments. The process seems to vary across users. I would like to get answers for the above questions from someone who has received the card same way as described above.

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  39. Deepak Jain

    Tried 2-3 months back , did their gimmick of spin. Got mail on Sunday. Updated my selfie . They pick address from cibil. Voila
    Card got delivered on Tuesday morning by bluedart.
    Now reading this thread.
    Apart from metal form factor I find no visible benefit over my other cards.

    Read somewhere in T&C that if I close this card before 6 months then I need to pay some charge in tune of thousands.

    Thanks
    Deepak

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  40. Anup Singh

    Got the Card yesterday, through limit is less 65k as my old card has 110k.
    Reward is not upto mark, can’t even compare to Basic icici card.
    Used 8000 on cred app but it is shown as transfer.
    Except metal and zero fess, there is nothing in this card.
    No document, No call, online boarding, zero intervance. at 15000 rank I unlock this card.

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  41. Sushrut

    Was waiting for the card since march….Was at 12k in their waitlist 2.0…An Existing IDFC customer, Have excellent Credit history of several years with 8 cards from all top banks of India…referred many people still they were neither sending me the invite nor they were responding to my emails..

    Yesterday night I emailed FPL Tech’s CEO from my business email ID complaining against the same…And today one of their staffs called me himself & after just 10 minutes they activated the OneCard for me…I got 1.75L limit…

    When I was sending emails from my gmail they were not responding & now when I sent their CEO an email from my Official ID with my associations with Microsoft, Google, ASUS, AMD & Amazon in the email signature, the very next day their support person calling me & I got message that I have unlocked my OneCard which clearly proves what someone here wrote before…The waitlist is TOTAL FAKE & they manually approve from their back-end…

    I should have contacted him before instead of waiting for so many months lol…

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    1. Gkcards

      I didnt face any waitlist. I applied on app, and the card came in less than a week of applying.

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  42. Gkcards

    Got the card today, came quick. Got this just because its metal card, pretty heavy

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