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NiYO Global Forex Card Review

Pranav Pranav Follow May 25, 2019 · 4 mins read
NiYO Global Forex Card Review

NiYO Global Card is a next generation forex card which eliminates the many pain points of current generation forex cards. To start with, it’s an INR card, which can be used globally (150+ countries), including in India and card can be loaded via any bank account using IMPS/NEFT without any charges. The card comes with NiYO Global app which lets you manage your card on the move and offers bunch of other useful features.

NiYO Global Card

Features

NiYO Global Card offers a bunch of features which are outlined below:

  • Load via IMPS/NEFT without any charges
  • Use it in any currency without any forex markup fee
  • Use at merchant POS terminals worldwide accepting VISA
  • Use it for online transactions in 150+ currencies
  • Withdraw cash at ATMs all over world
  • Unused money can be transferred back to bank account
  • Track expenses realtime using NiYO Global App
  • Lock/unlock card on the move using NiYO Global App
  • Reset PIN instantly using NiYO Global App
  • 24/7 Whatsapp priority service

Charges

  • No joining and renewal fees, currently being issued for free
  • No charges for loading the card, however your bank may charge for IMPS/NEFT
  • No foreign currency markup fee and Visa exchange rate are applicable for foreign currency transactions
  • No ATM withdrawal fee, however the bank that the ATM belongs to might have their own fees associated with withdrawals

Spending Limits

NiYO Global Card comes with following spending limits:

Category Per Transaction Daily Monthly Yearly
Credit/Top Up Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,00,000
Merchant (POS) Swipe Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,00,000
Online Transactions Rs. 5,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 25,00,000
ATM Rs. 1,00,000 Rs. 1,00,000 Rs. 2,00,000 Rs. 5,00,000
Fund Transfer Rs. 2,00,000 Rs. 5,00,000 As per Balance As per Balance

I feel these spending limits are pretty generous and will suffice most of the travelers.

How to get this card?

This card is currently being issued to Indian Citizens holding a valid PAN card and address proof (Aadhaar, Passport etc.).

NiYO Global Card Process

You can apply online by clicking below:

Apply Now

Once you fill up the form, you will be contacted by their executive for fixing an appointment. Their executive will visit your place to scan the documents using their mobile app. Hence you need to keep the original documents with yourself during the appointment. Once document collection is done, executive will handover you the card kit which contains following:

  • NiYO Global Card
  • ATM Pin
  • Welcome letter
  • Most important terms and conditions

You should be able to login to NiYO Global app post KYC approval and card activation which happens same day in the night. Post that you can transfer funds to your card using Account Number and IFSC code displayed in the app.

Verdict

This is a fantastic card which simplifies the forex transactions to a great extent. Given that company is not charging anything for this card, I don’t see a reason for not using this card. Ability to transfer excess funds back to your bank account is cherry on the top.

Overall 5/5

What do you think of this card? Share your experience of using this card in comments below.

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Hi, I am Pranav! I love to acquire, review and earn reward points/cashback from Credit Cards. Guiding people about benefits and optimal utilization of credit cards for years.