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HDFC Bank Surpasses 20 Million Credit Card Milestone, Leading Indian Market

In a significant milestone, HDFC Bank, India’s largest private sector bank, has emerged as the nation’s first lender to reach 20 million active credit cards. The bank, dominating a quarter of the overall card market, commenced its credit card operations in 2001 and previously attained the 10-million mark in 2017. The subsequent 10 million issuances transpired in just over six years, culminating in this achievement on January 16, as announced by the bank.

Chronology of Milestones

  1. 2001: HDFC Bank enters the credit card domain.
  2. 2017: Achieves the 10-million credit card mark.
  3. January 16, 2024: Hits the historic 20-million milestone.
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HDFC Bank Surpasses 20 Million Credit Card Milestone, Leading Indian Market

The Reserve Bank of India’s November 2023 data reveals that HDFC Bank’s cards in circulation totaled approximately 19.51 million, indicating a steady ascent from the 19.18 million recorded in October 2023. The bank’s dominance in card issuance is underlined, with SBI Card, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank following in terms of credit cards issued.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. When did HDFC Bank venture into the credit card business?
  2. What was HDFC Bank’s credit card count in 2017?
  3. On which date did HDFC Bank achieve the 20 million credit card milestone?
  4. According to RBI data in November 2023, how many cards were in circulation for HDFC Bank?

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