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YES Bank Credit Card Lounge Access Revised With Spend-based Criteria

YES Bank has notified of an important update regarding the lounge access on its credit cards. The notice states that with effect from 21st March 2024, YES Bank credit card lounge access program features will be revised to introduce a spend-based criteria to be eligible to avail the complimentary airport lounge visits. This is another effort from the YES Bank to strengthen its credit card segment as recently the Bank revamped four of its popular cards, renaming them and changing the rewards program.

YES Bank credit card lounge access update

Key Points from YES Bank credit card lounge access update notice:

  • Spend Rs 10,000 or more in a calendar quarter to become eligible to avail the complimentary airport lounge visits in the next quarter.
  • The calendar quarter to be counted will be – 21st December to 20th March, 21st March to 20th June, 21st June to 20th September, and 21st September to 20th December.
  • Essentially it means that if you spend Rs 10,000 or more between 21st December to 20th March, you will qualify to get the complimentary lounge access in the next/following quarter i.e., 21st March to 20th June.
  • The number of complimentary lounge visits remain unchanged, only now you’ll have to meet the spend-based criteria to avail the lounge access.
  • The rule applies on all credit card variants.

Some of the YES Bank’s credit cards offering complimentary lounge visits are YES Premia (now YES ELITE), YES Prosperity Edge (now YES SELECT), YES First Exclusive (now YES Reserv), YES BYOC, YES Wellness Plus and YES Private. The lounge visits you have on your card will not change, only that now you’ll have to meet the spend-based criteria.

As the notice doesn’t mention any credit cards specifically, the spend based rule is applicable on all the cards which have the lounge access program. It’s not confirmed if the bank’s super premium card YES Private will be excluded from this change or not.

Even though YES Bank’s rewards program is comparatively poor (aside from First Exclusive & Private cards), the Rs 10,000 threshold is not bad. In fact, encouraging consumer spending might improve Bank’s card segment and hopefully we can expect a better rewards program in future.

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