Pilgrims can use the card to make all payments during the pilgrimage in a convenient and secure manner and thus avoid carrying Saudi Riyals, which might get misplaced. ForexPlus card can be used to withdraw money from ATMs as well, the bank said in a statement.
The prepaid forex card will be offered at branches across the country from August 18 onwards. Both HDFC Bank customers and the general public can avail of the product, it added.
Speaking on the launch, HDFC Bank's branch division country head, Navin Puri, said, "HDFC Bank is consistently looking at ways in which we can make a difference in people's lives.
"With the launch of the prepaid forex card, we are offering pilgrims to Haj and Umrah a customised product to suit their ever-evolving requirements. They can make payments in a safe and easy manner, and also avail of the exclusive deals offered on the card."
Promoted in 1995 by the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC), India's leading housing finance company, HDFC Bank is one of the country's premier banks providing a wide range of financial products and services to its 28.5 million customers across hundreds of Indian cities.