Axis Reserve: Hands on Experience

Axis Reserve: Hands on Experience

Axis Reserve credit card Experience

This article covers only the hands-on experience with the Axis Bank Reserve Credit Card. If you’re looking for a detailed review of Reserve, please check out this article: Axis Reserve Review

Application process

  • Day 1: Applied Offline
  • Day 2: Got an email that application is being processed
  • Day 3: CIBIL enquiry happened. Surprise, because it was Sunday. 
  • Day 4: Card approved and I can see the card on app and marked as transit.
  • Day 10: Card Delivered.

I was super surprised to see that this fresh application got approved in under 72 hrs despite a weekend in between.

Back in time Axis used to take ~15 days to process a fresh application, but due to some of the recent changes in Axis onboarding system certain applications gets ultra fast approvals.

That said, it was not just another application, I meticulously planned for it and executed with all the best practices that I’ve mentioned in the premium content. So it all went as expected.

Not to forget that “upgrades” however are processed almost instantly – I’ve covered this along with all other Axis application routes in detail in the Premium Content.

But I’m not sure if they take upgrade requests for Reserve Credit Card.


While the approval was ultra fast, the card took a while to reach though, not sure why because the recent Magnus arrived in 4 days from the date of application.

Anyway, Reserve comes in a super premium leather box which feels good both inside and out. It’s as good as a premium jewellery box. Here are some unboxing images,

Axis Reserve Credit Card BoxAxis Reserve Credit Card - inside the BoxAxis Reserve Credit Card - closer look

The leather feels so good to touch and the material is definitely premium that even after many months it still looks the same. Though it attracts fingerprints.

That aside, just like Magnus, Reserve also has these simple leaflets that covers the primary product features, card details and a hotel benefits activation form.

Axis Reserve Credit Card - Priority Pass and leafletsAxis Reserve Priority Pass & other leafletsAxis Reserve Credit Card Priority Pass

That aside, you also get a card features booklet in full black. The pages are like 200 GSM each. Pretty good.

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