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Standard Chartered introduces VISA Infinite Credit Card

Bank introduces the 'absolutely everything card'

  • The most exclusive credit card in the UAE, by Standard Chartered Bank
  • Cardholders to get complimentary golf rounds at the UAE’s top golf clubs and unlimited free access to Fitness First clubs across the UAE
  • Concierge service for cardholders’ every need and want
  • Unlimited access to airport lounges
  • Up to 50% discounts at premium merchants, high end retailers and dining outlets
  • The best airline reward points redemption program on purchases across all airlines

Dubai, UAE, 13 May, 2013 - Standard Chartered has launched, in partnership with VISA, the Standard Chartered VISA Infinite Credit Card, the UAE's most exclusive credit card, offering a wide array of luxury lifestyle privileges and unparalleled convenience to cardholders.

Available to customers in the UAE, the Standard Chartered VISA Infinite Credit Card has been designed to provide unparalleled privileges and benefits to cardholders including access to the most exclusive golf clubs in the UAE as well as unlimited access to Fitness First centers across the country.

Matching the lifestyle needs of customers, the Standard Chartered VISA Infinite Credit Card also offers the most exclusive concierge program to cater to the every whim of a card holder from the most basic of tasks, paying utility bills, to the more extravagant request of booking a private jet for a quick weekend break.

For frequent travelers, the Standard Chartered VISA Infinite Credit Card also guarantees red carpet treatment with unlimited access to all Standard Chartered partner lounges in leading airports worldwide. To further provide for the needs of frequent travelers, the best travel program has also been created that enables cardholders to redeem their reward points on leading airlines in the UAE such as Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

As an added benefit, Chip and PIN technology is introduced for increased payment security. Globally, more than 20 million terminals are Chip and PIN compliant and almost all merchants in the UAE accept Chip and PIN cards.

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Khalid el Gibaly and Marcello Baricordi launching the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite Card - Download Picture

Khalid El Gibaly, Regional Head of Consumer Banking, UAE and Middle East, Standard Chartered, said:

“We have conducted extensive market research into the financial and lifestyle needs of high value existing and potential customers and introduced something that is designed to be ‘the absolutely everything card’. Standard Chartered’s VISA Infinite card establishes a new benchmark in the market, by delivering exclusive privileges that differentiate us in the market and takes serving the lifestyle and business needs of our customers to another level.

“Our customers lie at the heart of Standard Chartered’s strategy and the launch of our Visa Infinite credit card comes at a time when we’re gearing up for the next phase of growth in our consumer banking business in the UAE”, El Gibaly added.

The 5-star treatment also extends to the best golf clubs in the UAE, including Emirates Golf Club, The Montgomorie, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, and Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, where cardholders enjoy complimentary access. Moreover, the Standard Chartered VISA Infinite Credit Card provides an exclusive buy one get one offer on all 2D and 3D movie tickets across VOX cinemas and discounts of up to 50 per cent at premium merchants, high-end retailers and dining outlets across the UAE.

Marcello Baricordi, General Manager – UAE at Visa, said:

“We are very pleased to offer superior products and value to our clients. Innovation is embedded deeply in our business initiatives and the Visa Infinite Card is a key component in our premium product line and has been designed to offer our partners and their high net worth customers a wide array of extra benefits and extraordinary selection of distinctive travel, dining, shopping and lifestyle opportunities. Visa Infinite gives the customers the confidence to get the most out of life, anywhere in the world. With the new card, the Standard Chartered customers can now enjoy access to premium deals and offers, plus the Infinite concierge services to enhance the travel experience – be it leisure or business.”

Standard Chartered has the largest retail distribution network among international banks operating in the UAE with 11 branches, five Electronic Banking Units and more than 130 ATMs and CDMs across the UAE.

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For further information please contact:
Ramy Lawand Senior Regional Manager, Business Communications
Corporate Affairs MENAP

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Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world's most dynamic markets and earns around 90 per cent of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

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