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Al Hilal Bank credit card with compass points to Mecca

23 October 2012  |  5538 views  |  2 credit card

Abu Dhabi-based Islamic lender Al Hilal Bank has teamed up with MasterCard to launch a credit card with a built in digital compass to help customers find Qibla, the direction Muslims must face while performing Salah.

The first of its kind, the 'Qibla' credit card - developed with InfoTec Systems - locates the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca at the push of a button.

The card offers a zero profit rate for up to 12 months for 'Hajj' and 'Umrah' travel - pilgrimages to Mecca. Cardholders can also get complimentary travel vouchers worth AED500 for Hajj and Umrah travel packages, a zero profit rate for up to six months on travel, electronics, jewellery and other purchases.

Mohamed Zaqout, head, personal banking group, Al Hilal Bank, says: "This card embodies Islamic banking at its best as envisioned by Al Hilal Bank."

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A Finextra member | 23 October, 2012, 11:53

I see talking heads, but no product demo.

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Sirajuddin Mustafa - The Family Office Co. BSC (c) - Manama | 23 October, 2012, 15:58

There is a video promoting the product with demo.


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