21 October 2014

MasterCard and Premier Bank Bangladesh team on reloadable prepaid Hajj card

10 June 2014  |  1396 views  |  0 Source: MasterCard

MasterCard today launched a Reloadable Hajj Prepaid Card in Bangladesh in association with Premier Bank Bangladesh Ltd for pilgrims and Hajj Agencies. This is the first ever Reloadable Hajj Card to be launched in Bangladesh.

Premier Bank Ltd is a top issuer of prepaid cards for Hajj pilgrims & Hajj Agencies in the country. It has branches across the country including all major cities like Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Sylhet, Comilla, Rajshahi, Rangpur. MasterCard Reloadable Hajj & Travel Prepaid cardholders will enjoy some exclusive benefits while using the card.

Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman, Premier Bank, reaffirmed the commitment of Premier Bank to serve the Hajj pilgrims while delivering his Speech as Chief Guest. He said, ''We are delighted to be able to provide the world class services to the Hajj pilgrims & Hajj Agencies through this MasterCard Reloadable Hajj Prepaid card. Pilgrims & Hajj Agencies will be able to remain stress free during their pilgrimage as they will not need to carry cash."

Commenting on the announcement, Vikas Varma, Area Head, South Asia, MasterCard said, "We are pleased to announce the launch of our first Reloadable Hajj Prepaid Card program with Premier Bank. This marks another important step in our efforts to expand the use of electronic payments among the people of Bangladesh. This product will enable MasterCard Hajj Prepaid cardholders to enjoy best in class privileges and make their payments securely and conveniently while participating in Hajj."

Present at the event were honorable Secretory, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee for Ministry of Religious Affairs, , President & General Secretary of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB), Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman, Premier Bank, CEO & Managing Director, Independent Director, Additional Managing Directors & Deputy Managing Director of Premier Bank, Vikas Varma, Area Head, South Asia, MasterCard, Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Bangladesh and other senior Officials from MasterCard & Premier Bank.

Key features of the card are:

MasterCard Hajj Card for Hajj Agencies & Pilgrims100% Cash withdrawal
Accepted at any MC ATM & POS at Saudi Arabia
SMS notification
Zero Issuance Fee
No Bank account or credit report is required
Carry govt. approved hajj travel quota amount in this card
No hidden charge
24-hours customer service
Easier return of residual amount 

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