|BAIDURI BANK ENHANCES ITS VISA INFINITE AND PLATINUM CARD PROGRAMME TO CATER TO AFFLUENT TRAVELLERS|
|18th April 2017|
Bandar Seri Begawan, 18th April 2017. With travel becoming an integral part of the Bruneian lifestyle, Baiduri Bank unveiled the enhanced Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards, in a press conference held at The Empire Hotel & Country Club earlier today.
In his welcome remarks, Mr Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank, said, "A large number of our clients are affluent and well-travelled. To meet their growing needs, we have refreshed our client value proposition for this segment, and, in partnership with Visa, we have upgraded both the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards to have the Visa payWave feature, and membership to DragonPass, a revolutionary digital airport companion programme."
Packaging global privileges, exclusive travel deals, 24/7 Visa Concierge, the best in market rewards programme and an upgrade to Visa payWave contactless payment feature, express approval and card issuance, the refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card will complement the existing range of financial products, services and value-added benefits that we are offering to our clients", added Mr Imhof.
Also present at the press conference was Mr. Roy Wong, Head of Business Development for Singapore & Brunei and Mr. Aaron Tey, Senior Business Development Leader from Visa, Ms Becky Lim, CEO, DragonPass Asia Pacific, as well as the senior management of Baiduri Bank.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony began with a signing between the Baiduri Bank Group and the RBA Golf Club. Another MOU between Baiduri Bank Group and Brunei Press was also signed this morning to appoint Borneo Bulletin and Media Permata as the print media partners for the event.Said Ms. Ooi Huey Tyng, Visa Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei, "We are pleased to partner with Baiduri Bank, our key valued partner to enhance the product proposition for the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum credit cards. At Visa, we constantly look to provide relevant benefits and privileges to our esteemed cardholders and through this enhancement, Visa cardholders are now able to enjoy using the contactless feature of the card, and membership at DragonPass. We are seeing strong growth in the affluent segment in Brunei, where payment volume growth is close to 10 per cent. We believe that the relaunch of these two products will further increase use of electronic payments in the market, particularly when our cardholders travel."
The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and the Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card are packed with privileges specially designed with the affluent traveller in mind.
ACCESS TO 900+ AIRPORT LOUNGES WITH DRAGONPASS
A key new feature is the introduction of DragonPass. Aimed to provide a seamless travel experience to cardmembers, DragonPass will come into effect on 1st May 2017. In joint partnership with Visa, DragonPass is a comprehensive digital solution to create a unique and seamless "total airport experience" for cardmembers who can gain access to exclusive privileges and discounts in airports around the world.
Among the privileges, cardmembers get up to 24 complimentary visits annually to over 900 airport lounges worldwide, which can be extended to family members and friends. Furthermore, it avails cardmembers with discounts of up to 50% at over 2,000 airport restaurants, up to 20% off retail rates for airport limo transfers, hotel room upgrades, retail privileges from high-end fashion outlets and luxury brands and many more.
All existing and new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Platinum cardmembers will enjoy complimentary membership for DragonPass which can be activated by registering their new credit cards in the DragonPass app. The app eliminates the need for a physical membership card, and is available for free download in the GooglePlay Store or the App Store for both Android and iOS.
INNOVATIVE VISA PAYWAVE FEATURE
In addition, new Baiduri Visa Infinite and Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also upgraded with the Visa payWave feature. This feature is a breakthrough technology that allows customers to make purchases of BND100 and below by a simple tap on a contactless payment terminal, without the need of a signature. Customers can complete their transactions faster and more conveniently, eliminating the need to swipe the card or sign for their purchases.
BEST IN MARKET REWARDS PROGRAMME
The refreshed Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card is linked with the best in the market rewards programme that rewards cardholders with up to 5X bonus points. Points have no expiry, and redemptions are instant, with no minimum amount required. Redemptions can be done at any of the over 2,000 participating merchant outlets in Brunei.
EXPRESS APPROVAL & CREDIT CARD ISSUANCE
For added convenience, new cardmembers can also have their new Baiduri Visa Infinite Credit Card or Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card applications fast tracked for 24-hour express approval and 48-hour card issuance. This service is available at Baiduri Bank's Card Centre, and selected branches including The Mall Branch, Sumbangsih Branch and Seria Branch.
The Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are accepted at millions of establishments worldwide, as well as access to over 700,000 ATMs in the Visa Global ATM Network. Cardmembers also enjoy complimentary, round-the-clock emergency assist service anywhere in the world, available through the 24/7 Visa Platinum and Visa Infinite Concierge Service. On top of this the cards come with complimentary travel insurance with premium coverage.
INTEREST FREE INSTALMENTS
Cardmembers of the Baiduri Visa Infinite and Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Cards are also able to enjoy up to 24 months of interest free instalments on their big purchases. Tenures are flexible and require no processing fee.
ENJOY UP TO 2% CASHBACK
From 31 March 2017 to 30 June 2017, customers who apply for a Baiduri Visa Infinite Card or a Baiduri Visa Platinum Credit Card enjoy up to 2% cashback on their overseas spending, online purchases and Visa payWave transactions.