Commercial Bank of Dubai Partners with Mastercard to Launch a Suite of New Debit Cards
Dubai, 19 February 2019: Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD), one of the leading banks in the UAE, has collaborated with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, to launch a suite of new Debit Cards with innovative value-added services for its high-net-worth customers.
The new Debit Cards were launched in the presence of Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai and Khalid Elgibali, Division President, Middle East & North Africa of Mastercard, at a ceremony held recently at CBD’s headquarters in Deira, Dubai.
The launch of the new top-of-the-line cards, World Elite Mastercard debit card for CBD Private clients and the World Mastercard debit card for CBD Elite clients respectively, coincides with the introduction of CBD’s new segmentation strategy through which it aims to address more sharply the specific needs of its affluent clients.
The premier World Elite Mastercard and World Mastercard debit cards provide customers with access to a suite of best-in-class, global privileges across travel, lifestyle, hospitality, dining, entertainment and wellness. These include unlimited access to over 900 VIP lounges worldwide via LoungeKey, airport and lifestyle concierge services, premium memberships to the Global Hotel Alliance, Travel and Medical Insurance, fine dining offers, free valet parking, and a set of ‘Priceless’ experiences offered by Mastercard.
Commenting on the launch of the new debit cards, Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Bank of Dubai, said: “At CBD, providing our customers with world-class banking products has always been a top priority. Our partnership with Mastercard has enabled us to provide innovative and secure payment solutions for customers, as well as a host of unparalleled privileges to complement their unique lifestyle.”
Amit Malhotra, General Manager – Personal Banking Group at Commercial Bank of Dubai, said: “With our new CBD Mastercard debit cards we are presenting our affluent clients with exclusive privileges and benefits at their fingertips. We are confident that our new card propositions will offer them exceptional experiences and make every banking transaction most rewarding.”
Girish Nanda, General Manager, UAE & Oman Mastercard, said: “The World Mastercard and World Elite Mastercard debit cards bring our elite consumers a wide array of exclusive travel and lifestyle rewards that truly connect them to their passions. In addition, our cutting-edge safety and security features ensure complete peace of mind whether making payments at home or abroad. We are delighted to launch these cards with Commercial Bank of Dubai and provide a Priceless payment experience to our growing base of cardholders in the UAE.”