EIB and Emirates launch first-ever Islamic airline co-branded credit card
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed April 9, 2008 12:00 am

UAE. Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB), Skywards and Visa have got together in a strategic alliance to develop the most formidable credit card in the market, the EIB Skywards Credit Card. This card besides the overall value that it provides is also the first ever Islamic co-branded airline credit Card in the UAE. The partnership was formalised at a signing ceremony held on 8 April in Dubai.

The new card is packed with unique and unprecedented benefits to cater to the needs of discerning customers. Commenting on the partnership, Faisal Aqil, General Manager of Retail Banking at Emirates Islamic Bank said: “As we have committed and also delivered outstanding products in the past, we are once again pleased to sign this agreement which serves as a foundation of yet another path breaking product. It is our pleasure to have a partnership with widely respected brands like Emirates and Visa, Our customers can count on us to launch even more exciting products in the coming days”

“As an example of our commitment to innovation and outstanding service, we add Emirates Islamic Bank as a prestigious new partner adding substantial value for our Skywards members and those new to our programme. Skywards aims to take our members far beyond the immediate travel experience, providing more choice and rewarding loyalty with free travel, upgrades and other rewards,” said Brian Labelle, Senior Vice President of Skywards, Emirates.   

Visa is committed to the development of payment solutions which help banks to become leaders in their markets. By combining our tailored payment products with EIB and Emirates Airlines’ ability to provide distinct added-value options, the unique EIB Skywards Credit Card enables cardholders to enjoy the convenience and security of a Visa card combined with the opportunity to earn Skywards miles. Today’s ceremony is another example of Visa working to benefits for cardholders,” said Kamran Siddique, Visa General Manager for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Emirates Islamic Bank Skywards Credit Card will come with a long list of benefits and features.



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