Emirates NBD and Emirates Skywards define new standards for loyalty in UAE
Source: ASDA'A BCW for Emirates NBD , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Mon January 14, 2019 1:38 pm

UAE. Emirates NBD and Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai today launched the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card, the UAE's first banking solution to earn Skywards Miles when a customer saves and spends.

Targeting the affluent and Priority Banking segments, the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card offers customers the opportunity to earn up to 5 Skywards Miles for every US dollar of spend, based on their savings account balance. This one-of-a-kind programme offers the highest Skywards Miles earning in the market.

Customers can redeem their Miles for an extensive range of rewards, including flights with Emirates, flydubai and other partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions and shopping.  The bank's Priority Banking customers will also obtain attractive interest rates on their Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account balances.

Commenting on the new product, Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail, Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD, said "We are pleased to bring to market the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card, an innovative banking solution offering Skywards Miles for spends linked to savings. Spends on our debit cards continue to grow well at over 15% p.a. led by the travel sector and the new program will help customers earn higher rewards on their spends while encouraging them to save more. The new product also complements our flagship Emirates NBD Skywards Credit Card program which has recently completed a decade."

The Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card also offers customers up to 50,000 bonus Skywards Miles, complimentary Emirates Skywards Silver membership and free access to over 900 airport lounges via LoungeKey.

"Emirates Skywards and Emirates NBD have enjoyed a longstanding partnership catering to our customers. Our membership base has been steadily increasing, especially in the UAE and we constantly work towards providing our members more opportunities to earn so they can reach aspirational rewards much faster. We are pleased to launch the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card giving our shared customers yet another avenue to earn Skywards Miles on their everyday spend based on their savings account balance," said Dr Nejib Ben Khedher, Senior Vice President, Emirates Skywards.

To apply for the Emirates NBD Skywards Savings Account and Visa Debit Card, please click here

Photo Caption: Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail, Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD

About Emirates NBD:
Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region. As of 30th September 2018, total assets were AED 492.6 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 134 Billion). The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.

The bank currently has 227 branches and 1,058 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the 'Power 100 Social Media Rankings', compiled by The Financial Brand. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.

The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China and Indonesia.

The Group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE's main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government's strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. Emirates NBD Group is an Official Premier Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.

For more information, please visit: www.emiratesnbd.com
 
About Emirates Skywards
Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, offers four tiers of membership - Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum - with each membership tier providing exclusive privileges. Emirates Skywards members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates, flydubai or partner airlines, or when they use the program's designated hotels, car rentals, financial, leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can be redeemed for an extensive range of rewards, including tickets on Emirates and other Emirates Skywards partner airlines, flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions and exclusive shopping. 

Visit Emirates Skywards online at: www.emirates.com/skywards  


 

 

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