Standard Chartered launches first UAE business card
Standard Chartered has launched its first business credit card in the UAE primarily targeted at the SME segment.
The Gold Business Credit Card, co-branded with Singapore Airlines, offers such business-centric benefits as automatic membership to KrisFlyer (the loyalty programme of Singapore Airlines); the flexibility to convert Business Rewards from the credit card to KrisFlyer miles; preferential rates and offers from international hotels; and discounts on office supplies, equipment and courier services.
“Through extensive research, listening to the needs of entrepreneurs in the UAE and by leveraging a global relationship with Singapore Airlines, we have developed a highly anticipated Business Credit Card,” says Chris De Bruin, head of consumer banking, Standard Chartered for the UAE. ”Our Business Credit Card is aligned with our ongoing drive to deliver first-class services to all our valued customers above and beyond their stated needs.”
Both the UAE and Singapore economies are experiencing strong growth in the SME sector and an increase in trade-related travel between the two countries.
Other benefits include:
A free return ticket from Dubai to Singapore An exclusive invitation to the Platinum Tier membership of Best Western Hotels A 20 percent discount on standard business couriers from DHL A 20 percent discount voucher on office supplies from Emirates Trading Establishment A 15 percent on any Xerox product from the business range Up to 12 percent discount on printers from CADD Emirates Up to 40 percent discount on Thrifty car rentals in the UAE
“With the introduction of this credit card, we strengthen our existing credit card range including our recently introduced Platinum Credit Card and our ’Saadiq’ Islamic Credit Card,” says De Bruin.