Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO - Consumer Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic
Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today launched an exclusive campaign in collaboration with MasterCard, to encourage debit card use by customers travelling abroad, with the chance for one lucky customer to win a Mercedes-Benz SLK200 roadster.
Emirates Islamic customers who use their MasterCard Debit Card for cash withdrawal, to pay for shopping or make online purchases outside the UAE between July 15, 2014 and August 31, 2014, will be entered into the draw for the supercar. Every completed transaction increases the chance for a cardholder to win the grand prize, and there is no limit to the number of times a customer can enter the draw. The initiative launches during the summer holiday season when many residents are already planning on heading overseas.
“With a large number of people travelling abroad at this time of the year, customers often use debit cards to make both essential and high-end purchases either online or outside the country,” said Faisal Aqil, Deputy CEO - Consumer Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic. “The Emirates Islamic MasterCard Debit Card was designed to complement the lifestyle needs of our customers by providing premium Shari’a-compliant benefits and features for cardholders. We are delighted to reward these cardholders with such an attractive promotion, which provides a fantastic opportunity for driving enthusiasts to win the car of their dreams.”
The lucky winner will drive home the Mercedes-Benz SLK200.
“The ability for cardholders to access cash and pay for purchases anywhere in the world is a massive attraction for individuals and families who travel regularly, and the Emirates Islamic MasterCard Debit Card has been very popular with customers since it was launched in April 2014,” said Gil Goncalves Azevedo, Head of Marketing & Business Development, Emirates Islamic. “With summer travel underway and many people already planning to use their MasterCard Debit Card abroad, the additional incentive to win the Mercedes-Benz SLK200 roadster is an exciting prospect.”
“At MasterCard, developing customized payment solutions that complement the lifestyle needs of cardholders is a key priority for us and we are excited to collaborate with Emirates Islamic for the launch of this campaign. We are confident that the bank’s customers will enjoy the numerous benefits of their MasterCard Debit Card while also enhancing their chances to win the grand prize as they travel overseas during the upcoming holiday season”, said Eyad Al Kourdi, UAE Country Manager, MasterCard.
Emirates Islamic unveiled its range of MasterCard Debit Cards in April 2014 to offer cardholders a host of privileges, rewards and seamless global acceptance at nearly 36 million locations. The Shari’a compliant product has been exclusively designed for the bank’s priority gold customers, and offers a comprehensive insurance coverage, which includes fraud protection, extended warranty, purchase protection and travel insurance, allowing cardholders to travel and shop around the world with complete peace of mind. Cardholders also benefit from concierge services and dining and golf benefits. Premium MasterCard Debit Card cardholders can also transit through select major airports across the GCC region, where they can avail of complimentary access to airport lounges.