Raman Arora, AVP - Commercial Cards, R. Sivaram, SVP – Cards Business Head, Prateek Vahie, VP - Head-Card Product
Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the region, announced today that it has won recognition for Best Corporate Card at the recent Smart Card Awards Middle East 2012 awards. The Emirates NBD Corporate Card won the award based on its distinctive expense management features and the control and savings capability it provides corporate customers.
Launched in August 2011, Emirates NBD’sCommercial Cardsprogramme comprises a complete suite of products including Corporate Travel & Entertainment Card, Corporate Travel Account and Procurement Card. The award winning Corporate Card offers a robust payment solution for businessorganisations’ expenses related to travel, entertainment and procurement. Other benefits include Corporate Liability Waiver Insurance and access to more than 50 airport lounges around the world, apart from golf and dining offers.
The Emirates NBD Corporate Card is bundled with an advanced Spend and Expense Management solution known as Visa IntelliLink, which not only features sophisticated demographic and transactional level reporting but also expense management capabilities that can be integrated into ERP systems.
Emirates NBD has the largest footprint both in the retail and corporate space, and our focus has been to deliver convenience and value to customers across the entire stream of payment categories,through innovative products tailored to their requirements, said R. Sivaram, Senior Vice President and Head of Cards Business, Emirates NBD. Through our commercial cardsprogrammewe offer an end-to-end solution for all commercial and business payments.We are delighted with the industry recognition at the Smart Card Awards this year, as this further underlines the superiority of the corporate card, which already has a very high rate of adoption amongst our corporate clientele.
Emirates NBD’s Commercial Cardsprogrammehas also been recognised by Visa as the best in class, with benefits and capabilities, including an enhanced reporting through the IntelliLink Spend Management System. Invited by Visa to participate in the globally renowned Visa Multinational Program MNP, Emirates NBD is the first bank in the Middle East to become a member of this exclusive programme.
“Emirates NBD is the first issuer in the Middle East to roll out the full suite of Visa Corporate Cards, Purchasing Cards and Central Travel Accounts in conjunction with the Visa Intellilink Spend Management solution,” said Marcello Baricordi, General Manager UAE, Visa Middle East. “The award Emirates NBD has received is a testament to the hard work and collaboration between the Emirates NBD and Visa teams to bring such innovative solutions to their corporate customers. We are also very pleased that Emirates NBD is now a member of the Visa Multinational Programme MNP, and will be able to provide these solutions to multinational corporates based in the UAE that are served globally by other participating banks participating in the Visa Multinational Programme. This is a very exciting and ground breaking partnership which we believe will bring considerable benefits to corporates who adopt this solution.”