Philip King, Head of Retail Banking at IBQ
IBQ has recently launched its largest merchant partner promotion to date, the “Festive Season Offers”, which is the 9th edition in the bank’s long-standing, year-long Merchant Partner Programme for its credit cardholders. Running from 15 November 2011 till 29 February 2012, the “Festive Season Offers” will feature a range of offers and savings across the most exclusive hotels and retailers in the country along with additional savings on travel, dining and entertainment.
This promotion, the largest to date, joins up with 32 merchant partners across over 110 outlets and services across Qatar, and provides a broader spectrum of offers in addition to Cash Back guaranteed for all IBQ credit cardholders. Some of the main offers include: up to 50 per cent savings at top hotels for room and weekend packages and across their selected restaurants, food outlets and spas; up to 25 per cent -savings at a range of home and furniture shops; exclusive deals and up to 30 per cent savings at brand retail shops; up to 20 per cent savings on health and beauty products and services; and up to 10 per cent savings on travel and adventure packages.
Philip King, Head of Retail Banking at IBQ said: “IBQ is always committed to bring high-value banking solutions and excellence in service to all customers. We want to remain at the forefront of our industry and therefore we continue to work hard to provide the best deals and offers for our customers whatever their tastes - be it travel, dining, entertainment or shopping in addition to Cash Back on every purchase. This particular edition is the largest and most wide-ranging merchant partner promotion so far and is a testament to the success of the programme with both our customers and merchant partners.
The bank has seen a massive take-up of all the new credit cards with the highest average spend by card in Qatar. IBQ was the first bank in Qatar to launch the Infinite Card for HNWIs and the first to launch the Cash Back loyalty scheme. The bank was also the first to kick-start online shopping security service IBQ Card Secure in association with Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode.
King added: “At IBQ, we remain committed to innovation and this unique merchant partner programme is an example of our commitment. This long term programme brings together a cross section of retail merchants offering customer choice as well as value. IBQ credit cards offer the highest returns in the market place and the bank is actively innovating and providing customers with the best-in-class services and promotions. This is in line with our vision to be the bank with the Credit Cards of Choice in Qatar.”
IBQ was recently awarded the title of Best Retail Bank in Qatar 2011.