Visa and National Bank of Egypt to Send 30 Lucky Cardholders to 2010 FIFA World Cup™

Published March 31st, 2010 - 09:55 GMT

 As FIFA’s exclusive Financial Services Partner, Visa has partnered with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to send 30 lucky cardholders to South Africa to attend the FIFA World Cup™. Each new applicant for a National Bank of Egypt Visa credit card will automatically enter the draw.  The promotion runs from February 15th to the end of April. 

“As an Official FIFA Partner, Visa is eager to provide our cardholders with the FIFA experience in as many ways as possible,” said Tarek Elhousseiny, Visa's General Manager for North and West Africa. “We’re excited to partner with the National Bank of Egypt to offer cardholders the exclusive payment card featuring the official Visa FIFA trophy design. This unique design is just one of the many opportunities Visa is bringing to Egyptian offering FIFA fans to show support for their favourite sport. As the entire world prepares for the grand tournament in June and Visa is proud to be a part of this celebration.”

Further leveraging the FIFA World Cup™ promotion, the National Bank of Egypt also has the exclusive rights to feature the FIFA World Cup™ trophy design on their Visa credit cards. The lucky winners of the exclusive trips to the FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa will receive tickets to see the match, flights to and from South Africa, hotel accommodation and a tour of the city.

“We are delighted to be able to offer this great opportunity to our cardholders” said Nihal Zaki, NBE Consumer Products and Marketing Group Head, “The opportunity to attend the World Cup™ is a rare opportunity and thanks to our partnership with Visa and our Non-Host Retail Bank rights, we can make 30 lucky cardholders’ dreams come true. With the exclusive rights to feature the World Cup™ trophy on our Visa credit cards, National Bank of Egypt cardholders can celebrate their passion for football’s biggest competition everyday and every time they use their card.”

Applicants interested in applying for a National Bank of Egypt Visa card can go to their local National Bank of Egypt branch to complete the application and submit the required documents. For more information on this campaign, you can also contact National Bank of Egypt on 3535 7800 or visit their website:

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