Premier BankMasterCard today launched a MasterCard Reloadable Hajj and Travel Prepaid Card in Bangladesh for Bangladeshi Nationals specially to cater the requirements of Hajj Pilgrims, HAAB Agents and frequent travelers as an alternate of Travelers Cheque or Foreign Exchange in Cash.
It will be also useful for students who study abroad. This is the first ever Reloadable Prepaid Hajj and Travel Card to be launched in Bangladesh. Premier Bank Ltd is a top issuer of prepaid card for Hajj pilgrims & Hajj Agencies in the country.
It has 87 branches across the country including all major cities like Dhaka, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Comilla, Rajshahi, Rangpur etc. MasterCard Reloadable Hajj and Travel Prepaid cardholders will enjoy some exclusive benefits while using the card. Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman, Premier Bank Ltd., reaffirmed the commitment of Premier Bank to serve the Hajj pilgrims while delivering his Speech as Chief Guest. He said, ‘’We are delighted to be able to provide the world class services to the Hajj pilgrims & Hajj Agencies through this MasterCard Reloadable Hajj Prepaid Card. Pilgrims & Hajj Agencies will be able to remain stress free during their pilgrimage as they will not need to carry cash.” Commenting on the announcement, Vikas Varma, Area Head, South Asia, MasterCard said, “We are pleased to announcethe launch of our first Reloadable Hajj Prepaid Card program with Premier Bank. This marks another important step in our efforts to expand the use of electronic payments among the people of Bangladesh. This product will enable MasterCard Hajj Prepaid cardholders to enjoy best in class privileges and make their payments securely and conveniently while participating in Hajj.” Present at the event were, Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman, Premier Bank, B.H. Harun, Honorable MP & Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee for Ministry of Religious Affairs and Director, Premier Bank, Chowdhury Babul Hasan, Honorable Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs, K.A.M. Majedur Rahman, CEO & Managing Director, Premier Bank, Kazi Abdul Mazid, Independent Director, Premier Bank, Mr. Abdul Kabir Khan Zaman, Senior Vice President of Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB), Additional Managing Directors & Deputy Managing Director of Premier Bank, Vikas Varma, Area Head, South Asia, MasterCard, Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Bangladesh and other senior Officials from MasterCard & Premier Bank. Key features of the card are:
MasterCard Hajj Card for Hajj Agencies & Pilgrims ( 2 separate proposition)
100% Cash withdrawal
Accepted at any MasterCard ATM & POS at Saudi Arabia
Zero Issuance Fee
No Bank account or credit report is required
Carry govt. approved hajj travel quota amount in this card
No hidden charge
24-hours customer service
Refund of unused amount
About Premier Bank Limited
The Premier Bank Limited is incorporated in Bangladesh as banking company on June 10, 1999 under Companies Act.1994. Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh, issued banking license on June 17, 1999 under Banking Companies Act.1991. They extended their services with firm commitment to turn their prime motto “service first” into reality. They are committed to providing genuine value to their valued customers, partners, employees and communities.
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