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Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar Airways launch Visa ‘Signature’

VISA Signature Card specifically targets premium frequent travelers.

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading Islamic Bank, has announced the launch of the latest Premium QIB-Qatar Airways VISA Signature credit card.

This top of the range credit card further enhances the QIB and Qatar Airways range of co-branded cards and offers a world of luxury and superior benefits.

Designed with premium customers in mind, the QIB-Qatar Airways Signature credit card offers a host of elite benefits, including Global Concierge services, Global Airport Lounge Access, discounts and offers on luxurious hotels, full multi-trip Travel Insurance and much more.

In addition, the VISA Signature co-branded card will enable customers to earn one Qmile for every QR6 spent on purchases made at a point of sale by either the customer or their supplementary card member.
These Qmiles can be then used for redemptions including complimentary flights, upgrades and excess baggage on Qatar Airways’ flights, together with purchases made at Qatar Duty Free located at Hamad International Airport in Doha or the Oryx Galleria boutique in Doha, Qatar. Qmiles can also be redeemed for complimentary flights with oneworld airline partners.

The card will also provide multilingual Concierge Services to the card holders with 24-hour personal assistant that can arrange dinner reservation, chauffeur and taxi, tickets, gifts or anything required in order to enhance the travel experience, while the ‘LoungeKey’ Service, on the primary and supplementary cards, offers unlimited complimentary access to over 500 airport lounges worldwide.

All card holders will enjoy a host of special discounts on hotel rates, car rentals, exclusive restaurants, jewellery stores, theme parks, educational centres, holiday packages and a wide range of leading outlets around the world; and the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection offers discounts at over 900 luxury hotels worldwide.

QIB-Qatar Airways Visa Signature Credit Card also enjoys automatic purchase protection covering all purchases made with the card and covers loss, theft or damage of purchased items. Card holders will enjoy Multi-Trip Travel Insurance for them and their families covering personal accidents, medical and travel inconvenience benefits.

The card also comes with the added benefit of extending warranty on purchased items by almost doubling the manufacturer’s or retailer’s warranty on all items bought using the VISA Signature card. Customers also have the benefit of being able to withdraw cash of up to 100 per cent of their credit limit as well as having the benefit of higher transaction limits.

As with all of QIB’s credit and debit cards, online security is a major concern of the Bank. To counteract the risk of fraud, QIB has, over the past year, introduced a number of measures such as the use of One Time Passwords (OTP), that are valid for only one log-in or transaction; a move away from using the magnetic strip on the reverse side of the cards, in favour of chip-based processing; and the use of ‘3D Secure Technology’, which has a password-protected authentication system designed to confirm the identity of the cardholder when a Visa Card is used online.

Mr. D. Anand, General Manager of the Personal Banking Group, pointed out: that “the launch of the VISA Signature Card specifically targets premium frequent travelers, who can enjoy all travel benefits the Card has to offer, and will get to be part of Qatar Airways Loyalty Programme – Privilege Club. “We have witnessed that our customers’ spending habits require different payment solutions and this Shari’a compliant credit card offers a range of special privileges together with modern day convenience. Aimed at our affluent customers, we are proud to introduce the Visa Signature Co-branded credit card category, providing our clients with unique products and services, aiming as always to surpass their expectations.”

“Further, the introduction of a new tier of QIB–Qatar Airways co-branded cards is a great testament to our successful partnership with one of the world’s five-star airlines,” Anand concluded.