The Time is now to start something priceless
Staff Reporter, Dhaka : Grameenphone has collaborated with Dhaka Bank Ltd (DBL) and Mastercard to launch two co-branded credit cards for its subscribers. The cards – World Card and Tayyebah Titanium Card – shall offer unique features to bring convenience to Grameenphone users’ travel and lifestyles. These are going to be the first co-branded credit cards that any telecommunications player has with Mastercard in Bangladesh.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, Honorable State Minister, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) shared his message virtually at the event. Yasir Azman, CEO; Sajjad Hasib, CMO and Dr. Asif Naimur Rashid, CBO graced the event on behalf of Grameenphone. Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Mastercard Bangladesh and Emranul Huq, Managing Director & CEO, Dhaka Bank Ltd. were also present at the event along with other high officials.
The power of connectivity and the ongoing digitalization combined with the launch of co-branded credit cards will provide customers with an array of benefits. This will further accelerate our journey of becoming a ‘Smart Bangladesh’. With the World Card, cardholders will enjoy a true global experience with exclusive offers to the top tourist destinations like India, Thailand, UAE and more. It is a top-tier card offered by DBL and Mastercard that enables users to embark on international journeys with complimentary access to more than 1300 lounges around the world with complimentary access. World Card holders will also be beneficiaries of unlimited access at the Balaka Lounge in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka. Additionally, customers can rejoice global connectivity with Grameenphone’s pre-activated roaming facility and receive priority service at Dhaka Bank Experience Centers. All Grameenphone customers with the World card will entitled as a Platinum Star status under the GP Star loyalty program.
On the other hand, Tayyebah comes as the first-ever ever Shariah Compliant Islamic co-branded credit card that ensures Ujrah-based Shariah compliance. Tayyebah Titanium Card holders will enjoy Grameenphone’s seamless connectivity during Hajj and Umrah with a pre-activated roaming facility, including a special discount on Umrah packages. Those availing Tayyebah Titanium Card will get their annual fees waived for three years. All Grameenphone subscribers availing of Tayyebah Titanium Card will be entitled to exclusive privileges on modest fashion and lifestyle brands and migration to Gold Star status.
“Grameenphones purpose of empowering people and connecting them to what matters most to them comes to life by ensuring ease and simplicity along with introducing relevant product and services for our customer’s digital lifestyle,” said Yasir Azman, CEO, Grameenphone. He added, “In this digital era, cocreation of innovative services through partnership with different ecosystem players will bring synergy and unfold limitless opportunities. Grameenphone’s partnership with Dhaka Bank will provide a first-of-its-kind global lifestyle experience in the Telco Tech industry. As we establish the No. 1 network within Bangladesh, we are also dedicated to ensuring that they enjoy seamless connectivity outside the country with international roaming. Our time is now to unlock new experiences through pre-activated roaming for travelers and tourists with this card. I am excited for this collaboration and with Eid and Hajj season coming up, our cards shall also make lives easier for those planning a holy onset”
“Mastercard is pleased to strengthen its collaboration with Dhaka Bank Limited and Grameenphone with the launch of these new credit cards. Along with seamless connectivity, priority service, lounge facility and platinum star status under the GP Star loyalty program, these new cards will provide additional benefits, such as special discounts on Hajj and Umrah packages during the holy month of Ramadan. Mastercard is committed to ensuring ease of spending for its cardholders through a fast, secure, and reliable global payments network,” said Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Bangladesh at Mastercard.
“Dhaka Bank, as always, is very interested in offering tech-based services and in continuation of that we have now joined hands with Grameenphone and Mastercard to launch these co-branded credit cards with magnificent features. We want to be a part of Digital Bangladesh and contribute in bringing larger clientele under the digital banking platform. We are committed to offer modern banking services for the people of our country and thus ensure development of the society.” said Emranul Huq, Managing Director & CEO, Dhaka Bank Limited.
Interested cardholders simply have to type ‘DBL’ and send it to 29000. In reply, they will receive a link to access an online application form on DBL’s website. DBL will then reach out with further instructions. All Grameenphone users can apply for this card.
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