BEIRUT, October 20 2016 – With a shared focus on delivering streamlined payment services and solutions, American Express Middle East (AEME) and BLOM BANK Lebanon have joined forces to expand the range of premium payment solutions available in Lebanon and to grow the American Express merchant network.
The new partnership will enable BLOM BANK customers to apply for The American Express® Gold Card and The Platinum Card®, and the exclusive American Express Centurion Card® will be available by invitation only. These products provide Cardmembers with the purchasing power to suit their lifestyles. In addition, they offer a wide range of premium benefits, such as regional and global airport lounge access, enrolment into the award-winning Membership Rewards® programme, comprehensive travel insurances, and access to thousands of local, regional and global offers.
To further expand the scope and reach of the American Express brand, BLOM BANK now accepts American Express Cards across its large network of point-of-sale payment terminals in Lebanon. American Express Cardmembers will also be able to settle their statements across the 72 branches of BLOM Bank in Lebanon.
American Express Middle East Chief Executive Officer, Mazin Khoury, commented, “We’re delighted to collaborate with BLOM BANK, a long-established sector leader that shares our vision of delivering world-class payment solutions. Through our new partnership, we’ll be facilitating easy cashless payments for our premium customer-base in Lebanon, and increasing our presence across the entire payments chain.”
“We recognise the importance of providing convenient payment solutions to both merchants and customers in an increasingly cashless world, and we look forward to working with BLOM BANK to help achieve this” added Khoury.
BLOM BANK Chairman and General Manager, Saad Azhari, said “this new partnership constitutes a major milestone for BLOM BANK in the development of its leading activities especially in terms of retail banking, and in cooperation with AEME which is one of the most renowned international companies specializing in credit cards and payment systems.”
Azhari added: “BLOM BANK continuously provides the best banking and financial products which are characterized by the highest quality, safety standards and digital development, and directed to the whole community. This performance is outstandingly exemplified in retail products, as BLOM BANK ranks first among Lebanese banks in retail banking products such as housing loans and car loans.”