Creditbank and Mastercard Launch Combo Card with Dual Debit and Credit Functionality


Unique product introduced as a first of its kind payment card in Lebanon and the region Beirut, Lebanon, November 15, 2016: Creditbank s.a.l. in collaboration with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, recently announced the launch of a unique Mastercard Combo Card that can be used as both a credit and debit card. The card was launched at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, in the presence of a number of senior officials including Mr. Freddy Zraick, General Manager of Creditbank s.a.l, Adam Jones, Head of Commercial Products, Middle East and Africa, Mastercard, members of the media and a crowd of attendees. As the first of its kind payment card to be introduced in Lebanon and the Arab world, the innovative Combo Card with dual functionality provides holders with an increased level of freedom, flexibility and convenience with a single card that can be used for both credit and debit transactions. For optimal security, the card is both chip and PIN-protected, while also offering cardholders the extra advantage of being able to unify PIN codes for both credit and debit accounts associated with the card. Cardholders can use the Mastercard Combo Card at all Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals or ATMs, while also receiving a wide range of benefits offered by Creditbank, including: a complimentary Priority Pass membership card offering access to over 950 airport lounges worldwide, a free supplementary card for the first year, free online and mobile banking services, allowing them to access their accounts while on-the-go, and free membership to the Creditbank loyalty program with a welcome gift of 50 points. Combo Card
Mr. Freddy Zraick, General Manager of Creditbank, expressed the bank’s commitment to introducing innovative banking products that meet the expectations of its customers. He reasserted Creditbank’s dedication to customer service as its primary focus and highlighted the bank’s efforts to reinforce its strategic and advisory role in order for customers to benefit from a wide variety of banking solutions. Mr. Basel El Tell, Market Manager, Levant, Mastercard, described the advantages of the Combo Card in further detail, underlining its flexibility and ease of use, and highlighting the importance of the advanced security provided by both chip and PIN codes. He added: “At Mastercard, we are focused on offering new, smart and innovative ways to pay, to continuously enhance the lives of our consumers across the Arab world. The Mastercard Combo Card is another step in that direction; this is a cutting-edge solution that offers cardholders enhanced functionality, convenience, a host of features and a greater degree of safety and security, which together make shopping an even more rewarding experience for our consumers.” The launch of the Combo Card is yet another confirmation that Creditbank remains a frontrunner in terms of offering creative banking solutions and technological innovation, with the aim to continuously enhance consumer comfort and satisfaction.