National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the largest bank in the UAE by assets, and Etihad Guest, Etihad Airways’ award-winning loyalty program, have partnered to launch a range of co-branded banking products that provide exclusive travel and lifestyle benefits.
The program is the first of its kind in the UAE to offer Etihad Guest Miles across a range of retail banking products and transactions. Products include not only co-branded credit and debit cards, but also co-branded accounts and loan packages, giving customers the opportunity to earn Etihad Guest Miles on multiple occasions.
Suvrat Saigal, Managing Director & Head of Global Retail at NBAD said: “We are very proud of this partnership that brings together the strengths of two national brands. Travel is an essential component of our lives in UAE and we have designed this proposition, which offers miles to our customers for their day-to-day banking transactions and thus making travel more affordable. In other words, each time you use your Co-branded Credit or Debit Card to pay for your day-to-day expenses, you earn miles; each time you take the co-branded personal loan, auto loan or home loan, you earn additional miles and you also earn miles on your account balances in the NBAD Etihad Guest account. This is a holistic approach, which is very unique in this market.”
Yasser Al Yousuf, Managing Director of Etihad Guest, said: “This partnership will optimise the synergy between the national bank and national airline in Abu Dhabi, offering customers the ability to earn miles across a broad spectrum of banking products, including home and auto loans. It is unique in this respect, and brings unparalleled rewards to NBAD customers while accelerating the ease of getting that first reward flight.”
To cater to different customer segments, three types of Visa Credit Cards have been launched – Platinum, Signature and Infinite Credit Card. The Credit Card offers exceptional travel and lifestyle benefits in addition to the miles for every transaction.
Travel benefits include up to 75% miles discount on Etihad Airways flights, fast track upgrade to Etihad Guest Gold Status, airport lounge access around the world, airport transfers, meet and assist service at the airport, free in-flight Wi-Fi vouchers and complimentary travel insurance.
The card also offers exclusive lifestyle privileges which include access to health clubs, discounts on Cinema tickets, Golf privileges and 24X7 concierge services.
As a special launch offer, customers who apply for the NBAD Etihad Guest Credit Card before 15 May 2017 can also earn double joining miles. This means customers can earn up to 110,000 joining miles when they apply for the Visa Infinite Credit Card.