Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) has rolled out Kartu Kredit BNI JCB Platinum card, in collaboration with PT JCB International Indonesia, a subsidiary of JCB International.

The launch of the new card is culmination of an issuing and acquiring license agreement, which was signed in May 2013 between JCB and BNI.

The Kartu Kredit BNI JCB card provides premium services including free access to selected airport lounges in Indonesia and at some popular destinations overseas, and those spending a threshold amount will receive a free travel package to Japan.

Apart from this, the cardholders can also avail special benefits including cashback and discounts at more than 700 BNI and JCB privilege merchants in Indonesia, such as hotels, golf courses and Japanese restaurants.

BNI vice president director Felia Salim said, "Collaboration between BNI and JCB is a new breakthrough to deepen their customer base in the retail sector."

"This cooperation is expected to increase the level of BNI’s credit card ownership, which in turn will increase the influx of cheap funds to BNI."

"We believe this partnership will be able to encourage the public’s desire to try new products from BNI," Salim added.

Founded in 1946, BNI operates 1,694 branches located across 34 provinces and 384 counties in Indonesia and 11,175 ATMs serving the Indonesian people.