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July 25, 2019

Gulf Bank introduces World Elite metal card in Kuwait

Kuwaiti lender Gulf Bank, in collaboration with Mastercard, has introduced World Elite Metal Credit Card with contactless payments feature.

The latest offering will be available exclusively to Gulf Bank Private Banking customers on an invitation-only basis.

With the World Elite Credit Card, the customers can avail a range of luxury services locally as well as abroad. It includes access at more than 1,200 airport lounges globally, travel insurance up to $500,000 and discounts on car rentals.

Further, the cardholders are eligible for discounts at shopping outlets and restaurants, as well as to earn points on local and international transactions.

The card is equipped with NFC technology to enable contactless transactions. The technology eliminates the need for inserting or swiping cards at check-out.

The Gulf Bank contactless credit card is also accepted at more than two million ATMs. It enables cash withdrawals up to 100% of the cardholder’s credit limit.

Gulf Bank assistant general manager of external communications Ahmad Al Amir said: “Invited Gulf Bank Private Banking customers can pick up their World Elite Mastercard cards starting today, just in time for travel season.

“We are very proud to be able to launch this card, the first of its kind in Kuwait, and to have our valued clients be the first to enjoy all the exclusive benefits it has to offer.”

Mastercard general manager for Kuwait and Qatar Somu Roy said: “The Gulf Bank Metal World Elite card is the first of its kind in Kuwait and provides a range of premium benefits and services to the bank’s Private customers.

“The invitation-only metal card is among the most exclusive payment solutions in the market, and we are delighted to partner with Gulf Bank to bring the World Elite offering to their customers.”

Recently, another Middle-East lender The Commercial Bank in Qatar launched a metal credit card for its Limited Edition customers.

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