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December 16, 2013

United Arab Bank launches FC Barcelona-themed credit, debit cards

United Arab Bank (UAB), a Sharjah-based bank and official partner of FC Barcelona in the UAE, has launched three new FC Barcelona-themed Visa credit and debit cards.

By Verdict Staff

United Arab Bank (UAB), a Sharjah-based bank and official partner of FC Barcelona in the UAE, has launched three new FC Barcelona-themed Visa credit and debit cards.

The three cards are the Visa Signature credit card, Visa Platinum credit card, and the Visa Platinum debit card.

The cards, which are first in the Middle East region, will offer Barca fans in the UAE with unique Barca rewards and chances to win trips to watch the team play live in Barcelona.

The Visa Signature credit card features the autographs of Messi, Neymar, Xavi, Pique and Puyol, and gives cardholders a chance to win an all-expense paid trip and game ticket to Barcelona with every AED500 ($136.1) of spend.

The Visa Platinum credit and debit cards feature official portraits and jersey numbers of famous players. These cards offer cardholders a chance to win the trip with every AED1,000 ($272.2) of spend.

The Barca Rewards can be used to earn points to redeem with over 900 airline, 200,000 hotels and thousands of electronic items.

UAB retail banking executive vice president, Tony Graham, said they are pleased to offer the region’s first FC Barcelona cards to their customers and to fans of the club here in the UAE.

"It’s a fantastic way to show their support for the world’s greatest football club. Even better, not only Barca cardholders will earn chances with each transaction to win an all-expense paid trip to see the club play live in Spain at Camp Nou, they will also earn ‘Barca Reward’ points, which can be also redeemed for over hundreds of Official FC Barcelona merchandise – designed especially for the true Barca fan," Graham added.

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