- Providus Bank, MasterCard Provide World Elite Card to Customers
Providus Bank says it has launched the World Elite MasterCard offering in Nigeria, providing affluent consumers and frequent travellers with a range of priceless travel benefits and lifestyle privileges both at home and abroad.
The lender described it as the first launch of World Elite MasterCard in the sub-Saharan Africa.
In a statement on Sunday, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Providus Bank, Mr. Walter Akpani, during the launch on Friday, said “We strive to provide cutting-edge technology that delivers best-in-class customer satisfaction, and our customers demand access to the most innovative solutions. The World Elite Mastercard platform provides access to an exclusive global network of benefits that satisfies their every lifestyle and travel needs.”
“The World Elite MasterCard card provides the convenience, flexibility, reliability and safety that every premium cardholder expects in the search for the finest that life has to offer,” he added.
According to him, this includes access to loyalty programme upgrades, privileges at luxury accommodation and unforgettable shopping experiences.
The Vice-President and Area Business Head, West Africa, MasterCard, Omokehinde Adebanjo, was quoted as saying, “Imaging having 24/7 access to a lifestyle and travel concierge service that will help you plan unforgettable experiences such as reserving a chef’s table at a sought after restaurant, lining up a celebrity for a special birthday or purchasing those impossible-to-find concert tickets. With World Elite MasterCard, cardholders no longer have to imagine.”
According to her, other benefits include access at over 600 airport lounges, priority check-in, excess baggage allowance, hassle-free car rental and other exclusive opportunities at the world’s busiest airports.
She added that cardholders would have access to personalised services through the MasterCard Airport Concierge.
Adebanjo said, “The affluent market is increasingly looking for experiences that drive personal growth and happiness, as opposed to the ownership of material possessions.
“Our World Elite MasterCard premium offering is specifically aimed at creating incomparable experiences for these discerning consumers and their loved ones by providing hassle-free advantages, savings and privileged access to a rich offering of luxurious travel and lifestyle benefits.”