FCIB, British Airways offer credit card

FirstCaribbean International Bank and British Airways recently announced the launch of a co-branded Visa Platinum Card.

This partnership will provide FirstCaribbean credit card customers with travel rewards programmes.

‘FirstCaribbean is excited to announce this wonderful partnership whereby we are providing our customers with a great product to meet their needs,’ said Chief Marketing Officer Peter Steenveld.

‘Visa and British Airways trust in our brand is an invaluable endorsement for the years we invested in working towards being number one.’

The British Airways Credit Cards provide 2 BA miles for every US$1 spent for airline tickets and 1 mile for every dollar on other purchases.

Cardholders will also enjoy a sign up bonus of 5,000 BA Miles as well as no annual fee for the first year as an added benefit.

These miles can also be redeemed on participating partner airlines, including Caribbean Airlines, American Airlines and members of the oneworld alliance.’

BA Miles can also be used for upgrades on British Airways flights.

The many privileges offered by Visa Platinum include: free travel accident insurance, journey accidental insurance, free auto rental insurance, extended warranty coverage, personal concierge service, emergency medical indemnification assistance, baggage loss insurance, legal expenses insurance, trip cancellation insurance and personalized travel agent service.

Visa Inc Senior Business Leader for the Caribbean region, Lorna Atiles said: ‘This is a significant alliance because it demonstrates Visa’s commitment to join forces with leading brands in order to offer enhanced services to cardholders around the World and in the Caribbean.’

Customers may apply for the new British Airways Visa Platinum Credit Card at any FirstCaribbean branch. Applications are also available online at www.firstcaribbeanbank.com.

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