Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Berhad (BIBD) – the largest bank in the country – today presented its 5,000th issued Debit Card to one lucky Debit Card applicant. Salim bin Hj Salleh who applied for his Debit Card at BIBD’s Muara Branch was excited to receive his Debit Card and couldn’t wait to start using it.
Present to handover the freshly embossed Debit Card to Salim at the BIBD Headoffice was Manager of E-Banking Channel Rogayah bte Hj Samsudin and Head of Marketing Department Dona Eldeyana Johan. Salim was also presented with a hamper of Royce Chocolates as a gesture to thank him for his continued support.
Dubbed “Smarter than Cash”, the BIBD Debit Card, which was launched recently, is a high-involvement product designed for today’s consumers and is shaped to provide them the ability to transact around the clock, across the world – every day of the year.
The BIBD Debit Card is open to any customer who is aged 18 and above and has an active Current or Savings account with the bank. For customers who do not have an account with BIBD can also avail the benefits of the BIBD Debit Card by opening current or savings accounts with BIBD.
Rogayah bte Hj Samsudin highlighted on the importance of activating the BIBD Debit Card and would like to inform customers that upon receiving their Debit Card from the branches, it is important that they activate it immediately before using it at stores or online. Cardholders can activate their card by calling BIBD Call Center at 223-8181.
She also shared that applications for the debit card are still pouring in and it is overwhelming to see BIBD customers supporting our products. In no time, BIBD will be expecting to receive its 10,000th.
More than just a card, the BIBD Debit Card gives cardholders the freedom and peace of mind as such it is the only debit card in Brunei that does not require cardholders to pay an annual fee. Additionally, there are no transaction charges imposed when the card is used for direct payment at merchants or when it is used to withdraw cash from BIBD ATMs. With this, it is evident that BIBD’s Debit Card is very inexpensive to own and to transact with.
According to Head of Marketing Dona Eldeyana Johan, an exclusive promotion has been initiated to coincide with the launch of BIBD debit card. Those customers who apply for
the new BIBD Debit Card from now until 31st October 2011 and are approved will be enrolled into a grand draw to win prizes including a 55” LED TV, an iPhone 4, a DSLR camera and many more fabulous and exciting prizes.
On top of that, she also added that, customers who sign-up for the Debit Card from now until November 15 will also automatically be eligible to participate in “Kempen Barakah BIBD”, which is held in parallel with the Debit Card promotion. Hence, all BIBD Debit Card applicants are advised to collect their new Debit Card as soon as it is ready in order for them to enjoy these exciting promotions.
Kempen Barakah BIBD, on the other hand, will provide approved Debit Card applications with five entry forms to enter the campaign and stand a chance to win one of the draw prizes – Driving away in a brand new luxury Lexus CT200h car, two one-year BBA Term Investments worth $10,000 and $5,000 or walking away with $500 cash each month.
To apply, customers can download the application form from the BIBD website or collect it from any of our branches. Filled application forms together with supporting documents can be submitted at all our branches or at special drop-boxes located within the branches.
BIBD’s Debit Card, the only Sharia’a compliant offering of its type in Brunei, will help BIBD customers pay for their purchases directly at over 25 million outlets across the world wherever MasterCard is accepted – even online! All purchases are directly debited to the customer’s designated bank account. Thereby, BIBD customers will be rid of the typical inconveniences of carrying large amounts of cash and queuing at ATMs to withdraw cash. Moreover, customers will get the functionality of a credit card without having to incur any debt which will provide them with great peace of mind.
The Debit Card can also be used to withdraw cash at over one million ATMs worldwide that display the MasterCardTM or CirrusTM logos. Customers may withdraw cash from their account without any charge conveniently located BIBD ATMs across Brunei.
BIBD’s Debit Card has several enhanced security features. Apart from PIN, it has an EMV chip installed which provides high levels of encryption thereby preventing misuse. Furthermore, a sophisticated fraud early warning system detects any irregularity in transaction patterns which results in the cardholder being notified immediately.