Travel smart with the enhanced Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card
Kuala Lumpur, 9 March 2012: Hong Leong Bank (HLB) today unveiled its Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card with a new card design and enhanced benefits featuring more comprehensive insurance coverage and preferential foreign currency exchange rates, amongst a host of other privileges. The new features are available to all existing and new cardholders with effect from 9 March 2012.
The Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card has been in existence since March 2007 and is a joint effort between the then former EON Bank Group and the Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA). Existing former EON Bank cards are still valid.
"With the continuous growth of Malaysians travelling for leisure and business, we see opportunities in tapping into this segment by offering the only credit card that takes care of their trip every step of the way," said Ms Moey Tan, HLB's Chief Operating Officer, Group Consumer Banking.
"As the issuer of the official MATTA credit card, we always look to further enhancing our customer experience each time. For the upcoming MATTA Fair in PWTC Kuala Lumpur from 16 to 18 March 2012, not only will cardmembers gain complimentary entrance via our VIP express lane, they will also enjoy a host of exciting offers and rewards. In fact, we will be participating in more fairs across the country this year so that more of our cardmembers can benefit from the goodies we have in store for them at the fair," continued Tan.
Designed with travel-loving consumer needs in mind, the enhanced Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card covers every aspect of one's travel experience - from the time they purchase their flight tickets until they return home safely. It is a must-have travel companion for those seeking value-added, fun and safe travel experiences.
Another of its exciting features is the 1% cashback for overseas shopping including online transactions in foreign currency. Customers are also rewarded with 1 MATTA Point for every Ringgit charged to the credit card. The more the card is used, the more MATTA Points will be earned to redeem travel or home items.
For added convenience and peace of mind, the card provides comprehensive insurance coverage of up to RM1.7 million for air travel accidents, travel inconveniences such as flight delays, lost luggage and missed connections, Overseas Medical Expenses of up to RM10,000 as well as loss of personal money and snatch theft allowance of up to RM1,000 each, when the full fare is charged to the credit card.
Cardmembers will also be able to enjoy free access to the Plaza Premium Lounge in KLIA while waiting to board their flight, as well as exclusive room rates and privileges in Thistle Hotels & Resorts Malaysia. Product terms and conditions apply.
As a value-added promotion, the Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card rewards new customers with up to 20% cashback for spend on travel arrangements covering air fare, airport transfer, ERL and duty free shopping at KLIA and LCCT, for the first 30 days from their card approval date.
To top it off, all new Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card customers will enjoy free annual fee for the 1 st year and a RM50 cash rebate by just swiping their cards at least once within 45 days from their card approval date.
"With all these attractive features, we are confident that the Hong Leong MATTA Credit Card will appeal to value-seeking customers," added Tan.
For details or to sign up, visit any of HLB branches nationwide, call 03-2616 1188 or log on to www.hlb.com.my.
Press Release - 09/03/2012