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BDO partners with Japan’s payment brand for high-end credit card

Present at the launch of the JCB Platinum Credit Card are (from left) Ma. Nannette Regala, BDO Senior Vice President and Consumer Lending Group Marketing Head, Yuichiro Kadowaki, JCB Senior Vice President and Head of Development and Coordination, Rolando Tanchanco, BDO Executive Vice President and Consumer Lending Group Head, Mikihisa Asano, JCB Country Manager, and Geraldine Liggayu, BDO First Vice President and Consumer Lending Group Cards Issuing Head. BDO/Released

MANILA, Philippines — JCB International Co. Ltd. the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co. Ltd., announced the launch of the new JCB Platinum Credit Card in the Philippines. It is exclusively issued by BDO Unibank Inc. the largest bank in the country.

The new high-end credit card was formally unveiled at an exclusive gathering attended by BDO and JCBI executives, as well as members of the press at UMU Restaurant in Dusit Thani Manila.

“The BDO JCB Platinum Credit Card offers a full suite of premier services, exclusive privileges and benefits custom-made for the discerning lifestyle and sophisticated taste of our elite cardholders.  A must-have for travelers, especially those who frequent Japan,” said Ma. Nannette Regala, BDO senior vice president and consumer lending marketing head.

BDO worked closely with various well-known Japanese brands and establishments to create a platinum-grade program tailored fit to the needs and wants of the card's target clientele.

Meanwhile, JCBI, as Japan's only international payment brand, leveraged on long established partnerships to provide a wide range of exclusive offers for JCB Cardholders in Japan, as well as overseas, to further strengthen its value proposition.

“Combining BDO's expertise in customer relationships and dynamic local operations with JCB's global acceptance network, we can expect a synergistic effect that will offer both BDO and JCB the opportunity to further expand the credit card market in the Philippines. With over 55 years of experience in the credit card industry, as well as growing business and customer networking in Asia, we at JCBI are striving to deliver even higher quality services to our cardholders in the Philippines,” said JCB senior vice president and head of development Yuichiro Kadowaki.

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Apart from exclusive perks in Japan, BDO JCB Platinum Credit Cardholders can avail of the following privileges: complimentary access to select VIP airport lounges, special rates for airport meeting service and up to P20 million travel insurance coverage. It also gives holders access to a Platinum Concierge Desk for restaurant and golf course reservations, sightseeing, entertainment and support for credit card-related emergencies.


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