Monday 28, September 2015

Dubai – MENA Herald: Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, has announced an exclusive set of ‘mobile app only’ offers for debit and credit card customers. The offers have been created via exclusive partnerships with leading mobile commerce brands such as Zomato, Souq and Uber and are valid till 31 October, 2015.

The UAE is one of the strongest mobile commerce markets in the world. According to a PayPal Ipsosreport (2014-2015), around 57 per cent of online shoppers in the UAE purchased online via a smartphone over the last 12 months, second only to China’s ranking at 68 per cent.  The country also boasts one of the world’s highest smartphone penetration rates at 80 per cent, according to a Google study.

Commenting on the new m-commerce offers, Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD said, “Time and mobility are extremely important to our customers – they are looking for convenience in all aspects of all their lives. Partnering exclusively with the UAE’s in-app leaders, each the largest within their category and domain, enables us to offer significant value to our loyal customers for using their Emirates NBD Cards. We are helping our customers enjoy new experiences in the UAE while reaping rewards.”

The bank’s partnership with Zomato allows food lovers to search for Bon Appetit (the bank’s dining privilege programme) partners across the UAE based upon cuisine and restaurant reviews. Cardholders can enjoy their first meal of up to AED 75 for free, when paying with the Zomato Cashless App against promo code ENBDFREE.

Customers signing up for an Uber account with their Emirates NBD credit or debit card can enjoy a complimentary first ride capped at AED 80 using promo code ENBDUAE,. Customers will also receive five per cent rewards points or cashback against Uber spends in addition to a chance to win hourly cashback of up to AED 100. In addition, Emirates NBD card customers can enjoy a 10 per cent discount with a maximum of AED 100 off on all purchases made via the mobile app with the promo code SOUQ10.