Barclays Bank Unveils Africa’s Best Credit Card in Uganda

Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited has unveiled a Uganda shillings denominated credit card. This unveiling comes in the wake of Barclays being named winner of ‘Best Credit Card in Africa’ for the year 2014 at the Asian Bankers’ first annual Middle East and Africa Awards.

Nazim Mahmood, Barclays Uganda’s Retail Director said the unveiling of the Barclays Credit card in Uganda is testimony to the Bank’s commitment to providing customers with world class products and services.

“Our customers and clients are at the centre of everything we do. Through the various feedback channels, we listened to our customers and the inauguration of this Uganda shillings credit is testimony to our commitment,” Mr. Mahmood said.

The new credit card was unveiled at a glamorous and eventful ceremony at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

During the launch of the card, Uganda’s fashion icon, Stella Atal together with her models showcased, the designer’s latest creations.

Her afro-centric work that fuses African and Western materials and styles to create a simple, original look left guests awestruck.

The other acts of the night saw pianist, Steve Keys and the multi-talented Mo Roots rock the crowd with their smooth ballads.

The Barclays credit card has been designed to cater for the Barclays Premier League and Platinum credit card holders. It presents the customer with convenience and flexibility; is secure, internationally accepted and helps them in budgeting. Barclays credit card holders are empowered to buy now and pay later, and to access cash from over 22 million Visa ATM outlets 24 hours a day across 150 countries worldwide.

Barclays’ customers and clients will also receive sms alerts whenever a transaction is made using their credit card, a detailed monthly e-statement, up to 50 days interest-free credit on full payment, minimum monthly repayment of only 5% of the total spend balance and an array of benefits from our alliance partners.

On top of the above benefits, the Barclays Platinum credit card holders will earn and redeem miles on any airline of their choice across the globe on purchases made using their credit cards.

“Affordable and innovative banking solutions not only play a critical role towards sustainable growth of the banking sector but the economy at large. Barclays is committed to innovating solutions that benefit our customers and clients whilst fostering economic growth,” Mr. Rakesh Jha, Barclays Uganda’s Managing Director said.


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