Tuesday, September 4, 2007

EON Bank introduces Matta Card for travellers

Taking off from the immensely popular Malaysian Association of Travel and Tour Agents (Matta) travel fair, the EON Bank Group has introduced the Matta Card for travellers.

“We would like to make this card as popular as the Matta fair,” EON Bank credit card centre head Aaron Group.

The card comes in the form of credit and prepaid cards, which carry travel-related benefits such as personal accident and medical insurance, concierge services and lounge services at the KL International Airport and Singapore’s Changi airport.

The credit card works in a similar way as most of the popular credit cards while the prepaid cards allow users to use up to the limit they had paid for, with benefits of reloads and top-ups.

Tan said applications for the cards could be made at any of the 150 EON Bank branches nationwide, adding that it would be promoted at the upcoming Matta fair.

He said the bank, which has joined forces with the association and Visa International to issue the Matta Card, has targeted to register 100,000 cardholders within the first 12 months of its launch.

The Matta fair will be held at the Putra World Trade Centre here from Sept 7 to Sept 9,2007.

Mentor Comments:-

a) Finally MATTA Card will be launch after a 10 month wait. Matta annouceed it last November 2006 to introduce a prepaid Visa travel card in conjuction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007 which can be used to pay hotels and airline tickets.

About MATTA :- The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) was established in 1974. Over the years, MATTA has grown from being a travel agents association with about 30 members to one with over 2,007 members comprising all the travel agents and tour operators in the country as well as numerous overseas affiliations. It is also the national umbrella representative body for the entire travel industry in the country.

b) EON BANK with 3 different prepaid credit cards? read more....(soon)

c) Malaysian have many alternatives to online payment with many Prepaid Credit Card available - with E-Gold Exchange seize business....read more (soon)