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26.05.2015

Card Diem – Bank Austria offers new JCB Balance credit card in Austria for the first time

  • With the new JCB Balance Card Diem from card complete, Bank Austria is adding a top global player in the credit card business to its products

Bank Austria is expanding its credit card portfolio with one of the largest credit card providers in the world, JCB (Japan Credit Bureau). More than 27 million shops, hotels and service companies are available as partners in more than 190 countries with the new JCB Balance Credit Card. JCB is the world number three in terms of partners that accept the card. The JCB Balance Card offers numerous advantages, such as extensive insurance services as well as the innovative idea of using a PIN instead of a signature.

Helmut Bernkopf, Bank Austria Director for Private and Corporate Customers: "With the JCB Balance credit card, our customers profit from numerous product features relating to health, lifestyle and well-being alongside the classical payment function." Bank Austria customers may use the comprehensive services of the new JCB credit card for EUR 7.50 per month.

Attractive additional features
The card not only provides a relaxed shopping experience without cash, it also scores with attractive additional features. The innovative "Pin First" system is particularly convenient – cardholders authorise themselves by entering a PIN, not with their signature. The credit card limit is the standard EUR 5,000 per calendar month, with payment terms of 14 days.

The JCB Balance service package also includes enhanced travel insurance along with shopping insurance and holiday cancellation insurance, without any excess. Cardholders may contact the 24-hour hotline at any time with travel-related medical and legal questions.

Numerous advantages thanks to JCB Balance
The Priority Pass included provides access to more than 700 airport lounges at discounted prices. Anyone opting for the JCB Balance credit card also has access to the exclusive "Wellness Unlimited" bonus point programme. With this service, cardholders can sleep in many prestigious European hotels for free – only the half board needs to be paid.

Secure payment in e-commerce is ensured by an individual security code. In the case of loss or theft, JCB credit cards are protected by special card protection, which grants fast emergency help. The card's service package also includes the Gold Card of car rental company Sixt. This includes discounts for rental car reservations as well as for the Sixt limousine service, thereby rounding off the attractive service package of JCB Balance.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Media Relations Austria
Matthias Raftl, Tel. +43 (0) 50505 - 52809
E-mail: matthias.raftl@unicreditgroup.at