News 2017

March 2017


Samba reinvents travel solutions with Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card

Building on its position as the most rewarding companion for frequent travellers, Samba recently expanded its line of ultimate travel cards with the launch of the new Shariah-compliant Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card.

The new product gives travellers an opportunity to earn Samba Miles with every purchase. Designed to give Samba credit cardholders unlimited freedom to enjoy their rewards, the new Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card gives frequent travellers freedom from traditional locked air miles, allowing them to use their travel miles with any airline or hotel - including travel agents and websites - anywhere in the world.

Speaking about the launch of the new card, Samba’s Head of Consumer Banking, Mr. Mohammed A. Al Shaikh, commented: "Samba believes in creating smart solutions. Never before had travellers enjoyed such freedom to choose where or how they wish to redeem their travel rewards. The launch of the new Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card product provides even easier solutions to the traveller, be it on the travel journey itself or the stay at the destination. What makes it unique is that it is open to any hotel or any airline, anywhere in the world. It is all part of our efforts to continue being the most preferred credit card for the global traveller".

Basel Eltell, General Manager, Saudi Arabia and Levant, Mastercard, said: "We are delighted to offer Samba’s customers a rewarding and secure way of making payments at home and abroad. Travellers in the region are increasingly recognizing the benefits of going cashless, and we will continue to develop innovative products to meet and exceed their expectations. The Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card unlocks a world of benefits; it is an addition to our portfolio of travel solutions that create hassle-free journeys and generate enhanced value for regular travellers".

Specially designed for frequent travellers, the new Samba Travel Mastercard Credit Card also provides unlimited access to over 750 premier airport lounges around the world, hundreds of lifestyle, travel and dining offers at worldwide destinations, Mastercard’s 'buy one get one free' deals and up to SAR1,400 worth of savings on the online airline booking site Cleartrip. Furthermore, the card also provides free travel insurance against flight delays, lost or stolen baggage and cancelled flights, as well as all Samba Credit Card advantages including 0% Taqseet on airline tickets and much more.

Samba Financial Group is one of the largest and most internationally-awarded financial groups in the Middle East and the leading issuer of credit cards in Saudi Arabia, with the widest choice of credit cards that reward every lifestyle and spending need.