IO, Jakarta – The significant upward trend in the number of Indonesians going abroad every year has encouraged PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) to offer convenience and comfort for customers who like to travel and shop in Indonesia and abroad. This was implemented by BCA, together with JCB International Indonesia as a subsidiary of JCB International Co. for the launch the BCA-JCB Black Credit Card.
Present at the launching event were BCA President Director Jahja Setiaatmadja, BCA Director Santoso, BCA Executive Transaction Banking Business Development Executive Jan Hendra with the President and Chief Operating Officer of JCB International Co. Ltd. Kimihisa Imada in Jakarta, Monday (11/11).
Jahja said the launching of the BCA-JCB Black Credit Card aims to accommodate the needs of customers, enabling them to conduct transactions, travel and purchase products at domestic and overseas merchants. Target holders of the BCA-JCB Black Credit Card are the affluent segment, especially individuals or families who like to travel and shop abroad.
The BCA-JCB Black Credit Card has exclusive offers for BCA customers, including double rewards on retail transactions and competitive forex rates for customers who will travel to Singapore, Japan, and South Korea. There is a program of 0% interest of up to 12 months of installments for international transactions with a minimum transaction of IDR 3 million.
BCA-JCB Black Credit Cardholders also get various benefits in global services that apply to domestic and international JCB cards, including free exclusive airport lounge facilities in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Thailand. Customers can also enjoy JCB Plaza Lounge in several world-class destinations: Tokyo, Paris, Honolulu, Hong Kong, Guam, and Singapore. Another benefit that is no less interesting is the discounted prices at various selected merchants and domestic and international dining establishments that collaborate with JCB.
Based on data from the Japan National Tourism Organization, the number of Indonesian tourists visiting Japan continues to increase. In 2017, there were 356,000 Indonesian tourists, up 30% from the previous year. In Spring 2018, when the cherry blossoms are blooming, Indonesian tourists who visit reached more than 43,000 people per month.
“This BCA collaboration with JCB is a strategic step to complete the BCA customer travel experience, and facilitate the customer business transaction process effectively and efficiently. Therefore, the BCA-JCB Black Credit Card is expected to optimize the added value that can be enjoyed by BCA customers,” concluded Jahja.