BCA and JCB International Indonesia: Launching the BCA-JCB Black Credit Card

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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.