Standard Chartered World Elite Mastercard: Best Credit Card Middle East 2019

Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered Bank, Bahrain is the country’s leading financial institution, boasting a 100-year legacy as an industry trend-setter. Standard Chartered has a strong international presence with operations in Singapore, Hongkong, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. That global network enables a free flow of best practices, learning opportunities, technological innovation, and human capital. Standard Chartered offers a full suite of financial products tailored to meet clients’ needs, but it leads the Bahrain market in terms of credit cards and motor vehicle loans. Of all the cards issued by the bank, the World Elite Mastercard is the most prestigious consumer variant available. The card marks another pioneering moment for Standard Chartered as the first card in the market to introduce the tap-and-go ease of contactless transactions. This sleek black card entitles holders to VIP treatment and exclusive privileges with premium providers at home and abroad. The card creates added value for the most affluent of clients. A key feature is the exceptional rewards programme, which offers maximum points per purchase and affords holders unparalleled benefits on luxury travel, dining, shopping, and lifestyle experiences. World Elite Mastercard acts as a privileged pass, granting holders access to over 800 airport lounges and gold-status service at more than 500 hotels around the world. The CFI.co judging panel was especially intrigued by the World Elite Mastercard 24/7 concierge service, which helps clients with anytime, anywhere assistance for planning trips, booking tickets, and making reservations, amongst others. The judges declare the Standard Chartered World Elite Mastercard as the Best Credit Card in the Middle East for 2019.