AEON partners with JCB to launch AEON J-Premier Platinum Credit Card to offer exclusive privileges throughout Thailand and Japan

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday November 13, 2018 16:01
Bangkok--13 Nov--Spark Communications

AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited partners with JCB International (Thailand) Co., Ltd. to launch "AEON J-Premier Platinum Credit Card" that will allow Thais to enjoy everything Japan, with exclusive privileges and offers in dining, travel, and shopping – targeting at least 100,000 new cards within year.

Mr. Kiyoyasu Asanuma, Managing Director of AEON Thana Sinsap (Thailand) Public Company Limited said: "Currently AEON is focusing on developing credit card services that will meet the demands of various Thai lifestyles, especially those who love travelling to Japan and the Japanese culture, which is a growing trend. According to findings from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)[1], the number of Thai tourists visiting Japan in the first six months (Jan-Jun 2018) was 606,665 people, which is almost two-thirds of the 1 million Thais that visited Japan in the entire 2017.

To reinforce the long-term partnership between AEON and JCB, both of which are leading credit card service providers in Japan, the two companies have launched a new "AEON J-Premier Platinum Credit Card" that offers customers with all-rounded exclusive privileges covering dining, travel, and shopping under the "Extreme Japan Experience" concept. The card comes with an exclusive design featuring Mount Fuji, a historic Japanese landmark, and Sakura (Japanese cherry blossoms), which truly represent the beauty and the spirit of Japan.

"Headquartered in Japan, AEON Group and its subsidiaries have a core strength that covers a wide range of businesses such as AEON Mall, MaxValu, MaxValu Tanjai and AEON Pet Shop – together with partnerships with leading companies in Japan such as JCB, JTB, and SOMPO. As a result, AEON J-Premier Platinum credit cardholders can enjoy unique privileges and benefits that will bring about special memories with their loved ones", Mr. Kiyoyasu added.

Mr. Naoya Michishima, Managing Director of JCB International (Thailand) Co., Ltd., stated that "We are extremely honored to work with AEON, a leading provider in retail finance, in offering various privileges and convenience to customers who enjoy a Japanese lifestyle. This is in line with our card base expansion strategy in Thailand, one of our key target countries. We believe that with our international-standard payment network service, together with the strength of the AEON network, we will be able to deliver the freedom to shop as well as a Japanese lifestyle to our customers.

The AEON J-Premier Platinum Credit Card consists of three core benefits that make the card distinctive in fulfilling a Japanese lifestyle that our Thai customers may look for:

Extreme in Japan …with up to 18% in discounts and cashback when shopping at at AEON in Japan (department-store zone). Feel assured on every trip to Japan with a travel insurance plan of up to Baht 1 million that does not require any upfront payment. Receive up to 20% discounts at participating merchants in Japan, along with discounts and benefits from over 1,000 JA.CO.PA-alliance merchants across Japan.

Enjoy in Thailand…with up to 12% discounts and cashback at JCB-participating restaurants. Receive up to 7% discounts and cashback when shopping at MaxValu, MaxValu Tanjai, and AEON Pet Shop. Receive frequent flyer miles from Japan Airlines and Thai Airways at every 20 baht = 1 point, every 2 points = 1 mile. Get up to Baht 31 million in travel insurance coverage.

Extra!…Get a chance to win an exclusive trip to Japan throughout the whole year, with 50 prizes on offer worth a Baht 10 million in total.

Go beyond with JCB… experience the convenience offered by over 50 airport lounges in Asia. Receive privileges at Universal Studios Japan, along with exclusive privileges at over 7,500 leading hotels as well as discounts at famous restaurants in Japan. Also get a chance to try fine cuisine by renowned Japanese chefs.

Receive a free 20-inch Anello Mini Suitcase valued at 5,990 baht or an Anello Regular Backpack valued at 2,490 baht simply by applying for AEON J-Premier Platinum Credit Card and spending the prescribed amounts between 9 November 2018 and 28 February 2019 as part of our launch celebration. Apply today at any AEON branch nationwide or online at www.aeon.co.th/j-premier


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