Providus Bank Unveils ‘World Elite’ Mastercard  in Nigeria  


Providus Bank Limited has launched the ‘World Elite’ Mastercard offering for its customers in Nigeria.

The bank explained in a statement that the card provides affluent consumers and frequent travelers with a range of priceless travel benefits and lifestyle privileges both at home and abroad. This, according to the bank, would be the first launch of World Elite Mastercard in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Commenting on the offering, Managing Director/CEO, Providus Bank, Mr. Walter Akpani said: “We strive to provide cutting-edge technology that delivers best-in-class customer satisfaction, and our customers demand access to the most innovative solutions.

“The World Elite Mastercard platform provides access to an exclusive global network of benefits that satisfies their every lifestyle and travel need.”

According to the bank, this class of Mastercard provides the convenience, flexibility, reliability and safety that every premium cardholder expects in the search for the finest that life has to offer.

This includes access to loyalty programme upgrades, privileges at luxury accommodation and unforgettable shopping experiences.

“Imaging having 24/7 access to a lifestyle and travel concierge service that will help you plan unforgettable experiences such as reserving a chef’s table at a sought after restaurant, lining up a celebrity for a special birthday or purchasing those impossible-to find concert tickets. With World Elite Mastercard, cardholders no longer have to imagine,” the Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa, Mastercard, Omokehinde Adebanjo said.

Other benefits include access at over 600 airport lounges for the cardholder as well as a guest, priority check-in, excess baggage allowance or hassle-free car rental and exclusive benefits at the world’s busiest airports.

Cardholders would have access to personalised services through the Mastercard Airport Concierge.

“The affluent market is increasingly looking for experiences that drive personal growth and happiness, as opposed to the ownership of material possessions.

“Our World Elite Mastercard premium offering is specifically aimed at creating incomparable experiences for these discerning consumers and their loved ones by providing hassle-free advantages, savings and privileged access to a rich offering of luxurious travel and lifestyle benefits,” Adebanjo added.

ProvidusBank customers who use this card would receive extensive insurance benefits including complimentary travel inconvenience and cancellation insurance, comprehensive travel insurance and travel medical insurance, zero liability protection and a rental collision and loss damage waiver, the statement added.

“World Elite Mastercard is the next generation of travel and lifestyle solutions for discerning customers, and easily enables our customers to access priceless moments and experiences they are looking for,” the bank CEO said.