Cathay Pacific launches new range of credit cards for travellers

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Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong), Cathay and Mastercard have announced the launch of a new range of Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard credit cards. The three new cards in the series are “Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Credit Card”, “Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Credit Card – Priority Banking”, and “Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Credit Card – Priority Private”, recognising different banking segments. These cards allow customers to earn Asia Miles faster. Cardholders can still earn Asia Miles directly by using banking services only from Standard Chartered. Priority Banking and Priority Private cardholders can enjoy complimentary Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge access, priority check-in and boarding services, or limited Marco Polo Club Silver or Gold membership during the promotional period. Eligible customers can also receive up to 200,000 miles as a welcome offer.

The launch expands upon the success of the only Asia Miles co-branded credit card in Hong Kong launched in 2016 by Standard Chartered, Asia Miles and Mastercard. Building on this solid foundation, the new cards will replace the Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard Credit Card.

Paul Smitton, general manager, Customer Relationship and Retail at Cathay said, “We are thrilled to unveil in Hong Kong today the Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Credit Cards, the first of many exciting new customer offerings under ‘Cathay’ – a new premium travel lifestyle brand that aims to bring all we love about travel together with everyday lifestyle. ‘Cathay’ brings together Cathay Pacific, Marco Polo Club and Asia Miles all in one place, simplifying the way our customers interact with us, including how they earn status and use miles. The Standard Chartered Cathay Mastercard Credit Cards allow customers to enjoy the best Asia Miles earn rates in town, and their miles won’t expire as long as they earn or redeem at least once every 18 months. They can use their miles to redeem flights or purchase revenue tickets on Cathay Pacific and HK Express with Miles Plus Cash, as well as shop for our numerous curated products. 

These new credit cards represent the further strengthening of our relationship with our longstanding partners, Standard Chartered and Mastercard, to provide more benefits for our customers,” Smitton said. “The new card epitomises the best of premium travel experiences, providing a full range of privileged banking services and Mastercard’s comprehensive acceptance network for our members to earn and use their miles with greater ease. We will be entering into a new 10-year global partnership with Mastercard on co-branded credit cards and with Standard Chartered in Hong Kong for both co-branded credit cards and earning miles through direct banking. We look forward to further building upon our collaboration with our partners through this exciting development today.”

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