Customers have been enabled to pay Visa and AMEX credit card bills through bKash without any extra charge during the Covid-19 crisis. bKash has offered 1 percent instant cashback on paid bill amount of Visa and AMEX credit card throughout July to August.
By paying credit card bill of VISA and American Express card through bKash, customers can avail up to Tk 200 as cashback. As a result, a customer can pay a credit card bill up to Tk 20,000 without paying any additional charge, said a press release.
AMEX or Visa credit card bills can easily be paid from any place at any time, avoiding the hassle of standing in long queues at banks. As a result, credit card bill payment within due date is now within the grip of the customers. They can even Add Money from any Visa or MasterCard to their bKash accounts if needed. Currently, customers can Add Money to bKash account from online banking or app of 14 banks.
Concerned authorities believe that in addition to keeping the customers safe during Covid-19, the credit card bill payment service through bKash is also playing a significant role in reducing extra pressure at bank counters.
Paying AMEX or Visa Credit Card Bill requires a few simple steps. In the bKash app, users can find the ‘City Bank AMEX Credit Card Bill’ and ‘Visa Credit Card Bill’ options after tapping on ‘Pay Bill’ icon from the main menu and select the desired one.
In the next steps, the customer needs to enter credit card number, bill amount and bKash PIN to complete the process.
Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering a broad range of digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.
Bangladesh Postal Department’s Digital Financial Service ‘Nagad’, Southeast Bank and Mastercard launched a new feature for Nagad’s mobile app that enables users to instantly add money from their Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid cards into their Nagad accounts.
This service will be provided by Southeast Bank’s Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS). Mastercard was the pioneer payment scheme in Bangladesh to launch the ‘Add Money’ service for mobile wallets as early as 2019, said a press release.
With this service Nagad app users can now add money to their Nagad accounts. Nagad cash-in limits will be applicable for this service.
To complete seamless transactions any time of the day, Nagad users need to click the ‘Add Money’ button on the Nagad app interface and select the card option. Users must then provide the required card details and enter the amount they wish to transfer from the card. Users will then receive an OTP (One Time Password) on their registered mobile phone number. By entering the OTP, users will be able to complete the transaction.
This service will make it easy and convenient for Mastercard cardholders to top up their Nagad wallets, making contactless transactions possible. Southeast Bank Limited is the technology provider of this service.
In his speech, Tanvir A Mishuk Managing Director, Nagad said, “We are glad that Nagad Accountholders can now easily add money to their accounts from their Mastercards, and this will eliminate the need of physically visiting ‘cash in’ points. Our collaboration with Mastercard & Southeast Bank Limited will make transactions much more convenient for Nagad users in various multitudes.”
Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Bangladesh, Mastercard said, “Mastercard is proud to collaborate with one of the leading digital financial service providers, Nagad, to launch this wallet loading service for its customers. This collaboration with Nagad and Southeast Bank is another milestone in our partnership with the mobile financial services (MFS) sector. Mastercard looks forward to offering cardholders a better payments experience through personalized interoperable payments solutions that will give an enormous boost to card acceptance and digital transactions in Bangladesh.”
Popular furniture brand Regal has introduced 30 new furniture with modern and eye-catching designs on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha.
The furniture brand is offering up to 15 percent discount on all products, said a press release on Thursday.
The offer started on July 4 and will continue till the eid day.
Now, Regal Furniture has about 250 furniture with aesthetic designs, said the release.
The furniture include board and metal, various types of bed, wardrobe, dressing table, sofa, sofacum bed, divan, dining table, bookshelf and exclusive reading table.
Under the offer, home deliverer is free in any part of the country upon purchasing products over Tk 20,000.
Moreover customer will enjoy EMI facilities for six months upon buying products over Tk 10,000 in credit cards of 16 banks (applicable to purchasing through online platform and Regal Emporium). The customers will also get one year service warranty.
SMILES, the frequent flyer programme of NovoAir, has entered its eighth year.
Marking the occasion, NovoAir announced 10 percent discount on the ticket fare.
In this offer, SMILES members can purchase tickets through NOVOAIR sales counter, website and mobile app by using promo code “SMILES7ANN” till 31st July.
In addition, any valuable passenger can enjoy the offer by becoming a SMILES member from NOVOAIR sales counter or website, by filling up the form.
NOVOAIR currently operates daily 3 flights from Dhaka to Chattogram, 3 flights to Jashore, 4 flights to Saidpur and 1 flight to Sylhet in compliance with the health guidelines issued by the CAAB/ICAO/IATA and WHO.
NOVOAIR is the first airline of Bangladesh to launch a Frequent Flyer program to provide special services to valuable passengers.
Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, peoole can make payment through bKash for purchasing medicine and other essentials at around 7,000 pharmacies across the country.
In addition, they will get 5 percent instant cashback on bKash payment during July and August. Starting on July 1, the offer will be valid till August 31.
In a press release, bKash said currently bKash payment is available at around 7,000 pharmacies in all eight divisions across the country.
More pharmacies are being brought under this service frequently, it added.
Besides, customers can get cashback by paying with bKash app or dialing USSD code *247#.
During the whole campaign period, customers can get Tk 200 maximum. They can get cashback up to Tk 25 daily and avail the offer five times in a month. The maximum cashback amount per month will be Tk 100.
Customers can easily make payment by scanning QR code with bKash app. The merchant number can also be saved for future payment in fewer steps.
People can easily find out full list and addresses of pharmacies with bKash payment facility along with the cashback offer details on this website - https://www.bkash.com/offers_pharmacy.