Today Russian Standard Bank and AmericanExpress have unveiled the new American Express® Platinum Debit Card – the firstDebit Card from American Express to be offered in Russia. Issued by RussianStandard Bank, it will be accepted by millions of merchants on the AmericanExpress network worldwide. It is designed to meet the needs of Russianconsumers interested in an innovative financial product complete with theextensive benefits and world class service associated with the American Expressbrand, as well as providing the financial control that a debit card offers.
Platinum Debit offers Cardmembers an extensivesuite of premium benefits, including a 24/7 concierge service that can helpfacilitate many different aspects of Cardmembers' busy lifestyles, night or day- from full organisation of vacations, to selecting gifts and ordering flowers.Cardmembers also receive automatic enrolment into elite hotel and car rentalstatus programmes, through popular providers including Meliá,The Vacation Collection, Avis and Hertz, giving them access to exclusiveprivileges such as complimentary vehicle upgrades, room upgrades and late checkouts at hotels.
Additionally, holders of the Platinum DebitCard accumulate points on their purchases through American Express' globallyrenowned Membership Rewards® programme. Membership Rewards points never expireand can be transferred to a wide range of airline or hotel loyalty programmes,and can be also redeemed on leisure activities and experiences, gift cards andmore.
The new Platinum Debit Card provides anexceptional level of financial freedom. It can be denominated in Rubles, Eurosor US Dollars, depending on the preference of the Cardmember, and comes with agenerous monthly interest rate of 4% on account balances in Rubles, and 1% onother currencies.
Support is available anywhere in the worldthanks to the comprehensive range of insurances that come with the PlatinumDebit Card, including Travel Accident and Travel Inconvenience Insurance.Cardmembers also receive Purchase Protection, which covers them againstunforeseen expenses caused by theft or damage to new purchases made with theCard, as well as fraud protection and 24-hour Card replacement cover.
For further information about Platinum Debitincluding the fees, please see the Bank's website.