HSBC unveils privilege program for senior citizen cardholders

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HSBC announced the launch of their latest privilege program targeting senior citizen credit/debit cardholders over 55 years. The new offering valid until 31 December 2014, seeks to complement the lifestyle needs of this segment with benefits on healthcare, lifestyle electronics, opticians and daily essentials. The program will be a useful way to save more on everyday expenses. Apart from preferential pricing, cardholders, can also earn Rewards points and enjoy a 51-day credit period on their credit card. Head of Cards, Products and Service James Rebert said: “The needs of our senior citizen cardholders are significantly different to that of a younger audience and can often be costly. We looked at a combined offering that enable HSBC credit/debit cardholders who are 55 years and above to avail themselves of special benefits that support their lifestyle. We believe the credit card has more benefits for this segment, as they could also enjoy the 51-day credit period which costs them nothing to use and gain access to our global Home&Away Privilege Program, when they travel overseas.” HSBC credit/debit cardholders over 55 years can benefit from savings on daily essentials at Keells Super outlets with a 20% saving across all K choice products (excluding pulses), when they present a discount voucher at the counter, which they will  receive via post or can be obtained from an HSBC branch. To be eligible for the promotion cardholders will need to present a proof of identification at the point of purchase. Through this program, the bank also hopes to facilitate regular health checks, and offer special discounts on healthcare. As such the bank has partnered with Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, to entitle cardholders to special discounts at Asiri Surgical Hospital, The Central Hospital and Asiri Matara Hospital on diabetic health check packages as well as on room rates, physiotherapy, CT, MRI, Ultra sound and X- ray, lab tests, and digital mammogram tests. Cardholders can also purchase their medicine at all Healthguard pharmacies, around the country and enjoy further savings. If cardholders seek ayurvedic treatment, the program entitles them to savings at the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital on all days and on all ayurveda treatments from Monday to Thursday at the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Spa at Colombo 07, Siddhalepa Transit Spa, Katunayake and Siddhalepa Anarwa Spa, Mount Lavinia. In addition, HSBC offers savings on Adidas footwear, Erik Rajapakse opticians for lenses and frames, at all showrooms and outlets, and at Singer, Singer Plus, Sisil World and Singer Homes on a range of electronic and household products, further fulfilling the lifestyle needs of senior citizen cardholders. Walkrite also joins the list of partners to offer HSBC’s senior citizen cardholder’s further discounts on all available orthopaedic products. Enabling connectivity, cardholders could opt for the Dialog ZTE 202 mobile phone that offers a large dial pad/display and enjoy further reductions on the retail price. For more details cardholders can log onto