02 July 2013

Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited introduced Worldmiles, a unique airline-independent membership programme for Premier Banking customers with Platinum debit cards. Worldmiles allows Barclays Premier customers to earn and redeem miles on any airline of their choice across the globe on purchases made using their Platinum debit cards.

The Barclays Bank of Uganda Limited Managing Director, Charles Ongwae said, “The Worldmiles programme is one of the ways in which we are helping our customers achieve their ambitions.”

Barclays Premier customers who use their Platinum debit cards to pay for purchases, will now earn Worldmiles, which they can spend against reward flights with any airline, to any destination in the world. For every shilling a customer spends using their platinum debit card, they earn one Worldmile.

After a customer has collected 10 000 000 and more Worldmiles, these can be redeemed against an airline ticket up to the value of UGX 100 000. Every additional 100 Worldmiles earn a customer one shilling towards flight ticket purchases. Customers can also purchase airline tickets with a combination of Worldmiles and cash, paying the difference using their Platinum debit cards.

Besides the Worldmiles programme, Barclays Platinum debit cardholders enjoy benefits like using their debit card to pay for purchases at VISA-enabled point of sale terminals, VISA global customer assistance, medical and legal referral, purchase protection and access to a range of hotels and leisure facilities on preferential terms.

“Our aim is to provide all our customers with a great banking experience that