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Citibank, American Express join forces in Asia

Citibank and American Express will be joining forces in Asia, starting with the launch of the Citi PremierMiles American Express Card in Malaysia.

Through this partnership, Citibank will issue cards in the Asia Pacific region, which will be accepted on the American Express global merchant network.

“Citibank’s partnership with American Express will allow us to be even more competitive in our credit card offerings across Asia and, of course, to offer even greater rewards and associated benefits to our card members,” said Jonathan Larsen, Citi’s global head of retail banking and Asia Pacific head of consumer banking.

With its inaugural launch in Malaysia, the Citi PremierMiles American Express Card offers an enhanced earn rate of 1 PremierMile for every RM2 card spent on everyday purchases, as well as the flexibility to redeem these miles for travel on over 90 airlines worldwide. Given this earning power, card members can easily earn a return ticket to a worldwide destination of their choice based on their annual spend.

Card members will also be able to enjoy complimentary airport limousine service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport upon their return, as well as unlimited access to select Plaza Premium Lounges in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

Beyond travel, this card offers other lifestyle rewards including a complimentary night stay after paying for two nights at select Shangri-La properties and privilege dining at more than 50 premium restaurants around Malaysia.

“Moving forward, we will continue to work closely with Citi to create targeted products that will offer exclusive privileges and benefits on the American Express network,” said American Express’ Global Network Partnerships Asia senior VP Siew Choo Ng.

Following Malaysia, other Citibank cards will be launched on the American Express network in key markets in Asia.

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