Telefónica and Barclaycard launch the O2 credit card
|Visa accepted at more than 30 million outlets|
|Attractive bonus programme|
|Free cash withdrawals abroad|
The O2 credit card marks an extension of Telefónica's mobile payment product portfolio and is issued by partner Barclaycard. It can be used at more than 30 million Visa outlets worldwide. "The O2 credit card is a further important addition to our ecosystem of financial products and services," says Michiel van Eldik, Managing Director Wholesale & Partner Management at Telefónica in Germany. "Our strategic partnership with Barclaycard means we can offer our customers further interesting payment solutions in the future."
"We have a strong partner in Telefónica that shares our goal of making it as easy as possible for customers to pay. The bonus programme is a response to customers' wishes to collect points wherever and whenever they pay by credit card," says Carsten Höltkemeyer, Managing Director of Barclaycard Germany.
Free minutes, cinema vouchers and iPads
Once signed up to the bonus programme, customers collect one point for each Euro they spend, which can then be converted into prizes. These include cinema vouchers, iPads and free call minutes or text messages - with more than 80 offers to choose from. Additionally, all customers who sign up for the O2 credit card by 31 December 2012 and use it within the first four weeks after receipt will receive a credit of 2,000 points. Five-star security Cardholders benefit from Barclaycard's five-star security including protection against card fraud and a 24-hour emergency hotline. The emergency service provides protection when travelling domestically and abroad. The security package also includes Internet delivery protection and online customer service. The O2 credit card can be ordered online from 5 November 2012 at www.o2.de/kreditkarte. The card is free to use in the first twelve months and then costs 12 Euros a year. Follow the Internet link above for more information about the new product.
|The benefits of the O2 credit card at a glance|
|Outlets||Visa is accepted at more than 30 million outlets worldwide|
|Five-star security from Barclaycard|
|Credit term||Up to 59 days|
|Cash withdrawals abroad||Free|
|Annual charge||12 Euros a year (free during the first year)|
|Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG, listed at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard, and its hundred percent, operationally active subsidiary Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belong to Telefónica Europe and are part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The company offers its German private and business customers post-paid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS, UMTS and LTE technologies with its product brand O2. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has more than 105 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Barclaycard has operated in Germany since 1991 as a branch of Barclays Bank PLC and is the private client brand for credit cards and instalment loans. The direct banking service, with almost 1.3 million issued cards, is the third-largest national credit card issuer and the number one provider of revolving credit cards. Barclaycard has offered consumer loans in Germany since 2008. In January 2012 it entered the deposit banking business with its on-call credit and fixed-term deposit products.|