ASCHHEIM, Germany, August 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Wirecard Bank AG cooperates with airberlin's frequent flyer program topbonus to issue credit cards for the Austrian market
- topbonus member can collect one award and one status mile with each Euro spent on the credit card
The Wirecard Group is now collaborating with topbonus, the frequent flyer program of airberlin. The deal includes a MasterCard credit card for topbonus participants in Austria. With the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, customers can collect one award and status mile for each Euro spent on the credit card. Users can easily redeem these miles for flights with airberlin and NIKI or for additional rewards, starting with as little as 7,500 award miles.
In this collaboration Wirecard Bank AG is the issuer of the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard, which also contains a range of insurances, covering travel accident, baggage delay, delayed departure, hospital benefits, medical expenses and travel cancellation coverage. topbonus participants will be able to track their expenses using a dedicated webinterface that is integrated by Wirecard and optimized for PC, tablets and smartphones.
"Together with the Wirecard Bank AG, we offer our Austrian customers a credit card, with which they can earn miles with each payment. As we are distributing one status mile per one Euro spent, we set us apart from our competitors, because many of them release status miles only for flights. In addition, the suspension of the expiry of the award miles is another strong benefit for our members," said Anton Lill, Managing Director at topbonus.
Based on collected status miles, travelers can reach different frequent flyer status' such as Classic, Silver, Gold and Platinum. In addition, the topbonus shop offers non-frequent flyers with smaller mile budgets a wide range of rewards. Once a customer hits 2,000 miles, they will have a large selection of travel accessories, electronic, sports, leisure items and much more to choose from.
Alexander von Knoop, Executive Board Member at Wirecard Bank said, "We are pleased that we can issue the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard with topbonus in Austria. With the new credit card for the Austrian market, we have created an attractive product that bring many advantages for our customers."
Interested topbonus members can order the airberlin & NIKI MasterCard easily via http://www.airberlin.com/mastercard and thereby secure 3,000 miles for the application.
Wirecard AG is a global technology group that supports companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. As a leading independent supplier, the Wirecard Group offers outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments. A global platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods with supplementary fraud prevention solutions. With regard to issuing own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, the Wirecard Group provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). For further information about Wirecard, please visit http://www.wirecard.com or follow us on twitter @wirecard.
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With Wirecard Bank the Wirecard Group provides beside innovative technology even banking services: From payment transactions to card-based payout solutions. As a Principal Member of Visa and MasterCard, Wirecard Bank is a leading international acquirer.
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topbonus is Germany's second largest frequent flyer program and has received multiple awards as one of the leading customer loyalty programs with more than 4.2 million members. With 25 partner airlines and around 200 renowned partner companies, and by using the airberlin Visa card and by booking via the topbonus hotel platform members collect topbonus miles that can be redeemed worldwide. The collaboration with the American Express Membership Rewards, DeutschlandCard and SHELL Clubsmart programmes means participants can convert points from those programmes into topbonus award miles. Award miles can be redeemed for award flights, further exclusive benefits, or online at the topbonus shop. If members don't have enough award miles to purchase a flight, they can now make a payment in the amount of the difference. Thanks to the partnership with Etihad Airways, Atalia and other Etihad Airways Partners along with oneworld® membership, holders of a topbonus status card have worldwide access to the 700 Premium airport lounges. Together, airberlin and Etihad Airways offer their guests 228 destinations in 84 countries. Approximately 1,000 destinations are available across the oneworld network. As the operator of airberlin's frequent flyer program, topbonus Ltd. has a close association with the airline. http://www.airberlin.com/topbonus
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