Visa introduces new offers for Indian Cardholders

Visa International on Thursday announced that it has launched two unique offers for its cardholders in India, which provide a host of benefits, discounts and prizes every time they use their Visa card.

The Visa Gold Privileges Programme provides Visa Gold Credit and debit cardholders with a host of discounts and privileges across travel, lifestyle, healthcare and fine dining in 6 cities across India including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The offer is valid until June 30 and is open to all Visa Gold Cardholders in India.

Another offer is for Visa credit cardholders using Visa Bill Pay - the unique service exclusively for Visa credit cardholders to pay their utility bills online anytime and anywhere. Every time a cardholder uses www.visabillpay.com to pay their bills online, they get a chance to win one iPod Nano everyday and become eligible to win a high tech 42-inch plasma TV as a grand prize. This service will be free during the promotion period that lasts till May 15, 2006.

Commenting on the promotions in India, Santanu Mukherjee, Country Manager, South Asia, Visa International said, "As clear market leaders in India, our focus has been to encourage and enthuse cardholders to use their cards both in the physical and virtual world - incentivising them with prizes and discounts every time they do so. We are supporting these campaigns with widespread advertising in print and online and working with our member banks to reach out to cardholders."