Barclays Bank Tanzania yesterday launched its Visa Platinum US dollar debit cards that will help the bank’s clients who hold US dollar accounts to access their funds globally.
Speaking at the launch, the bank’s retail director, Mr Kumaran Pather, explained the Visa Platinum US Dollar Debit Card is also equipped with a Chip and Pin technology which makes the card secure and safe.
According to Mr. Pather, when the card is used locally to transact goods either online, through point of sale or even withdrawals through ATMs, the card will operate in local currency while all transactions done in US dollars will carry the dollar denomination.
He further explained that the technology will allow easy payments of purchases in Supermarkets, Hotels, Clothes shops and at fuel stations among others in Tanzania and globally.
Clients can also transact online with peace of mind while at the same time, giving them (clients) the opportunity to receive discounts online when booking for vacations using your Barclays debit card added Mr. Pather.