Wed, 17 May 2000

Telkom, Amex issue joint card

JAKARTA (JP): American Express Travel Related Services (TSR) and PT Telkom will soon launch their co-brand credit card, offering a range of benefits to the latter's subscribers.

Telkom president Muhammad Nazif said here on Tuesday that the Telkom American Express Co-brand Credit Card would provide customers with new conveniences regarding payment options, while also offering the benefits of an Amex credit card.

"Telkom is very pleased to join hands with American Express to launch the Telkom-American Express Card," Muhammad said at a ceremony unveiling the joint credit card.

Telkom customers will have the convenience of charging their telephone bills on the card, he said.

Visiting Amex president, James Cracchiolo said the card would be Indonesia's first telecommunication-linked credit card in partnership with Telkom.

Cracchiolo expressed confidence that the new product would boost Amex's local market share of card billing.(bkm)