Cards commemorate partnership between Rakuten, Inc. and FC Barcelona
TOKYO, Japan, 2017-Jul-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. today announced that Rakuten Card will issue two special FC Barcelona Credit Cards from fall 2017 to celebrate the partnership between Rakuten, Inc. and FC Barcelona.
Rakuten, Inc. became FC Barcelona’s Main Global Partner and Official Innovation & Entertainment Partner from Jul. 1. Based on that agreement, Rakuten Card will issue Rakuten Cards that will be the only official credit cards in Japan to employ FC Barcelona designs. Users will be able to choose between two types of card face designs: FC Barcelona Emblem Design, featuring a striped emblem in FC Barcelona’s club colors of blue and deep red; and FC Barcelona Player Design, featuring photos of five of the club’s leading players (*). Applications for the cards will be accepted from fall.
Since being first issued in July 2005, Rakuten Card has grown in popularity thanks to features such as no annual membership fee, a high point reward rate and the ability to utilize the points earned to pay for various Rakuten Group services. The card received the top customer satisfaction score in the credit card category of the FY2016 Japanese Consumer Satisfaction Index (JCSI) Survey for the eighth year in succession.
Rakuten Card will continue striving to further boost customer satisfaction by enhancing its credit card services and features in the future.
■ Name: Rakuten Card (FC Barcelona Player Design),
Rakuten Card (FC Barcelona Emblem Design)
■ Application / issuance date (scheduled): Fall 2017
*Details will be published on Rakuten Card’s website at a later date
■ Details: Point reward rate: 1% or more[Rakuten Super Point Privileges] (1) 1 point per 100 yen will be granted when using the Rakuten Card to pay for everyday shopping and public utilities charges.
(2) While the Super Point Up Program is being held, purchases made on Rakuten Ichiba will earn four times the points.
– Annual membership fee: Permanently free
– Brands: Mastercard, JCB
– Family cards: Free
– ETC: 500 yen (excluding tax)
– Insurance: Overseas travel accident insurance: 20 million yen (maximum)
SOURCE: Rakuten, Inc.