RHB Islamic Bank has collaborated with WWF Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) to become the first bank in Asia Pacific to introduce an eco-friendly recycled plastic debit card.
According to RHB Islamic Bank, the RHB Visa WWF Debit Card-i is part of the bank’s efforts under its flagship initiative, “Ocean Harmony”, which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). This initiative intends to increase public awareness on the importance of conserving and sustaining the marine ecosystem. As such, the first edition of the card will feature the green sea turtle, one of the most endangered sea creatures at present.
“Most discarded plastics end up in the ocean to the detriment of marine life. Our new recycled plastic card is our way of contributing directly to the conservation of ocean life through global affiliated NGOs such as WWF Malaysia, and local champions including UMT,” said the managing director of RHB Islamic, Datuk Adissadikin Ali.
The RHB Visa WWF Debit Card-i will let cardholders show their support for the bank’s cause through two options: by contributing up to 100% of their profit rate or “hibah” in support of ocean life conservation, or by donating RM3 for the ocean research and development studies by UMT. New cardholders will also be able to enjoy a 10% discount on WWF Malaysia merchandise purchased from its online shop.
To own the RHB Visa WWF Debit Card-i, which is also equipped with PayWave technology, open any of the following Islamic current or savings account, after which you can opt for the card:
- Premier current account-i: Apply through RHB branch
- Children Account-i: Apply through RHB branch
- RHB Smart Account-i: Apply through RHB branch or online
- Savings account-i: Apply through RHB branch or online
The new RHB Visa WWF Debit Card-i will only be available to new and existing RHB customers from July 2020, but you can start booking now at RHB’s website.
(Source: The Edge Markets)