Now City Bank American Express cardmembers can pay credit card bill through bKash

April 27, 2020 Dhaka

Cardmembers of locally issued American Express Credit Cards from City Bank can now pay their credit card bills anytime from anywhere through bKash app seamlessly.

This new service will facilitate cardmembers to make payment on time without waiting in queues at the bank counters or chances of missing deadline. It will reduce the extra load on bank counters as well. Particularly, amid this Covid-19 crisis, City Bank American Express cardmembers need not take any risk of going to bank as they can safely pay credit card bills from their home, maintaining social distance.

Any bKash user having City Bank American Express Credit Card can avail this opportunity. Cardmembers can pay credit card bill in BDT and there is no limit for the bill payment.

Paying a City Bank American Express Credit Card bill requires a few simple steps. In the bKash app, cardmembers can find the AMEX Credit Card Bill option in the ‘Pay Bill’ or ‘Suggestion’ segment. To pay the bill, cardmember needs to enter credit card number, bill amount and bKash PIN to complete the process.

For City Bank American Express Credit Card bill payment, 1% charge will be applied for cardmembers. However, as a promotional offer from bKash, cardmembers will get 1% instant cashback on credit card bill payment amount with a limit of up to 200 Tk, valid from 26 April to 31 May. For more details, customers can visit https://www.bkash.com/amex_paybill.

Kamal Quadir, CEO of bKash said, “During this Covid-19 emergency, we need to stay at home and make transactions contactless as much as possible. Besides fostering convenient, secure, seamless digital transactions, this service will also ensure the wellbeing of the cardmembers amid this crisis and beyond. This will also create new service opportunities, especially for the customers of both the organizations in future.”

Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director and CEO of City Bank said, "We brought American Express card in Bangladesh more than a decade ago and serving our customers with integrity. The partnership with bKash will attract a large number of customers to use City Bank American Express Card and it will surely bring more opportunities of digital transaction in coming days.”

Currently, there are around 4 lakh AMEX credit card users in the country. With bKash they can pay credit card bills 24/7 at their own convenience.

Launched in 2011, bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank, US based Money in Motion, International Finance Corporation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial, operates as a payment service provider offering a broad range of digital financial services under the regulation of Bangladesh Bank.