RCBC Bankard and JCB unveil new premium card for travelers

RCBC Bankard, together with their long-time partner, JCB, is ready to introduce their newest prestige card, the RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum Card.

The card was formally launched at an exclusive gathering attended by RCBC Bankard and JCB executives, and members of the press at the Bonifacio Hall in Shangri-La the Fort. This latest product is set to join RCBC Bankard’s existing roster of award-winning credit cards.

The RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum Card is equipped for today’s modern traveler, with benefits such as access to over 55 airport lounges, free use of JCB Plaza lounges located in major cities worldwide, 24/7 Concierge Desk service, as well as free travel insurance worth up to Php 1,000,000.

The card also makes use of RCBC Bankard’s flexible rewards program, where cardholders can earn points through domestic or international purchases. RCBC Bankard cardholders can even earn more points when they use the card for their purchases made in Japan. Reward points earned can also be converted to Airmiles for well-known airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Cathay Pacific, andAir Asia, among others.

“We would like to provide our premium clients with more options.  The launch of the RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum card will definitely appeal to accomplished individuals who frequently travel abroad for both business and pleasure.  Noting the increase in Filipinos visiting Japan and the issuance of multiple Visa entry, we anticipate that our premium cardholders will be going to Japan more often.  Hence, we doubled the points/airmiles that they can earn using the RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum card for spending made in Japan.  The partnership with JCB enhances the privileges even more since they offer worldwide benefits to the JCB cardbase which our cardholders can take advantage of” states Simon Calasanz, President and CEO of RCBC Bankard.

For his part, Senior Vice President of JCBI Yuichiro Kadowaki, has expressed, “We are pleased that RCBC Bankard, an expanding credit company showing the strongest growth in the Philippines, has launched this new Platinum card. Our partnership has been strong for more than 20 years, and we are now stepping up to the next stage with the new product. Both of us are keen to provide a good product and services to customers of RCBC who are interested in Japanese culture and those who travel to Japan. Filipino tourists going to Japan exceeded 400,000 in 2017 and there will be more in 2018. We provide lounge services at 28 airports in Japan and 29 airport lounges in other countries, mainly in Asia. Other than this, Platinum JCB Cardmembers get exclusive access to Universal Studios Japan JCB Lounge. We hope RCBC Bankard customers will enjoy our services.”

The RCBC Bankard JCB Platinum Card also includes the card-winning benefits such as Spend Monitor, a budget management tool that helps cardholders keep an eye on their finances by allowing them to set their own budget, Spend Analyzer, which provides cardholders with a summary of their transactions, Fast Billspay, a feature that provides RCBC Bankard cardholders with a worry-free and rewarding bills payment facility, and Unli0%, where cardholders can pay for their straight purchases within 3 months at 0% installment.

To apply for the bank’s newest prestige card,  call 888-1-883.



RCBC Bankard Services Corporation (RBSC) is the Card Servicing entity of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), one of the Philippines largest private universal banks.  RCBC and RCBC Bankard Services Corporation are members of the Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC). RCBC Bankard provides unique and world-class cashless transactions, versatile add-on services, and an innovative rewards program to its cardholders. For more information on RCBC Bankard, visit www.rcbcbankard.com.


JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide.