VIB has been granted two awards for international credit card

The two awards have recognized the endless effort of VIB in innovating and pioneering in terms of card trends in Việt Nam. This is the second consecutive year the bank has received this recognition from international media.


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Vietnam International Bank (VIB) has been granted two awards - "The Best New Card Offering - VIB Family Link” and "Most Innovative New Credit Card Service- Vietnam 2022" by the International Finance magazine.


The two awards have recognized the endless effort of VIB in innovating and pioneering in terms of card trends in Việt Nam. This is the second consecutive year the bank has received this recognition from international media.


According to International Finance, VIB is one of the leading banks in terms of credit cards in Việt Nam. The magazine praises the VIB Family Link credit card with features built on family cohesion, providing a comprehensive solution for any modern family who wants to make daily spending and ensure savings for their children's future at the same time.


It also appreciates VIB's different marks brought by its credit card digitization and personalization strategy. The bank's unique innovations are the clearest evidence of its commitment to a cashless lifestyle and smarter consumption in Việt Nam.


A strategy for leading card trends


Currently, VIB accounts for more than 35 percent of Mastercard's total spending in Việt Nam. VIB also leads in the growth rate of Mastercard credit cards, five or six times higher than the average of the whole market in quantity and quality.


VIB joined the local credit card market in 2019 with the debut of all card products. Though ranking eighth among banks in Việt Nam in terms of the number of issued cards, VIB places 4th in total card spending, according to data released by the Vietnam Card Association in June.


The number of VIB credit cards has surpassed half a million cards, nearly six times higher than the 90,000 cards seen in 2018. At the same time, spending made by Vietnamese people through VIB credit cards has increased by 8.6 times, from VNĐ8.4 trillion (US$360 million) each year in 2018, to VNĐ72 trillion (over $3 billion) in 2022.


Credit cards are one of VIB's business segments when the bank implements its key strategy of shifting to the retail area and promoting digitization besides home loans, auto loans, business loans, and insurance. Thanks to this strategy, VIB's fee income has grown impressively.


VIB's leaders forecast that the company's pre-tax and after-tax profits in the whole of 2022 will likely exceed the plan assigned by the General Meeting of Shareholders of VNĐ10.5 trillion and VNĐ8.4 trillion, respectively.


These figures could be even higher if VIB took into account the extraordinary profits from some cooperation agreements that the bank would likely complete in 2022.


"The Best New Card Offering - VIB Family Link”


Launched in September 2021, the VIB Family Link credit card allows cardholders to accumulate reward points for family bonding expenses. This card line offers outstanding incentives for family spending on special occasions that are personalized to each cardholder such as birthdays, weddings, weekend dining, gifts besides children's birthdays, medical education, and savings and insurance packages.


Moreover, all points are automatically converted into savings for children with attractive interest rates for families.


Through the Family Link card line, VIB has accompanied over 10,000 cardholders who are parents in improving the quality of family life, providing more smart solutions for effective spending management, and making contributions to enhancing the comprehensive development of Việt Nam's future generations over the past year.


"Most Innovative New Credit Card Service- Vietnam 2022" thanks to strategy on credit card digitization and personalization


VIB is one of the leading banks in digitizing the credit card issuance process. More than 50 percent of VIB's new cards have been issued entirely from the digital channel.


The bank has also introduced the concept of "virtual card", "virtual switchboard" and "virtual financial expert" which has been welcomed by local clients. Most recently, VIB launched Vie, the first-ever virtual financial advisor in Việt Nam capable of advising on card opening and card spending.


Previously in 2020, with virtual card technology (Virtual Card), Green PIN, and technology to support automatic credit limit approval, VIB was the first bank in Việt Nam to allow clients to open a credit card 100 percent online and activate the card after 15-30 minutes.


At the same time, VIB also focuses on ensuring customer-care services. Currently, about 10 percent of the calls from clients are answered via VIB's Virtual AI Agent - a virtual switchboard service.


VIB has been also recognized as the leading bank in credit card personalization in Việt Nam. It now has nine different credit card lines and is preparing to launch several card lines with new features to catch up with the smart spending trend of the Millenials and Genz and meet the needs of customers in all areas of life from travel, shopping, online consumption, household spending to installments and gas filling.


According to analysts, the diversified credit card portfolio that VIB has pioneered to introduce in the market has helped change consumers' perspective on credit cards over the years, thus making an effective contribution to the development of the cashless trend in Việt Nam.


Headquartered in London, the UK, International Finance is an international financial and banking magazine with a history of more than 20 years. The magazine's annual International Finance Awards aim to honor financial institutions for their outstanding achievements in many fields around the globe.


Source: VNS