Press Release 2009

New UOB Debit MasterCard Introduced

Kuala Lumpur, 10 March 2009 - United Overseas Bank (Malaysia)'s new Debit MasterCard sports a fresh and contemporary looking card face. UOB Debit MasterCard allows customers the convenience of paying without cash but at the same time, having total control over their finances as they are spending within their purse strings, literally. 

UOB's Debit MasterCard is Like cash. Only better. Explains Mr Chan Kok Seong, Director and Chief Executive Officer of UOB (Malaysia), "We believe the new UOB Debit MasterCard will benefit our current account and savings account (CASA) customers. With an automated teller machine (ATM) feature built in, it allows customers to withdraw cash at any ATMs that bear the MasterCard or the Cirrus logo. Customers can also use it for shopping at the point of sales for purchases at over 25 million MasterCard merchant outlets worldwide. In the midst of shopping frenzy, they do not have to worry about over-spending as the purchases are drawn directly from their CASA. We even reward our customers when they spend with UOB Debit MasterCard. They earn a minimum of 0.3% UOB Smart$ Cash Rebates on retail purchases which can be used to offset future purchases at more than 1,300 UOB Smart$ merchant outlets!"

In conjunction with the arrival of UOB Debit MasterCard, selected UOB (Malaysia) branches will open on Saturdays* and will extend their banking hours** to promote this new card. Added Mr Chan, "This is timely as our UOB 2009 Bonanza promotion will start from 2 March till 30 April 2009 offering attractive financial packages ranging from CASA, credit cards, UOB intelligent Home Loan, UOB CapGrowth, UOB CashAssure and much more!." Customers can expect loads of freebies and great offers too!

Details on branches' opening days/hours

*Open on 14,21,28 March & 4 April 2009, 9:30 am to 1 pm - UOB (Malaysia) branches in Alor Star, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Damansara Uptown, Ipoh, Jalan Bakri (Muar), Jalan Kelawei (Penang), Jalan Othman (PJ), Jalan Wong Ah Fook (JB), Klang, Kluang, Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kulai, Lebuh Bishop (Penang), Malim (Malacca), Puchong, Seremban and Shah Alam.

**Extended banking hours on 11 - 20 March 2009, 9.30 am to 6 pm (except Saturday & Sunday) - UOB (Malaysia) branches in Batu Pahat, Bentong, Jalan Sultan Ismail (KL), Jalan Imbi (KL), Jalan Pudu (KL), Jalan Tengah (PJ), Kepong, Menara UOB, Jalan Raja Laut (KL), Klang, Kota Damansara, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Medan Pasar (KL), Miri, Plaza Mahkota (Malacca), Raub, Sandakan, Sibu, Sungai Petani, Taman Molek (JB) and Tuaran (Sabah). 

For further information on collection of UOB Debit MasterCard and UOB 2009 Bonanza promotion, customers may enquire within the branches, visit our website at or call UOB 121 centres at 03-26128 121 (Kuala Lumpur), 07-2881 121 (Johor Bahru), 04-2401 121 (Penang), 082-287 121 (Kuching) or 088-477 121 (Kota Kinabalu).

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