Standard Charted Emirates World Credit Card has been a longstanding partnership between the bank and the airline, but we now have the bad news that it is coming to an end.
Standard Chartered Emirates co-brand cards to be discontinued in India
Standard Chartered and Emirates have been partners not just in India, but many markets in the subcontinent for a long while now. The partnership continues, except in India, the two have decided to part ways now. Communication has been sent out to members notifying them about the closure of the partnership in March 2022. The email is self-explanatory.
On the Standard Chartered website as well, a note has been put up that the card is no longer being issued.
The card had its loyal following, and I can be sure there will be people who will be disappointed. But it should not all be bad news. HDFC Bank, in 2020 was talking about an Emirates co-branded card on their Diners Club platform. It could now be something that could be coming to the market, or it could be the reason why this card was discontinued.
While I am entering the zone of speculation, some sort of exclusivity could have been worked out between HDFC Bank and Emirates, and this card could finally be seeing the light of day in the coming months. Emirates already has informed many of their SC cobrand-card holders about a new card coming soon.
Standard Chartered’s Indian credit card partnership with Emirates is being discontinued effective March 31, 2022. Subsequent to this date, your Emirates co-brand card in India on SC Plastic will no longer earn points. An HDFC Bank Emirates Card might be on its way, however.
What do you make of the closure of this partnership between Emirates and Standard Chartered?
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