PREMIER BANK launches free MasterCard for this year’s pilgrims


Somali nationals performing Hajj this year will receive a free Mastercard, thanks to Premier Bank. The card enables the pilgrims to buy goods and pay bills for a period of 30 days without getting charged for transaction cost. The pilgrims who have registered for Hajj are able to get their card easily by showing their application documents at any of the bank’s branches in Somalia, starting today June 23, 2022.

The bank strives to relieve the pilgrims performing their religious duty the burden of worrying about their bills, instead focus completely on their religious rites while in Saudi Arabia. Premier Mastercard allows the pilgrims to buy and pay their bills without taking the trouble of looking for money exchanger. In case of a shortage, their relatives and friends can send money to their cards easily, anytime.

“Mostly, travelers face challenges with cash as they have to monitor time and again the exchange rate, which can be very frustrating at times, especially when they ran out of cash and need to be sent money by relatives back at home. Premier Bank, which has always been committed to meeting the financial needs of the Somali community, has this year succeeded in addressing all of these challenges,” said Premier Bank Head of Public Relations, Ahmednur Mohamed.