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Your UberBLOM has arrived

07 October 2015
San Francisco-based technology company co-brands with Lebanon’s leading bank to introduce the World’s First Prepaid Reloadable Cards exclusively for Uber Riders.

Uber and BLOM BANK are proud to announce their coming together to create a world’s first when it introduced UberBLOM, a Visa prepaid reloadable card, developed exclusively for Uber Riders.

UberBLOM Cards, which can be purchased online and at all BLOM BANK branches from today,
enables everyone and anyone to enjoy safe, convenient and reliable rides in Beirut or any of the other 330 cities Uber is currently present in.

In thanking its partner BLOM BANK for joining Uber on this drive to develop the product, Sebastien Wakim, General Manager at Uber Beirut said UberBLOM was developed in response to many requests received from the public, especially amongst youths and parents wanting safe, reliable rides for their children.

“The introduction of UberBLOM in Beirut, the first card of its kind in the world, is further testimony to the added benefits Uber can bring to Beirut and the support we have received in the city”.

“As a technology company driven by innovation, we are committed to bring simplicity and efficiency to the people and community in the cities in which we are present. Beirut was one of the cities that embraced us when we extended our network to the Middle East and has continued to support us in our growth to become one of the leading markets for Uber in Middle East & North Africa.”

“As the leading retail bank in Lebanon, we are keen to provide the Lebanese public with innovation that offers real value. We thank Uber and its management team along with Visa International for giving us the opportunity to develop a product whose uniqueness is at the global level”, said Elias Aractingi, General Manager at BLOM BANK.

The UberBLOM reloadable prepaid card, which can be personalized, has an annual fee of $8, payable upon collection. The card can be purchased online at blomretail.com and is available to all BLOM BANK and non-BLOM BANK customers.
The cards can be used for Uber rides in Beirut or any of the 330+ cities Uber is currently present in, worldwide.

In conjunction with the introduction of this new product, all first-time Uber riders who purchase the UberBLOM card will be entitled to enjoy the first 2 rides for free.
Cards can be reloaded at any BLOM ATM at only $1, or $4 if the reloads are made over the counter at any BLOM BANK branch.
BLOM BANK customers may reload their card for free through eBLOM, BLOM BANK’s online banking service.

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About Uber
Uber is a technology company that offers a platform to connect partner drivers with riders. The service, which has helped evolve the way people move and connect with their cities is available in more than 330+ cities in over 60 countries worldwide, currently. Uber is available in more than 20 cities in the Middle East, Africa and Central Eastern Europe

The first Uber arrived in Beirut on 11 July 2014.

For more information on Uber in Beirut, visit uber.com/Beirut

About BLOM BANK
BLOM Bank S.A.L. is a leading regional bank with a Head Office based in Lebanon. BLOM BANK’s spread has extended to reach several countries. Currently, BLOM is present in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, UAE, France, UK, Switzerland, Romania, Cyprus, Egypt, Qatar, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. BLOM is the leading Lebanese bank in terms of Retail Banking offerings. For more information call 961 1 753 000 or visit www.blomretail.com.

For media enquiries, contact
Isabelle Naoum
Head of Communications- BLOM BANK
Phone: +961-1 -738938
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