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Citibank Hungary Launches Unique Photo Embossed Debit Card


Enhanced Security for Customers When Using Their Debit Cards

Budapest – Citibank Zrt. Hungary’s customers can now enjoy more security with their debit cards as the result of introducing the MasterCard Photo Embossed Debit Card, featuring the photo of the cardholder. Inclusion of the photo on the embossed debit card makes this product unique on the Hungarian market as well as within the European Union countries. The cards are linked to all six current account fee packages offered by Citibank Hungary and not only new customers but also existing customers can apply for this unique bank card.

Batara Sianturi, Citi Country Officer and Consumer Business Manager for Hungary said, “This new product is the result of our ongoing efforts to bring and develop new innovations in Hungary to enhance our customers’ safety and convenience, and offer value-added services. We have been offering a wide variety of Citibank and Citibank co-branded credit cards with a photo option from the launch date in Hungary in 1999. Adding this feature to our MasterCard embossed debit cards as well, will allow our customers to use their debit cards with an increased security at over 23 million locations around the world in 210 countries, wherever MasterCard is accepted.”

The new embossed debit card with enhanced security offers several value added benefits to the customers, including payment through the internet, using the card for hotel bookings, car rentals or air ticket reservations. CitiGold customers through their Gold MasterCard embossed debit card may also enjoy a free Travel Insurance offered by AIG Europe S. A. Hungarian Branch, the partner insurance company of Citibank.

Customers of TOP and VIP current account fee packages may use their Blue cards with no annual fee, in all other fee packages the annual fee for the Blue cards is HUF 1,200, while for the Gold cards is HUF 4,900. Applications are accepted at any Citibank branch and sales center. For further information, customers may call CitiPhone Banking telephone customer service at 06-40-248424 or visit


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