FNB Expands eBucks Travel Benefits

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Travelling domestically or abroad can be costly and time-consuming, with this in mind FNB and RMB Private Bank recently announced that their customers will be getting additional travel rewards through eBucks Travel in September of this year. The expanded eBucks Travel benefits aim to improve the travel experience through discounts in flight and bus tickets, as well as car hire.

Johan Moolman, CEO of eBucks, says, “Travel generally accounts for a significant portion of household budgets regardless of income segment. With this in mind, we are constantly looking for meaningful ways to help customers save money and supplement their travel spend.”

“Over the years, we’ve been expanding our travel benefits to make them easily accessible and more valuable for customers, through a digital platform that customers trust. Our new or enhanced travel benefits are also designed to encourage and entrench digital adoption in line with our focus on driving positive behaviour in the ways in which customers manage their money.”

“To put the impact of our eBucks Travel benefits into perspective, we expect our programme to reserve roughly 300 000 airline seats this year alone, which equates to filling approximately 5 Boeing 737 aircraft per day for a year. Our customers who use bus travel also have access to 6 500 destinations across the African continent and all these are accessible via the FNB App,” says Moolman.

The new or enhanced eBucks Travel benefits include the following:

Helping you save with discounted flights and car hire

From July 2023, the current LIFT Airline partnership is enhanced to include a LIFT Premium Class benefit allowing eligible FNB and RMB Private Bank customers to receive a generous 25% discount on their base fare when booking a domestic flight using eBucks Travel on the FNB or RMB Private Bank apps.

Travel with LIFT Premium includes airport FastTrack, priority check-in and boarding and a complimentary Slow lounge visit regardless of eBucks reward level. In addition, qualifying FNB and RMB Private Bank customers will still get up to 40% off select domestic and international flights and up to 40% off Avis car rentals in line with their eBucks reward level.

As a new benefit, FNB Aspire customers will receive R100 off per one-way flight ticket for each qualifying domestic traveller when they book via eBucks Travel on the FNB App. Customers who fulfil the requirements in August will be eligible for travel discounts in September where each main member gets their annual discount saving based on the highest qualifying product they hold.

Johan Moolman, CEO of eBucks

Helping you skip the bus queue and save up to R500 annually

With bus travel being one of the most popular modes of transportation locally and throughout the African continent, FNB is significantly increasing the benefits available through QuickBus. QuickBus, which is available through the FNB App, offers tickets for major bus operators across Africa, allowing customers to save time and money.

Customers using the FNB App can compare, book, and pay for bus tickets with major bus operators all over the continent. Beginning in September of this year, FNB Easy Smart and FNB Aspire customers will be eligible for R50 off per bus ticket for each qualifying passenger when booking through QuickBus on the FNB App, with a maximum annual discount of R500 per traveller.

Furthermore, Premier to FNB Private Wealth customers get up to 40% off per passenger for bookings made through QuickBus on the FNB App. Customers can now pay using their eBucks to reduce their expenses even further.

Helping you enjoy the family road trip

For a leisurely and rewarding travel experience, qualifying customers get a free Wimpy breakfast or burger at a participating Engen 1Stop every quarter of the year and a free extra voucher if you have a child linked to your family banking profile.

“As an integrated provider of financial and lifestyle services, we recognise that travel is a need that is prevalent among all customers, and we are pleased to be able to help them save money and enjoy a better travel experience.

“As a result, our award-winning and globally recognised rewards programme is focused on the safety, ease and simplicity that will help customers make their travel bookings and spend their eBucks via the FNB App. We encourage customers to familiarise themselves with our current and new benefits, so they can derive maximum benefits,” concludes Moolman.

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