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700,000 Kiwis to get Air New Zealand’s new OneSmart card

22 November 2011

700,000 Kiwis to get Air New Zealand’s new OneSmart card

Air New Zealand is launching a new Airpoints membership card loaded with smart new features intended to transform its popular loyalty card into the ultimate travel companion.

On one side it’s an Air New Zealand Airpoints card, enhanced with ePass technology which will enable every Airpoints member to fly through domestic check-in. The other side is an optional Prepaid Debit MasterCard® and travel wallet in one.

Once activated, OneSmart can be loaded with funds and used for everyday purchases and to shop online. Built in PayPass™ contactless technology means small value purchases are as simple as a tap of the card.

OneSmart is also the only New Zealand prepaid debit card that rewards you with loyalty points. Eligible purchases earn Airpoints Dollars~, and funds stored in your OneSmart account can be used to purchase more Airpoints Dollars to top up an Air New Zealand Airpoints account.

OneSmart also makes it easy to take money overseas. Great foreign exchange rates can be locked in by loading up to four overseas currencies in advance, from a selection of eight. If cash is needed overseas, the Airpoints card can also be used at an international ATM to withdraw funds and OneSmart won’t charge any international ATM withdrawal fees.

Key features:

• Use New Zealand dollars loaded onto OneSmart to top up your Airpoints account
• Lock in great rates before heading overseas
• Store up to four foreign currencies (choose from eight)
• OneSmart doesn’t charge commission to load foreign currency
• OneSmart doesn’t charge for international ATM withdrawals
• Eligible purchases earn Airpoints Dollars
• Built in ePass to fly through domestic check-in
• Built in PayPass to fly through the checkout for purchases under NZ$80.00
• Transfer money to another OneSmart account using your mobile phone

“OneSmart is more functionally capable than any other New Zealand banking or loyalty card. It’s so loaded with features we believe it’s destined to become every Kiwi’s everyday essential card – at home and overseas,” says Air New Zealand Head of Loyalty Simon Pomeroy.

“OneSmart will be New Zealand’s most widely distributed prepaid debit card with more than 700,000 New Zealanders set to receive it over the next few weeks.”

MasterCard’s New Zealand Country Manager, Albert Naffah, says MasterCard and Air New Zealand have collaborated to develop this smart card tailor made for New Zealanders.

“OneSmart is an ideal card for all Kiwis and not just travellers. This card now brings together your everyday prepaid debit card, travel card, Air New Zealand Airpoints membership and ePass tag in one convenient package.”

An Airpoints Card with a OneSmart Account can be used at 32.9 million locations, including more than1.9 million ATMs worldwide, wherever MasterCard is accepted.

For full terms and conditions and to see Kiwi world traveller Phil Keoghan demonstrate OneSmart’s key features click here.

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