Bank of Maldives BML has today launched its new US Dollar Visa Credit Card which allows for foreign purchases without any of the existing foreign transaction limits.

The Bank said that the card can be used up to the customer’s approved credit card limit, making it ideal for those with high foreign spending.

It said that repayments to this card can only be made in US Dollars and that existing Visa Credit Cardholders can opt to change their card for a USD card via Internet or Mobile Banking. Customers can also apply for a new card online.

Given the dollar liquidity challenges in the country, the Bank took necessary steps to limit the dollar outflow on our local debit and credit cards. While we have made positive changes to the limits over the year, the new card introduced today offers an alternative for customers who frequently use credit cards for foreign transactions. With this card, customers can make purchases up to their credit limit, without any of the existing foreign transaction limits
Tim Sawyer, BML CEO and Managing Director

BML said that the new US Dollar Visa Credit Card is also available as a Corporate Card, for businesses.

Bank of Maldives is the largest card issuing and acquiring bank in the country with over 300,000 customers and more than 7,000 merchants. The Bank is also a principal member in the Maldives for Visa.