VPBank and Mastercard launch credit card program with special privileges to SMEs

16:26 | 13/10/2020 Companies

Today, VPBank and Mastercard announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam use AWS cloud to modernize IT infrastructure, accelerate innovation and reduce operational costs.

vpbank and mastercard launch credit card program with special privileges to smes
VPBank Mastercard Business credit card (VPBiz)

Under the collaboration, VPBank offers VPBank Mastercard Business credit card (VPBiz) to SMEs to pay for AWS cloud consumption. VPBiz cardholders are eligible to receive cloud credits from AWS, technical supports as well as consultation service from the members of the AWS Partner Network.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on businesses, especially SMEs, and created an added sense of urgency around the need to digitalize and move operations online. Under this collaboration, VPBank customers who apply for this Mastercard credit card and create an AWS Account will receive US$100 promotional credit to their AWS account. In addition, VTI Cloud Company, an advanced member of AWS Partner Program, will provide technical consultation on various topics such as how to move Windows/SAP workloads from on-premise infrastructure to AWS cloud as well as AWS cloud migration fee discount up to US$3,000. VPBiz cardholders can also enjoy special offers of the free training course “Mastering AWS in 60 minutes” as well as a two-percent discount on any AWS service from TechX - AWS Advanced Partner.

This privilege not only helps businesses to successfully start using AWS cloud, it will also allow them to benefit from the pay per consumption model and effectively expand their business and grow. By removing the upfront heavy infrastructure investments needed, AWS cloud will also help enterprises focus on running their business with agility, enable them to innovate and increase operational efficiency.

In addition, VPBank customers will also receive additional benefits from the Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who build digital software for enterprise systems on AWS. These companies include DataBrain Company, offering free six months (for a maximum of 100 employees) of its FacePass Check-in service for three offices or factories; Kiu Global company, providing one month free of its Kiu BMP business management platform with free module training time of up to 24 hours; and L.E.T. Jsc., offering three months free of its Bitrix24 business administration software, specific to the real estate industry.

Customers who successfully sign up for the program also enjoy training courses for their employees from the business related functions, on the AWS Business Essential Day, and from technical functions on the AWS Technical Essential Day provided by AWS Training and Certificates team. Moreover, customers also receive AWS training courses and examination vouchers up to VND7 million from AWS APN Training partner - Trainocate.

VPBank will also provide additional financial incentives to the cardholders such as credit card limit of up to VND100 million, overdraft of up to VND200 million, cashback of 3-5 percent when businesses use VPBank’s debit cards or VPBiz credit cards for their AWS cloud services consumption.