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S.Africa's Nedbank launches the American Express ‘Black card’

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American Express Centurion (Black) Card.

Issued by Nedbank Private Wealth, Centurion is now available by invitation only or upon appointment to a select group of individuals in South Africa.

"Centurion is intended for clients who demand a new level of personal service, something that surpasses anything else on offer in South Africa today. These clients are people who seek more enriched lives. Not only do they want to ease and facilitate their busy and frenetic lifestyles – they want privileged access to the most unique experiences and expert services globally and at home," said Vince Boulle, Executive Head of Nedbank Private Wealth.

The Centurion card, often known as the American Express ‘Black card’, is made of titanium, one of the world’s most precious metals.

With this exclusive membership comes a special relationship – each Centurion member benefits from direct access to a dedicated personal Centurion relationship manager, on hand to proactively take care of the business and leisure needs of members.

Members also have round-the-clock access to a dedicated team of service professionals who will provide specialist help and advice on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and financial matters, whether it entails facilitating travel bookings to support complex international itineraries or securing privileged access to some of the world’s most sought-after venues.

"Centurion provides access to the most desirable events and places in the world. Whether it is gaining entry into private clubs, fashion events or high-end parties, Centurion’s expert service team is on hand to offer bespoke access to events for each member", Boulle said.

"This exclusive membership is only for those whose lifestyles demand benefits and personalised service unlike any other. This is a world few ever see, Bespoke, Distinctive, One of a kind Centurion is far more than a card, it is the ultimate lifestyle companion and we are delighted to offer Centurion through Nedbank Private Wealth", he added.

Andrew Stewart, Vice President, of Partner Card Services for Turkey, Middle East and Africa at American Express said.

"We at American Express are globally recognised for delivering the highest level of premium servicing, benefits and one-of-a-kind experiences. By that same token we only partner with leading banks, like Nedbank Private Wealth, who share our commitment to delivering only the best to their card members. We are proud to partner with Nedbank Private Wealth to now offer Centurion, the world’s most sought after American Express Card Membership, to the most discerning individuals in South Africa."

He said that Centurion is synonymous with luxury and personalised service, and is the pinnacle of the American Express brand.

“We look forward to working with Nedbank Private Wealth to offer all of the unique benefits and services to Centurion members in South Africa”.

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