Accor and BNP Paribas become strategic partners to launch a co-branded payment card in Europe

26 octombrie 2020

Accor, a world leader in hospitality, and BNP Paribas, the leading bank in the eurozone and a key international banking player, announce that they have concluded a pan-European partnership to launch a unique co-branded payment card. Members of the ALL-Accor Live Limitless lifestyle loyalty program who subscribe to the card will be able to use it for all their day-to-day purchases. Linking up with one of the sector’s best loyalty programs, card users will earn points as soon as they start spending.

„As the validity of these points is extended with each purchase made, users can also keep them to explore new destinations during their next summer vacation through our 85 travel and lifestyle partners, including more than 33 airlines. In addition, these points can also be spent on special events in 2021 – perhaps to see Paris Saint-Germain play, attend a concert in the Accor Arena or visit world-renowned food festivals,” according to the press release.

„This payment card represents a major asset for the Group in leveraging customer engagement. Extending beyond just maintaining contact, the card will help strengthen the relationship with members of the Group’s loyalty program ALL – Accor Live Limitless,” the company said.

Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, said,

This partnership with BNP Paribas puts one of the cornerstones of our loyalty building strategy into practice. The launch of the innovative and ambitious ALL payment card is a key step in the rollout of our loyalty program, which already has almost 70 million members. We will be able to offer new and ever more generous and pioneering services, accelerating the diversification of the Group’s revenue streams. By combining the complementary expertise of two European leaders, we aim to attract ever-increasing numbers of loyal customers and step up the rollout of new offers to create an ecosystem that is unique in the world of travel and leisure.” 

A generous card without the need to change bank

With three different tiers offered, ALL – VISA Pulse (aimed at Millennials), ALL-VISA Explorer (for clients who travel extensively for work or leisure) and ALL-VISA Ultimate (for super-premium clients), „once launched these will be some of the most generous payment cards ever made available on the market”, providing benefits to users as soon as they subscribe.

There will be no need to open a new account or change bank. The card will be allocated in a few minutes once the connection to the current account has been made. The card will be linked to the dedicated and secure Accor Pay app, created in partnership with BNP Paribas, which will allow users to securely view their balance, manage their spending, check their points and contact the concierge service at any time. The card and all its related benefits will be unveiled early next year.

 Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Director and CEO of BNP Paribas, said,

“The payment card market is undergoing a huge transformation, particularly in Europe, both functionally and technologically. Today, it is one of the major drivers enriching the customer experience and introducing higher added value services and offers. As a European banking group, we continuously innovate in terms of payment solutions to support customers with their new habits and aspirations. We are therefore delighted to be involved, alongside Accor, in this major advance for the customer experience within the international hotel industry.”

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Mihai Draghici – CEO PayByFace

„Dupa ce oamenii creeaza un cont PayByFace si au adaugat cardul, selfi-ul si PIN-ul, si au avut un pic de curaj sa se duca sa incerce, daca au incercat o data plata prin recunoastere faciala nu mai folosesc altceva (n.r. ca modalitate de plata). 80% dintre ei numai asta folosesc. Le place la nebunie.” 

Afla aici rezultatele in adoptia platii prin recunoastere faciala.


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?