Monday, March 28, 2011

They're kidding, right?

It's in Arabian Business, not some sensationalist tabloid, so I tend to believe it.

I've checked the date and it isn't April 1st.

The report says:

Citibank’s UAE subsidiary has launched a marketing campaign offering residents a free one-way flight out of the country if they sign on for a personal bank loan.

Borrow up to Dh64,000 and they'll give you a one-way ticket out of here.

I need to go away and think about this one...


See what you think of the story, which is here.

11 comments:

theguff said...

I want to go an hi-5 that marketing department. Right now.

Lebanon News: Under Rug Swept said...

Someone in their business development team has been basking in the sun for too long.

Rupert Neil Bumfrey said...

But even better:

"Those that take AED64,000 or more are gifted a return flight, the lender said in advertisements."

so they obviously will chase a defaulter for the larger loans!

Irresponsible, suggesting nobody has learned from the past few years.

Mich said...

...................... speechless!

Sarah Walton said...

Brilliant.

Mich said...

P.S. It's been a hit on Twitter and now we are all waiting for you to finish thinking about it and post!!! :-)

Suhair_Rehman said...

Unconventional marketing! Ridiculous lol!!

Dave said...

I wish this was on offer before I left the Emirates... free ticket and extra gratuity payment all in one!!!

Ace said...

With credit card interest rates well in excess of 30%/yr, Citibank can afford it. Indentured servitude anyone?

Try leaving after resigning your job!

Dave, you missed your chance!

Keefieboy said...

Beyond belief!

Anonymous said...

unrelated to this one but I got an interesting bulk messaging solution flyer through sms.

went to the website http://waselny.ae/ and well well, what do we see?

The first mode of contacting them listed there is - Skype!

So, a company launches a service in this country and tells me I can contact them via a method that is officially blocked!