Subject to Central Bank approval, **Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) Limited** plans to launch The Bahamas’ first Visa debit card. The Fidelity Visa debit card will reward users with FreedomPoints. FreedomPoints is Fidelity’s comprehensive loyalty programme which allows card holders to earn points redeemable for travel and gift cards and for on-line and in-store purchases from major US department stores and companies. The Fidelity Visa debit card gives card holders the convenience of ATM and purchasing options bundled into a single card. The card will be accepted throughout The Bahamas and abroad wherever Visa cards are accepted.

Gregory Bethel, Fidelity President, said as the first Visa debit card in The Bahamas it meets a very real need in the market place. *“Fidelity is very proud to be the first bank to offer this long over-due convenience that is widely offered internationally. Electronic transactions are rapidly replacing the use of cheques and the Fidelity Visa debit card’s versatility and global reach make it an essential card to have.”*

The Fidelity Visa debit card will be available to current Fidelity chequing and saving account holders who can use it immediately at any ATM or purchase anything anywhere displaying a Visa sign.