Soneri Debit MasterCard Officially Launches in Pakistan

Thanks to the collaboration of Soneri Bank Limited and MasterCard, the Soneri Debit MasterCard has officially launched in Pakistan in order to facilitate the financial services needs of accounts holders. The deal has the entire Pakistani market covered and will have several perks for consumers in this region.

Soneri Debit MasterCard

According to Amin Feerasta, the Chief Operating Officer of Soneri Bank, the latest product from the banking service will empower the consumer and hopes to increase the number of customers in the near future:

“Soneri Bank always adopts customer-centric approach. We are providing ATM services to the northern areas with our branches and our ATM network is growing incrementally. We believe that partnering with MasterCard for Soneri Debit Card would open more avenues to provide innovative services to our customers.”

The cards issued by Soneri Bank are expected to feature the latest technology in order to safeguard the customer’s credentials and keep them secured while performing transactions. In addition to security, other benefits including worldwide acceptance, emergency services, and enhanced fraud protection have already been enabled.

Mr. Aurangzaib Khan, MasterCard’s Country Manager of both Pakistan and Afghanistan has also voiced his support for the development:

“The agreement will make everyday transactions easier and more secure for customers of Soneri Bank – regardless of how or where they shop or make payments. As a technology company in the payments industry, MasterCard serves as a critical link that connects millions of consumers to businesses and banks all over the world, and we’re committed to leveraging the power of our industry-leading solutions to drive the use of electronic payments in Pakistan and transition the country towards a world beyond cash.”

Soneri MasterCard Debit card is now up for grabs and can be availed by visiting any Soneri bank branch in the country.


  • Zohaib Khan

    I really couldn’t get a slightest idea from this article that what additional benefit would this card bring.

    • Mahfooz Ahmed

      no mention of online transactions as well.

    • KMQ

      Sahi kaha koi maqsad samajh nahia aya, debit card tu sab hi dete hain is debit card main naya kia hai?

    • Taha Najam

      Exactly. I already have a Visa debit card, so what additional benefits will signing up for this one give me?

  • Tauheed Essa

    Waiting for more detail. Can i connect this master card with paypal?

  • Saad

    I think it’s widely accepted by merchants. I use my soneri visa for online shopping but still there are some stores which do not accept Visa

    • Taha Najam

      How do you use it? I tried on aliexpress but the transaction did not went through.

      • Faheem Asghar

        You have to activate ecommerce session for purchasing on ali express by calling helpline of Soneri.

        • Taha Najam

          Right, that’s what I thought. So it’s not supported by default, as it is on the Visa debit card from Standard Chartered. Oh, and by the way, how long does this session cost, per hour?

          • Saad

            2.5% of total amount you use

      • Saad

        You cannot use it directly. You have to call Soneri helpline and tell them to activate session for required amount then you can use your debit card at Ali express. It’s a security procedure.

  • Jaun Raza

    Only few banks offer master card.