ABnote creates the “Swiss Army Knife of cards”


ABnote is a leading global supplier of secure documents, services and solutions offering physical, digital and mobile products along with emerging technologies. ABnote’s physical products include plastics cards such as loyalty and gift cards that are security accredited by Visa, MasterCard, EuroPay, Bankcard, Diners club and American Express.

Using advanced technology, ABnote collaborated with Qantas Airlines to produce an innovative loyalty card, Qantas Cash. Aptly referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife of cards”, Qantas Cash is a dual sided card combining Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty benefits such as electronic boarding and check-in, with a multi-currency payment facility.

The new card has been recognised as an ABA100 Winner for Product Innovation in the Australian Business Awards 2014. The innovation allows members to load and lock-in exchange rates on up to ten currencies that can be spent anywhere MasterCard is accepted and rewards members with Qantas Frequent Flyer points as they spend on the card. Qantas Cash also provides debit spenders in Australia the first opportunity to earn Qantas Points whilst spending their own money with no upfront, load or annual fee.  Since its launch, Qantas Cash has had over 230,000 activations of the product and over $200 million loaded to the card.