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Enjoy the convenience of opening an account online. Take only 10 minutes of your time and get started with your application. Make sure you have your national ID card or equivalent document and proof of residence such as latest utility bill with you.

If you have already started an application, you can resume your application by providing us with your reference number that was sent to your email address or mobile number.

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Benefits of this account

It’s your choices that make you uniquely you, so choose to bank in a league of your own. When you choose Premier Banking, we recognise who you are and we give you the priority service you deserve. Manage your money when it’s convenient for you – online, on the phone or at our exclusive centres.

  • Platinum debit card with some VISA privileges
  • Unlimited free ATM cash withdrawals
  • Unlimited free over-the-counter cash withdrawals
  • Free point-of-sale transactions
  • Free access and usage of digital channels (mobile and internet)
  • Free P10,000 Funeral Insurance Cover
  • Free P20,000 Accidental Funeral cover
  • Access to a dedicated relationship manager and Premier suites
  • Exclusive access to 970 airport lounges worldwide through DragonPass
  • Discount privileges at our partner stores
Requirements for this account
  • Monthly bank fees of P269.19
  • Minimum income of P30,000 in your Absa account
  • Maintain an average balance of P300,000 across Absa deposit accounts  
  • If you are self-employed, you need an average of P50,000 turnover a month


Get a Premier Loan up to P650,000 with competitive interest rates. Timeous solutions, greater possibilities and more options all become possible with a Premier Loan. Whether long term or short term, your relationship manager will help you with the exact loan you need.


Free accidental hospital cashback

Should the cardholder be hospitalised for more than one day (24 hours) as a result of an accident, Hollard will pay the daily benefit for each full day of hospitalisation. Payment will be made directly into the account of the cardholder and the benefit is limited to a maximum of 180 days. The 180-day limit applies for as long as the card remains active. The daily benefit is P300 per day. In the event of hospitalisation in an overseas hospital, as a result of an accident, the daily benefit is P600 per day.

Free travel insurance

The cardholder will receive automatic cover with effect from the date of entry into a foreign country; the validation is as per stamp on passport. Automatic cover focuses on personal accident and emergency medical expenses for travel up to 90 days:

  • Medical repatriation - P1,000,000
  • Death benefit - P50,000
  • Permanent disability - P50,000
  • Personal liability - P50,000
  • Emergency dental treatment - P2,000
  • Accompanying travel companion and children

For your dining, shopping, beauty therapy, homeware and design purchases at selected local merchants. There is also free lost card protection, free emergency assistance and emergency medical assistance.



Family Banking opens up a world of benefits designed for each member of your family, including: 
  • 50% discount on service fee for the spouse
  • No maintenance fee at all for children under the age of 24 for the Ignition and FutureU Saving accounts
  • For children over the age of 25 you get a10% discount on the service fee of the Ultimate Current Account
  • Travel in comfortable style with an additional six complimentary visits to the over 1100 Dragon Pass airport lounges around the world
  • Get deals and discounts for the whole family when you use any of your Absa cards with one of our retail partners


We have partnered with DragonPass, an exclusive airport lounge membership company to offer you, our value customer a VIP airport lounge access service. Absa Premier Banking now offers you 6 free visits per year to over 1100 DragonPass airport lounges worldwide.

  • What you need to know

    • Any additional visits over and above your free visits are at a fee (currently $27), which is available on the app for domestic and international airport lounges.
    • Visits are purchased on the app before entering the lounge and are valid for 12 months. No payment to the lounge is necessary.
    • You must register a payment card with DragonPass to receive the preferential rate, otherwise you may be charged a substantially higher fee by the lounge.
  • What you get

    • VIP lounges with facilities such as free WiFi, freshly prepared food, massages and a whole lot more.
    • Benefits and discounts of up to 25% at selected airport restaurants and Spas affiliated to the DragonPass programme.
    • You can share your visits with anyone travelling with you – they don’t have to be immediate family.
  • How to access DragonPass

    To access the lounges, simply download the DragonPass app on Play Store or App Store and

    activate your membership using the membership on the app: 

    • Click on Sign Up on the Dragon Pass app and choose Activate Account Benefit. 
    • Fill in your membership number and activation code. 
    • Tap on 'Create DragonPass Account'

    To create an account:

    • Provide an email address and enter your first name, surname and other personal details (your email address needs to be unique and you cannot register with an email address used by another party, i.e. a spouse)
    • Once activation is complete, click 'Continue'


    You will now be successfully activated, simply logon using the email address or

    membership number and password you selected.

  • Accessing a lounge

    When visiting a participating lounge, open the app or the web portal on your device, display your digital membership card and the host will escort you into the lounge. A physical card is not required to access a lounge, use the digital membership card on the app or web portal.

  • DragonPass app features

    • Full list of available lounges and their location in the airport terminals
    • Facilities available in each lounge
    • Information on visits used and free visits remaining
    • Restaurant, spa and nail bar locations where you can use the discounts offered
    • Detailed terms and conditions on lounge access and usage, and lounge specifications.
Connect with a
relationship manager

 Get help with day-to-day banking and transctions, and benefit from guidance regarding investment decisions. You can meet with your relationship manager at work, at home or at a mutually convenient bank location –whichever suits you.  

Benefit from financial
planning services

We can help you build a financial plan that will continually evolve as your personal needs and aspirations change. As a reflection of your financial status, Premier Banking offers exclusive products, priority turnaround on decisions and preferential pricing arrangements.

Rely on our team
on call

Our Premier Banking team is just one phone call away. Whether you have an unexpected financial issue or simply want to transfer money between your accounts, our friendly helpful team are dedicated
to helping you.

Get rewarded for being an Absa customer

We’re pleased to present to you our ever growing list of alliance partners who offer you preferential
treatment for being part of the Absa family. Find out which discounts are applicable to you when
you use your Absa cards at any of our rewards partners.

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