Christian Aid launches credit card
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Date: June, 2006

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Christian Aid launches credit card affinity scheme with The
Co-operative Bank

With the Christian Aid Standard and Platinum Visa credit cards, you can contribute to the fight against poverty and injustice every time you shop.

And by choosing an affinity credit card with The Co-operative Bank - the only UK clearing bank with an ethical policy - you will know that your money is being invested ethically.

Apply online now

An easy way to support Christian Aid - at no extra cost to yourself - and local communities in over 50 countries benefit.

Christian Aid will receive:

• £15 as soon as you open a Christian Aid Visa credit or Platinum card account which could pay for a teacher's salary for a month in a school for children freed from child labour

• A further £2.50 if you use your card within the first six months which could cover the cost of clearing five square metres of a minefield in Cambodia

• 25p for every £100 you spend on your card or transfer to it

Spend £100 per month on your Christian Aid Visa credit card, and your purchases over the year could pay for three standpipes in Nicaragua, providing clean, safe water for 18 families.

You benefit:

• No annual fee

• The ability to transfer* outstanding balances from existing credit or store cards

• You can ask The Co-operative Bank to consider matching your highest existing credit limit

• An introductory offer on the standard card of 1.9% p.a. on purchases and balance transfers*, fixed until six months after the account is opened, reverts to a variable rate of 17.9% p.a. 15.9% APR.

• An introductory offer on the Advantage Platinum card of 1.9% p.a. on purchases and balance transfers*, fixed until six months after the account is opened, reverts to a variable rate of 13.9% p.a. 12.5% APR, and the Fixed Rate Platinum card is 8.9% APR on purchases and balance transfers* fixed until five years after the account is opened. The rate for purchases is 17.9% p.a. 15.7% APR on the standard card, 13.9% p.a. 12.3 % APR on the variable rate Platinum card and 9.8% APR on the fixed rate Platinum card - fixed for five years.

• You could save up to 15% off the cost of a holiday - with free travel insurance and no deposit bookings through The Co-operative Bank Travelclub (terms and conditions apply).

• The cards are made from PetG - a plastic which doesn't contain the toxin chlorine found in the PVC used for the vast majority of credit cards.

For an instant decision phone now on 0800 002 006 or apply online

Christian Aid chose The Co-operative Bank as ethics are important to you as a Christian Aid supporter. Christian Aid offers you a credit card provided by the only UK clearing bank that works to a strict ethical policy - The Co-operative Bank. Its ethical policy covers:

• Human Rights
• The Arms Trade
• Corporate Responsibility and Global Trade
• Genetic Modification
• Social Enterprise
• Ecological Impact
• Animal Welfare

To find out more about ethical banking, visit the surefish ethical living section


*Offer excludes balance transfers from other credit cards issued by The Co-operative Bank p.l.c.. Credit facilities provided by The Co-operative Bank p.l.c., PO Box 101, 1 Balloon Street, Manchester M60 4EP, are subject to status and not available to non-UK residents or anyone under 18 years of age. To be considered for a Platinum card account, you must be 25 or over, have an annual income of at least £25,000 and already have a credit card account. Written quotations are available on request. The Co-operative Bank reserves the right to decline any application but may, in certain circumstances and at its discretion, offer an alternative card account at a rate which differs from those advertised. All interest rates are variable except where stated. Interest rates correct at time of going to press (10/03). Calls may be monitored and/or recorded for security and/or training purposes.

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