Aid launches credit card
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Date: June, 2006
Christian Aid launches credit card affinity
scheme with The
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.
An easy way to support Christian Aid -
at no extra cost to yourself - and local communities in over 50 countries benefit.
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
£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.
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
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
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
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:
The Arms Trade
Corporate Responsibility and
find out more about ethical banking, visit the surefish ethical living section
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.