Charity credit card customers donate million of pounds to good causes

17 September 2007
Customers that choose a charity credit card over other options have raised millions of pounds for a number of charities, according to figures released by Co-operative Bank and HBOS.

Amnesty International has benefited from more than £2 million as a result of caring customers that have opted for a Co-operative Bank charity credit card that makes a donation each time it’s used.

The Co-operative Bank is the only provider of the Amnesty International Credit Card, and donates £15 for each account opened and 25p for every £100 spend, plus £2.50 if the card is used in the first six months.

Since the launch of their charity credit cards 19 year ago, HBOS has donated more than £20 million to a range of good causes, including Cancer Research UK, The NSPCC and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The partnership with Amnesty International is part of The Co-Operative Bank’s ethical policy, which means it will not invest in any government or business which fails to uphold basic human rights within its sphere of influence.

Carol Karaca, Partnership Manager from the Co-operative Bank says: “Affinity credit cards like the Amnesty International card, remain a fantastic way for customers to help their chosen charity, whilst also benefiting from the use of a competitively priced product.

“At the Co-operative Bank we are delighted to work with Amnesty to provide a credit card which makes a positive difference to people’s lives around the world.”

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