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Charity credit card celebrated

Charity credit card celebrated

Category: Credit cards

Updated: 31/10/2008
First Published: 29/09/2008

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Cancer Research UK has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its charity credit card, noting that it has raised £12 million since its launch.

In partnership with HBOS, the charity offers zero per cent on balance transfers and purchases for the first nine months.

Furthermore, a 0.25 per cent donation on all purchases is made by HBOS to the charity and a £20 gift is received by Cancer Research UK from the bank when an account is opened.

"To be celebrating this momentous anniversary of our partnership with Cancer Research UK is evidence of the ongoing popularity of charity credit cards and the real difference that they can make," head of HBOS credit cards Ken Stannard said.

Consumers seeking a new way of spending may want to make a credit comparison on a financial website to evaluate the benefits of different types of plastic.

In fact, independent personal finance website recently urged consumers to conduct credit comparisons to seek better deals in the current economic downturn.

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