Charity credit card users ‘donated £1.5 million in 2006’

Halifax and Bank of Scotland (HBOS) charity credit card users gave a total of £1.5 million to three different charities in 2006, it has been revealed.

The system works by donating £20 when the customer first uses their card, with 25p given for every £100 spent after this point.

And according to HBOS, the charities which benefited from donations in 2006 were Cancer Research UK, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Those looking to compare credit cards could find a charity-based product suits their financial and charitable needs, allowing them to make a contribution whenever they use the card.

Ken Stannard, head of cards at HBOS, agrees: “Charity cards are an excellent way of helping worthy causes and customers benefit from great deals in the process.”

The HBOS charity card has been short-listed in the category of best charity card programme at the Credit Card Awards 2007, where other nominations include best credit card design and best security or anti-fraud development.

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