A credit card issued by a member in conjunction with an organization or collective group (e.g., a professional association or special interest group) that is identified on the card. The card issuer often pays the organization a royalty on charge transactions.
Affinity cards are credit cards that are linked to organisation like charities, football clubs, political parties and other voluntary groups. Affinity cards are a good way of raising money for a charity or football club and are often used by supporters instead of a conventional credit card. The card issuer donates money (usually £5-£10) to the organisation when you first take out an affinity card and also whenever you use the card to buy things. In every other respect, affinity cards are the same as normal credit cards.
A credit card offered by two organisations. One would be a financial institution who would normally issue their own cards, the other organisation would be non-financial. Most often this would be a charitable organisation and the card would offer a donation to the charitable organisation based on the consumers use of the card. It may simply be a non-financial but profit making company such as Hilton and their HHonors card offering benefits with the Hilton group based on the card use.
Credit or charge cards in partnership with a particular airline or hotel frequent travel program. Charges to the card earn miles or points, which either accrue directly into the associated program or can be transferred into it.
A card offered in conjunction with an organization and a credit card issuer. A certain percentage of the finance charges generated from cardholders are donated to the charity or organization featured on the card.
A credit card that allows you to donate money to a charity or other worthy cause every time you make a purchase.
A credit card offered by a lending institution in partnership with another institution. These cards are also known as co-brand cards, because both institutions lend their branding to the card.
A credit card that is associated with an organization, such as a university or professional association. In some cases, when you make charges on an affinity card, part of the service fee goes to the support of the associated organization. Benefits: You can support your favorite organizations just by using your card.
a credit card that is linked to a particular charity
a credit card that pays a monetary benefit to the holder or a third party, typically a charitable organization, each time the card is used
a credit card that's issued by someone other than a bank--such as a car manufacturer, an airline, a professional group, and so forth
a sponsored, or branded, Visa or MasterCard
This is a type of card that is offered jointly by an organisation and a credit card company. The organisation would get a percentage of the revenue generated by the users of the card.
Is a card that is offered jointly by two organizations, a credit card issuer and a professional association, special interest group or other nonâ€“bank company. For example, MBNA and SPRINT sponsor the MBNA Sprint card.
A type of credit card (usually Visa or MasterCard) that has an endorsement or sponsorship agreement with an organization, charity, or non-profit group in which a percentage of the sales transactions made using the card go to that organization. The logo or organization name is generally displayed on the credit card.
A credit card issued in conjunction with an organization or collective group; for example, profession, alumni, retired persons association. The card issuer often pays the organization a royalty.
A card that is linked between two organisations. One is non-profit and the other a leading financial institution. The use of the card gives you special discounts from the non-profit group.
A credit card (usually Visa or MasterCard) that has a promotion arrangement with an affiliated organization (often a charity or non-profit group). The logo of the group appears on the card and the group usually gets a percentage of the sales made on the card.
A credit card endorsed by groups such as colleges, sports teams, professional organizations, or special interest groups that are offered to their alumni, fans or members. Typically, use of the credit card gives financial benefit to the endorsing organization.
A credit card that provides benefits based on how much you use it. Examples of benefits include points toward airline tickets, discounts at certain retailers, and contributions to nonprofit organizations.
A credit card offered by two organizations, one a lending institution, the other a non-financial group. Schools, non-profit groups, pro wrestlers, popular singers, and airlines are among those featured on affinity cards. You may be entitled to special discounts or deals from the non-financial group. See co-branded cards.
A card that is offered jointly by two organizations. One is a credit card issuer and the other is a professional association, special interest group or other non-bank company.
Affinity cards are credit cards that are linked to organisations like charities, political parties and sports clubs. They are a good way of raising money as the organisation receives a donation from the card issuer for every card taken out, and a small percentage based on the amount of money you spend on the card each month.
A card offered jointly by a credit grantor and a sponsoring organization. (School cards are a good example.)
a payment card which is issued on the basis that the card issuer makes a donation to a particular organisation (usually a charity) every time the card is used.
A credit card with links or an association with a charitable organisation. This means that each time you use your card, the issuer makes a donation to the charitable organisation you have chosen to support. However, affinity cards can come with a heavy price for the user - with interest rates of over 20%. This can be more than double the standard rate of cheaper cards. If you like the idea of an affinity card then make sure you pay off your balance each month.
A customised card that is aimed at potential card holders who share a common interest. The non commercial organisation who issues the card receives a reward when the card is used for payment
A special issue of a financial transaction card whose cardholders are members of a particular group or organization with which a card issuer has negotiated an agreement for the issue. The card issuer often pays the organization a royalty and holders of the card form a “niche membership” usually benefiting from enhancement services associated only with that card. Sometimes the card bears the logo of the issuer and of the organization, an arrangement call “co-branding”.
The card issuer partners with a non-financial organization/institution to offer an affinity card, which may carry the logo of the organization in addition to its emblem. These are often non-profit organizations. When the card is used, a certain percentage of the revenue is contributed to the organization /institution by the card issuer.
A type of credit card issued jointly by a lending institution and a non-financial organization, such as a retail store or not-for-profit group. (Also known as a co-branded card because it bears each partner's name.) As an affinity card-holder, you usually are entitled to discounts or other special deals from the non-financial partner. In some cases, for example when the non-financial partner is an environmental group, using the card means that the group receives a donation in your name in the amount of a percentage of the purchase. Usually an affinity card will cost more to use than a credit card directly from a credit union or other lender.
a credit card, offered to the constituents of an organization, that provides for a percentage of a transaction fee to be paid as a royalty to the organization.
A credit card linked to a third party organisation, usually a charity or a sporting club. Every time you use the card, the card issuer makes a donation to this third party. A donation is usually made when the card is first used as well. Check the fine print on these cards as they often charge over the odds in interest.
A card offered by two organizations, one a lending institution, the other a non-financial group. Usually, use of the card entitles holders to special discounts or deals from the non-financial group.