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Comedy on the credit cards

Nationwide Building Society is aiming to raise money for charity with the launch of its Comic Relief credit card.

For every card opened, Nationwide will donate £5.25 as well as 0.5 per cent of the value of all purchases made on the card to the charity.

If a customer spends an average of £2,500 per year on the credit card, Nationwide will donate £12.50 to Comic Relief, to help it tackle poverty and social injustice in the UK and some of the world&#39s poorest countries.

Nationwide has calculated that if just 1 per cent of British households were to buy fuel and pay for other motoring expenses on the card, Comic Relief would benefit by £3.5m a year.

Nationwide chief executive Philip Williamson says: “Fairness is important to Nationwide, both in financial services and in the way we deal with people in our wider communities. Through this new partnership, we are able to help Comic Relief work towards ensuring some of the most disadvantaged people are given a fairer deal. This is one red card everyone will be pleased to see.”

Comic Relief chief executive Kevin Cahill says: “Nationwide has been a great supporter of Comic Relief over the past few years. The Society sponsored our Big Red Football Tour of the UK last Red Nose Day so it is great to be teaming up with them to launch our new credit card.”


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