United Cerebral Palsy and First USA announced the United Cerebral Palsy Platinum Visa credit card. Each time the credit card is used, a portion of all purchases is donated to UCP, providing a new way for people to support initiatives to help children and adults with disabilities.
“Everyone associated with United Cerebral Palsy is delighted that First USA has partnered with us to issue an affinity credit card,” said Charles H. Moses, III, Esq., President UCPA, Inc. “This alliance with First USA is a wonderful opportunity to help people with disabilities lead strong, independent lives, one person at a time. We look forward to a long relationship.”
“First USA is excited by this new partnership,” said Patrick Regan, Senior Vice President, partnership marketing, First USA. “It has given us a unique opportunity to continue our strong commitment to our partnership-marketing strategy, offering a compelling consumer product with competitive pricing and quality customer service, while supporting UCP’s initiatives through the card’s usage. It’s a winning proposition for everyone.”
The no-annual-fee United Cerebral Palsy Platinum Visa card offers a competitive interest rate. And for those who transfer a balance, the United Cerebral Palsy Platinum Visa card offers special savings with a low 2.9% introductory APR. Applications for the credit card are offered via direct mail and will soon be available through the UCP and First USA websites ([http://www.ucp.org] and [http://www.firstusa.com]).
Cardmembers receive exclusive Platinum privileges, including automatic purchase protection, exceptional travel accident insurance, emergency cash and airline ticket replacement, auto rental collision coverage, and lost luggage protection. The card features a credit line from $5,000 to $100,000; a money- saving balance-transfer option; and 24-hour, toll-free customer-service support.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)([http://www.ucp.org]), founded in 1949, is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country with 144 affiliates nationwide. UCP provides programs and services to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of children and adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families. UCP uses its funds efficiently, with 85 cents of every dollar spent directly on programs and services.
First USA ([http://www.firstusa.com]), a subsidiary of Bank One Corporation (NYSE: ONE), is the world’s largest issuer of Visa credit cards. First USA offers credit cards for consumers and businesses under the First USA, First Card and Bank One names and on behalf of its marketing partners. Bank One is the nation’s fifth-largest bank holding company with assets of more than $270 billion.