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affinity card

n.
A credit card sponsored by an organization, such as a university or business, that receives part of the card user's fees.

affinity card

n
1. (Commerce) Brit a credit card issued by a bank or credit-card company, which donates a small percentage of the money spent using the card to a specified charity
2. (Commerce) US a card entitling members of an affinity group (e.g. club, college) to a discount when used for purchases

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n.
a credit card issued in conjunction with an organization, as a university, sports club, or corporation.
[1985–90]
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Kapital Bank published Affinity cards as part of a charity campaign conducted together with VISA International and "Savab Dunyasi" charity fund.
In recent years, affinity cards have also received a fair amount of negative publicity.
to issue "Go Life" affinity cards, whose circulation will exceed 200,000 by the end of the month.
Affinity cards are often associated with specific retailers, colleges or non-profits and other special rewards programmes.
which deals with Visa affinity credit cards, said that nonprofits using those affinity cards wouldn't be affected by the new Nevada legislation.
Consumers also used their plastic to raise money for charity through affinity cards, under which card issuers make a donation to a cause linked to the card when it is first taken out, with further payments made according to card usage.
MBNA offer 72 affinity cards linked to English and Scottish football clubs.
There are more than 70 affinity cards on the market, benefiting everything from human and animal charities to environmental groups and political parties.
Affinity cards are credit cards issued by a financial institution providing the cardholder with benefits, often points, offered by the institution's affinity partner.
MBNA, which has its UK base in the city, issues its own credit cards as well as affinity cards for other financial services groups,charities and sports clubs,including Liverpool and Manchester United.