Community First has partnered with the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) to launch a low rate credit card that helps raise money to reduce the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men, their partners and families.

Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in men in Australia, and alarmingly, Australia has one of the highest incidence rates globally, with one in every six Australian men likely to be diagnosed during their lifetime[i]. Prostate cancer also takes the lives of approximately 3,500 Australian men every year. Of the new card’s $40 annual fee, half ($20) will be donated to the Prostate Cancer Foundation to help fund their important work. The new Low Rate Blue Credit Card will offer a low ongoing interest rate of 8.99%p.a.* for purchases, cash advances and balance transfers.

 
“We’re incredibly proud to have the opportunity to help raise awareness and support for the PCFA while giving more Australians access to a great value credit card,” said John Tancevski, CEO of Community First.
 
The Blue Credit Card joins Community First’s existing products that fulfil our commitment to the community, including the Pink Credit Card proudly supporting the McGrath Foundation and loans for environmentally friendly home improvements such as solar hot water systems, solar panels and insulation.
 
Applications for the Low Rate Blue Credit Card are welcome from across Australia from 2 March 2020. Applications can be made online, by phoning 1300 13 22 77 or visiting your nearest Financial Services Store.
 
 
What are the prostate cancer risk factors?
The factors that are most strongly linked to an increased chance of developing prostate cancer are:
 
  • Age: Prostate cancer is an age-dependent disease, which means the chance of developing it increases with age. The risk of getting prostate cancer by the age of 75 is 1 in 7 men. By the age of 85, this increases to 1 in 6 men.
  • Family history: If you have a close male relative with prostate cancer, you have a higher chance of developing it than men with no such history. The risk increases again if more than one male relative has prostate cancer. Risks are also higher for men whose male relatives were diagnosed when young.
Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
 
*Credit eligibility criteria, terms & conditions, fees & charges apply. Rates are current as at 31/03/2018 and subject to change without notice.

 

Last updated: 02 March 2020

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