Lesbian and gay website, Queercompany.com, launched its Queer Card this week, which it claims i...
Lesbian and gay website, Queercompany.com, launched its Queer Card this week, which it claims is the UK's first credit card designed for the Queer community.
Queercompany says its card is groundbreaking because it offers users the ability to choose their interest rate, annual fee, cashback rewards and whether statements are delivered electronically or on paper.
Queercompany says its cardholders can show they are 'out and proud; let shops, bars and restaurants know they are queer and expect to be treated with respect'. It also says the card will 'show retailers the massive financial clout held by the queer community and that they can't afford to ignore it or serve it poorly'.
Applications can be made online at www.queercreditcard.com, where applicants can use sliding scales to choose their own interest rate, annual fee and cashback rewards. There is also a choice of the full Queer Card, or the more subtle Q Card. The card was developed with Accucard, and is backed by Mastercard. There is also a telephone helpline and online assistance.
Wanda Goldwag of Queercompany commented: "Until now, there has never been a way of assessing the direct impact of the queer consumer in consumer spending patterns. This will all change with the launch of the Queercard."
For every card taken up, Queercompany will make a donation to Stonewall, the gay and lesbian lobbying organisation.
An ambitious objective
'Something completely new'
'Illusion of control'
Reasons to be cheerful
Total investment reaches £9m