It's been said when you find the right relationship, you just know. There is affinity through shared passions and like-minded principles. It’s a feeling our members know well in visiting any one of our more than 1,400 branches across Canada. And it's a bond we seek in choosing to partner with national organizations.
The "right fit" is exactly how Dave Flannigan, Dominion President describes the long-standing partnership between The Royal Canadian Legion and MBNA, issuer of the Legion Platinum Plus Mastercard credit card. "Both organizations came together with a view to give Legion members another opportunity to support Veterans and our communities," he adds. "And through our card program, I believe we accomplished that".
By participating in the card program, Legion members enjoy a low 9.99% standard Annual Interest Rate on purchases, balance transfers✪ and deposits, which is virtually unprecedented in the industry. Plus they support worthy Legion activities simply by using their credit card to make everyday purchases. Each quarter, MBNA donates proceeds from eligible cardholder purchases to the Legion, which helps support our ongoing Veteran assistance and our advocacy efforts. In over nearly two decades of our affiliation with MBNA, those proceeds total around $1.5 million. It's a symbol of the enormous pride our members have in using the card, and a financial figure that truly helps make a difference.
In addition to being the sole credit card provider in Canada that supports Legion activities, MBNA is a proud sponsor of the Legion's National Youth Track and Field competition and National Remembrance Day programs. "At MBNA we recognize the great sacrifice that Veterans and their families make to keep our country strong and safe," says Dene Johnson, AVP of Affinity & Partnership Management at MBNA. "The work the Legion does to honour and serve these individuals is critically important, and our employees take great pride in being able to support it".
If you want to join the more than 67,500 cardholders who help the Legion support veterans and their families in our communities, click here to learn more about the Legion Platinum Plus Mastercard credit card.
About The Royal Canadian Legion
Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With more than 275,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches, our strength is in our numbers.
Public Relations / Media Inquiries: PublicRelations@Legion.ca
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