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September 2014 - WINNER Low Rate Card Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award 2014

For 3 years as running, the McGrath Pink Visa credit card has been recognised for its great value by winning the Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Award in the Low Rate Credit Card category 2014.

The Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards are widely acclaimed within the finance industry as the most comprehensive and independent evaluation of banking, insurance and investment products.



June 2014 - Donations to the McGrath Foundation pass $200,000

This June saw Community First reach another significant milestone by reaching $200,000 in donations to the McGrath Foundation.

A big thank you to all our Members who continue to support the McGrath Foundation.

The McGrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast awareness in young Australians, with a particular emphasis on young women.



April 2014 - Awarded Best Credit Card... again

Community First Union is proud to announce that is has again been recognised for its innovative products by winning Mozo Experts Choice Award for its Low Rate and McGrath Pink Visa credit card. This is after they were named Money magazine’s 2014 Best of the Best Awards earlier this year.

What our members love about this card is that there is no hidden agenda. With a low rate of 4.74%p.a on purchases, balance transfers or cash advances, Once the introductory period is over, the rate reverts to just 8.99% which is still very low when compared to the average of 17.00%pa



January 2014 - McGrath Pink Debit Card launched

Community First Credit Union has launched the McGrath Pink Debit card, a low-cost everyday account that gives customers the convenience of a credit card along with the opportunity to donate to one of Australia’s most respected and recognised breast cancer charities, the McGrath Foundation.

Community First Credit Union is already a dedicated supporter of the McGrath Foundation and since 2009, has raised $152,440 for the Foundation through its McGrath Pink Visa Card initiative.



December 2013 - Money Magazines Best of the Best

Community First Credit Union is proud to announce that is has again been recognised for its innovative products by winning Money magazine’s 2014 Best of the Best Awards.

The Low Rate and McGrath Pink Visa credit cards have, for the first time, won the category for Cheapest Credit Card Non-Bank Lender.



August 2013 - Community First Credit Union wins major award for Low Rate Credit Card

For the second year running, the McGrath Pink Visa from Community First Credit Union has taken a major prize at the Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon
Awards 2013, winning the award for 'Best Low Rate Credit
Card'.

The Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards are widely acclaimed within the finance industry as
the most comprehensive and independent evaluation of
banking, insurance and investment products.



October 2012 - Donations to the McGrath Foundation pass $100,000

This October saw Community First reach a significant milestone by reaching $100,000 in donations to the McGrath Foundation.

A big thank you to all Members who continue to support the McGrath Foundation, by holding the award winning McGrath Pink Visa card – recently voted Australia’s best Low Rate Credit Card at the Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2012.

The money raised goes towards the placement of McGrath Breast Care Nurses in the community, who support women with Breast cancer and their families.



August 2012 - Community First beats the RBA to the punch with 0.25%p.a. interest rate cut

Community First Credit Union isn’t waiting for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s verdict on official interest rates next week, and has slashed the interest rate on its two credit cards by 0.25%p.a to 9.50%p.a. The new interest rate will commence 1 Aug 2012.

August 2012 - Community First Credit Union wins major award as Australia’s best Low Rate Credit Card

The McGrath Pink Visa from Community First Credit Union
has taken a major prize at the
Australian Financial Review
Smart Investor
Awards 2012, winning the Best Low Rate
Credit Card in Australia award.

The Australian Financial Review Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards are widely acclaimed within the finance industry as
the most comprehensive and independent evaluation of
banking, insurance and investment products.



January 2012 - McGrath Pink Visa Card interest rate reduced to a low 9.99%p.a.

Effective 3rd January 2012, the interest rate on the McGrath Pink Visa Card has reduced from 10.49%p.a. to a low ongoing rate of 9.99%p.a.

The card offers the same low rate on purchases, balance transfers, and even cash advances, making it one of Australia's best value credit cards when it comes to ongoing rates. It's no wonder it was awarded a 5 star rating from Cannex.


December 2010 - McGrath Pink Visa Card interest rate reduced by 0.50%

Effective 1st December 2010, the interest rate on the McGrath Pink Visa Card was reduced by 0.50% from 10.99%p.a. to 10.49%p.a.

This rate keeps the McGrath Pink Visa Card as one of Australia's lowest ongoing credit card rates.

This means that not only does the McGrath Pink Visa help raise money for women with breast cancer and their families, its competitive pricing also helps Australians avoiding paying excessive credit card interest. And that makes managing your finances a whole lot easier.

The McGrath Pink Visa card has recently featured on Choice and Mozo's new website website which features a new ‘Compare, Ditch and Switch’ service that will help Australians who are fed up with their banks to switch to a better deal.



August 2010 - McGrath Pink Visa Card awarded 5 Star Rating for outstanding value by Canstar Cannex

The McGrath Pink Visa Card has been awarded a 5 star rating for outstanding value by Canstar Cannex.

This places the McGrath Pink Visa Card in the top 5% of all credit cards
in Australia and is based on a range of criteria including rates, fees and features.

And the best part? When you take out a McGrath Pink Visa Card, you're
not the only one who benefits. You'll help raise money for the McGrath Foundation with one of Australia's most outstanding value credit cards.



June 2010 - Community First launches a red hot rate on the McGrath Pink Visa Card

Community First announced that all applicants who apply for a McGrath
Pink Visa Card between 1st June and 31st July 2010 will receive a super
low rate of 5.99%p.a. on all purchases, balance transfers AND cash
advances.

The offer is unique as unlike other lenders who charge up to 21%p.a. on cash advances, card holders would pay the same low rate of 5.99%p.a. during the 6 month period.

At the end of the 6 months, the card reverts to one of Australia's lowest ongoing rates of 10.99%p.a.

The McGrath Pink Visa Card has also been selected as one of the "Critic's Choice" best credit cards on this
credit card comparison website >


March 2010 - Community First donates the pink Cruiser to the McGrath Foundation

In March 2010, we donated our McGrath Pink Cruiser to the McGrath Foundation. The level of support received from friends of the McGrath Foundation on Facebook was very positive and the McGrath Foundation commented:

"A big thank you to our friends at Community First for their generous donation of the hot pink PT Cruiser which will be seen driving around Sydney by the latest addition to the McGrath Foundation Family, our McGrath Clinical Nurse Educator, Kim Kerin-Ayres. Make sure you wave at Kim if you see the PT Cruiser!"



December 2009 - McGrath Foundation Gala Dinner 2009

The McGrath Foundation Gala Dinner was held on Friday 4th December. Hosted by Karl Stefanovic, ambassador for the McGrath Foundation, it was a great night to help celebrate Christmas and raise money for the McGrath Foundation.

It was also the night the McGrath Pink Visa Credit Card dress was unveiled. It was worn by Lisa, Community First's Online Concierge and was a hit. Here are some some photos from the evening:





August 2009 - What's happening on the streets of Sydney?

From the streets to our Stores, we want every one to know how they can make a difference to women with breast cancer and their families.

That's why during the month of August, we will be celebrating the launch of the new McGrath Pink Visa Card by hitting the streets of Sydney with a range of pink initiatives. Keep your eye out for some of the following:



August 2009 - The new Community First McGrath Pink Visa is now available

Attention Shoppers - The new Community First McGrath Pink Visa is now available - Australia's First Credit Card to truly make a difference! View press release.

The McGrath Pink Visa card has now arrived. We were joined by Glenn McGrath and Tracey Bevan to launch the card via a Media Launch at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Wednesday August 12, 2009.


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