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Never mind the bollocks, here’s the new Virgin Money credit card

09/06/2015

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions. Any consumer interested in learning more about this product should visit our cards pages for full terms and conditions.

  • Virgin Money launch range of exclusive Sex Pistols credit cards
  • The cards celebrate Virgin’s music heritage and one of Virgin Records most iconic bands
  • New cards feature ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’ and ‘Anarchy in the UK’ artwork
  • Advanced card technology removes embossing, so album artwork reproduced in full

Thirty eight years after the Sex Pistols first signed for Virgin Records, Virgin Money has announced an exclusive range of Sex Pistols credit cards, available from 9 June 2015.

Three options are available, including an eye-catching vertical design, with new technology allowing all customer personalisation (name, card number, expiry date) to be moved to the back of the card preserving the integrity of the Sex Pistols artwork and allowing it to be reproduced in full, as shown below.

Never Mind the B******* Card (landscape)
Anarchy in UK Card (landscape)

Michele Greene, Director of Cards at Virgin Money said: "For a long time now, UK banks have all been the same. They have the same products, the same services and the same attitude towards customers. At Virgin Money, we are aiming to change that.

“In launching these cards, we wanted to celebrate Virgin’s heritage and difference. The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking - just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.

"New technology allows the artwork to be reproduced in full and these designs are available across our entire card range – from our market-leading balance transfer offer through to our competitive All-Round card.

"And our cards don’t just look different. They offer better value for customers too. We are one of the few card providers that always give customers the deal they see advertised when they’re accepted, not a poorer alternative, so what you see is what you get. It’s time for consumers to put a little bit of rebellion in their pocket."

Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder said:"The Sex Pistols are an iconic band and an important part of Virgin’s history. Virgin Money is a bank that can be proud of its past, and I love the fact that the team have chosen to celebrate it in this way.

"Even after nearly 40 years, the Sex Pistols power to provoke is undimmed, and we are still being asked to censor the word bollocks in our advertising. Over the years many things have changed, but in this case some attitudes clearly do not."

To hear Richard Branson talk about his memories of the Sex Pistols, visit https://virg.in/spcard

To read Jayne-Anne Gadhia's blog on the launch of the Sex Pistols credit card, visit https://virg.in/spja


Media Contacts:

Virgin Money Press Office:
0191 279 4676
press.office@virginmoney.com


NOTES TO EDITORS


Product Details

CardBalance transfer periodBalance transfer feeMoney transfer periodMoney transfer feePurchase periodRepresentative APR (variable)
18 Month Balance Transfer0% for 18 months0.75%0% for 18 months4.00%0% for 6 months18.9%
26 Month Balance Transfer0% for 26 months1.25%0% for 26 months4.00%0% for 6 months18.9%
32 Month Balance Transfer0% for 32 months1.75%0% for 32 months4.00%0% for 6 months18.9%
34 Month Balance Transfer0% for 34 months2.25%0% for 34 months4.00%0% for 6 months18.9%
36 Month Balance Transfer0% for 36 months2.50%0% for 36 months4.00%0% for 6 months18.9%
All Round0% for 18 months2.00%0% for 18 months4.00%0% for 18 months18.9%
Low Rate7.67% (p.a) for lifeNil7.67% (p.a) for lifeNil7.67% (p.a) for life7.9%
  • Promotional interest periods and fees will apply to any balance or money transfers within 60 days of account opening.
  • Promotional rates will no longer apply from the beginning of any statement period during which a customer has breached their terms, for example if they haven't paid on time or have gone over their credit limit.
  • Balances can be transferred from all credit cards other than existing Virgin Money cards.
  • Representative example based on a credit limit of £1,200.

Supplementary notes

  • The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions. Any consumer interested in learning more about this product should visit http://uk.virginmoney.com/virgin/cards.jsp for full terms and conditions.

About Virgin Money

  • Virgin Money provides savings, mortgages, credit cards, current accounts, pensions, investment and protection products
  • Virgin Money’s business ambition is to make "everyone better off" – this philosophy underpins our approach to business by offering good value to customers, treating employees well, making a positive contribution to society and delivering a profit to our shareholders
  • Virgin Money is the official sponsor of the London Marathon, the biggest annual one-day fundraising event in the world. Virgin Money has helped London Marathon runners raise over £¼ billion, including funds raised through Virgin Money Giving the not-for-profit online fundraising service, since 2010.

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