Christian Community Credit Union partners with Biola University for affinity credit card, donates $40,000 for scholarships

SAN DIMAS, CA (October 1, 2014) — Christian Community Credit Union has partnered with Biola University to offer the Biola Visa card, an affinity credit card that will generate thousands of dollars toward Biola student scholarships. The Credit Union also donated $40,000 for scholarships as part of a $240,000 commitment to Biola over the next five years.

“We are pleased to partner with Christian Community Credit Union on the new Biola Credit Card,” said Dr. Barry Corey, Biola University President. “Thanks to the Credit Union’s generosity, cardholders can join our efforts in making a Biola University education more attainable for future generations of students, knowing that a portion of every purchase with this card supports scholarships!”

For every new Biola Visa card, the Credit Union will donate $100 to Biola University to help fund scholarships. Plus, each time a Biola Visa cardholder uses the card for purchases, the Credit Union makes additional donations–at no cost to the cardholder.

“It’s an honor and a blessing for us to partner with Biola in establishing an affinity card program that aligns with their mission of equipping students to impact the world for Christ,” says John Walling, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO. “The potential for scholarships through the Biola credit card is great. And, the more Biola Visa cardholders there are, the greater the donation to scholarships!”

Benefits of the Biola Signature Rewards Visa include:

  • Helps support Biola student scholarships
  • No annual fee
  • 0% APR introductory rate for the first 12 months on purchases*
  • Earns rewards good for airfare, cruises, premium merchandise,
    gift cards and more
  • Up to 10,000 bonus points†

The affinity card program will be available by November 2014 and will target Biola alumni, families of students, and other supporters of the university. For more information, visit

Donations to Biola scholarships come from the Credit Union’s “Cards that Give to Missions” program. A portion of the Credit Union’s interchange income (fees merchants pay to card issuers) goes to missions and ministry projects. To date, the Credit Union has given more than $4 million in donations.

Currently managing over $700 million in assets, Christian Community Credit Union serves 30,000 members worldwide and has served as a financial partner of Christian churches, ministries, and their members for over 57 years. For more information, call 800.347.CCCU (2228) or visit

APR=Annual Percentage Rate
* 0% introductory APR for purchases during the first 12 months. After that, 10.90% to 16.90% based on your creditworthiness. This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
†Receive up to 10,000 rewards bonus points, 5,000 when you’re approved and up to 5,000 more with double points for the first six months on purchases.

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Caption: John Walling (right), Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO, presents a $40,000 check to Biola University President Dr. Barry Corey. The amount is part of a $240,000 donation the Credit Union committed to give Biola over the next five years. By November 2014, the Credit Union will launch the new Biola Visa card, a unique way to help fund Biola scholarships. Visit, #BiolaVisae

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