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Affinity Gold

  • Interest rate: 19.9%
  • Low interest rate: optional 12.9%
  • Annual fee: $65
  • Rewards program: up to 1% of your purchases in BONUSDOLLARS®
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

Features

Other advantages

  • Insure your card balance for a minimal fee.
  • Automatically pay your card balance at no charge.
  • Opt for a monthly online statement of account.

Your Affinity Gold card allows you to treat yourself to a range of rewards with the Desjardins BONUSDOLLARS Rewards Program.

Accumulate up to 1% on purchases in Desjardins BONUSDOLLARS and exchange them for travel, gifts, show tickets and Desjardins products and services, or use them to make a donation.

Learn more
To learn more, see the Desjardins BONUSDOLLARS Rewards Program section.

Overview

Do you frequently travel outside the province for business or pleasure?

When you own this card, you, your spouse and dependent children benefit from complete travel insurance coverage.

Your grandchildren also benefit from complimentary intergenerational insurance coverage when travelling with you.

See the booklet (PDF, 700 KB). It contains all travel insurance conditions and exclusions. Carefully read the section on limitations for pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.

Emergency Health Care Coverage

You and your family are covered while travelling in Canada or abroad, no matter how often you travel during the year.

  • Coverage up to $5,000,000 per insured person for eligible medical care and services required, including transportation, repatriation, living expenses and dental care.
  • This coverage, offered by Desjardins Financial Security, is offered to persons under age 59.
  • Length of coverage:
    • 59 or under: 23 days
    • 60 to 64: 15 days
    • 65 or over: no coverage

Learn more
To learn more about Emergency Health Care Coverage, call 1-800-463-1623.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

This insurance covers trips within or outside your province of residence for their duration. You and family members are covered up to $2,000 if trip is cancelled prior to departure and have unlimited coverage in the event of trip interruption after departure.1

This coverage, offered by Desjardins Financial Security, is automatic when you use your Visa Desjardins Affinity Gold card to purchase your ticket.

Coverage begins when the trip is paid.

1. Certain conditions apply. See the Certificate of Insurance.

Baggage Insurance

You and family members are covered up to $500 per person against late baggage and up to $1,000 against theft or damaged baggage.

This coverage, offered by Desjardins Financial Security, is automatic.

  • Applies exclusively to trips made outside your province of residence.
  • Length of coverage:
    • 59 or under: 23 days
    • 60 to 64: 15 days
    • 65 or over: 8 days

Coverage may not be extended in all Canadian provinces.

Learn more
To learn more about Baggage Insurance, call 1-800-463-1623.

Common Carrier Accident Coverage

If you or a family member are the victim of an accident while using public transportation (air, sea or ground), you are insured up to $1,000,000 in the event of accidental death or dismemberment.

This coverage, offered by Desjardins Financial Security, is automatic provided that you use your card to purchase the ticket.

How to make a claim

Contact us at 1-800-463-1623.

Learn more
To learn more about Common Carrier Accident Coverage, call 1-800-463-1623.

Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage Insurance

Auto Rental Collision/Loss Damage2 Insurance covers you if your rental car is damaged or stolen for a period of up to 48 consecutive days when you charge the full cost of your car rental to your card3.

What to do in case of accident

Call us at:

  • Canada and the U.S.: 1-888-409-4442
  • Elsewhere in the world: 613-634-4993

How to make a claim

  • By phone
    Call 1-888-409-4442 or 613-634-4993

2. Coverage is underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant Solutions® company. Details of your coverage, including terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions, are in the Certificate of Insurance provided with your card.

3. Exclusive to Prestige cardholders. When paying with Visa Elegance® Gold, Modulo® Gold, Odyssey® Gold, Desjardins Affinity Gold and Visa Desjardins Prestige Platinum.

Travel Assistance Service

No matter where you are in the world, any time of the day or night, the Travel Assistance Service is there for you!

  • A toll-free telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in case of a medical emergency to help you find a doctor or a hospital, dispatch medical assistance, or assist you with cash advances, repatriation or the handling of formalities.
  • Assistance if your tickets, identification or official documents are lost or stolen, and legal assistance.

See the Certificate of Insurance (PDF, 406 KB). It contains all travel insurance conditions and exclusions. Read closely the section on limitations for pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.

Complementary travel services

You, your spouse and dependent children can get all the benefits of Desjardins Financial Security's Accirance Select for 6 months, at no cost4

Wherever you are, you'll have complementary accident insurance covering you for the following expenses:

  • hospital
  • paramedical
  • dental
  • transportation
  • accommodation expenses

You are also entitled to a benefit of up to $1,000,000 in the event of accidental death.

4. Certain conditions apply. See the Certificate of Insurance.

Accord D financing is ideal for all your financing needs, such as furniture, travel, renovations and RRSP investments.

A convenient financing method

  • Available online (AccèsD and 1800-224-7737), at the caisse and in-store
  • Doesn't affect your current credit limit
  • Interest rate separate from the Visa Desjardins card rate
  • No prepayment penalties: Pay off your loan whenever you want, in part or in full, without being charged extra fees.

2 ways to use it

Learn more
See the Accord D financing section.

5. Subject to approval by the Desjardins Card Services credit department. Available at participating caisses only. You must be a Desjardins caisse member.

6. Certain conditions apply (details in store).

Get cash advances up to $5,000 a day, anywhere in the world.

Put a personal identification number (PIN) on your Visa Desjardins card and you'll be able to get cash advances:

  • at your Desjardins caisse teller counter
  • at any Visa-affiliated financial institution
  • at Interac- and Visa-network affiliated ATMs, 24 hours a day, worldwide
  • on AccèsD Internet

Maximum cash advance amount depends on your credit limit. Finance charges are assessed as of the date of the transaction.

Learn more
See the Cash advances section.

Get cash wherever you see these logos!

Purchase Protection7 provides coverage in the event of loss or damage for 90 days from the purchase date when you use your card8 to purchase eligible items, up to a maximum of $50,000 per account per year.

Extended Warranty7 coverage automatically doubles the original manufacturer's warranty for up to one additional year when you use your card8 to purchase most items.

How to make a claim

  • By phone
    Call 1-888-409-4442

7. Coverage is underwritten by American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida, an Assurant Solutions® company. Details of your coverage, including terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions, are in the Certificate of Insurance provided with your card.

8. Exclusive to Prestige cardholders. When paying with Visa Cashback, Cash Back MasterCard, Cash Back World MasterCard, Visa Elegance Gold, Modulo Gold, Odyssey Gold, Desjardins Affinity Gold and Visa Desjardins Prestige Platinum.

You are not held liable if fraudulent transactions are made to your card account.

How to detect fraud

Check the purchases posted to your Visa account for any unauthorized transaction9. An easy way to do this is to check your statement and balance on AccèsD, available at all times online and over the phone.

How do I report fraud

Call us at 1-800-363-3380.

9. See your variable credit contract for the definition of an unauthorized transaction.

As an Affinity Gold cardholder, you can get an additional card for your spouse or other family member for as little as $30 a year.

Moreover, for every online monthly account statement registration, Desjardins will donate $5 to the Carbone boréal program to have a tree planted in Canada's boreal forest. Through this initiative, Desjardins finances climate change prevention research through sustainable forest carbon management.

1 registration for online statements = 1 donation of $5 = 1 planted tree

How to get an additional card

Call us at 514-397-4415 or 1-800-363-4345.

AccèsD now gives you centralized access to your Visa Desjardins account.

Use the Cards tab to view your Visa Desjardins account.

Features

Complete account information

  • Access to Visa statements of account (PDF)
  • Transaction details
  • Recent transactions/operations (since last statement)

Operations you can carry out

  • Add features:
    • Authorized Payment Service
    • Low Interest Rate
  • Sign up for the Visa online statement of account for access to 12 months of archived statements in PDF
  • Sign up for AccèsD Alert service
  • Increase your credit card limit
  • Notify us of travel plans
  • Change your address or telephone number
  • Order Visa cheques
  • Dispute a charge
  • Apply for additional cards
  • Request paper copies of statements
  • Apply for Accord D financing
  • Replace a damaged card
  • Download statement of account and bank reconciliations
  • Transfer accounts

Learn more
See Manage your Visa account.

Here's how

You have to be a Desjardins caisse member or Visa Desjardins cardholder to use AccèsD. Manage your Visa account.

Not registered yet?

Get no-fee10 American Express® Traveller's Cheques, simply by presenting your Visa Desjardins card in a Desjardins caisse.

® Used under license from American Express Company Amex Canada Inc., 1999.

7. Some restrictions apply.

Get a discount on short-term car rentals at participating Hertz locations worldwide.

To take advantage of the discount, mention number CDP# 1629632 when making your reservation.

Canada and the U.S. (at participating locations)

  • 20% off Hertz business rates (car classes B, C, D and F).
  • 10% off Hertz weekend, weekly or monthly rental rates on all car classes.
  • 5% off Hertz daily rental rates on all car classes.

Outside Canada and the U.S. (at participating locations)

  • 10% off Hertz "Affordable Europe" rates. Some conditions apply.
  • 10% off Hertz "Affordable Latin America", "Affordable Mexico" and "Affordable Caribbean" rates.

How to make a reservation

Call 1-800-263-0600 or visit the Hertz site.

Note: Renters must be at least 21 years of age in Canada and 25 years of age in the U.S. and Europe.

Do you have any questions about the Affinity Gold card?

® BONUSDOLLARS, Elegance, Modulo, and Odyssey are registered trademarks of Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec.

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Annual fee and fixed annual interest rate are subject to change without prior notice.

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