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Mettawa, Ill.-based HSBC Finance Corp. has introduced the ecosmart MasterCard with Plus Rewards, which offers customers the opportunity to contribute to environmental causes.

Card members will receive one reward point for every dollar spent on the new card and may redeem the points in the form of charitable donations to organizations dedicated to environment preservation.

Customers will have a variety of charitable organizations to choose from, including partners in the HSBC Climate Partnership: The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Additional organizations to which card members may donate include Arbor Day Foundation, Wind Power Renewable Choice and Our Energy.

"We are pleased to offer a credit card that gives our customers the ability to contribute to those important environmental causes they support," says Patrick Burke, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer for card and retail services at HSBC. "At HSBC, protecting the environment has been a long-standing concern for all of us as well. We will continue to look for additional opportunities to meet the environmental concerns of our customers."

SOURCE: HSBC Finance Corp.

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