Visa International is to launch a new product, the CSOA Visa Gold Card, for Correctional Services Officers Association members. The new card targets the 7,000 Correctional Services Department (CSD) staff, 4,000 of whom are association members. In a signing ceremony yesterday, CSD Commissioner Raymond Lai Ming-kee said he hoped all his staff would join the association and apply for the card. Wing Lung Bank will donate 0.35 per cent of each card transaction to the CSOA for daily operations, facilities and member benefits. Visa's Greater China manager Ivanov Yim said similar products involving the civil service and commercial sector were in the pipeline for this year. The number of Visa card-holders has increased 20 per cent year on year but card sales growth slowed down in the first quarter. Overall sales growth for this year is expected to be 15 to 18 per cent.