To celebrate the launch, club legend Gary Pallister will be attending a bus tour around Kuala Lumpur and allowing fans to have a glimpse of the Premier League trophy.
Much more than a standard Visa card, Manchester United Visa enables fans in Malaysia to interact with the club in a whole new way with regular rewards and privileges, including earning points every time the team wins a Premier League game. Points earned can then go towards receiving items signed by the players. There will also be the opportunity to win a once in a lifetime trip to Old Trafford to watch United take on rivals Liverpool as well as watch the team train.
United’s Commercial Director, Richard Arnold welcomed the deal. He said:
“When the team last visited Malaysia in 2009 we were overwhelmed by the reception we received, with over 200,000 fans visiting the team during the tour’s training sessions, signings and games. The passion, loyalty and enthusiasm of our Malaysian fans is something we recognise and we are hoping our relationship with Maybank and the launch of Manchester United Visa will allow us to give something back. This partnership is an important part of our on-going plans to engage with the club’s fans around the world.”
Chairman of Maybank, Tan Sri Dato’ Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor said:
“The launch of this co-brand card is part of Maybank’s strategy to work with leading brands to continuously offer distinct value to customers."