Manchester United has announced a new partnership with Santander Consumer Bank.
The football club's five-year partnership with Santander Consumer Bank started with the launch of the official Manchester United Credit Card in Norway on 3 August. Santander Consumer Bank is the Norwegian unit of the consumer finance division of Santander, one of the largest financial groups in the world.
With Norway’s official Manchester United Supporters’ Club having more members than any other official club around the globe, the country is the ideal location to launch the first dual Manchester United credit card in Scandinavia.
As well as the credit card facilities provided by Santander Consumer Bank, fans who subscribe to the credit card will also receive an array of exclusive benefits known as ‘Red Rewards.’ Simply by using the Manchester United Credit Card, fans can take advantage of a range of club discounts, including ten per cent off purchases in the Old Trafford and online Megastore, ten per cent off when dining at the Red Café, plus twenty per cent off museum and stadium tours. In addition fans have access to a ticket hotline to help them check ticket availability and to purchase tickets for home matches.
As an added incentive to apply for a card, there will also be a range of competitions and prize draws that will offer fans the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime trips to Old Trafford and the club’s Carrington training ground, as well as an array of signed shirts and memorabilia.
Richard Arnold, Commercial Director for Manchester United, comments: "Like Manchester United, Santander is a global organisation with a global audience – with almost 102 million customers and over 15,000 branches worldwide. It is a brand that is instantly recognisable and our fans can trust in its experience in providing competitive banking facilities.
"With over 600,000 Norwegian followers and the Scandinavian supporters club being the largest anywhere in the world with some 45,000 members, we are excited to be able to offer these fans the official Manchester United Credit Card from Santander Consumer Bank. This is the only official credit card offering ‘Red Rewards’ to our fans in Norway, demonstrating our appreciation and recognition of the club’s ever growing fan base."
Nina Nordby, Product/Marketing Director in