New Chelsea FC Credit Card for UK Fans
CHESTER, England, January 16, 2013
CHESTER, England, January 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Chelsea Football Club has announced a new and improved Chelsea FC credit card
in association with MBNA.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130116/588847 )
The Chelsea FC credit card, available to UK-based fans, has been launched as
part of a renewed five-year credit card partnership with MBNA and offers
eligible new customers 16 months at zero per cent interest on balance
transfers and three months at zero per cent on purchases*.
As an extra incentive for Chelsea supporters, the card also offers a free
replica home shirt for fans who successfully apply for the new credit card and
make a £200 financial transaction on their card within 90 days of their
account being opened.
Ron Gourlay, Chelsea FC's chief executive, said: "Over the years, we have
forged a close, successful relationship with MBNA and, together, we have
developed a competitive credit card programme for our supporters in the UK.
"We look forward to another five years with MBNA and to continuing to provide
quality products for our supporters. This is a unique opportunity for UK-based
fans and helps to support the development of Chelsea FC's future stars."
Michael Donald, MBNA's Business Development and Commercial executive, added:
"We are delighted to renew our partnership with Chelsea FC - a strong,
successful brand known the world over. This announcement - and the launch of
this new offer for fans - is a powerful indication of the strength of our
affinity business model, our leadership in the football credit card market in
the UK and the trust Chelsea FC and other organisations have with MBNA."
The card also offers fans club-based rewards, where for every pound spent,
supporters receive one point which can be redeemed for official Chelsea
In place since 2002, the Chelsea credit card partnership is one of MBNA's most
successful, with thousands of fans in the UK already holding a credit card
bearing the club colours and badge.
* Terms apply. Full details of these offers are available on the website and
within customer's terms and conditions. The Chelsea FC credit card now offers
new customers successfully applying for the card zero per cent on balance
transfers for 16 months (three per cent handling fee applies) - up from 12
months previously - as long as it is made in the first 90 days of the account
opening. It also includes zero per cent on card purchases for three months
from the date an account is opened.
Representative example 16.9% p.a. variable on card purchases. This is
equivalent to 16.9% APR representative variable based on a credit limit of
Picture Caption: Chelsea FC stars launch improved Chelsea FC credit card offer
for new customers
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Editor and supplementary notes:
The information contained in this press release is intended solely for
journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions.
Any consumer interested in learning more about any of this product should
visit http://www.mbna.co.uk for full terms and conditions.
Contact: For further information contact: Gary Jenkins, Corporate
Communications, MBNA, Tel: +44(0)1244-574136, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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