Posted on September 17, 2013

Legendary Manchester United football player Andrew Cole, along with Manchester United executives and Commercial Bank Chief Executive Officer Mr Abdulla Al Raisi (pictured), today announced a new five-year exclusive partnership with Manchester United, the world’s most famous sporting brand, to offer an exclusive range of financial services products. As Qatar readies itself for hosting the 2022 World Cup, Commercial Bank will offer to existing and new customers a range of Manchester United branded current accounts, savings accounts, debit cards and creditcards.

Manchester United’s Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold, commented, “Manchester United is delighted to welcome Commercial Bank as its first financial services partner in the country. Our two organisations share many common values and we are pleased to be teaming up with them to promote healthy living, sportsmanship, teamwork and the development of youth talent amongst the Club’s ever expanding fan base in the country".

Commenting on the partnership, Commercial Bank’sChief Executive Officer Mr. Abdulla Al Raisi said, “Commercial Bank continues to deliver innovative financial products for its customers, backed up by consistently top quality service. Our history and heritage has always demanded that we truly make everything possible for our customers, and our historic partnership with Manchester United further demonstrates our commitment to do just this. As Qatar prepares to host the World Cup in 2022, what better way is there to support our country’s vision than to bring to our customers financial products that will enable them to get closer to the world’s best football team, Manchester United, providing them with priceless experiences, and opportunities to get involved in football-related activities and promotions. We have every confidence that our relationship with Manchester United will go from strength to strength and that we will leverage our relationship over the coming years to further innovate and offer leading products to our customers.”

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There are a range of Manchester United financial products available to consumers, which include a Current or Savings account with a debit card and two types of Manchester United credit card. All products come with attractive card designs branded with the Manchester United logo. Among many other features, Manchester United premier cardholders will also have access to the Commercial Bank rewards program which allows them to transfer Commercial BankReward Points to FlyMiles or Accolades. Additionally, access to over 450 airport lounges, travel insurance and exclusive merchant offers are part of the card offering.

In addition to the new range of products available, as part of the exciting launch activities, every customer who applies for a Manchester United creditcard will automatically enter a prize draw to win top prize of an all-expenses-paid dream trip to watch Manchester United train and play at Old Trafford from the comfort of a top hospitality suite. Runners up will win tickets to games or signed shirts. 

Additionally, the first 200 new Manchester United creditcard customers will be invited to attend a live screening of a Manchester United game at a fan event in Doha with a prominent team legend, giving fans an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of their sporting heroes. There will also be a host of activities at Commercial Bank branches where creditcard applicants can win Manchester United goodies, such as photographic prints depicting the team in action and signed pennants.

Commercial Bank is also pleased to announce that it will be running annual Manchester United Football Schools, run by the Manchester United Football Schools coaching team, which will allow children (aged 12 and above) to undergo extensive football coaching from some of the best coaches in the world.

To engage in any of these exciting opportunities, just apply for a Manchester United creditcard today, and you too can be part of the action.

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