Manchester United have struck a new four-year deal with Mexican banking group INVEX.
The deal for the Barclays Premier League Champions is the first financial services partnership in North America.
Giant banking group INVEX will hold the exclusive rights to produce and market Manchester United Football Club branded credit cards all over Mexico.
According to the clubs press release, there are over 24 million Manchester United fans in Mexico.
Richard Arnold Manchester United commercial director said:
“Mexico is well known for its love of football and Manchester United is lucky enough to have some 24 million loyal and passionate followers in the country. No-one could forget the fantastic reception the club received in 2010 when the team opened the Chivas Stadium in Guadalajara.
“Our partnership with Invex shows our commitment to these fans and we are delighted to be partnering with such an innovative organisation. Invex has recognised Manchester United’s popularity in Mexico and together we will work to bring those fans not just a great opportunity to engage with the club, but also a winning financial product.”
Juan Guichard, chief executive of Invex, added:
“We are extremely proud to be the first bank in Mexico to place in the market a Manchester United credit card. It is a great honour to link our 100 per cent Mexican brand with the most successful football club in the UK and one of the most important teams in the entire world.
“At Invex we work hard to be not just a bank, but a financial partner, that is why alliances like this are so meaningful to us. I’m sure Manchester United’s fans will be highly interested in all the great benefits of using this new credit card.”