Britannia helps Potters fans give club £7 million boost

August 11, 2010

With the Premier League kicking off this weekend, Britannia has announced that its savings accounts linked to Stoke City Football Club have raised more than £7 million for the club.

The donation is the sum total given to the Premier League side through Britannia’s ‘Save and Support’ accounts since they launched 13 years ago.

The savings accounts, available for children and adults, allow football fans to save money while the bank makes a contribution to the football club.

Mike Barnes, Relationship Manager at Britannia, said: “We have a longstanding relationship with Stoke City FC, and are delighted that so many fans have shown their support for the club by opening a Save and Support account.

“Their support has allowed us to give more than £7 million to the club over the years, which has contributed to its success and development into one of the best football sides in the country.”

Britannia makes an annual bonus payment to Stoke City FC, of up to 1% of the daily average balance held in Save and Support accounts. More than 18,000 Potters fans across the country have opened the savings accounts since they were first introduced.

Mike continues: “The more a customer saves, the more the club will benefit. The Save and Support account offers football fans the chance to save money whilst also providing their team with ongoing financial support.”

Customers who open a Save and Support Account also receive 10% off in the club shop.

 

For further information please contact

Nuala Ryan
The Co-operative Financial Services Press Office
Tel: 0161 903 3808
Email : nuala.ryan@cfs.coop
Twitter: @CFSpressteam


 

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About The Co-operative Financial Services

The Co-operative Financial Services (CFS) is part of The Co-operative Group, which is the world’s largest consumer co-operative with around five million members, over £14 billion turnover, and core business interests in financial services, food, travel, pharmacy and funeral care.  The Co-operative Group has over 5,000 retail trading outlets.

Following the merger with Britannia Building Society on 1 August 2009 CFS is one of the largest and well diversified mutual businesses operating in both retail and corporate markets.

As part of The Co-operative Group, the new business is characterised by its unique ethical and member reward policies and very high levels of customer advocacy.

The combined business has £70 billion in assets, 12,000 staff and nine million customers.  It has over 300 high street branches, 20 corporate banking centres and a major presence in Manchester, London, Leek, Bristol, Plymouth, Skelmersdale and Stockport. 

It is the only mutual organisation that enables its members to earn financial rewards for the products they hold, as well as giving them the opportunity to have a say in how the business is run