Co-operative Bank scores with Stoke City

November 07, 2011

Stoke City badgeBritannia, part of the Co-operative Bank has this week (09.11.11) launched a new current account in partnership with Stoke City Football Club.

The Current Account Plus*, which has no monthly subscription charge and includes a fee-free overdraft, has been tailored for Stoke City supporters, who will also receive a £100 cash back**.

Supporters who open a new Stoke Current Account Plus before the 28th February 2012 will go into a draw to win two tickets in the Directors box and a four course meal in the Chairman’s Lounge for the Stoke City Vs Arsenal game on Saturday 28 April 2012.

Colin Welby, Head of Partnerships at The Co-operative, said: “The new Current Account will provide Stoke City supporters an easier way to manage their finances while helping to support their club.

“We have a long standing partnership with the club and are delighted to be extending the financial services we can offer to its supporters.”

Britannia and The Co-operative Bank, part of The Co-operative Banking Group, are major providers of football-linked affinity products.

The bank has worked with Stoke City to provide financial services to club supporters since 1997. Stoke City FC already offers junior and adult ‘Save and Support’ accounts for Stoke City FC fans.

For further information please contact

Alejandra Solis or Nuala Ryan
The Co-operative Banking Group Press Office
Tel: 0161 903 4407
Email : alejandra.solis@cfs.coop
Twitter: @CoopBankingPR

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* Current Account Plus, offering:

  • Secure online banking
  • UK call centres open 24/7
  • Fee-free £200 overdraft facility
  • Cheque book
  • Debit card
  • FREE cash withdrawals in UK
  • Regular statements
  • Standing order and Direct Debit facility
  • Joint accounts available
  • No monthly subscription charge.

**To qualify for the £100 cash back, customers must:

  • Use the dedicated switching service
  • Transfer all direct debits
  • Pay £800 into the account for a minimum of 3 months

About The Co-operative Banking Group

The Co-operative Banking Group, formerly known as The Co-operative Financial Services, is the banking and insurance arm of The Co-operative Group, which is the world’s largest consumer co-operative with around six 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 on 1 August 2009, the organisation is one of the largest and most highly diversified mutual businesses operating in both retail and corporate markets.

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

The Co-operative Banking Group has £70 billion in assets, 12,000 staff and nine million customers. It has over 300 high street branches, 20 corporate banking centres and major presences in Manchester, Leek, London, 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.