The Co-operative Bank scores with new accounts for Chelsea fans

June 14, 2011

The Co-operative Bank has this week (16th June) launched two accounts in partnership with Chelsea Football Club.

The Bank’s Current Account Plus, which has no monthly subscription charge and includes a fee-free overdraft, has been tailored for Chelsea supporters. Additional benefits for fans include a gift card to spend in the club shop or online store.

It is also launching an instant access savings account based on its Smart Saver product. Britannia, part of The Co-operative Financial Services, already offers ‘Save and Support’ accounts, cash ISAs and mortgages for Chelsea FC fans.

Colin Welby, Head of Partnerships at The Co-operative, said: “The new Current Account Plus and the Smart Saver account linked to Chelsea FC will provide easy ways for football fans 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. We plan to offer similar services to other affinity partners over the coming months.”

The Co-operative Bank and Britannia, part of The Co-operative Financial Services, are major providers of football-linked affinity products. Earlier this year they launched current accounts in partnership with Sunderland and Everton.

The Bank has worked with Chelsea to provide financial services to club supporters since 1999.


For further information please contact

Nuala Ryan
The Co-operative Financial Services Press Office
Tel: 0161 903 3808
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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.