The highly publicized partnership between Sterling Bank and Arsenal Football Club has been formally sealed with the launch of the co-branded debit cards for the use of millions of fans and card holders in Nigeria.
As part of Sterling Bank’s unique focus on satisfying the deepest needs and passions of its customers, these co-branded debit cards, (available in VISA and VERVE) are one of numerous benefits of the initial three-year partnership between the bank and Arsenal Football Club.
Commenting during the event which held at The Emirates Stadium, London, Yemi Adeola, the CEO of Sterling Bank Plc explained that “the initiative underscores the Bank’s strategic retail market focus while Ivan Gazidis, the CEO of Arsenal Football Club highlighted the rich history of the Club and ‘noted the deep similarities in history and values between both organizations; promising that “the Club will remain true to its founding ideals”.
With the formal launch now off the ground, Sterling Bank customers; especially the Arsenal fans and holders of the Sterling-Arsenal co-branded debit cards can now begin to enjoy access to Club-related benefits and incentives to help them live their passions as well as more value-added privilegessuch as official merchandise and tickets to see the team in action at Emirates Stadium, youth coaching clinic for coaches on the auspices of Sterling Bank in Nigeria and lots more.
Sterling Bank Plc is a leading commercial bank in Nigeria and one of the country’s fastest growing banks. Originally incorporated in 1960 as NAL Bank (the country’s first investment banking franchise), it acquired the operations of the erstwhile Equitorial Trust Bank in November 2011 in pursuit of its growth and expansion plans. The bank currently operates out of 165 branches, about 4,648 POS and 241 ATMs across the Nigeria.