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MBNA's Football Credit Cards Set for Top of the Table Clash!

May 2, 2014

Six football club credit card programmes - powered by MBNA - will compete

with some of the best card brands in the UK market during May

Credit card provider of the year[1] MBNA - the power behind the cards some of the UK's most popular brands - is boosting the credit card offers for some of the biggest names in UK football.

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MBNA has partnered with six football clubs - Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool FC, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur - to launch the best UK sports credit card offers in the lender's 21-year history.

During the month of May, the credit cards for all six clubs will offer eligible new customers zero percent interest on balance transfers and money transfers for up to 29 months from account opening[2]. The offer applies to transfers made within the first 90 days (a 2.89 percent handling fee applies to balance transfers and a 4.00 percent fee applies to money transfers)[3].

The six new credit cards also offer a range of rewards for UK fans of the clubs, plus zero percent on purchases for three months from the date the account is opened.

The cards are available for consumers to apply for now at

Michael Donald, Marketing and Commercial executive for MBNA, said: "We are incredibly proud of our strong and lasting affiliations with some of the biggest brands in UK sport. Through our close ties with these six fantastic football clubs, we've been able to create a range of cards for UK-based fans that can compete in the tables with some of the best credit card offers available in the UK, while offering rewards that can be redeemed for club-based merchandise and much more."

Anyone making an application for the new credit card offers can use MBNA's new "eligibility checker", which allows consumers to check their likelihood of acceptance for a credit card without a credit search registering on their credit file before continuing with a full application.

Once a full application is completed, an online application decision could be made in minutes and the football club credit card delivered within 10 days.

The offers are available on all applications received by Saturday, 31 May 2014.

Representative example 18.9% p.a. variable on card purchases. Equivalent to 18.9% APR representative variable based on a credit limit of GBP1200.

[1] MBNA named Credit Card Provider of the Year, after a vote among UK consumers, in the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards 2014.

[2] Credit is available, subject to status, only to UK residents aged 18 or over. Calls may be monitored and/or recorded for quality and training purposes and for compliance with regulations. Promotional rates will no longer apply from the beginning of any statement period during which you have breached your terms and conditions. You cannot transfer balances between MBNA accounts.

[3] Eligibility for the credit cards depend upon circumstances and the results of the eligibility checker. The product, APR and promotional offer may vary from the example.

About MBNA Limited:

MBNA Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation . For more information, visit the company's website at

Editor and supplementary notes:

The information contained in this press release is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions. Any consumer interested in learning more about any of this product should visit for full terms and conditions.


MBNA Limited

CONTACT: For further information, contact: Gary Jenkins, Corporate

Communications, MBNA, Tel: +44(0)1244-574136, Email:

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Source: PR Newswire Europe

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