19 July 2019

MSpace at Maybank Hosts Fan Meet of Bryan Robson

19 July 2019

It is not every day that a world-renowned football player holds a fan meet at a banking branch here. On the evening of 19 July 2019, Mr. Bryan Robson, a Club Ambassador from the Manchester United Football Club, was invited by Maybank to meet and interact with close to 100 Maybank Privilege and Cards clients at its latest innovative banking branch, MSpace at Maybank, located along Orchard Road.

Maybank is the official partner for Manchester United Tour 2019 in Singapore this weekend. Enthusiastic football fans crowded around Mr. Robson, snapping photos of him and getting his autographs on memorabilia. Mr. Robson also presented a signed Manchester United jersey to Maybank Head of Community Financial Services Singapore and Group Wealth Management, Mr. Alvin Lee. The fan meet lasted for an hour.

Maybank Extends 5 Year Partnership With Manchester United

Maybank Group started its partnership with Manchester United in 2011 with the launch of Maybank Manchester United Platinum Visa Card. Maybank recently renewed an agreement with Manchester United FC for five years, effective from 2019-2020 season, to cover cards markets in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The extended agreement marks the success of the regional co-brand partnership.

Dato' John Chong, Group CEO, Community Financial Services of Maybank, said, "This partnership also represented another key step in Maybank's Community Financial Services' strategy to ensure that the Bank continues to build on its strong franchise in the region by offering distinct value propositions for different market segments. Manchester United has almost 22 million followers across the three countries who can now take advantage of the special privileges offered by the Maybank Manchester United credit and debit cards."

Mr. Alvin Lee, Maybank Head of Community Financial Services Singapore and Group Wealth Management, said, "Singapore card customers are familiar with Manchester United. We are bringing them closer to the club through the promotions we hold, including special TREATS points redemptions, the football game app and seasonal lucky draws with travel prizes to watch live matches at the Old Trafford Stadium. We will continue to enhance our offerings to engage our customers, and look forward to the renewed partnership with Manchester United."  

Manchester United Director of Partnerships, Sean Jefferson, said, "Our partnership with Maybank is one of the longest and most successful financial services partnerships the Club has had to-date, which is testament to Maybank's dedication to delivering engaging and beneficial campaigns for its clients. We are delighted to be extending this relationship and look forward to working together to bring our fans even more compelling products, services and unique Manchester United experiences in the future."