Manchester City renew Vietnam banking partnership

October 3, 2016

Manchester City have revealed that their Club partnership with Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) has been extended, ampoule meaning the Vietnamese Retail Bank will continue as Manchester City’s Official Affinity Card Partner in Vietnam, ampoule Laos and Cambodia. 

The original partnership saw the launch of the first-ever Manchester City Debit Card in the region, created to cater to City’s rapidly growing fan base in Asia. 

Manchester City and SHB will work together to offer young people in Vietnam the opportunity to hone their football skills and train with City Football Schools coaches.

Commenting on the partnership extension, Damian Willoughby, Senior Vice-president of Partnerships, City Football Group, said:

“Our partnership with SHB has grown from strength to strength over the last two years and we believe that together we can continue to provide SHB’s loyal customers with real value and once-in-a-life-time experiences.

“Our fan base in South East Asia includes some of the most enthusiastic Manchester City supporters in the world and their passion for football is inspiring. In partnership with SHB, we look to continue offering them greater opportunities to connect with the club and sport they love.” 

Mr. Nguyen Van Le, CEO of Saigon Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank, added:

“Our partnership with Manchester City, a popular global brand with a strong fan base across the region, has enabled SHB to position itself as a leading commercial bank in Vietnam. Their performance on the pitch has captured the attention of millions of football fans across South East Asia and we are delighted that the next phase of this partnership will bring them even closer to the sport they are so passionate about.

“We share Manchester City’s commitment to providing young people with opportunities on and off the pitch. Together we want to bring young people in the region together using football as an effective bridge connecting inspiration, friendship building and life skills training.”