Leeds United scores big with new global fintech partnership
Leeds United has appointed fintech company CurrencyTransfer.com as the club’s Official Global Payments Partner
The new partnership will see CurrencyTransfer.com operate as the Championship club’s exclusive provider of cross-border payments services, including working with the club on player transfer transactions.
The CurrencyTransfer.com partnership will be seen across multiple platforms, both digitally and at Elland Road, to drive brand awareness globally and via the Leeds United fanbase, corporate membership, partner network, and companies which trade internationally based in Leeds’ city area.
With offices in London and the Middle East, CurrencyTransfer.com is a global payments marketplace trusted by over 9,500 business and private clients in over 20 countries.
Clients benefit from bank exchange rates, same day transfers, market leading tools, dedicated relationship management and 24/5 trading.
Angus Kinnear, Leeds United CEO, said: “I am very pleased to welcome CurrencyTransfer.com as the latest commercial partner of Leeds United.
“CurrencyTransfer.com will be providing cutting edge services helping the club manage currency risk when signing new players from overseas. This partnership is evidence of the international appeal of Leeds United and our desire to attract industry leading companies as official partners.’’
Daniel Abrahams, CurrencyTransfer.com CEO, added: “It is an honour to launch our historic partnership with Leeds United. While Thomas and the boys excel on the pitch, we look forward to helping the club win off the pitch, delivering innovative currency solutions and huge savings.
“With Brexit causing exchange rate volatility, it’s important both the club and businesses of all sizes maximise the value of their foreign exchange activities.
“Hard work, grit, ambition and innovation has made Leeds a major financial and entrepreneurial city. This ethos firmly reflects our own values and the partnership provides a tremendous platform to showcase our services to the wider Yorkshire business community.’’
Fay Greer, Leeds United financial controller, also commented, ’‘We are looking forward to working with CurrencyTransfer.com for the club’s foreign currency transactions, including for new player acquisitions from abroad.
“The CurrencyTransfer.com marketplace is easy to use and gives us fast access to favourable foreign currency exchange rates, leading to significant savings.’’