UEFA: UBA And Mastercard Partner To Reward Loyal Customers

By Stephen Ubanna

Ahead of the UCL  semi- finals clash between Tottenham and Ajax, Barcelona and  Liverpool, the United Bank For Africa, one of the  leading  solid  Commercial  Banks  in the country  have entered into a partnership  working arrangement    with Master card,  described as one of the leading global payments  and technology Companies to sponsor   twelve  UBA, master card holders and their plus ones across the country. to watch the matches live.   The  beficiaries are also expected to watch the finals between Barcelona of Spain and  the English team, Liverpool.  As at the time of going to  press, the finals of the UEFA  league had not been played.

  The sponsorship, according to the Bank , covered all expenses that would be incurred by the lucky winners during the trip. It includes  flight tickets, ,  VISAs, lodging  in five-star hotels and buying tickets for them to watch  the matches live.

Bank sources said the draw is open to all existing and new UBA Platinum  Master card  holders.  Many believe that this amazing giveaway fund was an opportunity by the Bank  and Master card to retain their customers and to make them understand that they care for them. 

The Value News confirmed that a total of twelve  UBA Platinum  Master card holders and eleven other African countries will share the entailing experience of watching the UEFA  semi-finals and finals live in the European   Italian city of Madrid.  The participating countries in the competition draws are Republic of Benin,  Cameroon,  Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon and Ghana. Others are  Liberia,  Sierra Leone,  Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

Mrs. Dupe Olusola: Group Head, UBA, Marking

The Bank may have come up with the reward arrangement for Customers as part of the programmes up to celebrate its 70 years of operation in the country.  Insiders told the Value News On Line,  that the Bank had lined up more of these programmes   of rewarding Customers for their continued patronage to the brand.

It was learnt that Customers who qualify for the draw    would get the Bank Platinum  Master card which entitles him to spend a  minimum of $10,000 or its equivalent in his her home country currency and a chance to win all expenses and aid package.  Customers who are interested but may want to get the  Bank  Patinum  Master card to qualify for the draw may wish to visit any of the Bank Branches  across the countries  and contact   his or her relationship manager,   at the branch office or the Group Head , Marketing,  Mrs. Dupe Olusola for assistance.

Mrs. Olusola, who described  the UEFA  Championships League  as the most sought after trophy  in club football Competition , worldwide, and one of  the most  followed sporting spectacles . It is not surprising why the Bank decided to partner   with Master card  and UEFA,  in bringing  this  iconic  and cherished moment in the history of football  competition  in the world  to Nigerians,  particular to  the esteemed  and loyal customers of the Bank  who are the major  source  of its success in its 70 years of operations in Nigeria.

An elated Olusola   declared, ”  we realise that  many of the Bank Customers  are foot ball lovers  and we have no option but to give them  this treasured experience   while they are pampered  in  the European country Spain. These are the moments that make football such a passionate sport and we want to share these moments and experiences with our loyal Customers across the country and Africa, in general, she had said.  Note that UBA, apart from being the leading pan -African financial services group, operating in  20  other African countries,  has made an inroad into the United Kingdom, UK,  United States of America, USA and with a presence in France.  feelers from Spain and England from those who won the sponsorship to watch the fabulous matches described it as priceless experience, watch football at its height.

Investigation shows that since the Bank and Master card teamed up to come  up to reward  for loyal Customers  to watch the UEFA  league live in Europe,  it has opened the door of patronage for UBA as more Customers have opened Accounts with the  leading Nigeria n Commercial Banks  to benefit from  more of the programmes lined up for its 70th- year celebration of excellent service in the country.

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