West Ham United FC and Trustly team up in new global deal
International pioneer in online banking Trustly has declared its latest accomplishment of becoming the Official Open Banking Partner to the legendary Premier League football team West Ham United.
The popular football team was initiated back in 1895 and was known as Thames Ironworks. Their home stadium is at the esteemed London Stadium, and the team not only has a massive backing of supporters within the country, but also all across the globe. Right now, the team is witnessing one of their best seasons in many years, and has also been ranked in the top 20 in Forbes’ Business of Soccer list of most valuable clubs.
The UK has also had a rise in the popularity of the Open Banking concept. It has been three years since it first launched in the country. This feature allows Trustly to improve its one-of-a-kind payment solution that is based on an account-to-account system, and allows the country’s merchants to provide their clients with a better payment method. There are currently more than 2.5 million bank customers in the United Kingdom that have connected their bank accounts to third parties, which is a 1 million increase since January of last year.
Trustly EMEA chief business officer Johan Nord stated:
Trustly is delighted to partner with West Ham United, the iconic London club in the Premier League. This partnership comes as the UK’s adoption of Open Banking experiences tremendous growth. We’re overjoyed to combine the worlds of football and payment solutions, and we look forward to working closely with West Ham throughout this multi-year partnership.
Commercial Director at West Ham United Nathan Thompson also commented on the news saying:
At West Ham United, innovation is key to everything we do and we are thrilled to partner with Trustly, an organisation that is redefining the speed, simplicity and security of payments through its own products.