STOKE CITY have teamed up with Leek United Building Society to give fans the chance to make a great save – and boost support for their favourite team.
The Club, in partnership with the Society, is launching its new ‘Save and Support’ Affinity Account.
Whatever their financial goals, football-mad savers young and old can be sure that their money will be in safe hands, as well as helping to support their Club.
The account can be opened with as little as £1, and provides savers with the benefit of instant access to their money.
Interest is paid annually on January 1, with the adult ‘Save and Support’ account attracting a tiered rate of interest dependent on the balance.
Savers will be supporting the Potters because for every £1 deposited with Leek United, a sum of interest is paid to the club.
All new account holders will receive their passbook in a special holder, emblazoned with the Stoke City badge.
Stoke City's Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: "We're delighted to be linking up with Leek United Building Society to offer our supporters a new ‘Save and Support’ account.
"We are convinced our partnership will be mutually beneficial for not only the Society and Club but also our supporters.
"Leek United are very much rooted in our local community and we look forward to working with them moving forwards."
Leek United Chief Executive Kevin Wilson said: “We are proud to be teaming up with Stoke City in this exciting affinity account partnership.
'We are both local businesses, playing an important role in the communities we serve and both have the distinction of celebrating our 150th anniversaries last year.
“There are already a great many Stoke City fans amongst the Society’s membership, and our new 'Save and Support' Affinity Account is an ideal way of saving money and backing their club - it also brings together the benefits of mutuality to football fans young and old.”
To mark its launch, a special open evening for supporters has been organised in The 1863 Suite at the Britannia Stadium on Monday 14th July between 6pm-9pm where they can open their Save & Support account.
Accounts can be opened at the open evening, by post or at any Leek United branch.
Finally, there’s an added winning result for young savers*, joining Stoke’s ‘City 7s’ membership scheme (by application to Stoke City FC only): for just £10, they will receive a Stoke City home shirt, two free tickets (for a child and accompanying adult) to a Stoke City Premiership home game, AND a £5 voucher to add to their ‘Save and Support’ account.
New members receive their shirt/tickets/voucher packs at a special presentation evening with Stoke City mascot ‘Pottermus’ and member of the Potters' squad player in attendance.
Links to the Stoke City Save and Support account application forms can be found on these web pages -
Supporters can call our centralised account enquiry helpline on 0800 0930 002 or any of our branches, details of which are given here:
*City 7s is the Stoke City junior membership scheme for children in Year Two who are celebrating their 7th birthday between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015.