Sports Fans Get A New Credit Card Designed Just For Them
Dog-lovers can get checks or credit cards printed with pictures of adorable pups. If you’d rather be at the beach, you can carry a credit card picturing the waves and sand. And now sports fans can order a new credit card with the logo of their favorite teams and players.
Financial services company Synchrony has partnered with leading sports merchandiser Fanatics to provide sports fans with customized payment methods touting their team. The cards are expected to be available in the summer of 2019, and cardholders will be able to opt in for special offers for unique sports experiences. In addition, the FanCash loyalty program will reward members with cash back and perks when they make purchases with their credit cards.
Harnessing the power of data to make shopping better
Together, Synchrony and Fanatics hope to harness their advanced technological and analytical platforms to deliver hyper-personalized shopping experiences to consumers. “We are always looking for new ways to bring fans unique offers, rewards and experiences to elevate their shopping experience,” says Chris Orton, Fanatics co-president of direct-to-consumer retail. “We are excited to leverage Synchrony’s industry-leading credit and marketing platform to launch our first Fanatics credit card.”
Synchrony’s chief commercial officer, Neeraj Mehta, added, “Activating real-time data in today’s digital economy is a competitive advantage for companies like Fanatics and Synchrony. [Our] team brings deep data, credit and marketing expertise to help tech-forward partners like Fanatics to accelerate growth.”
What to look for in a credit card
Whether you’re in the market for a credit card that features the logo of your favorite sports team or not, there are a few things to keep in mind when applying for a new account. The first thing is to take a look at your credit score. A strong score means you’ll be eligible for a card that offers a lower interest rate, more valuable rewards, and lots of little extra perks and benefits to boot.
Cards that are targeted toward your interests, like the new offering from Fanatics and Synchrony, are more likely to reward you with things that are useful to you. That could be cash back, hotel reward points, or frequent flyer miles. Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a card that caters to your needs.
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