Barcelona signs sponsor for UAE market

Spanish LaLiga football club Barcelona has entered into a regional partnership with UAE-based financial services company National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah (Rakbank).

The three-year deal, which includes the option of a further two years, names Rakbank as the official bank of Barcelona in the UAE.

As part of the deal, new products will be launched with a shared brand across both entities, including MasterCard Platinum debit and credit cards.

Rakbank clients will also receive access to club products and be given the chance to attend Barcelona matches.