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‘One Moment’, Visa’s UK-focused campaign around the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup, was built around market-relevant Team Visa player ambassador stories.

NBA sponsor American Express created an award-winning campaign during the 2018-19 season by allowing Amex members to swap their jersey for free if their favourite player switched clubs.

The spearhead strand of Mastercard’s 2019 Rugby World Cup activation programme saw the tournament’s official payments partner harness real-time technology to create unique Player of the Match trophies for each match.

In 2019, the Football Association’s official payments partner pushed its mission – to ‘facilitate people’s passions with quick and easy payments’ – by allowing grassroots teams to easily pay their fees via the FA Matchday App.

Global bank HSBC signed a five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur that prioritises rights linked to the stadium-led regeneration of the local area.

International financial services company American Express has agreed to become the title sponsor of the PGA Tour’s Desert Classic Pro-Am event in Palm Springs, California, in a multiyear deal.

Financial services company Credit One Bank will partner with the new Las Vegas NFL franchise on two fronts, starting in 2020.

Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion has extended its main shirt and stadium naming rights partnership with payment services brand American Express in a club-record deal

US financial services company Mastercard has agreed a three-year partnership with the Women’s British Open, adding to its long-standing backing of men’s golf major The Open.

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Visa leveraged its sponsorship platform at the Women’s World Cup 2019 to support women’s football on the global stage and to tell a broader story that aligned with an audience beyond sport.

Brighton and Hove Albion’s main shirt and stadium naming rights deal with payment services brand American Express is a club record.

Visa decided to sponsor women’s football in Europe and the men’s African Cup of Nations because it was pursuing “targeted opportunities” among women and mobile payment adopters respectively. In

Payment services brand Visa is paying Uefa, European football’s governing body, an average of more than €2.5m ($2.8m)

Financial services firm Mastercard will pay between $8m (€7m) and $10m per year to partner with US video game developer Riot Games, according to industry sources.

Visa Visa's deal with FIFA runs until 2023, including the next World Cup in Qatar.

Payment services brand Visa has put digital content at the heart of its renewed Worldwide Paralympic Partner agreement with the International Paralympic Committee, as it aligns with the sport’s values of inclusivity, diversity and acceptance.

May 2017 saw Uefa Champions League sponsor Mastercard launch an expansive pan-European activation based on ‘passionate fan support’ to leverage spiking soccer supporter interest around club football’s biggest annual showpiece – the Champions League Final.

Payment services brand Visa has renewed its Worldwide Paralympic Partner agreement with the International Paralympic Committee for four years, from 2017 to 2020.

Research by Sports Sponsorship Insider into the financial services sector has generated rights values to 148 out of 430 recorded financial services sector sponsorship deals, worth €871.8m ($1,033m) per year, at an average deal value of €5.7m per year.

Sports Sponsorship Insider has published the third ‘Activation Tracker’ sector report into activation trends in sports sponsorship – this month exploring the financial services sector, from banks and ins…

Payment services brand American Express has signed an extension to its marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), continuing as the Official Card of the NBA, WNBA and the NBA G League, the official minor league organisation, from 2017-18.

Sponsorship revenues for the US Golf Association (USGA) will hit a record level in 2016 following the renewal of its agreement with financial services company American Express.

Payment services brand MasterCard became the first international payment company to sponsor the Kontinental Hockey League in December having emerged from a damaging period of western sanctions in early 2015.

Payment services brand Visa Europe followed up official partner deals for three Formula E races by signing as title sponsor of the end-of-season London ePrix.

Payment services brand Barclaycard will replace the German arm of the telecommunications brand O2 as the naming rights partner to the Hamburg Arena at the start of July.

Created in 2011 by three Brazilian banks – Banco do Brasil, Bradesco and Caixa – Elo is Brazil’s leading domestic credit card brand and is using football sponsorship to gain market share from global payme…

Global payment services brand MasterCard has signed up as the first  top-tier partner of the 2015 Copa América, the South American football federation’s flagship national team competition, hosted next year by Chile.

Financial services company Capital One has signed a deal to be the title sponsor of season-ending US college American football game, the Orange Bowl, part of the new College Football Playoff (CFP).