Club America and Denarii Systems recently introduced the Prepaid MasterCard for its five million fans in the U.S. Market that are united by a passion for soccer. The new launch enables soccer fans to make purchases, pay bills and remit money easily and securely while staying connected to their favorite team.
Michel Bauer, President of Club America stated:
“This card has been created as a tool for Club America fans to manage their everyday payment transactions. Club America and Denarii have joined forces to shake hands with our fans who are in the United States. We want our fans to know they can count on us to make secure purchases and remit funds to their loved ones. At Club America, our fans are what count.”
With over 20 million Mexican fans and the added 5 million in the U.S., Denarii and Club America are aggressively tapping a fervent market ever seeking to be closer to their favorite sport and team. As most of these fans do not possess a social security card, credit card or even bank account, a method of facilitating remittances to their family and loved ones in a fast, secure and economical way is extremely desirable. The Club America card allows cardholders to send remittances via mobile device through Tarjeta Club America or with a phone call to 1-877-836-0246.
A visit to the Club America site shows that the prepaid debit card fees are relatively reasonable. In addition to standard features such as ATM withdrawals ($1.75 U.S.), Point of Sale purchases, Online Bill Pay and free Direct Deposit, some other highlights we thought notable are:
- Free Activation Fee
- Free Card Reloads (if bank transfer, only $1.00)
- Free Balance Inquiry and Card Management
- Send money to Mexico for only $4.95 (once again, no social security number required)
- Reloads through Green Dot MoneyPak ($4.95 initial purchase)
- Signing Autographs of your Favorite Players
- Trips for Club America Soccer Games
- Tour Guides to the Azteca Stadium
- Club America Autographed Items by your Idols
- Discount in Medicines from 10% to 70%
- Discounts in long distance calls
CEO of Denarii, Angel Pacheco, CEO of Denarii added:
This card has been created as a tool for Club America fans to manage their everyday payment transactions. The ability for fans to send remittances to Mexico for as little as $4.95, pay their bills, and shop wherever they want, all using the convenience of their mobile phone, illustrates the strength and commitment of the partnership between Club America and Denarii.
U.S. fans may apply for a Club America Prepaid MasterCard and become a “Socio Aguila” when visiting the club’s official website. Club America also announced the availability of the Prepaid MasterCard card in Mexico will be by the second quarter of 2011.
Patricio Hernandez, Vice President of New Business Development for MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean said:
“For those who are underserved by traditional financial institutions, the ongoing advancement of prepaid solutions continues to strive toward financial inclusion and providing everyday benefits.”
Issued by MetaBank, the Club America Prepaid MasterCard is FDIC insured pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Denarii Systems LLC, is a payment solutions provider located in Miami, providing turnkey solutions to both financial institutions and companies of different commercial and government sectors worldwide. The main objective of Denarii Systems is to develop projects designed to help low-income communities and unbanked. The Denarii Card platform allows for the issuance of an electronic payment card without a bank account, relying on advanced mobile technology that delivers a transactional service via text messaging to all its customers. Denarii also offers a complete solution for processing e-commerce and POS. For more information visit www.denariisystems.com.