Rangers boost fintech links via Ebury partnership

Rangers boost fintech links via Ebury partnership

Ebury, a fintech firm targeting various sectors, has extended its links with the sporting sector via a partnership with Scottish top-flight club Rangers FC.

The firm will supply Rangers with its solutions to support the club’s global finance operations, with the partnership set to cover the remainder of the 2023/24 season and continuing until the end of the 2025/26 campaign.

By partnering with Rangers, Ebury further extends its sports marketing strategy following partnerships with Dutch Eredivisie team PSV Eindhoven and a deal with Italian side Parma for that year’s Serie B season.

Phil Monkhouse, Ebury UK Country Manager, remarked: “Today marks a notable milestone in Ebury’s expansion into Scotland as we proudly announce our role as the official FX transfer partner of Rangers FC. 

“Partnering with Rangers is a testament to our commitment to the local community. Rangers’ sense of tradition, competitive spirit and incredible fan base is why we’re not just sponsors; we’re fans, dedicated to the development and success of Scottish businesses.”

Based in London, Ebury targets  ‘businesses of all sizes’, with its product range including unified solutions such as international payments and collections, FX in various currencies, cash management, business lending, risk management and API integrations.

Meanwhile, the agreement also marks an expansion of Rangers’ engagement with financial services, with the club having named Sporting Pay as an official payments partner back in 2020. This occurred in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when cashless and contactless payments were seeing a significant spike in use.

Karim Virani, Rangers FC CCO, commented on the Ebury deal: “Ebury is a hugely innovative and rapidly growing global financial services firm which we are extremely proud to partner with.

“Our plans working alongside them as a club, but also to support the local business network in Scotland, are extremely exciting and we’re very much looking forward to bringing this partnership to life.”