AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prepaid card provider Netspend, a TSYS Company (NYSE: TSS), today announced a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to give baseball fans a new way to show their love of the sport with the only general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid card branded with MLB team logos. As fans gear up for Spring Training and Opening Day, they will have the chance to sign up for a Netspend Prepaid Mastercard® featuring any of the 30 MLB team logos.
“Netspend is passionate about giving our customers the control and flexibility they want in their finances, and the launch of Netspend’s MLB partnership is an exciting way to reach more consumers who want to experience these benefits,” said Kelley Knutson, president of Netspend. “Baseball is America’s game and continues to be one of the most accessible professional sports in the world. We’re proud to continue offering financial products designed for accessibility and inclusion, allowing consumers to smartly manage their finances and enjoy access to valuable digital financial solutions while staying true to their personal identities.”
Available only in the U.S., Netspend’s prepaid cards branded with MLB team logos and colors provide baseball fans who want more control of their finances or who don’t qualify for more restrictive financial services an alternative way to conduct their financial management needs, while expressing team pride in their everyday lives. Netspend MLB prepaid cardholders will have access to direct deposit, mobile account management, and budgeting tools, among other Netspend prepaid card features and services.
“Showing support for your favorite team is a large part of many baseball fans’ lives and this unique partnership with Netspend should allow those fans a new way to embrace their team during daily routines,” said Noah Garden, MLB Executive Vice President, Commerce.
The MLB team-branded GPR prepaid cards, only available with Netspend, allow cardholders to enjoy the following benefits:
- On-the-go management with mobile apps for Apple® and AndroidTM devices and Anytime Alerts that let customers access their accounts and monitor available funds, anywhere at any time.
- Convenient online bill-pay and access to more than 130,000 reload locations all over the country. Fees may apply.
- Branding for any of the 30 MLB teams displayed on their card.
- Future discount offers on orders at MLBshop.com and yearly subscriptions at MLB.TV.
Fans can sign up for cards and get more details here: www.NetspendMLB.com
About Netspend, a TSYS Company
Netspend is the prepaid provider of choice to self-banked consumers and the brands that serve them. With a mission to empower consumers with the convenience, security and freedom to be self-banked, Netspend’s products have helped over 10 million consumers spend, budget and pay bills since 1999. Consumers can reload and find Netspend Prepaid Cards at convenient locations nationwide through Netspend’s extensive network of 130,000 reload points and more than 100,000 distributing locations and employers, including check cashers, convenience stores, grocers, pharmacies, insurance providers and tax preparers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Netspend is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS (NYSE: TSS). For more information, please visit www.netspend.com.
About Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. and Canada, representing the highest level of professional baseball. Led by Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr., MLB currently features record levels of labor peace, competitive balance and industry revenues, as well as the most comprehensive drug-testing program in American professional sports. MLB remains committed to making an impact in the communities of the U.S., Canada and throughout the world, perpetuating the sport’s larger role in society and permeating every facet of baseball’s business, marketing and community relations endeavors. With the continued success of MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network, MLB continues to find innovative ways for its fans to enjoy America’s National Pastime and a truly global game. For more information on Major League Baseball, visit www.MLB.com.
The Netspend Prepaid Mastercard is issued by MetaBank®, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. Netspend, a TSYS® Company, is a registered agent of MetaBank. Certain products and services may be licensed under U.S. Patent Nos. 6,000,608 and 6,189,787. The optional offers mentioned above are not affiliated with MetaBank and Mastercard, and are not sponsored or endorsed by MetaBank and Mastercard.
Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Message and Data rates may apply.