The Blues are excited to announce a new banking partnership with BNZ starting in 2016.
It’s a partnership that will benefit Blues members and supporters as well as BNZ’s customers. BNZ will be proudly displayed on the Blues’ collar during next year’s season and closely linked with the Blues’ Open Day and Member’s Lounge.
BNZ Managing Partner Lyndon Settle described the Blues as an “unparalleled team” in Auckland.
“Like The Blues, BNZ is a passionate team that loves to win; and as a bank we have a long history of supporting New Zealand success,” said Settle. “The Blues touch all walks of life, in particular the changing face of Auckland’s demographics and to be partnered with such an iconic team in Auckland is a great fit.”
“For our customers who want to be hugely successful and achieve their goals, we think the Blues is a good way to support Auckland’s growth and the wider community.”
Additionally, BNZ’s emphasis on Community Finance, equipping Auckland communities that need extra financial support also ties in with the Blues community focus and values.
Blues Chief Executive Michael Redman said the entire organisation is “delighted to partner with BNZ.”
“BNZ’s commitment to the community and reach across our region is a central pillar to our relationship,” said Redman. “Thousands of BNZ customers and staff are Blues supporters and we look forward to sharing a deeper engagement with them through this partnership.”
BNZ is also closely linked with the Blues’ other major partners, namely nib and Barfoot & Thompson.
“Partnering with the Blues is a great chance for us to sit alongside two business that have similar values and a really similar passion for rugby and the Auckland community,” said Settle.