Manchester United has signed a partnership with Laybuy to become the official buy now, pay later partner of the club.
The partnership was announced on Tuesday and has been signalled as move that will improve accessibility for UK football fans.
Manchester United said that the deal gives its fans a chance to use the new and interest-free payment option when buying merchandise to support the club.
“At Laybuy, we share our customers’ obsession with football, and we want to help as many fans as we can enjoy and celebrate the game. That is why we are incredibly excited to be partnering with Manchester United, who have some of the most passionate fans in the world,” Laybuy co-founder and managing director Gary Rohloff said about the partnership in a statement.
“We want to make life as easy as possible for Manchester United’s fans. Laybuy is simple to use and helps fans fit new merchandise into their weekly budgets by allowing them to buy goods now and spread the payments over the following six weeks.
“Best of all, Laybuy customers don’t pay interest, ever!”
Thanks to the partnership fans will now be able to use Laybuy to buy merchandise at Manchester United’s club megastore at Old Trafford. The Laybuy app allows users to provide payments in interest-free installments over six weeks.
The service will also be able to be used on the club’s online store, United Direct for this season. Laybuy will also seek to offer its services across some of Manchester United’s other retail platforms from next year.
“We know fans are looking for a range of different payment options that best meet their specific needs,” Manchester United’s director of partnerships, Sean Jefferson said in a statement on the club’s website.
“That is why we are delighted to be partnering with Laybuy, a global leader in Buy Now Pay Later technology, to provide fans access to a more convenient way of purchasing club merchandise and services.”
Manchester United said that further details about LayBuy were available on the company’s website.