Visa Infinite cardholders can now be a part of the regal sport of polo. In partnership with the Royal Malaysian Polo Association (RMPA), Visa Infinite is now the official card for the prestigious Royal Malaysian Polo Association 2013 league tournaments and the 2013 Malaysian Ladies Polo Championship.
Under the partnership, Visa will have the presenting rights for two of RMPA’s premier events, including the final of the RMPA International Polo League and the Malaysian Ladies Polo Championship event, which will be held in June and October respectively, at the Royal Selangor Polo Club grounds.
The partnership was inked at a signing ceremony between Visa’s Country Manager for Malaysia, Stuart Tomlinson, and the Royal Malaysian Polo Association President, the Crown Prince of Pahang, HRH Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, held at the Royal Selangor Polo Club last week.
Speaking at the event, Tomlinson said, “Visa’s partnership with the Royal Malaysian Polo Association tournament builds on our sponsorship of marquee sports events such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. Polo’s speed, style and glamour make it a popular sport among royalty, businessmen and heads of states, providing an ideal platform for us to offer the Visa Infinite lifestyle to our select and distinguished cardholders”.
HRH Tengku Abdullah said, “We are very pleased to have Visa as our partner for the RMPA league. The support from global companies such as Visa is timely as the sport of polo is progressing well in the country and is increasingly getting the recognition that it deserves. This partnership is a showcase of our commitment to raise the profile of polo in the country further and contribute to the future success of the sport here”.
Through the sponsorship, Visa will host Visa Infinite cardholders, international and local polo players, and specially invited guests at the Visa hospitality marquee at the premier RMPA events, all part of the exclusive and luxurious lifestyle that Visa Infinite offers.
Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks—VisaNet—that is capable of handling more than 24,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and guaranteed payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa’s innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, ahead of time with prepaid or later with credit products. For more information, visit www.corporate.visa.com.