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Champion deal for Zurich

Manchester United&#39s financial services arm MU Finance is kicking off the Premiership season by offering customers a cashback incentive based on the team&#39s performance.

Under the deal, MU Finance home insurance policyholders will get a £10 refund on premiums if United&#39s players score 47 goals against Premiership rivals this season.

The home insurance package designed for United supporters offers buildings and contents insurance and is underwritten by Zurich Financial Services.

The firm says the initiative is aimed at putting products in place which reflect the success of the club.

Strategic marketing manager Ashley Janes says: “We are delighted to be providing MU Finance with these products. These performance-related bonuses are a fun way for supporters to share in the club&#39s success and are a useful tool for client retention.”


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