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Man Utd fans can earn 1.35% and get chance to win match tickets

Written by: Paloma Kubiak
Virgin Money has launched two new Manchester United savings accounts, one offering 1.3%, and the other 1.35%. Plus, applicants get entered into a monthly prize draw to win match day tickets.

The Man Utd Double Take E-Saver Issue 1 offers 1.30% yearly or 1.29% monthly. It’s limited to two withdrawals per calendar year. On a £1,000 deposit, you would receive £13 interest.

The Man Utd Double Take E-ISA Issue 1 offers 1.35% annually or 1.34% monthly. Again, it’s limited to two withdrawals per calendar year. On a £1,000 deposit, you would receive £13.50 interest.

With both accounts, customers can earn 10 entries into the monthly Man Utd prize draw, and for every £50 saved, extra entries will be made.

Customers will get the chance to win match day tickets for the Theatre of Dreams, signed official Man Utd replica shirts, plus hospitality tickets.

The minimum amount to open an account is £1 while the maximum deposit is £250,000. It can only be operated online.

Not a Man Utd fan?

These two accounts are new and are aimed at Man Utd fans, though you don’t need to prove you’re a ‘Red Devils’ fan to open the product.

However, if you’re not fussed about the United Rewards offered, Virgin Money confirmed savers can open the equivalent Double Take E-Saver and Double Take E-ISA, offering the exact same rates as above.

How good are the products?

According to data site Moneyfacts, Manchester United fans looking to save “will be delighted by this latest launch from Virgin Money”.

A spokesperson, said: “Paying 1.30%, the E-Saver deal heads straight into the Moneyfacts Best Buys. This deal not only means it is a fantastic place for football fans to kick-start their savings habit but with monthly prize draws they have the opportunity to win some great prizes as well.”

However, when it comes to ISAs, Bank of Cyprus UK pays 1.46% on its one-year fixed rate ISA. Early access is required but its subject to 180 days’ loss of interest.

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