Moneyfacts: support your club this season

19 July 2006
Football fans recovering from World Cup disappointment can support their club this season via their bank account, with youth development donations or club merchandise discounts.

Football affinity savings accounts allow supporters the chance to donate a proportion of their interest to the club of their choice – a dedicated means of giving some extra support – with the added sense that you are contributing to the transfer kitty.

Other accounts offer savings on goods bought at club stores, reports the price comparison site

"Although interest rates on these accounts are not as high as some online savings accounts, most have instant access and pay rates which compete with other branch-based savings products, especially when the donation to your favourite club is taken into account," commented Rachel Thrussel, head of savings at

"For those clubs without a Russian billionaire to keep the bank manager sweet, it can be a much needed boost to club funds, when loyal supporters put their money where their heart is in an effort to see their team through the forthcoming season."

For clubs languishing in the lower divisions "every penny counts in their continued struggle for financial survival," she added.

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