Chelsea Football Club welcomes First Data, now Fiserv, a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology solutions, as a new official partner.

Since its founding 35 years ago, Fiserv has become known for innovation, expertise and a commitment to excellence. Today, the company serves thousands of financial institutions and millions of businesses in more than 100 countries.

Through its partnership with Chelsea Football Club, the company will be able to offer unique experiences to clients on match days and throughout the year. In addition, Fiserv will be able to offer the opportunity to serve as a mascot to children from a local hospice as part of Fiserv Gives Back and the company’s commitment to the communities where its clients and associates live, work and play.

Chris Townsend OBE, Chelsea commercial director, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Fiserv as an official partner of Chelsea Football Club. Through our partnership, we will be working closely with Fiserv, as they welcome their clients to Stamford Bridge to enjoy our best-in-class matchday offering and we will assist them in creating truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences for young children from the local community.’

Leigh Asher, senior vice president, global brand, Fiserv, said: ‘Our mission of delivering value and excellence to our clients every day aligns to the winning spirit characterized by the Blues, so this partnership was a natural fit for us. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration.’