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FICO renews partnership as Chelsea heads to the States for pre-season tour

Ahead of Chelsea returning to the United States for our pre-season tour this summer, the club is pleased to announce the continuation and expansion of a partnership with leading U.S. software analytics, solutions and services firm FICO.

Photo: CFC
Photo: CFC

The industry leading organisation returns as the official partner of the men’s team for a second consecutive pre-season in the USA, and for the first time, the relationship welcomes an additional partnership with the women’s team as they visit the east coast of the USA later in the summer.

The continued collaboration once again focuses on a series of events in the seven cities the teams visit as part of FICO’s Fields of Financial Empowerment tour, with free Score A Better Future (SABF) Fundamentals financial education workshops for students delivered in each location in tandem with US Soccer Foundation.

Additionally, adults over 18 years old will have the opportunity to participate in Score A Better Future workshops during select stops of the tour, with workshop participants given the opportunity to attend their local match for free to watch the teams in action.

Casper Stylsvig, chief revenue officer for Chelsea Football Club said of the announcement: ‘We are delighted to be extending our partnership with FICO as we make the final preparations for our pre-season tour in the U.S. It’s important to us to engage deeply with the communities we’re fortunate to visit in the States, beyond the excitement delivered on the pitch, so to have the opportunity to continue the work we started last summer is a very positive step.

‘We’re excited to be working with such a prestigious and renowned organisation again, through whom we will continue to deliver incredibly valuable sessions and resources to help educate fans across the U.S. on the importance of financial literacy. By also including our women’s team in the partnership, we will be able to inspire even more people to access the resources FICO makes available to help them achieve their financial goals.’

FICO’s executive vice president Nikhil Behl added: ‘This is an incredibly exciting time for fans, especially with the growing popularity for women’s sports and soccer in the United States.

’Through the Fields of Financial Empowerment tour, we are broadening access to financial education through our workshops and resources, providing a key building block for people to achieve their financial goals. As FICO continues to innovate and drive financial empowerment, we are evolving our program to reach and inspire more people to take control of their financial futures.’

Nearly 35 years ago, FICO created the FICO® Score as a standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. Today, the FICO Score is used by 90 per cent of U.S. lenders to help extend credit for personal loans, mortgages, auto loans, credit cards and more.

In addition to live SABF Fundamentals workshops, FICO provides resources to help people enhance their financial literacy, understand credit, and make empowered decisions. This includes on-demand workshops, credit education materials and tools, as well as the myFICO website and app that enable consumers to check and monitor their FICO® Score for free.

Visit our USA Tour 2024 page for full details of the tour and ticket sales

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