Amidst the electrifying moments of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, Maya, the #1 Digital Banking App, stood proudly alongside millions of Filipinos worldwide, applauding Team Philippines for making ‘herstory.’
The resounding cheers and heartfelt pride of Filipinos reverberated as the inspiring national women’s squad took center stage, donning the country’s colors at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™. Team Philippines’ monumental win over host New Zealand in the group stage of the prestigious tournament marked this exciting journey.
Pepe Torres, Maya’s Chief Marketing Officer, expressed, “As one of the top digital banks in the world, Maya resonates with the world-class – the Philippine team. We take immense pride in the exceptional achievements of Filipinos. And we honor this extraordinary milestone with the Maya Visa Football Card which you can carry and use with pride all around the world. “
Although the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ have concluded, the legacy of Team Philippines lives on. You can seize this historic moment by obtaining the Maya Visa Football Card, available exclusively through the Maya app for just P250 while supplies last.
In the lead-up to Team Philippines’ FIFA Women’s World Cup™ journey, Maya ignited the excitement with the unveiling of the Maya Visa Football Card. Crafted with Filipina visual artist Chinny Basinang, this limited-edition card showcases a dynamic and vibrant artwork featuring Team Philippines goalkeeper Inna Palacios.
This partnership exemplifies Maya’s recognition of a pivotal chapter in Philippine sports history. Just as members of Team Philippines demonstrated their prowess, Maya stands proud as a world-class brand, with the Maya Visa Football Card accepted by over 80 million merchants worldwide.
Moreover, using the Maya Visa Football Card for transactions opens doors to exclusive benefits. Users can supercharge their Maya Savings with up to 10% interest p.a. and relish special perks and rewards.
As part of the launch, Maya hosted an exciting promotion granting two lucky winners an all-expenses-paid journey to New Zealand to witness the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ live. The package included roundtrip flights, hotel accommodations for five days and four nights, as well as match tickets to cheer on Team Philippines.
Gerald Pecson, thirty years old and a structural drafter, and Josiah Uy, a twenty-four-year-old risk commodity officer secured the coveted spots for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“Maya turned my passion for football into a memory I’ll forever cherish with my sister. Amidst the intensity of the match, watching our team compete on a global stage was an emotional rollercoaster. The camaraderie among our fellow fans and the support for our nation was overwhelming. Maya didn’t just send me to New Zealand; they sent me on an unforgettable journey of national pride,” shared Gerald Pecson.
“I’ve been a Maya user since I was in high school back in 2016. It felt exciting to win the raffle and have a chance to bring my girlfriend to watch Team Philippines play live. Setting foot in that stadium in New Zealand, surrounded by the sea of Filipino flags and the exhilarating cheers of my fellow countrymen, was a surreal moment. This experience will forever remind me of the exceptional talent we Filipinos have” says Josiah Uy.
The stories of Gerald and Josiah reflect the passion and unity that this historic moment has stirred within the Filipino community, with the support of Maya and Visa. To relive this extraordinary moment and learn more, visit https://www.maya.ph/visafootball. Stay connected with Maya on social media: @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and @mayaofficialph on Twitter.