We're raving fans of Seattle Sounders FC and sadly share the news that our formal sponsorship of the team is ending this December 2017. The good news is that all members who currently have a BECU Sounders FC Debit Card may continue to use their cards until they expire or need to be replaced with a new card.
Unfortunately, BECU and Sounders FC were unable to reach an agreement to continue the partnership beyond this season. We will continue to raise our scarves high for the team. We encourage our members to do the same.
Our formal sponsorship of the team is ending on December 31, 2017, and with that, our ability to produce a co-branded Debit Mastercard will expire. We will continue to raise our scarves high for the Sounders.
If you need to replace your debit card after the Sounders FC Debit Cards are discontinued, we won't be able to issue you a new Sounders FC Debit Card. You will be able to choose a traditional BECU Debit Mastercard or a BECU University of Washington (UW) Debit Mastercard at any Neighborhood Financial Center, through the Secure Message Center in Online Banking, or by calling 800-233-2328.
There are three deadlines for ordering a replacement Sounders FC Debit Mastercard.
There are no current plans to offer the card at a future date.
We entered into a partnership with Sounders FC two years ago and introduced the card design contest in August 2016 to engage members and Sounders FC fans, and to celebrate the official Sounders FC Debit Mastercard. Our initial contract was for a two year period, with the idea of expanding the relationship to include other elements. Unfortunately, BECU and Sounders FC were unable to reach an agreement to continue the partnership beyond this season.
The card number on your current card cannot be reused; you will receive a new card number, expiration date and security code.
For any card Sounders FC Debit Mastercard replacements, members will receive a BECU Debit Mastercard (red).
BECU is continually evaluating partnerships but we do not have anything to announce at this time.