Major League Rugby Chooses OFX as its Official Foreign Exchange Partner
Major League Rugby Chooses OFX as its Official Foreign Exchange Partner New partnership offers MLR community foreign exchange access and service they’ve never had before
DALLAS (August 13, 2020) – Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced OFX as its Official Global FX Partner. OFX is one of the world’s leading international payments providers. With over 475 million rugby fans worldwide and more than 40 million in the United States already, the partnership extends the reach of an already growing fan base in the U.S. and Canada.
Rugby is already a massively popular sport in countries like Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, and New Zealand. It naturally follows that nearly 40% of Major League Rugby players are expats living in the U.S. with homes and families overseas. Moving money globally is not only fundamental to the economy, but crucial for family survival when some members are overseas. The MLR fan base is also comprised of foreign-born expats used to feeling that they have a foot in more than one country. For these global citizens, OFX offers a leading solution that connects a seamless digital experience with high-touch, expert, 24/7 support to ensure individuals and families get their money where it needs to be around the world, day or night.
As the Official Global FX Partner of MLR, OFX will be a vital resource for the MLR community’s foreign exchange needs. “MLR has grown to become a strong business with a lot of international ties across the League so we needed an FX partner that we can trust,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “OFX is a wonderful partner for us as we continue to grow and know that we can rely on them.”
Skander Malcolm, Chief Executive Officer of OFX said, “this partnership will give rugby players, Major League Rugby, and its North American fan base an introduction to our global service along with an easy and secure way to enable and expand their global lives.” Major League Rugby joins a roster of selective sports affiliations for OFX that include PGA Australia, AFL Asia, and the International Tennis Federation.
International money transfers with OFX are now available for the entire MLR community including teams, investors, and fans. Learn more about how to move money globally here.
About MLR — Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2021, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
About OFX — OFX grew from the idea that there had to be a better, fairer way to move money around the world. That was 20 years ago, and we’re still driven by the same mission today.
We believe real help from real people counts, and that’s why we offer our clients the best of both worlds – an easy to use digital platform, combined with 24/7 phone access to our currency experts.
Foreign exchange is in our DNA. We help clients navigate the complexity of FX, making it simple and easy to understand. Because when it comes to money, informed decisions are the best decisions.
Keeping our clients’ money secure is a top priority. We’re monitored by over 50 regulators globally. To date, we have helped over 1 million customers worldwide and have transferred over US$100 billion.
Our clients are all over the globe, so we are too. We operate in offices in London, Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto, and San Francisco. It’s global expertise, delivered locally.
The OFX Group Limited is a publicly listed entity on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) under the code “OFX.” CanadianForex Limited Trading as OFX. USForex Inc. dba OFX, a licensed money transmitter. NMLS #1021624. For more information, visit OFX.com.
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The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 12 teams in 2021, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. The competition follows an 18-week regular schedule for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, ESPN+, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
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