Payment issue for Gers season ticket holders

Rangers fans have been told they will not be able to buy season tickets via direct debit.

Rangers fans have been told they will not be able to buy season tickets via direct debit.

Some supporters who cancelled their season tickets this week reported that new direct debit instructions had been created in their accounts.

The Sevco group that bought the assets and business of Rangers said in response that direct debit instructions had automatically been set up for all those who paid the original company that way but no payment would be taken from those who had cancelled.

However, today the new company stated they had shelved all plans to take season-ticket money that way.

In a statement on www.rangersfc.co.uk, finance director Brian Stockbridge said: “All direct debits would have been paid to the new company from July 6 and all season ticket funds are to be used solely for the benefit of the club and its supporters.

“However, it is clear from feedback from supporters that there remains some concern about the transfer of direct debit instructions from the old company to the new company.

“The uncertainty resulted in some misleading media coverage which only added to the confusion and caused issues for service providers.

“For the sake of clarity and to give reassurance to fans, the club will not take any direct debit payments for the forthcoming season.

“We are working with our bank, Metro Bank, to ensure those who wanted to pay by instalment are still able to do so.”

Large numbers of Rangers fans are refusing to renew their season tickets amid uncertainty over which league the newco club will play in and amid opposition to Sevco.

Metro Bank was set up in 2010 and now has 12 branches, all in the Greater London area.

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