First Niagara introduces Buffalo Sabres Debit MasterCard®

BUFFALO, N.Y., November 20, 2014 – First Niagara, the Official Bank of the Buffalo Sabres, has introduced the Buffalo Sabres First Niagara Debit MasterCard. First Niagara Sabres debit cards are available to customers in all of the bank’s markets across the Northeast, and carry with the enhanced Debit MasterCard benefits including discounts off all official Sabres merchandise at The Sabres Store in First Niagara Center.

“We are thrilled to offer our customers the First Niagara Sabres Debit MasterCard,” said Justin Bigham, Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Product Management. “As a proud sponsor of the Buffalo Sabres, this is a great opportunity to leverage this relationship with a product that is exciting for our customers.”

“First Niagara has proven to be a tremendous Gold Ring sponsor for the Sabres,” said Sabres President Ted Black. “This new card allows our fans to show their support for the Sabres any time they make a purchase.”

All First Niagara customers with a consumer checking account are eligible for the Sabres debit card, subject to standard debit card eligibility rules.

For more information, or to sign up for a Buffalo Sabres Debit MasterCard, stop by your local First Niagara bank branch or visit

About First Niagara 

First Niagara, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Niagara Bank, N.A., is a multi-state community-oriented bank with approximately 410branches, $38 billion in assets, $28 billion in deposits, and approximately 5,800 employees providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses across New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.


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Oliver Hays

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