The cooperation between the Austrian Golf Association and Lyoness no longer exists, as confirmed to us in writing by the Secretary General, Mr. Robert Fiegl.
In March 2015, Lyoness announced a long-lasting and groundbreaking partnership with the Austrian Golf Association and its 100,000 members. However, after only one year the “long-lasting” partnership had come to an end! It seems that the Austrian Golf Association soon noticed that there was nothing to be gained from a cooperation with Lyoness, nor were they a reliable partner. The Austrian Golf Association’s cashback card (a membership card functioning also as a Lyoness cashback card) was terminated approximately 1 year ago. Based on experience, it is questionable if the 100,000 members of the Austrian Golf Association have been deducted from the “whitewashed number of members”.
To what extent have the final convictions in Austria and Switzerland, as well as the pending Cologne public lawsuit influenced the decision makers at the Austrian Golf Association? I shall investigate further.
In any case, it is evident that Lyoness has made a convenient habit of withholding such information. Therefore, it seems safe to assume that Lyoness regularly takes on new (cooperation) partners, then, shortly after, the cooperation is quietly ended, without the knowledge of Lyoness members.