Bank Austria’s advisory services will be available to students using SmartBanking also via video telephony from the autumn
- The Bank Austria StudentenKonto current account offers SmartBanking: students can access their bank and contact their relationship manager via OnlineBanking, SMS, e-mail, telephone and – from autumn 2012 – also via video telephony
- The attractive Bank Austria Ticketing service offers tickets for about 4,000 events a year – including concerts, festivals and cabarets – at prices which are up to 20 per cent lower than the standard rate
- Welcome present offered until 30 November 2012: a EUR 20 voucher for all Apple products and a stylish laptop sleeve with all documents relating to the opening of the account
- Competition on the Bank Austria Facebook site: “Glückspresse” offers the opportunity to win a new iPad 16 GB, three iPods, Apple or McCafé vouchers
The Bank Austria StudentenKonto current account offers SmartBanking for smart students. SmartBanking brings the bank branch to the account holder’s smartphone and computer. Bank Austria and the account holder’s relationship manager can be reached around the clock via a single telephone number, by e-mail, OnlineBanking, SMS, and – from autumn 2012 – also via video telephony. Moreover, students can of course use the entire range of advisory services available at Bank Austria’s branches. “We are underlining our position as innovation leader in the Austrian banking market by offering advisory services via video telephony as part of SmartBanking,” says Rainer Hauser, Bank Austria Management Board member responsible for private customers and small and medium-sized businesses. “We are a multi-channel bank offering the banking of the future with personal advice provided via new channels.”
The mobile bank branch
In combination with a StudentenKonto current account, students can benefit from the unique quality of Bank Austria apps for iPhone, Nokia and Android smartphones free of charge. SmartBanking turns a smartphone into a mobile bank branch.
The free StudentenKonto current account comes with many services: account maintenance including all credit and debit entries, statements printed at the account statement printer, BankCard with Maestro function, OnlineBanking and the attractive Bank Austria Ticketing service for about 4,000 events per year – including concerts, festivals and cabarets – at reduced prices. When opening a StudentenKonto current account online at studenten.bankaustria.at, students can choose from among fifteen different designs for their BankCard featuring Austrian tourist attractions.
Students who open a StudentenKonto current account at Bank Austria by 30 November 2012 receive a EUR 20 voucher for all Apple products, which can be redeemed at any Apple Premium Reseller, and a stylish laptop sleeve with all documents relating to the opening of the account. Students often visit the Bank Austria Facebook site; those participating in “Bank Austria Glückspresse”, the new competition, can win three iPods touch 8GB, and Apple and McCafé vouchers. The main prize is the new iPad 16GB. Bank Austria maintains a presence with its own stands at major Austrian universities around the enrolment period and the start of the autumn term.
Credit cards for students at special terms and conditions
The Bank Austria StudentenKonto current account includes the VISA or MasterCard Studenten Card or the Diners Club Student Card free of charge for the first year, offering all the benefits of non-cash payments. The VISA or MasterCard Studenten Card comes with a EUR 25 launch bonus that is deducted from the cardholder’s first VISA or MasterCard bill. In subsequent years the credit card will cost only EUR 27.25 per annum, half the normal price, complete with travel insurance and trip cancellation insurance – until studies have been completed or until a person’s 30th birthday.
With the Diners Club Student Card, available at a special rate of EUR 24 per annum after the first year until studies have been completed or until a person’s 30th birthday, the cardholder can earn valuable bonus points and the card gives him/her a 10 per cent discount at 500 Austrian hotels and restaurants. The StudentenKonto current account is available until studies have been completed or until a person’s 30th birthday, whichever is the earlier.
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