Bank Austria's smart account for students comes with the tolino shine e-reader of Thalia as a unique welcome present
- The smart StudentenKonto current account offers free account maintenance and personal services via videotelephony, telephone, SMS and in OnlineBanking
- The first 5,000 students who open a new StudentenKonto current account will get a tolino shine e-reader of Thalia worth EUR 99 as a welcome present
- The attractive Bank Austria Ticketing service offers ticket price reductions of up to 20 per cent, for about 4,000 events a year including concerts, festivals and cabarets
The Bank Austria StudentenKonto current account offers SmartBanking for smart students. SmartBanking brings the bank branch to the place where the account holder needs it. Bank Austria and the bank's relationship managers can be reached around the clock via videotelephony, telephone, SMS and in OnlineBanking. Moreover, students can of course use the entire range of advisory services available at Bank Austria's branches. In combination with a StudentenKonto current account, students can also use Bank Austria's innovative apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android smartphones, free of charge. This turns a smartphone into a mobile bank branch.
Helmut Bernkopf, Bank Austria's Management Board member with responsibility for retail and corporate customers: "Our smart StudentenKonto current account offers free account maintenance, personal services via videotelephony and tickets at reduced prices for a large number of events. And the tolino shine e-reader is a welcome present that is unique in the market. Students are a very important target group for us. We are making this attractive offer to win them as customers."
Thalia tolino shine e-reader as a welcome present
The first 5,000 students who open a StudentenKonto current account at Bank Austria by 29 November 2013 will get a tolino shine e-reader of Thalia worth EUR 99 as a welcome present. The tolino shine e-reader weighs less than a pocket book, it is easy to operate and provides maximum reading comfort including integrated lighting.
Once all e-readers have been given away, students who open a StudentenKonto current account (which is available until studies have been completed or until a person's 30th birthday) will get a EUR 50 Thalia gift card. Students who open a StudentenKonto current account at Bank Austria for the first time can benefit from this offer until 29 November 2013 – as long as stocks are available.
Free account maintenance and tickets at reduced prices
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 and PayPass function for contactless payments, OnlineBanking and the attractive Bank Austria Ticketing service for about 4,000 events per year – including concerts, festivals and cabarets – at reduced prices. More details are available at facebook.com/BankAustria. 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.
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 payment. 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, restaurants and wellness facilities. 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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