Offers on World Savings Day: savings products for adults and children
A "genuine" Toulouse-Lautrec: the Bank Austria KünstlerSparbuch 2014 Plus: KidsCard with fixed interest of 3 per cent p.a. up to EUR 1,000
- A KidsCard savings account which is opened in the period from 1 October to 30 November 2014 offers a fixed interest rate of 3 per cent p.a. until 31 December 2015 on a credit balance of up to EUR 1,000
- The first 5,000 kids who open a Fix&Foxi KidsCard will be sent a Fix&Foxi DVD as a present
- This year's KünstlerSparbuch passbook features a motif by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and offers a fixed interest rate of 0.75 per cent p.a. for a term of 24 months plus attractive additional benefits
- A smart online version is the "ErfolgsKapital fix" savings account offering an average interest rate of 0.75 per cent p.a. with a term of 24 months and the same benefits
- 35 per cent reduction on the price of two tickets for selected performances of "Mary Poppins", the hit musical at Vienna's Ronacher theatre
- For each Wüstenrot "dynamic" building-society savings agreement newly concluded until 31 December 2014, the account holder will receive a Carrera Go!!! slot car race set or a Madison watch
With the Bank Austria KünstlerSparbuch 2014 passbook savings account, savers can earn interest on their savings and enjoy art and culture at favourable rates. With a deposit of EUR 500 or more, savers can secure fixed interest of 0.75 per cent p.a. for a term of 24 months. Helmut Bernkopf, the Bank Austria Management Board member with responsibility for retail and corporate customers: "On the occasion of World Savings Day, the KünstlerSparbuch once again inspires investors to 'save the beautiful way'. This year's KünstlerSparbuch passbook features a motif by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which we have selected as a reference to the major exhibition of works by Toulouse-Lautrec open to the public at the Bank Austria Kunstforum from 16 October. As part of our SmartBanking service approach, in addition to the KünstlerSparbuch, we are this year offering the "ErfolgsKapital fix" savings account with the same additional benefits for savers who open the account online. In addition, as part of our KidsCard initiative,
we are again offering an attractive product for children and young people created for World Savings Day, designed to motivate this target group to save."
Starting from a minimum deposit of EUR 500, the "ErfolgsKapital fix" savings account offers rising interest rates which will give an average annual interest rate of 0.75 per cent over the full term of 24 months.
3 per cent p.a. on demand deposits for children and young people
As part of our KidsCard initiative around World Savings Day, we offer children and young people up to the age of 14 an attractive fixed interest rate of 3 per cent p.a. until 31 December 2015 on demand deposits with a credit balance of up to EUR 1,000. One special KidsCard savings account may be opened per child between 1 October and 30 November 2014; the initiative is designed to motivate children and young people to save. This year the KidsCard is available in three different designs. The card will also be offered as a limited special edition 2014/2015, featuring the well-known sly foxes Fix&Foxi. The first 5,000 kids who open a Fix&Foxi KidsCard will be sent a Fix&Foxi DVD as a present. Those who love football will prefer the David Alaba KidsCard, while the new Kunterbunt KidsCard also looks good in a purse. Moreover, during the offering period, a limited special edition of the Top-ErfolgsCard with a Fix&Foxi design is available to savers with a fixed interest rate of up to 0.625 per cent until 30 June 2015. The design can also be selected for all other ErfolgsCard products when the relevant savings account is opened.
Wüstenrot building-society savings agreements
For each Wüstenrot "dynamic" building-society savings agreement with a state premium and a minimum savings deposit of EUR 100 per month, EUR 1,200 per year or EUR 7,200 as a one-time deposit, concluded in accordance with the relevant terms and conditions between 1 October and 31 December 2014, the saver will receive a Carrera Go!!! slot car race set or a Madison watch as an attractive opening present. In 2014, building-society savings agreements benefit from a state premium of 1.5 per cent.
Discounted tickets for a hit musical
Upon request, anyone opening a KünstlerSparbuch savings account or an "ErfolgsKapital fix" savings account will also receive a 35 per cent discount on the purchase of two tickets for "Mary Poppins", the hit musical staged at Vienna's Ronacher theatre – the tickets in categories A to D will be valid for selected performances between 1 March and 27 June 2015. This offer is only available at Bank Austria branches and via SmartBanking in the period from 1 October to 7 November 2014.
The limited edition of the KünstlerSparbuch 2014 passbook featuring a motif by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is only available while supplies last during the offering period. With a minimum one-time deposit of EUR 500, account holders will benefit from fixed interest of 0.75 per cent p.a. with a term of 24 months. Starting on 16 October 2014, the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna will present the first comprehensive retrospective in Austria of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the fascinating artist's birth, the exhibition comprises a variety of works by Toulouse-Lautrec – paintings, works on paper, lithographs and posters – which are on loan from international collections and show the artist's unusual powers of observation.
The beautiful side of saving
Bank Austria's KünstlerSparbuch has been linking art with savings in this creative manner since 1994: the special passbook is designed by a different artist every year. In past years, this popular passbook was designed by important Austrian artists such as Christian Ludwig Attersee, Hans Staudacher, Max Weiler, Arnulf Rainer, Josef Mikl, Adolf Frohner, Helmut Margreiter, Hermann Nitsch, Bruno Gironcoli, Alfred Hrdlicka, Günter Damisch, Maria Lassnig, Oswald Oberhuber, Heinrich Reisenbauer (a Gugging artist), Herbert Brandl, VALIE EXPORT and Jürgen Messensee. In 2011, the passbook was designed by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero, and in 2012, fitting for the Klimt year, it featured a motif from a Gustav Klimt painting from Bank Austria's art collection. The KünstlerSparbuch 2013 showed a detail of a work by Jürgen Messensee and this year the passbook features a motif by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
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