by FFE EU News staff
As World Savings Day once again swings by Austria, banks are concocting something special for young savers. Bank Austria is giving away ‘Wilde Tiere,’ a 3-D German book with 3-D glasses, street colouring chalks and attached stick for iPhones and tablets.
Erste Bank will go musical with a CD of songs about saving, a key fob and Frisbee.
Raiffeisen Wien-NÖ will have a sweet offering of a PEZ dispenser, mini ball loudspeaker and first aid set.
BAWAG is giving away small calendars, pop coins and sticky notices in the shape of a ‘Like.’
Volksbank is offering cuddly toys, Magic Mike cube, cycle light, touchscreen gloves and a drinking bottle.
Oberbank is giving away a sandwich box and a cube game.
Regional offers may vary, but they are worth the visit especially with the kids in tow.
World Savings Day was first envisioned on 31 October 1924 during the 1st International Thrift Congress by the World Society of Savings Banks in Milano, Italy. In a resolution, the members announced that a World Thrift Day should be established to promote savings around the world. Support groups and institutions like schools, the clergy, professionals, and women’s associations were also called to join banks in the movement.
Since that day, 31 October is celebrated by banks as World Savings Day. Except in countries that count 31 October as a public holiday, banks remain open for people to deposit their savings into their account.