FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Standard Chartered Marathon Savings Account
Higher Daily Interest with HKD Savings Interest Rate up to 3.6% p.a.
[Hong Kong - 21 January 2008] – The enthusiasm for the Standard Chartered
Marathon continues to grow, with a record breaking number of nearly 50,000
participants this year! To celebrate the widespread enthusiasm for this annual
sporting event, Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited (“SCBHK”) is offering
higher interest rates and more flexibility for customers through its Standard Chartered
Marathon Savings account, the first banking product that embraces the marathon spirit.
“The Standard Chartered Marathon has become the most popular and largest
participatory sporting event in Hong Kong; and we hope to leverage the public’s
tremendous support of the marathon to benefit other community initiatives as well. This
year, we have launched our ‘Race for the Living Planet - Environment Pledge’ to
encourage members of the public to make their own personal environmental pledges.
In addition, we are also incorporating the marathon spirit into our banking products -
upholding our commitment to serve our customers in many innovative ways,” said Mr.
Ben Hung, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of SCBHK.
Since its initial launch in 2006, the Marathon Savings Account has been well received
by customers. This year, to coincide with the Marathon’s new 10km Race route and
the relocation of the finishing line for all races to Victoria Park, the Account will feature
even more new offers for customers.
“The Marathon Savings Account opens up a whole new way for customers to grow
their wealth,” said Ms. Pauline Lai, General Manager of Consumer Transaction
Banking for SCBHK. “The Account allows our customers to enjoy savings interest
rates of up to 3.6%p.a.; and also offers them the flexibility and liquidity to seize every
investment opportunity to grow their wealth.”
Beginning from today until 7 March 2008, customers who open a Marathon