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Marathon Saver Account

Register for the Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon 2016, open a Marathon Saver Account with as low as KES 5,000 or above from 24th June to 30 October 2016 ("Account opening period"), run and complete the Marathon, and enjoy preferential a savings interest rate of up to 9%.

Features

  • The Marathon saver account offers you an opportunity to earn attractive interest rates on your savings balances
  • The interest rate on offer is based on the marathon distance you chose to register for, run and complete.

Benefits

  • Minimum savings rate of 5% with the opportunity to either double or triple the interest rate applicable on marathon saver account balances
  • The more you save, the more you earn!

Marathon Saver Account Terms and Conditions

  1. The Standard Chartered Marathon Saver Account (“the Account”) is tied to the annual Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon (‘the Marathon”)
  2. The Account will be open to participants who register for the Marathon for a limited period from between 24th June and 30th August 2016. The Bank reserves the right to change these dates and communicate appropriately.
  3. These product terms and conditions are supplementary to the Bank’s standard terms and conditions applicable to the advertised products (“Standard Terms”). Where any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and the Standard Terms exists, the Standard Terms will prevail. The standard terms can be accessed on the Bank’s website www.sc.com/ke.
  4. By taking up the offer to open the Account, you release the Bank and hold it harmless against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, liabilities and actions of any kind in connection with the Account.
  5. If you have a credit balance in a savings account you may be entitled to receive interest. The rate of interest may be fixed or varied as we determine. We pay interest quarterly or at other regular intervals we determine.
  6. The account shall be denominated in Kenya Shillings. Interest will be calculated and accrue daily on the basis of a 365 day year (a 366 day year in the case of a leap year).
  7. The interest rate applied on the Account will be tied to the Marathon distances set in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon as highlighted below:
    1. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 5% per annum if you register for, run and complete the 5 Kilometres (5 km) family fun marathon category or the ten kilometres (10 km) Marathon.
    2. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 7% per annum if you register for, run and complete the twenty one Kilometre (21km) Marathon.
    3. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 9% per annum if you register for, run and complete the forty two kilometre (42 km) marathon race.
  8. In the true spirit of the Marathon, eligibility for the special rate is subject to you maintaining the balances in your Marathon Saver account for a period of 7 months following completion of the marathon i.e. to 31st May 2017. Should any withdrawals be made to the Account before the expiry of the specified period, the applicable interest specified in clause (7) above shall be forfeited from the date of withdrawal. This will result in interest accruing at a reduced rate of 2% per annum going forward.
  9. The interest rate offered during the period that your funds will be locked will be paid to the Account at the end of May in the year 2017 or as otherwise advised by the Bank. A regulatory withholding tax of 15% shall be levied on the interest earned.
  10. After May 2017, the interest applicable on the Account shall be amended to the prevailing savings ratesat the time. Please visit your nearest branch or call our contact centre at 020 329 3900 to find out more details on the savings rates.
  11. If a participant in the marathon is below the age of 18 years, they must have a parent or guardian that is at least 18 years of age to open the account.
  12. Force Majeure: Should the marathon not take place or be completed for reasons beyond the control of either party, the deposits will be held at the prescribed counter savings rate or alternatively refunded to you as you may elect. This provision will also apply for any client who will be unable to finish the marathon in whatever category they choose to participate.
  13. I confirm that I have read, understood and that I accept to be bound by the terms and conditions set out above.

THE MARATHON SAVER ACCOUNT FAQ’s

  1. Who can apply for the Marathon Saver Account?
    The Marathon saver account is open to all Standard Chartered Bank existing and new clients who register for and take part in the annual Standard Chartered Nairobi marathon.
  2. As a customer, am i able to open the Marathon Saver Account anytime in the year?
    The Marathon Saver Account will be open to the public for a limited period from between 24th June and 30th August 2016. The bank retains the right to change the offer dates and communicate appropriately
  3. What is the interest rate on offer for the Marathon Saver Account
    The interest rate applied on the Marathon Savings Account will be tied to the Marathon distances set in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon as highlighted below:
    1. The interest applicable to the Marathon Savings account balances will be 5% per annum for customers who register for, run and complete the 5 Kilometres (5 km) family fun marathon category and the ten kilometres (10 km) Marathon.
    2. The interest applicable to your Marathon Savings account balances will be 7% per annum for customers who register for, run and complete the twenty one Kilometre (21km) Marathon.
    3. The interest applicable to your Marathon Savings account balances will be 9% for customers who register for, run and complete the forty two kilometre (42 km) marathon race.
  4. How is the interest on the Marathon Saver account calculated and paid out
    Interest is calculated and accrues daily and if the credit balance of your savings account is denominated in Kenyan Shilling, British Pounds or South Africa
    Rand we calculate interest on the basis of a 365 day year (a 366 day year in the case of a leap year
    The interest calculated during the period that your funds will be locked will be paid to the Marathon Savings account at the end of May in the year 2017 or as otherwise advised by the Bank
  5. Can I open a Marathon Saver Account even if i do not want to take part in the Marathon Saver
    To benefit from Marathon Saver’s one of a kind offer, you will be required to register for an run in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
  6. If i am an existing to bank client with a savings account, do i need to open a new Savings Account to benefit from the Marathon Saver Account?
    Yes.
  7. What happens if i make a withdrawal from the Marathon saver account
    Any withdrawals made to the Marathon Savings account before the expiry of the specified period will result in interest accruing at a rate of 2% per annum going forward from the date of withdrawal
  8. Are there any charges levied on the account?
    The account does not attract any charges being as it is a savings account.
  9. If I open a Marathon Saver Account and register for the Marathon, but I am unable complete the marathon because of the marathon not taking place, or because of my inability to complete the marathon race for one reason or another, will i be able to benefit from the rates on offer for the Marathon Saver Account?
    If you are unable to complete the Marathon in whatever category you register for either in part due to the marathon not taking place as a result of reasons beyond the control of either party, the deposits will be held at the prescribed base rate or alternatively refunded to you client as you may elect. This provision will also apply if you are unable to finish the marathon in whatever category you choose to participate.
Safari Savings Account

We know you have big dreams for your future and the future of your family. With Safari Savings Account we help you save for them all.

Safari Savings Account offers great benefits

  • Available in KES, USD, EUR, GBP and JPY
  • Earns high rates of interest. The interest is payable at the end of every calendar quarter (Rates can be advised through our Contact Centre, at our branches or through your Relationship Manager)

Features of the account

  • A minimum opening balance of KES 2,000, from which you start to earn interest
  • Withdrawals are limited to one per calendar quarter
Safari Jnr Account

Nothing is more important to you than your children. With our Safari Jnr account, you can help your children save for the future while teaching them the importance of putting money aside.

At Standard Chartered we know that a big part of that future is education, that's why we give you one free bankers cheque every three months towards school fees.

In addition, you will enjoy special discounts from various outlets. So you can spoil yourself with special discounts, and enjoy lifestyle benefits from various outlets countrywide that set you apart from the crowd.

Safari Savings Account offers great benefits

  • Available in KES only
  • Earns high rates of interest. Interest is payable at the end of every calendar quarter (Rates can be advised through our Contact Centre, at our branches or through your Relationship Manager)

Features of the account include:

  • A minimum opening balance of KES 2,000, from which you begin to earn interest. The interest on the account is payable at the end of every calendar quarter
  • One withdrawal per calendar quarter
  • An ATM deposit card that allows you to deposit money as many times as you wish at an ATM
  • Access to special discounts at Safari Jnr partners around the country. Simply show your Safari Jnr Card

For interest rates, call our contact centre, visit a branch near you or contact your Relationship Manager.

To open an account you need to provide the child's birth certificate.

Safari Savings Foreign Currency

Safari Savings Foreign Currency Account is a savings account that enables you save in various currencies i.e. JPY, USD, EUR and GBP.

This account affords you the opportunity to save for your lifecycle needs whilst earning interest.

Benefits

  • Free of charges
  • Free withdrawals (once a calendar quarter)
  • Attractive interest rates
  • No monthly service fees
  • Free access to your money. With a recognition card, you can access your money at any branch

Requirements

  • One passport size photograph
  • Original & copy of ID or valid passport
  • Proof of residence; either an electricity bill / water bill in the applicant's name
  • Minimum opening balance of USD 500, GBP 500, EUR 500, JPY 50,000

* Terms and conditions apply

Diva Safari Savings Account

With a Diva Safari Savings Account, we help you save for the many hopes and dreams you have. What's more you enjoy the benefits of being a Diva Club member.

Spoil yourself with special discounts, and enjoy lifestyle benefits from various outlets countrywide that set you apart from the crowd.

Features of the account include:

  • A minimum opening balance of KES 2,000, from which you begin to earn interest. Interest on the account is payable at the end of every calendar quarter
  • One withdrawal per calendar quarter


For interest rates, call our contact centre, visit a branch near you or contact your Relationship Manager.

HomeSaver Account

Owning your own home is a dream for most of us. You can often afford the mortgage to buy your own home but making the down payment on the house can be a challenge. With the Standard Chartered HomeSaver Savings Account, we can help you save for the future and remove the regret of not having started saving early enough in life for your dream home.

Enjoy these Benefits

  • 1% discount on your mortgage interest rate (This discount may change from time to time).
  • 0.5% discount on the arrangement fee for processing your home loan (This discount rate may change from time to time).
  • Interest returns on your savings.

Features of the HomeSaver Account

  • A savings account that allows you to save in KES
  • A mortgage to buy your home at the end of the savings period at a discount on the home loan pricing applicable at that point in time*
  • Monthly savings set up through a standing instruction on your current account with any bank
  • The ability to deposit higher amounts through the standing instruction or a simple one-time deposit as and when you have surplus funds that you may want to save

Qualifying Criteria and Documents Required

  • Minimum account opening balance of KES 2,000
  • Minimum monthly savings of KES 15,000 per month
  • One withdrawal transaction allowed per quarter
  • Proof of income (certified copy of pay slip, employer letter)
  • Copy of ID / Passport
  • 1 passport picture (for new customers)
EducationSaver

We all want the very best for our children and ourselves: a good education, a healthy life and all the happiness in the world.

With the Standard Chartered EducationSaver, we have just the product that can help you save and protect you from exchange rate fluctuations at the time when you need the money most.

Benefits

  • Attractive foreign exchange rates.
  • Discount on the personal loan pricing applicable at that point in time.
  • Optional personal loan at the end of the saving period if you need to supplement your savings*.
  • Convenient, as you need not earn in a foreign currency to save, you can set up a cross currency standing order.

Qualifying criteria & documents required

  • Minimum account opening balance of USD 100
  • Minimum monthly savings of USD 75 per month
  • One withdrawal transaction allowed per quarter
  • Proof of income (certified copy of pay slip)
  • Copy of ID / Passport
  • 1 passport photo (For non Standard Chartered customers)

Features of the EducationSaver account

  • A Savings Account that lets you save in:
    • USD – GBP
    • JPY – AUD
    • CHF – EUR
  • Earn in KES but save in a foreign currency
  • Convert from KES to the foreign currency of your choice every month
  • Optional personal loan at the end of the saving period if you need to supplement your savings
  • Monthly savings set up through a standing instruction on your current account with any bank
  • Preferential rates on conversion

How to Apply

Documents Required

Minimum opening requirements for individual Savings Account

  • One passport-sized photograph
  • Original / copy of National ID or valid passport
  • Safari Savings, Safari Junior, Diva Safari Savings Account minimum opening balance of KES. 2,000
  • Education Saver Minimum opening balance of USD 100 and a minimum monthly savings of USD 75 per month
  • HomeSaver minimum monthly savings of KES 15,000 per month
  • Proof of residence; either an electricity bill / water bill / tenancy agreement
  • (Safari Junior also requires child's birth certificate)

Account and Competition Terms and Conditions

Marathon Saver and Win Trip to Singapore
Marathon Saver Account Terms and Conditions
  1. The Standard Chartered Marathon Saver Account (“the Account”) is tied to the annual Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon (‘the Marathon”)
  2. The Account will be open to participants who register for the Marathon for a limited period from between 24th June and 30th August 2016. The Bank reserves the right to change these dates and communicate appropriately.
  3. These product terms and conditions are supplementary to the Bank’s standard terms and conditions applicable to the advertised products (“Standard Terms”). Where any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and the Standard Terms exists, the Standard Terms will prevail. The standard terms can be accessed on the Bank’s website www.sc.com/ke.
  4. By taking up the offer to open the Account, you release the Bank and hold it harmless against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, liabilities and actions of any kind in connection with the Account.
  5. If you have a credit balance in a savings account you may be entitled to receive interest. The rate of interest may be fixed or varied as we determine. We pay interest quarterly or at other regular intervals we determine.
  6. The account shall be denominated in Kenya Shillings. Interest will be calculated and accrue daily on the basis of a 365 day year (a 366 day year in the case of a leap year).
  7. The interest rate applied on the Account will be tied to the Marathon distances set in the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon as highlighted below:

    a. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 5% per annum if you register for, run and complete the 5 Kilometres (5 km) family fun marathon category or the ten kilometres (10 km) Marathon.

    b. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 7% per annum if you register for, run and complete the twenty one Kilometre (21km) Marathon.

    c. The interest applicable to your Account balances will be 9% per annum if you register for, run and complete the forty two kilometre (42 km) marathon race.

  8. In the true spirit of the Marathon, eligibility for the special rate is subject to you maintaining the balances in your Marathon Saver account for a period of 7 months following completion of the marathon i.e. to 31st May 2017. Should any withdrawals be made to the Account before the expiry of the specified period, the applicable interest specified in clause (7) above shall be forfeited from the date of withdrawal. This will result in interest accruing at a reduced rate of 2% per annum going forward.
  9. The interest rate offered during the period that your funds will be locked will be paid to the Account at the end of May in the year 2017 or as otherwise advised by the Bank. A regulatory withholding tax of 15% shall be levied on the interest earned.
  10. After May 2017, the interest applicable on the Account shall be amended to the prevailing savings rates at the time. Please visit your nearest branch or call our contact centre at 020 329 3900 to find out more details on the savings rates.
  11. If a participant in the marathon is below the age of 18 years, they must have a parent or guardian that is at least 18 years of age to open the account.
  12. Force Majeure: Should the marathon not take place or be completed for reasons beyond the control of either party, the deposits will be held at the prescribed counter savings rate or alternatively refunded to you as you may elect. This provision will also apply for any client who will be unable to finish the marathon in whatever category they choose to participate.
  13. I confirm that I have read, understood and that I accept to be bound by the terms and conditions set out above.

Client’s Name................................................................................


Client’s Signature.........................................................................


Date..............................................................................................


Win a Trip to Singapore Terms and Conditions

The ‘Win a trip to Singapore” promotion, herein referred to as the Campaign will run between 24th June and 30th August 2016.

Eligibility

This promotion is open to all Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon (SCNM) participants who will open a ‘Marathon Saver Account’ during this year’s Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon.

This promotion is only valid during the SCNM 2016 registration period of June 24th to August 30th (herein referred to as the campaign period). The bank may at its own discretion amend the campaign period. Should the campaign period change, the same will be communicated to the Betting Control and Licensing Board.

Employees of Standard Chartered Bank, the Bank’s advertising and promotional partners and their subsidiaries are not eligible to enter.

By participating in this promotion, each participant agrees to hold Standard Chartered Bank Kenya ltd free from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, liabilities and actions of any kind in connection with this promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

The prizes are limited to travel to Singapore for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and are irredeemable against other prizes, cash or cash equivalents.

Mechanics/Mode of Participation

There will be 4 draws which will take place on the 15th of June, 29th of June, 19th of August and 26th of August. Four (4) customers will win an all expenses paid trip to Singapore to take part in the Singapore Marathon to be held on the 4th of December 2016.

Customers are eligible to participate in the campaign if they fulfil the following conditions:

  • Register for the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
  • Select to open a Marathon Saver Account
  • Open a Marathon Saver Account

Winners will be announced and contacted in the manner stated below:

  • Customer will be called by a Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Ltd representative through a recorded line


Draws, selection and notification of winners

Winners will be drawn, in consultation with the Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB).

  • Prize winners will have 4 weeks from the end of the promotion period to pick their prizes from Standard Chartered Bank, Head Office or the branch as per advice from the customer.
  • A list of the winners will be announced weekly on social media (Facebook, Twitter), sent a message on email and a mobile number available with the bank and the winners will be notified by Standard Chartered Bank on the same day.
  • Standard Chartered Bank will not be held responsible for the winner and/or companion not taking advantage of the prizes due to health or any other reason.

Prizes will be collected in line with the procedure below:

  • Collection of prize from Head Office or nearest branch
  • Upcountry Winners outside Nairobi can request to collect from nearest branch
  • Customers need to collect prize in person with valid ID
  • If customer is out of town, we will require a signed authorisation letter delegating a nominee to pick the prize on their behalf. The nominee will be required to present a valid Identification Document as per the authorisation letter.
  • The prizes are limited to travel to Singapore for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and are irredeemable against other prizes, trips to other destinations, cash or cash equivalents.
  • The Customers who wins the prize must make the trip to Singapore between the 2nd and 6th of December 2016. The Singapore Marathon will be held on the 4th of December 2016.
  • The tickets can no longer be utilized after the issued return date on the ticket has expired.
  • Participating clients of the ‘Win a trip to Singapore’ campaign are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documentation including Passports and Visas. Travel and other insurances are not included in the prize and the winner is strongly advised to take out insurance cover for all appropriate risks. All other expenses incurred in addition to the prize components expressly set out in the ‘Prized to be Won section below are at the sole expense of the participants. The Bank is not responsible for any consequences, including costs incurred if the participant(s) Visa application is rejected or is unavailable in time and reserves the right to withdraw the prize if for any reason the participant is unable to travel
  • If the winning customer wishes to have an accompanying guest (or partner) they will be responsible for processing necessary travel documents required for the trip to Rio, Brazil under the same terms and conditions defined above. In the event that the guest is successful in obtaining the requisite travel documents but the winning client does not obtain the requisite travel documentation, the prize will be deemed void.


Prizes to be won

By meeting the above criteria, you enter into the draw to win the below prizes:

Each package is for 2 persons (winner plus a guest). Each prize/package includes:

  • Economy class air tickets for 2 to and from Singapore
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on B/B basis
  • Singapore Marathon Entry

The prize/package does NOT include:

  • Cost of travel visa to Singapore for the winners.
  • Cost of Travel Insurance
  • Daily lunch and dinner
  • Any meal, event and/or activity outside of program schedule
  • Any transportation outside of scheduled events & activity
  • On-site translation services
  • Hotel Incidentals (e.g. phone, mini-bar, laundry, etc.)
  • Any applicable taxes
  • Tourist entry visas and passports are the responsibility of guests to arrange; guests to contact local embassies for further details on entry requirements


On the 1st day of the programme, i.e. day of arrival, a Standard Chartered Bank representative will be at the Rio airport to welcome the winners. Transfer to the hotel will be arranged for the winners.

On the last day of the programme, i.e. day of departure, airport transfer will be arranged for the winners.

Winners must be prepared to share a hotel room as packages are based on double occupancy only.

All travellers utilising the Packages must be a minimum of 16 years of age and in addition, each travel party (comprising either a solo traveller or a party of two or more travellers) must have a minimum of one adult (ie at least 18 years of age). Accordingly, if the winner of the Package is only 16 or 17 years of age, he/she must have a travel companion that is at least 18 years of age, and if the winner does not have a travel companion, he/she must be at least 18 years of age.

If the winner is unable to make it with a plausible reason, we tend to allow transfer to direct members of their family only.

Winners to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity.

Tickets to the 2016 Singapore Marathon, whether awarded as a prize and/or are included as part of a promotion, must be accepted as awarded and are subject to all of the applicable terms and conditions prescribed to such tickets from time to time by the Singapore Marathon Organising Committee. By accepting tickets as a prize and/or as part of a promotion, the holder is deemed to have accepted all of the applicable terms and conditions.

The prizes are limited to travel to Singapore for the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and are irredeemable against other prizes, cash or cash equivalents.


The ‘Win a Trip to Singapore” promotion terms and conditions are supplementary to Standard Chartered Bank’s Standard Terms and Conditions applicable to the advertised products (“Standard Terms”). In the event there is any conflict between the ‘Win a Trip to Singapore” campaign terms and the Standard Terms, the Standard Terms shall apply.

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