The BOV Club 2018 package, specifically designed for students who are about to embark on their post-secondary or tertiary education, has been launched. It includes a broad spectrum of benefits for young students.
Speaking about the Package, Geoffrey Ghigo, Head Branch Network at Bank of Valletta explained, “Post-secondary education marks a critical milestone for adolescents. They are not only furthering their studies, but generally also opening their first bank account. BOV Club is designed to make this step as seamless as possible for them.” The package in fact includes basic deposit accounts as well as financing solutions to help them further their studies or to purchase their first car, both of which entitle them to a free insurance cover. “Students are also automatically eligible for a free BOV Cashlink VISA Electron card as well as a BOV VISA Classic or BOV Mastercard with a credit limit of EUR500, whose fee is waived for the first year,” continued Mr Ghigo. “We have also included other ancillary services that simplify the management of one’s banking requirements, such as free SMS notifications and the BOV Mobile service.”
As has become customary, students look forward to the welcome gifts linked to the BOV Club Package. This year is no different, as the Bank is welcoming new students by means of vouchers from Agenda Bookshop, Darmanin Footwear, Gallarija Darmanin, Teamsport, Superdry, Topshop or Topman. Alternatively, one may choose from heavy discounts on Remington Professional Silk Straightener, Remington Durablade Trim-Shave-Style Trimmer, NutriBullet 600W Series, Boompods Retrobuds wireless headphones or 1TB USB3 Rugged External Drive.
All students who apply to join BOV Club while moving from secondary to post-secondary institutions or from post-secondary to the University of Malta, while studying on a full-time basis are eligible for the welcome gift. In addition, the Bank has launched a lottery among students who choose to apply for BOV Club from bov.com. One of them, whose name will be chosen at random on the 15thFebruary 2019, will be asked to answer a skill-based question and, if answered correctly, she or he would receive a cash prize of EUR500.
As Mr Ghigo said, “The BOV Club Package is more than a financial package. We regard it as an introductory offer for young people, the first stem in a long-term working relationship with the Bank. It is also a platform via which they may interact with the Bank during their study years.” To this effect the Bank has a dedicated Facebook Page as well as a BOV Club portal which outlines the main benefits and features of the BOV Club membership as well as relative FAQs*.
The BOV Club team also has an important role to play. It aims to support students by answering their inquiries and giving them all the necessary details during their visits at various schools and institutions. Meanwhile a BOV Club representative is present in every branch to offer support, where necessary.
Students interested in joining BOV Club may request further information or download the application from www.bov.com.
*Terms and Conditions apply.