"We are very pleased that according to the recent survey "Czechs and ING Konto" survey performed for us by TNS AISA market research agency, Czechs who can save have a positive approach to savings and most of them save regularly or irregularly," said Libor Vaníček, and added: "Alas, we still face the trend that their savings strategy is mainly keeping the money on current accounts, as confirmed by almost 84% of surveyed Czechs, meaning, that they are rather decreasing than increasing the value of their depostis. Our goal remains the same, we want to provide Czechs with a safe and practical means to save, and to demonstrate to them the advantage of savings accounts."
Libor Vaníček also introduced the ING Bank term deposit, a new product tied to ING Konto, about which the bank will provide more information in September 2011.
ING Konto is a savings account offering a 1.75% p.a. interest rate for any deposited amount. Its setup and maintenance is completely free of charge, and money deposited in it is always available to the client. With ING Konto, its owner doesn"t have to cancel accounts at other banks, and can transfer arbitrary amounts to ING Konto and back. ING Konto can be accessed over the internet, telephone, or at the ING Financial center. ING Konto has won awards in the prestigious Zlatá koruna [Gold Crown] competition five times in a row now, achieving first place three of those times.