Aktia customers to receive K-Plussa points from the service fee when withdrawing cash in K-food stores

Helsinki, Finland, 2014-3-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko and Aktia have entered a cooperation agreement by which the bank’s customers will receive additional K-Plussa points from the service fee when withdrawing cash in K-food stores. The cooperation begins on 1 April. It is possible to withdraw cash with all Finnish debit cards in more than 700 K-food stores.

From the beginning of April, Aktia’s customers will receive 100 additional K-Plussa points for using the cashback service by showing their K-Plussa card when withdrawing cash. The value of the benefit corresponds to the service fee of 50 cents.

“We want to offer our customers an easy and inexpensive way of withdrawing cash. The wide network and long opening hours of K-food stores are an excellent complement to the current cash service options available to our customers. The service and additional K-Plussa points will be available to some 150,000 Aktia card customers,” says Senior Vice President Taru Narvanmaa from Aktia Bank.

K-food stores offer cash withdrawal service in over 700 K-food stores around Finland. When paying with a debit card, customers can withdraw up to €200 of cash. No minimum limit has been set for withdrawals. The ‘Osta&Nosta’ service was expanded to cover all Finland during the summer 2013. The service brings cash withdrawal even to locations where it would otherwise not be available or the distance to the nearest ATM is long. Customers have received the cash withdrawal service well.

“The service makes everyday life easier, since you can withdraw cash conveniently while doing your grocery shopping, and cash is available whenever the stores are open. We welcome Aktia customers to use the service,” says Vice President Eija Jantunen from Kesko.

An image of the ‘Osta&Nosta’ logo: http://aineistopankki.kesko.fi/kesko_en

Further information:
Eija Jantunen, Vice President, Finance & Accounting Services, Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 10 532 2500
Juha Andelin, Development Manager, Kesko Corporation, tel. +358 10 532 7360Taru Narvanmaa,Deputy Managing Director, Aktia Bank plc, tel. +358 50 590 9398
Teemu Korte, Director, Aktia Bank plc, tel. +358 40 502 8111

Kesko (www.kesko.fi) is one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. We are a retail specialist whose chains have about 2,000 stores in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Russia, and Belarus. There are 3.9 million Finnish K-Plussa cardholders in 2.3 million households.

Aktia Group (www.aktia.fi) offers its customers individual solutions from a wide selection of banking, insurance and real estate services. Aktia operates in the coastal areas of Finland and in centers of growth inland. Aktia has some 300,000 customers and some 1,000 staff providing them service in branch offices, on the internet and on the phone. Aktia shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.