Northern Rock Launches Second Annual Branch Contest For Kids
Released on: August 12, 2011, 3:41 pm
Northern Rock is helping to keep kids entertained this summer
holidays by holding a nationwide competition.
The contest, which started on the first day of the school break, focuses on the
theme of superheroes in an effort to spark kids' imaginations, and all of Northern
Rock's 74 branches are taking part.
For a chance at winning £100 in High Street vouchers, children have the option to
draw their own superhero, colour in a template design supplied by Northern Rock, or
dress up as a superhero and send a photograph of themselves in costume to their
The competition is split into three age categories - up to four years, five to nine
years and ten to 16 years of age. An independent representative at each branch will
choose a winner from each age group, each of whom will win a High Street voucher
worth £25. All branch winners will then progress to the national judging and their
chance to win a High Street voucher worth £100.
To enter, interested parties can visit any of Northern Rock's branches and pick up
an entry form, which can either be completed in branch or taken away and returned no
later than 3rd September 2011. All winners will be notified by 24 October 2011.
Full terms and conditions are available in branches.
Launched in April last year, the Little Rock's top-paying access account at 3.00%
gross* pa/AER**, is available through Northern Rock's branch network, and by post,
to customers aged under 16. It must be opened with an appropriate adult named on the
account as a trustee.
Little Rock can be opened by cash, cheque or by transfer from an existing Northern
Rock account. There is a maximum balance limit of £10,000, and all trustees are
required to sign for any withdrawals. All withdrawals are notice free.
Notes to Editors:
*GROSS is the rate of interest paid to eligible non-taxpayers without deduction of
tax. Please note interest will be paid net of tax unless you are eligible to receive
interest gross and submit the required registration form to us.
**AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate and shows what the interest rate would be
when interest is paid and added to the capital balance each year.
***NET is the annual rate of interest payable after the deduction of basic rate tax
About Northern Rock:
Northern Rock plc is a new bank, authorised by the FSA as a deposit taker and
mortgage lender from 1 January 2010. It offers savings accounts and a cash isa to customers in the UK and Ireland
and mortgages to UK borrowers. It also
offers fixed rate bonds. New products are offered through both direct channels - including a national
branch network - and mortgage intermediaries.
Northern Rock continues to operate within the compensatory measures agreed with the
EC as part of the State Aid approval announced in October 2009.
In June 2011, Northern Rock was awarded a national Big Tick Award in Business in the
Community's Awards for Excellence, in the category of Building Stronger
The BITC Awards identify and celebrate companies having a positive impact on the
community, environment, marketplace and workplace. The Big Tick winners demonstrate
significant impact and high quality management of their responsible business
practices and can show a positive impact both on society and on the business. Now in
their 14th year, they are the UK’s leading awards for responsible business practice.
Business in the Community stands for responsible business.
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Newcastle upon Tyne
0191 279 4676
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