Coutts & Co launches charitable giving bank account

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 3 November 2009 | News Coutts & Co launches charitable giving bank account About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Mark Evans, Head of Philanthropy at Coutts, said: Now, instead of trawling their bank and credit card statements at the end of each tax year, Coutts clients will be able to see how much they have given at a glance creating a bigger incentive to reclaim the difference between the higher and basic rates of tax. And what,s more there are no administration fees.”Martin Brookes, Chief Executive, New Philanthropy Capital welcomed “this kind of product innovation in order to promote and support charitable giving”.Dame Stephanie Shirley, the Government’s Ambassador for Philanthropy also welcomed the launch, saying: “Philanthropists need to be strategic when they plot out how they wish to invest in social activities. Having an account, such as Coutts now offers, will enable a level of organisation for individuals that will streamline their giving and therefore make their contributions more effective”.The Charitable Giving Account requires a minimum deposit of £500 and is open only to Coutts clients who are UK taxpayers. The bank points out that clients are responsible for verifying the status of any beneficiary or intended beneficiary.Coutts has offered philanthropy advice and services to its clients for some time, and provides donors and philanthropists with networking and educational opportunities through the Coutts Forums for Philanthropy.www.coutts.comcenter_img Coutts & Co, the UK private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland, has introduced the “Coutts Charitable Giving Account”, a bank account for making and managing donations to charity.The service is run in the same way as a Coutts bank account, and has been designed to make it easier for clients to track their donations in monthly statements. This should help make the process of claiming back tax relief easier to manage.In addition to receiving a Coutts Charitable Giving Account cheque book and cash card, clients will be able to make their charitable donations by telephone through Coutts’ 24 hour call centre service and online. Advertisement  145 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Finance Individual giving legacieslast_img read more

Onazi Versus Hlatshwayo: A Tale of Interim Captains

first_imgRival captains Ogenyi Onazi of Nigeria and Thulani Hlatshwayo of South Africa have set a fiery tone for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier this weekend.The Group E showdown in Uyo offers the South Africans another chance to beat their fierce rivals for the first time in an official match after six losses and three draws since 1992. “We do not want to forget that South Africa partly contributed to us not going to the 2015 Cup of Nations,” said Onazi, standing in as skipper for unavailable John Mikel Obi.“This time, we must restore our pride and make sure we get the three points off them on Saturday.“Nigerians do not forgive losers easily and it is our responsibility to make the country proud whenever we are in action,” added the Turkey-based midfielder.Hlatshwayo, a centre-back from South African champions Wits, was named captain this week by new England-born coach Stuart Baxter.“It will be a baptism of fire as captain, but we have come close to beating them in our last two meetings and I think they are there for the taking this time.“Although Nigeria are a proud and arrogant team, I believe we have now overcome that psychological barrier of not having beaten them in an official match.“This will be a grudge match. We denied them a place at the 2015 Cup of Nations and they will be out for revenge, which might work to our advantage.”Apart from being a bogey team for South Africa, an in-form squad, home advantage, longer preparations and several warm-up matches make Nigeria favourites.But German coach Gernot Rohr cautioned against over-optimism ahead of the first-round fixture in a group completed by unpredictable Libya and outsiders the Seychelles.“Our team is young and the future looks bright, but there is still considerable work to do,” said the handler who has transformed the “Super Eagles”.Inheriting a team that failed to qualify for the 2017 Cup of Nations, Rohr plotted World Cup victories over Zambia and Algeria to bring a 2018 finals place in Russia within sight.Baxter begins a second stint in charge of “Bafana Bafana” (The Boys) in a confident mood despite the loss through injury of midfield enforcer Hlompho Kekana.“We are capable of hurting Nigeria. We want to be a big nuisance to them — to be their worst nightmare.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more