Tangerine Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary by Giving Back to Communities across Canada

National contest to award five community initiatives with cash prizes, including one grand prize of $20,000

TORONTO, May 23, 2017

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Tangerine is launching #Tangerine20, a national contest that will call on Canadians from coast to coast to nominate a local community initiative for a chance to win one of five cash prizes, including a grand prize of $20,000.

Twenty years ago, Tangerine disrupted banking with its direct, innovative model. Since then, it has transformed from a savings bank to the leading direct bank it is today, offering a seamless Client experience and great value on Canadians’ everyday banking needs. Tangerine also has an established history of giving back to communities across Canada, which is why it is celebrating its 20th milestone with the launch of #Tangerine20.

“For 20 years, we’ve helped empower Canadians to achieve their financial goals by earning more, saving more and keeping more of their money,” said Amy Cole, Vice President Corporate Affairs at Tangerine. “To celebrate our anniversary, we’re combining that commitment to Canadians with our BrightWayForward program to help a community initiative, like refurbishing a playground or planting a local green space, reach its fundraising goal a bit sooner.”

From May 23 to June 16, 2017, Canadians can nominate an initiative in their community for a chance to win one of the #Tangerine20 prizes by visiting Tangerine20.ca. Entries are being accepted for the following prizes: $20,000, $10,000, $5,000 (x2), and $2,000. Tangerine will announce the top 20 finalists on July 6, when Canadians can begin voting for their favourite initiative at tangerine.ca/tangerine20. The five #Tangerine20 winners will be announced on August 9, 2017 on Tangerine’s Facebook page.

Tangerine is also offering special 20th anniversary promotions for new Clients, with up to $150 in Bonuses to open your first Account. The first 5,000 people to find the hidden Orange Key promo code in Tangerine’s new commercial and use it to open their first Tangerine Account will receive an additional $20 Bonus for a total of $170 in Bonuses.* Tangerine is also offering up to $250 in Bonuses for existing Clients who refer three friends to the bank.**

More information and the contest Rules and Regulations can be found at tangerine.ca/tangerine20 and on Tangerine’s Facebook page.

About Tangerine
Tangerine is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With over 2 million Clients and close to $38 billion in total assets, we are Canada's leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning Client service. From no-fee daily chequing and high-interest savings accounts, Credit Card, GICs, RSPs, TFSAs, mortgages and mutual funds through its subsidiary, Tangerine Investment Funds Ltd., Tangerine has the everyday banking products Canadians need. With over 1,000 employees in Canada, our presence extends beyond our website and Mobile Banking app to our Café locations, Pop-Up locations, Kiosks and 24/7 Contact Centres. Tangerine was launched as ING DIRECT Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary.