Access Bank relentless and passionate drive has yet again shown in its commitment towards boosting savings culture and promoting financial inclusion in Nigeria. The leading best investor relation bank, Access Bank has yet again rewarded its customers in its 1st quarterly draw for DiamondXtra Season 11 which took place on May 17, 2019 where 1,016 customers emerged as winners in different prize slots.
Some of the winners include Aliyu Umar, who won the education grant for five years (N100,000 monthly for five years), Chinedu Nwabuife, N1,000,000 Winner, Nonso Mmeni, N500,000 Winner, Emmanuel Izuora, N500,000 Winner, Ezeilo Nkechi, N1,000,000 Winner, Badmus Morufu, Rent for a year Winner, Nnena Chukwu, Salary 4life Winner.
Aliyu Umar who is from Kafanchan in Southern Kaduna, told SME Digest that; “he is a father of 5 and his first child has just finished secondary school. He further said, with what Access Bank has done, he has no excuse and reason not to train all his children to university level. Aliyu said, there are only two banks in Nigeria, Access Bank and others. Why bank with others?”
Speaking at the event, the Executive Director, Retail Banking, Access bank Plc Victor Etuokwu, told journalists that: “In this environment every little contribution matters. Nigerians really do not have a culture of saving, so DiamondXtra is an opportunity for us to encourage people to save. This is a savings extra account and that means that as you are saving, you also have the opportunity to also win. Likewise this draw is for our loyal customers who have been saving money; which gives you the opportunity to win. So this promo is a way we encourage people to save and also give back to society.”
Robert Giles, Head, Product Insights and Capabilities, Access bank Plc, gave interested attendees a succinct steps on how to open DiamondXtra Account. “For existing customers, just increase your DiamondXtra account balance with a minimum of N5,000 every month. New customers should visit any Access Bank branch, open a DiamondXtra account with a minimum of N5,000 and increase your balance with a minimum of N5, 000 every month. The more multiples of N5,000 you save the higher your chances of winning.”
The Bank encourage customers to cultivate the savings culture because that is what the DiamondXtra Savings account seeks to promote, stating that Access Bank Plc would not relent in its efforts to create mutual beneficial relationships between the bank and customers through its services and offerings.
DiamondXtra is an interest yielding hybrid account, which allows deposit of both cash and third party cheques. Hybrid means a combination of both savings and current account features. The reward scheme which was launched in 2008 and has been running every year since inception, rewarded over 5,000 customers in 2018, and over N5billion has been given away in cash and gift items in the past 10 years. To be one of the winning customers in the monthly and quarterly draws, simply walk into any access bank close to you and open a Diamondxtraaccount.
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