Ten Nigerians have emerged in the monthly draw of the DiamondXtra savings scheme season 11 initiated by Access Bank.
A statement by the bank on Wednesday listed winners of the N1m cash price who were presented their cheques across the country to include Samuel Ebu, Stanley Igwe, Olusina Fadare, Amos Tochukwu, and Orungbala Anna.
When contacted, Samuel Ebu, a businessman, for example, who could not hide his joy at becoming one million Naira richer, expressed excitement, noting that he had “had a DiamondXtra account for three years now.”
On how he felt when he received the call, he said, “I initially thought the call was a mistake because I did not think I could win but here I am, a winner of N1Million. I want to encourage Nigerians to partake in this initiative and bank with Access Bank”.
Another customer, Stanley Igwe, an IT professional applaud the Bank for the opportunity and called on Nigerians to participate in the rewarding scheme.
Speaking during the cheque presentation to winners, Head, Products Insights and Capabilities, Access Bank, Robert Giles, said the initiative has paid off immensely with over N5bn doled out to winners, adding that DiamondXtra savings scheme has not only transformed lives in the short term but will do that for years to come.
According to Giles, the DiamondXtra rewarding scheme has improved year-in-year-out and Access Bank remains in constant engagement with its customers on what they would like in the subsequent season of the rewarding scheme.
“The initiative has been very successful for the bank and when we have happy customers, we have happy numbers. so customers who use DiamondXtra stay with us a lot longer and they do more with us because effectively our customers get rewarded for something they were doing before, they save and in addition to them keeping their money, they build for the future and getting interest on their savings, we give them the opportunities to win more amazing prizes, so it is a win-win situation for the bank.
“We have millions of customers now on DiamondXtra and so we are no longer counting in hundreds or thousands because the initiative is a lot bigger and much more improved now”.
Giles said both an new customers can still participate in the promo by opening “a Diamondxtra account in any one of our access bank branches across the country or you can call us and we will send an agent to you, then fund the account with N5000. Every N5000 you have in that account, you have an opportunity to be in the draw to win salary for life, education allowance for 5 years and so many prizes”.
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 DiamondXtra reward scheme was launched in 2008 and has been running till date.
Photo Caption: Bridget Ekeogu, Regional Sales Manager, Lagos Island; Robert Giles, Head, Product Insight and Capabilities, all of Access Bank Plc; Stanley Igwe; and Samuel Ebu, winners of N1m in the DiamondXtra monthly draw; Njideka Esomeju, Regional Sales Director, Lagos Island; and Chioma Afe, Group Head, Retail Marketing all of Access bank Plc during the presentation of cheques to Winners in Lagos recently.