In line with efforts to boost savings culture and drive Federal Government’s financial inclusion initiative, Access Bank Plc on Friday unveiled DiamondXtra season 12 savings promo package.
The bank’s Executive Director, Retail Banking, Victor Etuokwu, explained at the launch in Lagos that the Bank would give out N1 billion to 5,074 lucky customers in the promo.
Etuokwu said that the bank was looking at increasing its accounts from 41 million to 100 million by 2022.
“We are looking at bringing in up to 100 million accounts between now and 2022 as we are currently at 41 million accounts and so we are targeting Nigerians as we want every household in Nigeria to have a Diamondxtra account”, he said.
According to hm, DiamondXtra savings promo season 12 had been packaged with amazing new segments and features to meet customers’ needs and aspirations.
The executive director said the bank had given out over N5.7 billion to over 22,000 customers since the inception of DiamondXtra savings promo initiative in 2008.
“This year will be wonderful for our Access Bank customers, especially the ones who have a DiamondXtra savings account.
“This season we are introducing several good stuffs over the last season.
“We will have over 63 winners for rent for a year category, three people winning salary for life and we will introduce a free health insurance scheme that will cover the customer, spouse and three children,” Etuokwu said.
He said that the bank had introduced a lot of loyalty schemes in the current promo.
Etuokwu noted that monthly draws would be conducted for women from March to December, where nine winners would be rewarded with N300,000 each to commemorate 2020 International Women’s Day.
He said that one of the lucky women would, apart from the N300,000, would get a shopping allowance of N100,000.
Also speaking, Robert Giles, Access Bank Head, Products Insights and Capabilities, said the bank had remained committed to impacting the lives of Nigerians.
“We said we will stick to this initiative and this season we have made it bigger and better for Nigerians to participate, and we are excited about it because we are driving financial inclusion as well as savings in every household.
“This year, we will be crossing the N6 billion of prize funds which will be distributed to our customers, and we have tripled the number of people who will win in DiamondXtra Season 12.
“We are happy because we are still going to impact the lives of Nigerians in our quarterly and monthly draws”, Giles said.
Adaeze Umeh, the bank’s Head, Consumer Banking, stated that the bank would be rewarding 5,074 customers with about N1 billion and about 21 customers with a health insurance package amounting up to N1.6 million.
Umeh said new or existing customers can either open a DiamondXtra account in any one of its branches across the country or fund their account with a minimum of N5,000 to qualify for the draw.
Earlier, Mrs Pricilla Onuzulu, Deputy Director/ Coordinator, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), commended the bank for the initiative aimed at promoting savings culture and rewarding customers’ loyalty.
Onuzulu stated that the bank had been keeping to its promise since the introduction of the savings promo in 2008.
She assured customers that NLRC would not compromise standard, noting that the promo keeps getting better and better.
“NLRC will always be there to ensure transparency and standards are not going to be compromised,” Onuzulu added.