In fulfillment of its promise to the twenty–nine million customers and
over two million Diamondxtra customers, leading commercial and retail
bank, Access Bank Plc has rewarded 10 customers with N1 million each in
its first post-merger Diamondxra monthly draw.
At the prize presentation ceremony held at the bank’s head office in
Lagos recently, Victor Etuokwu, executive director, retail banking,
said: “This is a continuation of the value customers have always enjoyed
from the combination of both banks, and we are committed to continue in
this spirit as we embark on this exciting retail journey with our loyal
“Today, these customers are winners and we expect to see more people
winning in subsequent months. We are looking to expand this product and
ensure it remains the flagship savings product in this country. We made
promises to our customers in the last three months during the various
town hall meetings across the country, we promised them this will not
change, and we are keeping the product name and extending it to over 10
million customers coming from old Access. To be a part of the reward
scheme, all you need to do is to open a DiamondXtra account and fund it
with N5,000, with an increased chance of winning for every N5,000 saved.
It’s even more exciting that both existing and new customers are
eligible to win, simply by opening and maintaining their DiamondXtra
account,” Victor said.
Also speaking at the presentation, Osita Ede, head, consumer liability
products, said that DiamondXtra Season 11 promises bigger and better
rewards for the customers of the bank. “Some of the highlights of season
11 include: targeted weekly draws focused on clusters and groups of 100
members, monthly draws, quarterly draws, where customers win salary for
life, education grant for five years and rent for a year. The weekly
draws are a great new addition as they enable customers in smaller
communities and associations win instant cash prizes up to N100,000 each
and still maintain their eligibility to participate in the national
draws,” Osita said.
One of the winners, Chukwuemeka Emmanuel, a businessperson based in
Lagos, told reporters in an interview that he has been operating his
Diamondxtra account for five years now. According to him, “I am filled
with joy today and I encourage Nigerians to tap into the rewarding
scheme. When I received a call that I have won N1 million, I did not
believe it, but now that the bank’s executives have presented a cheque,
I have no reason to doubt them. I thank God and thank the management of
Access Bank for this great initiative. My advice to all out there is to
go and open a DiamondXtra account and save to win too”.
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 4,500 customers in 2018, and over N4 billion has been
given away in cash and gift items in the past 10.