Access Bank rewards winners of DiamondXtra monthly draw MWorld NEWS Leading commercial and retail bank, Access bank Plc, in its fulfillment of the promise to its twenty–nine million customers and over two million Diamondxtra customers, has rewarded 10 customers with N1million each in its first post-merger Diamondxra monthly draw held recently in Lagos. Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony held at the bank’s head office in Lagos, Executive Director, Retail Banking, Access bank Plc, Victor Etuokwu 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 customers.” He further speaks “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 & maintaining their DiamondXtra account,” Etuokwu mentioned. In a statement by 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 N1million, 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 N4billion has been given away in cash and gift items in the past 10.