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UBA: Customers Smile Over A N10 Million Bumper Account Promo

 By Stephen Ubanna

 Barely one  month after the Kingsley Uzoka led Management of the United Bank For Africa plc, a pan African Bank, engaged the services of  thousands of  fresh graduates, promoted  about 4,000 old Staff an increased  salary by about 75 percent, the bank,  appears to have moved a step further. This time around: to reward the loyal Customers who had maintained Account  with the Bank over the Years. As a prelude to making the Customers understand that the bank cares for them, it has launched the ‘’Bumper Account Promo’’.

 Under the Bumper Account Promo, the bank plans to reward 100 loyal Customers  with N10 million this year.  A breakdown shows  that holders of the Account  will win N2 million   quarterly  and an additional  N100,000.00 monthly shopping  allowance.

A  Statement by the bank confirmed that the Bumper Account Promo  Account holders  have opportunity of  winning prizes  of up to N2 million  quarterly this year. A  top  official of the pan African bank who spoke to The Value News  disclosed that  the’’ new account  is in line with the bank’s mission  of creating superior value for its stakeholders while encouraging saving cultures among Nigerians.

 Jude Anele,  the UBA, Group Head, Retail Banking, alluded that, the New Bumper Account’ was created with the customer in mind in order to improve their lives.

 Anele , who could not hide his feelings at the launching of the new   product   noted that  the bank in recent times, had ‘’deepened  its focus on the most important  aspect  of the business of Financial Institutions the world over: the Customers being served. He disclosed that the  bank huge investment in technology to make banking easier and seamless, with the introduction  of the Bumper Account, is expected to deliver improved value to stakeholders.

 Recall, that last year, the bank had developed the Africash for  business  transactions , which was quickly followed with the launching of UBA  connect that enables  the Customers  of the bank  to conduct traditional banking  transactions  at any of the bank locations within the 20 African countries where it operates. The Bank also  operates I major financial markets of the United Kingdon, UK, United States, US, and France.

The good news is that  the service , is available  to both  Customers and non-Customers of the bank  alike and it is  to encourage  intra-Africa trade  as Cash withdraw  can be done  in local currencies  within the African Continent  whicle deposits could also be made at any location regardless of where the Account is domiciled.  

Ane, the UBA,  Group Head , Retail Banking, was said to have told the new and existing customers of the bank that they  need to have at least a minimum  deposit of N5,000 in their UBA Bumper Account  to qualify for the  draws this year.

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Appealing to the current UBA customers who need to transfer to the Bumper Account  to dial  *919*20*1#, noting that it is the only it  could be done without  experiencing  problems.  Also, he urged other potential customers of the bank who  are interested  the Bumper Account  to dial *919*20# to perfect the Account.

The Bank was said to have  developed  the ‘’Wise Savers Promo’’ that made 80 loyal Customers instant millionaires in 2019  that the Promo was implemented to its  logical Conclusion. It was therefore, not surprising that when the bank eventually  launched  the recent  ‘’Bumper Account promo’’, which facilitated another round of Draws this 2020,that could help Customers winning various amount this year, many  did not hesitate  in showing interest  rather than sitting on the border-line .   

Eyewitness account confirmed  that   the Head office of the Bank  on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, during the official launch, of the product  and the first Draw, was swarming with Customers  from the six geo-political regions . A total of 100 customers were said to have emerged winners, even as the  Bumper to Bumper Crooner, Wande Coal, entertained the  guests with his famous hit songs to the delight of participants.

 The Value News reliably gathered   that some  customers who entered for the Draws had gone home  with  mouth watery sums of N100,000 each. Anele, the  Group Head of the Banking retail services who could not  hide his feelings over the successful outcome of the first draw of the Bumper Account Promo,  disclosed that  subsequent  lucky customers will go home with, between  N10,000 to N2 million each in the monthly, quarterly and other targeted draws,” for the year.

 He may have gladdened the heart of Customers to improve on their saving habits   when he said that another monthly shopping allowance of N100,000 for a year is also up for grabs.

An elated Anele further disclosed that  “no fewer than 50 account holders will get a whopping N2 million each across the six geo-political regions: south east, south-south, south west, north central, north east and north west, of the Federation. 

According to him, the Bumper account is open to all existing and new customers of the bank who save a minimum of N5,000.00”. Those who think that the promo, was initially  a marketing gimmick were disappointed as they could not believe what they saw on ground  at the Head office last Tuesday: large turn of Customers to participate in the  Draw from different parts of the country.

 Amos Wisdom, one of the winners could not hide his joy when  he was given  a cheque of n100,000.00, being the  value of his prize.. “I am still very amazed. Before I came here, I had the conviction that I would win but I never knew  it could be real, he reportedly said.

 The joy in Wisdom ‘s face knows no bound as he repeatedly said, ‘’All my life, I have never won anything like this, and I am very happy that I won this time. Thank you so much UBA Management”.

 He challenged the other big banks in the country, particular, Zenith, Access and GTB,  to take a Cue from UBA, which has set the stage for  others to follow in order to promote their  banking  business.

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