BrandArena: First Millionaire emerges in Skye Bank ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward’ Scheme

Monday 15 June 2015

First Millionaire emerges in Skye Bank ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward’ Scheme

A businessman residing in Kaduna, Kaduna State, and Mukaila B. Hamza has emerged the first winner of one million naira in Skye Bank’s ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward’ scheme.

Hamza, a former Mainstreet Bank account holder, now merged with Skye Bank became the first winner of the scheme, following an electronic draw from over 400, 000 customers, during the unveiling of Skye Bank’s new retail banking project, tagged, ‘Retail Transformation and Growth’, R-TAG.

A surprise congratulatory phone call was made to the winner by Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo, who urged him to invest his reward wisely and continue his loyalty to the bank.

Speaking earlier at the launch of the project in Lagos on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Mr. Oguntayo, assured that the new business transformation project would bring about customized and needs-satisfying financial solutions in a manner that will exceed the expectations of the customers.

In his words, “Our renewed drive and focus on retail banking is anchored on the premise of building a long lasting relationship with our customers based on trust as well as supporting the financial inclusion drive of the CBN so as to bring a lot more people into the financial system and the formal economy.”

For her part, the Executive Director, South South, South East and Retail Banking, Mrs. Ibiye Ekong stated that the ‘Reach for the Skye Millionaire Reward’ scheme was instituted by the bank to encourage savings culture amongst the mass market segment.

Mrs. Ekong added, “Skye Bank is not just encouraging customers to save, but we are also rewarding customers for doing this. In the end, the scheme is a win-win for both our esteemed customers and Skye Bank as we seek to grow our customer base.”

She added that each month, during the monthly draws, three customers would emerge millionaires, while 10 others would be rewarded with 200, 000 naira each as consolation prizes for having at least a minimum opening balance of 2, 000 naira with the bank within that month.

The next draw event will hold in the first week of July, this year. The reward scheme is endorsed and validated by the State and Federal regulatory agencies saddled with the responsibility of regulating reward and lottery scheme.

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