Fidelity Bank Plc at the grand finale of its 25th anniversary saving promo held over the weekend rewarded Vivian Ameh with a brand new Hyundai Accent car while Mr. Hassan Etuk and Nwafor Clifford received cash prizes of N250,000 each.
The bank’s General Manager North, Mr. Idris Yakubu, said the need to encourage the savings culture among Nigerians prompted the bank to organise the promo.
He said since inception of the promo in September last year, about 25 cars had been won by customers.
Also, Head of Bank, Abuja, Mr. Hassan Iman, said the move had become imperative in order to support key sectors of the economy. He said: “This promo is part of efforts to celebrate 25 years of banking services. It will enable us promote a saving culture among our people.
“Fidelity bank is very strong and sound we are becoming one of the biggest banks in Nigeria. We have an SME programme which is designed the needs small entrepreneurs and people who are starting up businesses and not only that we give them all the financial devices that they will need to start business and we support them,” he added.
On the bank’s preparedness for the cashless policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), he said the bank had deployed several point of sales terminals in major merchants in Abuja.
He said: “We have contacted the big merchants and we have deployed our terminals there in fact our customers have started using those terminals daily so the awareness is there.
“We are prepared for the cashless policy here and in fact we have increased our channels and we have deployed more automated teller machines in Abuja and we are opening more branches because our customers are growing daily and we are opening new accounts.”