First Bank rewards 416 Firstmonie wallet users

First Bank will reward 416 customers with prizes for their sustained use of Firstmonie Wallet, a mobile payment application developed by the bank.

Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney, in a note on the ‘Firstmonie transact and win’ campaign, which began in November and will end next Saturday, said customers who made transactions using the app at higher volumes have won multiple awards.

She said that in the first phase, which has just ended, 208 customers were rewarded, while another 208 customers would be rewarded with various prizes at the end of the campaign on January 22, 2022.

The breakdown of the list of winners so far indicates that those who make the most trades have a higher chance of winning higher prizes. The bank said 100 people won N10,000 each, 53 people won 25kg bags of rice, 50 people won pedestal fans and two people won a 2.5 KVA generator.

Continuing, she noted that one person had an air conditioning set, while two people who made more than 50 transactions using the app in a month won the iPhone 12.

Some of the winners commented on the gestures after redeeming their prizes at their various branches.

Aminu Yahaya, iPhone 12 Winner and Customer of Darazo Branch Bank in Bauchi State, said, “I would like to thank First Bank for finding me worthy of winning this iPhone 12. Thank you very much .

Another winner, Nnanna Onyedikachi, a student at University of Abuja, Gwagwalada, said he used Firstmonie Wallet and was amazed when he received a message that he had won a iPhone 12.

“Fortunately for me, I won an iPhone and they sent it to me. Thanks to First Bank. I was told I qualified for this offer, but I didn’t believe it, so I was shocked when I saw the price,” he said.

Eze Emmanuel won a bag of rice using the trading platform. “I thank the bank for winning this award,” he also said.

Chukwu Chisom, who won a set of air conditioners at the bank’s Oji River branch in Enugu State, said, “This is a big surprise from First Bank; I did not expect that.

Commenting on the campaign, Group Director, E-Business and Retail Products, Mr. Chuma Ezirim said, “This promotion is based on the need to appreciate our customers for their patronage, all the more that we have had increased engagement and usage. of the various services offered by our mobile-friendly wallet product.

Speaking about the conclusion of the campaign next week, the bank’s spokesperson, Ani-Mumuney, said: “The same set of prizes will be awarded in the second phase, which is expected to end on January 22, 2022.”

The bank said it is announcing a cashless transactions campaign that expands to more than 12 million people on its USSD Quick Banking service as it has more than 5.2 million people using the FirstMobile platform. .

According to the memo, the bank said it has more than 750 business locations and more than 147,000 banking agents spread across 99% of the 774 local government areas as it strives to promote financial inclusion.

Ani-Mumuney further stated that the Firstmonie Wallet is an e-wallet that allows individuals to make and accept payments electronically with their mobile phone numbers.

“It is a tool used by developing countries to enable individuals to participate more fully in the global financial system. It eliminates the need to carry a physical wallet by storing customer payment information securely and compactly,” she noted.

Also, in a bid to capitalize on the 2.7% growth forecast for the Nigerian economy this year by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the bank said it held a virtual session where economic experts converged on Thursday. to reflect on the Nigerian economic outlook. .

The virtual event set the tone for the year by offering attendees the opportunity to learn directly from economic experts to stay informed and expertly empowered to make the right decisions in their socio-economic activities in 2022, which will be impacted by the micro and macro – economic activities of the country.

The bank, citing the IMF report, said the projection was based on an expected recovery in crude oil prices and production and that Nigeria would see its economic activities normalize.

“Key economic activities to watch in 2022 include global market trends, removal of subsidies and floating naira. However, the recovery in the oil sector and the maximization of the e-Naira could help control the parallel market,” he noted.

Participants of the virtual session include Managing Director/Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Bismarck Rewane, Executive Director, First Bank of Nigeria Limited Treasury and International Banking, Ini Ebong; managing director of RTC Advisory Services Ltd, Opeyemi Agbaje, among others.

“The webinar provides a platform for the cross-fertilization of ideas and opportunities to learn and grow. Nigeria is a country rich in human and natural resources, which has contributed to the reforms and resilience reflected in the economy in 2021,” Ani-Mumuney added.

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