September 29, 2022



FirstBank’s Verve Card transact and win promo actual not rip-off – Winners  


First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted over the weekend introduced model new automotive to the grand prize winner on the just lately concluded Verve Card transact and win promo. AMAKA IFEAKANDU appears to be like on the advantages of the Verve card and the influence of the marketing campaign on clients.

First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted, Nigeria’s premier business financial institution,  has rewarded the grand prize winner of its Verve Card marketing campaign, Mr Olakunle Animasahun, the Chairman of Kanwl Worldwide Restricted, with a model new automotive.

The 14-week promo, in partnership with Verve, was designed to reward Verve Card clients for his or her continued utilization and adoption of the cardboard for varied digitally pushed transactions.

Though the winners initially thought the promo was a rip-off, they have been later to bathe encomiums on the enormous monetary establishment when it turned out to be actual.

In all, the financial institution gave out the sum of N50 million to 2,631 clients within the promo and different prizes together with money, airtime, energy producing units, fridge, cooking fuel and tv units.

The financial institution had earlier prolonged its Verve Card promo to July 1, 2022, saying the extension afforded it the chance of additional rewarding clients for his or her continued utilization of the Verve debit Card.

Process to win

In keeping with the financial institution, to qualify to win the automotive, clients should perform 16 transactions throughout promo interval, whereas a minimal of 4 transactions weekly qualify clients to face the possibility of profitable one of many 32-inch LED TV.

The Verve Card marketing campaign, which is designed to reward clients for his or her continued utilization of the Verve debit Card, has seen hundreds of the financial institution’s clients profitable quite a few prizes for the reason that promo was launched earlier within the 12 months.

FirstBank Verve Card

FirstBank’s Verve Card permits cardholders to conveniently pay for items and companies as a result of it’s accepted by all fee channels and financial institution branches linked to the Interswitch community in Nigeria.

The cardboard is powered by Interswitch, secured with chip and PIN expertise. 


The cardboard is secured with chip and PIN expertise for enhanced protections of funds

denominated in Naira.

Other than card being accepted wherever the Interswitch emblem or verve emblem is displayed in Nigeria, it’s legitimate for Quickteller companies.

FirstBank verve card is exclusive as a result of transactions performed with the cardboard can simply be monitored by the FirstBank web banking service and on the FirstBank Cell Banking App

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The cardboard has 24-hour entry to assist all card-related complaints by FirstContact


Itemizing the advantages of the cardboard, the financial institution stated the verve card has easy accessibility to funds 24 hours every day,  eliminates the chance and inconvenience of carrying money and likewise

versatile as it may be used throughout a number of channels – Level of Gross sales  (PoS), Net, Automated Teller Machine(ATM) amongst others

The cardboard can be utilized to hold out funds as much as N2,500,000 day by day utilizing FirstBank POS terminals.

It has a number of Worth-Added Companies akin to airtime recharge, payments funds, e.t.c.

There are reductions focused at Verve cardholders and that is an unique assortment of reductions for Verve cardholders. 

Elated winner feedback

In his second of pleasure, the star prize winner, Mr Animasahun, expressed his appreciation to FirstBank and Verve for locating him worthy to be the winner of the grand prize.

“This automotive that has been given to me at present is a shock to me as a result of I didn’t count on it, after they contacted me, I assumed it was a rip-off, till my spouse requested me to go to the financial institution and confirm after receiving sequence of calls.

“After I acquired to the financial institution, I used to be congratulated for profitable a automotive. I thank FirstBank a lot,’’ he stated.

Different winners

Among the fortunate clients who spoke to journalists through the presentation of the prizes to the primary set of winners, stated they have been very excited at rising winners and recommended FirstBank for launching the promo.

As an example, Aluko Olakunle, who received a fridge, stated: “After I was first knowledgeable by the financial institution that I used to be one of many winners, I initially thought it was a type of scams, however then I took time to go to FirstBank’s head workplace to substantiate.

“After the affirmation, it isn’t quiet lengthy, I used to be known as to come back and decide the merchandise from the financial institution’s head workplace. I admire what FirstBank has performed. Since my youthful days, Firstbank had been my first alternative of financial institution.” 

One other winner, Ajao Tawakalit Abiola, who received a fuel cooker, stated: “I used to be sleeping when the decision got here and as I woke as much as decide it, the caller launched herself and advised me she is from FirsBank that I had received fuel cooker. I didn’t consider her as a result of I knew I didn’t contain in any raffle draw.

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“The next day, she known as me once more to come back and decide a fuel cooker I received. I advised my husband and he inspired to go. Immediately, I’ve a fuel cooker from FirstBank and I pray that FirstBank will proceed to be first in all the things.”

Equally, through the second set of the prize presentation, Sergeant Kusalu Babatunde Solomon, who received an influence generator, stated  he was excited and prayed that God ought to proceed to advertise FirstBank.

On his half, Aitsegame Harley Ani Otsemobor, who received a fridge, stated: “After I obtained the textual content message, I assumed it was a type of scammers flying all over, so I didn’t reply to it, till two days later when any individual known as me once more from FirstBank and advised me that I’ve received a fridge.

“At that time, my thoughts now flashed again to the preliminary textual content message I obtained. I admire First- Financial institution for doing this to their clients.”

In the identical vein, Saka Adelaja Lateef, who received fridge, stated: “I’m so completely happy about this and I pray that God will bless the administration of FirstBank and their employees members

FirstBank remark

Talking on the prize presentation on Friday in Lagos, FirstBank’s Group Government, E-Enterprise and Retail Merchandise, Mr Chuma Ezirim, stated the goal of the promo was to understand the financial institution’s over eight million Verve Debit Card holders.

“We now have given out over N50 million price of prizes to 2,631 clients together with the grand prize of a model new automotive to be given out at present.

“Different prizes given out through the promo have been: N50,000, N20, 000 and N10, 000 money prizes, N10,000 price of airtime; energy producing units, fridge, cooking fuel and tv units.

“We’re excited on the response of shoppers to the promo and encourage the continued utilization of the Verve Card as it’s a card providing that promotes secure, handy and rewarding digital banking service to clients,’’ he stated.

Ezirim stated  the financial institution would proceed to offer the very best monetary companies doable by its versatile merchandise, companies and initiatives to clients.

He added that the financial institution would proceed to interact in the suitable collaborations of  placing its clients first.

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Additionally talking, Mrs Folasade Femi-Lawal, Head Card Enterprise, FirstBank, described the promo as `distinctive and first of its variety’ throughout the business in a protracted whereas.

Femi-Lawal stated, “Whereas different banks share out gadgets, Verve and FirstBank determined to reward her esteem clients with a model new automotive apart different issues.

“We began business huge for eight weeks after which by in style demand and with the assist of administration of FirstBank and Verve, we determined to increase by six weeks, so the whole promo ran for 14 weeks.

“In the midst of this, we had 800 winners who received N10, 000 money, 800 winners received N10, 000 airtime, we additionally had 800 winners that received N20,000, 100 clients received N50, 000 money, 40 clients went dwelling with fuel cookers, 30 clients went dwelling with model new fridges, 30 clients received 32 inches tv units, 30 clients went dwelling with model new mills and at last a grand prize winner.

“What is definitely germane about this specific winner is to underscore FirstBank’s assist and Verve to SMEs and companies, ” she stated.

Verve official 

Additionally in his remark, Mr. Vincent Ogbunude, Divisional Chief Government Officer of Verve, stated  the corporate would proceed to give attention to offering safe and progressive fee options to its clients.

“However past this overarching purpose of ours, we’re additionally dedicated to creating on the look buyer experiences to our card house owners, people who have chosen us as their most well-liked possibility for playing cards and we glance to rewarding them for his or her loyalty.

“That is the rationale behind this collaboration with FirstBank to do that nationwide client promo and at present, we will likely be taking the joy a notch larger with the presentation of the items gadgets.

“FirstBank and Verve have had a singular partnership and we  consider that that is simply one of many many initiatives that we’ll perform and that is underpinned by our frequent need to present the very best expertise to clients and to reward them for patronage,’’ Ogbunude stated.

In all, the representatives of the Nationwide Lottery Fee, Federal Competitors and Client Safety Fee (FCCPC) and the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority, witnessed the grand finale.

With transparency, openness and truthful play that guided the train, First Financial institution must be ready for a better participation within the subsequent promo.