filipina saves for a rainy day and wins a million

Published August 8th, 2007 - 10:58 GMT

filipina saves for a rainy day and wins a million

National Bonds announces its 16th millionaire

A Filipina nurse living in Abu Dhabi won the highest reward for saving for the future when National Bonds announced her as the16th millionaire of their monthly draw held on the 4th of August 2007.

The nurse, wife of Abdullah Al Za’abi and mother of two children, has been saving with National Bonds regularly since last year, occasionally winning smaller prizes which added up to AED550. When she won a prize of AED100 in the 15th draw held in July 2007, little did she know that a big surprise was on its way.

It was Bond ABB813306 which she bought almost a year ago that earned Mrs Al Za’abi the grand prize of a million Dirhams. “I believe saving and financial planning are essential for a happy and hassle-free life, particularly to secure the future of our children. Saving and planning prepares you to face any emergency in your life. Do your best and leave the rest to God,” the Filipina said.

“As a saving option, National Bonds provides you the varied benefits of a regular and continuing savings scheme. I always encourage my friends to buy National Bonds as I believe it is the best option in saving. I am happy that my faith in National Bonds has paid off so well. Now I look forward to hearing about the annual returns on my Bonds at the end of this year,” the millionaire added.

She said she will retain part of her fortune with National Bonds, spending the rest to buy a home for her children and to help the needy in her native Philippines as well as in the UAE.

The Shari’a compliant savings scheme also saw two UAE nationals, Saeed Mohammed from Fujairah and Muftah Saleh from Abu Dhabi, each winning the second prizes of AED100,000.

Congratulating the winners, Mohammed Qasim Al Ali, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of National Bonds expressed confidence over the savings scheme attracting more people of different nationalities. “National Bonds has an ever-growing popularity because it addresses the varied needs of the individual and keeps offering diverse investment avenues,” he added.

Meanwhile, as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance quality, National Bonds is working on closer interaction with Bondholders including faster turnaround on queries. Recently National Bonds launched a three-month campaign in UAE’s shopping malls including Mall of the Emirates, Deira City Centre, Burjuman and the Sahara Centre in Sharjah, to raise awareness on the importance of saving among residents as well as visitors and answer any queries on National Bonds. The campaign has attracted tremendous response from mall visitors.

Every month National Bonds distributes four million Dirham in over 16,000 prizes among its Bondholders. So far the savings scheme has received over 450,000 applications for Bonds and to date AED64 million has been distributed in more than 256,000 prizes in the monthly draws.

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