Long-time NZCU Baywide Dannevirke customer Aaron Te Kahi has got an unexpected $5,000 cash windfall.
Mr Te Kahi, a 33-year-old local Freezing Worker was the winner of a NZCU Baywide branch-wide personal loan promotion.
He’s now set his sights on repaying some of his personal loan a bit quicker than planned; putting some money aside for the freezing works off season while also spending some on “a bit of fun”.
“I got a huge surprise on winning $5,000. It’s not often that you borrow money and then win some of it back!
“I can now put some money towards the loan, as well as have a bit of fun at the same time,” Mr Te Kahi said.
NZCU Baywide Dannevirke branch manager Rozanne Jensen said branch staff were thrilled that one of their local customers won.
“Aaron’s been a customer for 14 years and we’ve all got a great relationship with him, so we were all so happy for him. I couldn’t wait to tell Aaron and he was absolutely buzzing,” Mrs Jensen said.
The promotion was open to any NZCU Baywide customers that took out a personal loan over $2,000 between September 12 and October 31 2016. The winner was drawn randomly from all those that had loans approved and drawn down across the 14 strong branch network as well as online applications.
Another $5,000 cash prize is now up for grabs in a second prize draw for any customer who is approved for and draws down a personal loan of over $2,000 by 16 December 2016.
“The promotion has been a huge success and I’m sure many of our customers and others throughout New Zealand will be very keen to win,” she said.