One of the city's smaller banks is seeking to cash in on the government's HK$6,000 giveaway scheme by luring new customers with its own cash gifts and lucky draws. As all banks get ready to register eligible recipients under the scheme, Dah Sing Bank is rolling out special promotions, including a HK$100 cash bonus for people who open a deposit account with HK$10,000. Another HK$100 is on offer to those who also open a securities account. These offers come ahead of the government's HK$200 cash bonus for those who take pressure off the scheme by delaying their registration until April 1 next year. In addition, Dah Sing is holding a lucky draw for registrants who open new accounts, offering one cash prize of HK$60,000 and nine of HK$6,000. E-banking users get two chances in the draw. 'We expect this special opportunity can help us sign up more customers,' the bank's head of retail banking, Vivian Chan, said. She said she expected other banks to use their own gimmicks to draw the attention of potential customers. To handle the mass registrations for the HK$6,000 giveaways, Standard Chartered said last week that it had hired 100 new employees. Hang Seng Bank and Bank of China have not unveiled any special offers. The money will be distributed to more than six million adult permanent residents in five stages. Those over 65 years old may register starting from next Sunday through 21 banks. Registration forms can be obtained from 1,200 branches from Monday. Those without a bank account may register with the post office. In an unprecedented move, all the 21 banks will open on the first day, even though it is a Sunday, from 9am to 5pm to ensure smooth registration. The banks will charge the government HK$15 for every transaction, chalking up more than HK$81 million in administrative costs.