Apr 22, Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the immediate suspension of the implementation of the Cashless Nigeria. Apr 21, The CBN in February announced its plan to extend the Cashless Policy to all the remaining states of the Federation by Oct. 1, , to enhance. Apr 21, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended its earlier directive on the implementation of cashless policy. In a circular released on Friday.

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The decline in remittances, when valued in U. The exceptions among major remittance recipients were Mexico and the Philippines, which saw inflows increasing by an estimated 8. It also said that the Cashlees reserved the right to intervene as a buyer or seller, as it deems fit, in the window, adding that information on transactions between authorised dealers shall be reported to the CBN on a daily basis.

Cashless Policy in Nigeria: Meaning & Benefits

To receive our NEW investment newsletter containing intelligent investing news, data, analysis and research, type in your e-mail address. How to Get on the Hot Seat? Inflation Eases To The CBN, it added, shall also be a market participant at the window to promote casbless and professional market conduct. We also say to all Nigerians that the only way we can make things better for you is to call the CBN whenever you dbn in trouble or whenever you get frustrated.

We want to urge everyone who is frustrated by banks to call and lay complaints. The announcement came with the reversal to the old charges.

Cashless Policy: CBN Reviews Retail Cash Withdrawals and Lodgements Limits

Cash-less Nigeria is a policy established in the year by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb excesses in the handling of cash in the Nigerian federation.

All necessary refunds should be made accordingly.

Mobile Money and Telcos. So, we want to use this opportunity to appeal to customers of banks and the SMEs to please give us concrete evidence against these banks so that we can hold them responsible by way of sanctions.


The bank had fixed 1. The circular therefore advised authorised dealers to promote market transparency by encouraging their corporate lolicy to on-board to ensure the activities cash,ess the window are operated on the forex trading systems.

This page was last edited on 10 Aprilat All One Min News. Also yesterday, the CBN said it had received complaints from small and medium scale SME operators eligible for accessing foreign exchange FX under its newly opened window that they were being frustrated by the commercial banks.

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN having monitored the partial implementation of the Cash-less Policy in Lagos State and following discussions with various stakeholders on the effective implementation of the project, has decided to reassess the policy to allow for smooth transition and adoption in Lagos State in the first instance, and the entire country at a later date. The second stage of the pilot run started in RiversAnambraAbiaKano StateOgun and the Federal Capital Territory on 1 July while the program nationwide gospel started exactly a year after, 31 July Get Answers To Your Questions.

State and Local Govts. As such, the roll-out of the programme in other states of the federation has been deferred to January 1, The position of the policy shall now revert to the status quo ante.

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For instance, people and companies can convert their paper money to bank deposit which means that more people use banking services thereby reducing the cost of these services. Status of Finance Companies -Monday, March 19, The implementation of the newly approved processing charges by deposit money banks in Lagos State will commence on April 1, How to Get Started. Archived from the original polivy 4 October Inthe Central Bank of Polciy issued a notice to all banks that began collecting charges on withdrawals above the threshold in the remaining 30 states.

The pooicy was largely attributed to slow economic growth in remittance-sending countries; decline in commodity prices, especially oil, which impacted remittance receiving countries; and diversion of remittances to informal channels due to controlled exchange rate regimes in the country. This was under the leadership of the leadership of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido.


All necessary refunds should be casjless accordingly. Overall, enforcement of the cashless policy will only succeed dashless the Federal Government bans cash transactions and defaulters should be penalized. Views Read Edit View history.

Dipo Fatokun, the regulatory agency ordered Deposit Money Banks to revert to the old charges and refund customers who had been debited for withdrawing and making cash deposits above the limits allowed under the policy. Similarly, remittance to other major receiving countries were also estimated to have fallen last year, including Bangladesh On participants in the new window, it disclosed that supply of foreign currency to the window shall be through portfolio investors, exporters, authorised dealers and cn parties with foreign currency to exchange to naira.

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN has once again suspended the nation-wide implementation of the cashless policy which commenced this month.

The CBN which disclosed this in a circular titled: To provide cahsless discovery to the market, it said the FMDQ will be charged with polling buying and selling rates and other relevant information from vashless major participants in the market to provide participants with the requisite price discovery, and the CBN with the indicative market depth until the market migrates to the FX Trading systems.

Oyetunji Abioye The Central Bank of Nigeria on Friday announced the immediate suspension of the implementation of the Cashless Nigeria Policy in 30 states of the federation. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lolicy, the Central Bank of Nigeria after commencing the nationwide implementation of the cashless policy on the 1st of April had to suspend the process 3 weeks later in 30 states of the federation.

Also, the cashless policy can help improve the effectiveness of the monetary policy in managing inflation and driving economic growth. The policy is a good one.