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Nigerian banks start charging for unsuccessful transactions

by Mustapha Olamide
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Nigerian banks have started charging customers for failed transactions, a move that would further compound economic hardship already assailing the masses.

The charges were imposed following a CBN directive earlier this year that directed banks to penalise customers who initiate direct debit transactions on their account but lack funds to finish the transaction.

In an email notice sent bent customers by Stanbic IBTC on Thursday and seen by Peoples Gazette, the penalty of 1 percent of the quantity being transferred or N5000 of such, counting on the very best fee, are going to be charged against the customer who breach the new guideline.

If there’s no money at the time of the failed transaction, the charge are going to be withdrawn from the account whenever it’s funded, IBTC said.

Direct debit may be a order initiated by an account holder that permits the bank to debit a specified amount from the customer’s account at an agreed date.

The guide to charges by bank and non-bank financial institutions was created to streamline the appliance of charges on various products and services offered by banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria to their customers.

This guide came into effect in January, replacing the previous guide that was issued in 2017. The guide was criticised by economists as dangerous and insensitive because most Nigerians cannot afford to continue paying for a service they never received — a criticism the CBN rejected as unfounded.

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