Friday, January 22, 2016 11:52 AM / CardinalStone Research
The Central Bank of Nigeria has issued a circular to Deposit Money Banks introducing a negotiable current account maintenance fee not exceeding
N1.00 per mille (per N1000) charged in respect of all customer induced debit transactions.
This follows from the implementation of the 2016 zero COT regime as the CBN maintains that it is not oblivious to the impact of current market turbulences on the stability of the banking system.
Accordingly, the charge will help cushion the impact of declining crude oil prices, the operation of the treasury single account and overall hostile market activity.
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