Banks Reduce Withdrawal Limits On ATMS From N150,000 Per Day

Date: 11-08-2015 7:40 am (8 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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In the new arrangement, all ATMs that were enabled for domestic and foreign transactions have been restructured to limit Naira cash withdrawal at ATMs from N150,000 per day to N60,000 per day while foreign currency is $300 per day.

The new arrangement has separated traditional ATM from MasterCard credit card where the former has now been deactivated and can no longer be used for transactions abroad.

Henceforth, a single ATM card serves for transactions for both domestic and abroad.

Also, the restructured cards now have spending limits on POS/eCommerce (online shopping) at $300 (about N60,000) per day. Before this, the limit was N2 million per day.

In a communication to the customers, the bank explained:
“In view of the increased difficulty in sourcing foreign currency to settle international transactions on Naira MasterCards, we have reduced the daily international spending limit on your Naira MasterCard to $300.This means that you can only spend up to $300 daily when using your Naira MasterCard for international payments via POS and online.
“You will, however, continue to have the option of paying for medical bills, school fees, mortgages and credit cards using Form A, as these are eligible transactions for foreign currency. Simply visit any GTBank branch to complete a Form A along with the required documents to make these payments.”

These developments came on the heels of Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) statement on Sunday that all legitimate requests for foreign currency for eligible transactions, normally referred to as “invisibles,” such as remittances for school fees, student maintenance allowances, BTA, PTA, medical and other eligible transactions, shall be fully met at the official/interbank exchange rate.

A statement from the CBN added:
“The CBN hereby directs all authorised dealers in foreign exchange in Nigeria to henceforth treat as top priority all legitimate demand for foreign exchange for eligible transactions.
“The CBN once again advises individuals that wish to source foreign currency for such eligible transactions to approach their banks with their legitimate demand as the CBN has made adequate provisions of foreign currency for all such legitimate and eligible purposes.
“Furthermore, holders of Naira denominated debit and credit cards shall continue to have access to the use of their cards at ATMs in any part of the world but subject to the annual limit of $50,000. ATM withdraws shall continue to be a maximum of $300 per day.”


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Posted: at 11-08-2015 07:40 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Machealex at 11-08-2015 07:54 AM (8 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 11-08-2015 07:54 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ignis99 at 11-08-2015 08:02 AM (8 years ago)
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Rubbish honestly
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:02 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Donchijoz at 11-08-2015 08:04 AM (8 years ago)
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Odikwa egwu. Naija
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:04 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mathzno at 11-08-2015 08:19 AM (8 years ago)
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Kuku come out clear that Nigerians should not travel abroad again
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:19 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- angesco at 11-08-2015 08:25 AM (8 years ago)
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Living in Nigeria is HARD - this has just made it HARDER!

Thanks.
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:25 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- PoliticxGuru at 11-08-2015 08:25 AM (8 years ago)
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mad people don start again, now wey my business don dey move now dem wan cos obstruction, God pass dem
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:25 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- dickman2 at 11-08-2015 08:31 AM (8 years ago)
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better..
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:31 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dickman2 at 11-08-2015 08:31 AM (8 years ago)
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better..
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:31 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- mary-jay at 11-08-2015 08:57 AM (8 years ago)
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CBN is just making life difficult for Nigerians
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:57 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mary-jay at 11-08-2015 08:58 AM (8 years ago)
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CBN is just making life difficult for Nigerians
Posted: at 11-08-2015 08:58 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 11-08-2015 09:06 AM (8 years ago)
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which madness be this one now CBN....   na this una suppose focus or make you go find the looted fund idiota people
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:06 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- winace at 11-08-2015 09:08 AM (8 years ago)
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Hmmmmmmm
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:08 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 11-08-2015 09:11 AM (8 years ago)
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This will affect some people like me who mostly use ATM. Not good
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:11 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- OlasubomiD at 11-08-2015 09:36 AM (8 years ago)
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Quote from: PoliticxGuru on 11-08-2015 08:25 AM
mad people don start again, now wey my business don dey move now dem wan cos obstruction, God pass dem
God pass them for real
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:36 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- OlasubomiD at 11-08-2015 09:37 AM (8 years ago)
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that will be hard, even to maintain
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:37 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ritabrenice at 11-08-2015 09:40 AM (8 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 11-08-2015 09:40 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bamilok2008 at 11-08-2015 10:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Another stress method, to withdraw money na wahala now
Posted: at 11-08-2015 10:22 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Mobbysmartins at 11-08-2015 10:53 AM (8 years ago)
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Do the banks have the right to tell me how to use my money?.Arrant nonsense,when next I come to Nigeria I will make sure I close all my accounts and move my money to nearby Benin Republic where there is no such stupid restrictions.I do not know why the people in control of Nigeria are always doing their best to make life difficult for the masses.
Posted: at 11-08-2015 10:53 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DJSNIPPER at 11-08-2015 11:17 AM (8 years ago)
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is there any person hoping on buhari  for any thing good in Nigeria then that person must be a hopeless mad man this is the beginning of destruction number two on Nigeria by buhari
Posted: at 11-08-2015 11:17 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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