Infographics: Revised Bank Charges Taking Effects From 1st Jan 2020

Central Bank of Nigeria has earlier announced a new regime of charges banks can levy on their customers, including on Automated Teller Machine transactions which will take effect from 1st of January 2020.

The CBN late in December 2019 slashed ATM charges after the third withdrawal from N65 to N35.

There were other reductions, according to the new Guide to Charges by Banks, other Financial and Non-Financial institutions.

Revised bank charges
Image Credit: The Cable Bank Charges

Under the new rules, Card Maintenance Fee on all cards linked to current accounts has been eliminated.

The maintenance fee for cards linked to savings accounts has been reduced to a maximum of N50 per quarter from N50 per month amounting to only N200 per annum instead of N600.

Banks will also now charge a maximum of N1 per mille for customer induced debit transactions to third parties and transfers or lodgments to the customers’ account in other banks on current accounts only.

The new guide set debit card charge at a one-off charge of N1,000 for the issuance of cards, irrespective of card type regular or premium.

The same one-off charge of N1,000 applied for the replacement of debit cards at the customer’s instance for lost or damaged cards.

Upon expiry of existing cards, customers are to pay the same one-off charge of N1,000 irrespective of card type and no charge should be required for pre-paid card loading or unloading.

Finally, there would be no more charges for reactivation or closure of accounts such as savings, current and domiciliary accounts while status inquiry at the request of the customer like confirmation letter, letter of non-indebtedness and reference letter would now attract a fee of N500 per request.


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9 thoughts on “Infographics: Revised Bank Charges Taking Effects From 1st Jan 2020”

  1. am i the only one happy here.. nice update from our yeye government

    yomi please my samsung xcover 3 g389f has refused to power on, i get custom binary blocked by frp lock. I’ve been looking for the firmware to flash it and i don’t know if you can help me with a link to download it.

    happy new year

  2. Sir yomi, please what is meant by “couldn’t update, verification failed” when installing system update on my Tecno pouvoir 3 December update. Downloaded it severally , no chi. Thanks

    • It could be a network connectivity problem. Has the phone ever been rooted? If it has, it can’t update (and shouldn’t – updating a rooted phone could brick it).

      f not, you’ll probably have to back everything up, and then flash the new ROM, then restore everything.


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