UBA Reduces International Spending Limit on Naira Master Card to $20 Monthly

This is the worst I have seen in years, as it has never been this low but it appears the Federal Government doesn’t even want you to use your Naira Master Card online anymore.

United Bank of Africa (UBA) says it has lowered the international spending limit on its naira cards to $20 a month.


The financial institution disclosed this in an email sent to its customers on Thursday.

According to the bank, the naira card limit will only be available via web purchases, adding that the service will not be available on POS and ATMs.

In May 2020, the applicable limit on the Naira card was $500 (or it’s equivalent in other foreign currencies) monthly. It was reduced to $100 in September 2020.

 “In line with our promise to keep you updated on services, we have reviewed Naira Card limits for international transactions, and this will take effect 1st of March, 2022,” the newsletter reads.

“Remember you can use your UBA Dollar, Pounds or Euro Card for international POS, ATM, and web transactions. If you do not have one and would like to subscribe, please visit a branch close to you.”

The development will cause restrictions for customers to spend about N10,000 only per month on their naira cards for international transactions like Netflix subscriptions, ads on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms.

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2 thoughts on “UBA Reduces International Spending Limit on Naira Master Card to $20 Monthly”

  1. Hahahahaha!!!!!! I sympathize with UBA account holders, we lament of the $100 CBN imposed on us and these clowns drop theirs to $20? in all honesty, what can you get with that limit????
    Thanks for the share Prof. Quick question : I am still on the hunt for a virtual card provider for these issue. Flutterwave are just wicked with their 584 Naira per dollar exchange. Alat which are at 488 Naira are yet to launch the virtual card service. Any other you can recommend?


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