The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has proposed a N100 monthly charge on every debit card (ATM card) in the country.
The new charge is separate from the existing N65 charge after the third withdrawal within the same month. A monthly maintenance fee of N100 was also proposed every month for a naira dominated debit card when used, and a N50 charge for other months when the card is used or not.
CBN has also proposed a N4,200-per-annum charge on foreign currency denominated cards as maintenance fee. The apex bank has also proposed a N50 charge on every cheque leaflet obtained and used at the deposit money bank’s counter, The Cable reports. This is not the same as the collection charge on cheques, which is also proposed to be “one percent of cheque value or Naira equivalent of US $10 whichever is lower”.