Are these charges not too much for one country? See the five charges Nigerians pay for bank transfers

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I was on the phone this morning with my cousin in the UK and he told me bank transfers are FREE in the UK!

Infact if you want a debit card, your bank will deliver it to your house for free alongside your bank statement every month.

But in Nigeria it’s a different story.

In case You didn’t know, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued an order to all banks operating within the country to impose a cybersecurity levy on transactions!

this levy would begin two weeks from the date of the circular.

NOTE: If you use Opay, Palmpay, Kuda, Moniepoint and others you are also to pay for this levy.

Now See 5 Charges We Nigerians Pay for Electronic Transactions:

1. Cybersecurity levy (0.5% on every transaction):

N5 is charged on the transaction of N1,000

N50 is charged on the transaction of N10,000

N500 is charged on the transaction of N100,000

N5,000 is charged on the transaction of N1,000,000

N50,000 is charged on the transaction of N10,000,000

2. Transfer fee

N10 is being charged on the transaction below N5,000

N25 is being charged on the transaction between 5,001 and N50,000

N50 is being charged on transactions above N50,000

3. Stamp duties

N50 is being charged on transactions between N10,000 and N10,000,000

4. Short Messaging Service (SMS)

N4 is being charged on each electronic transfer notification

Note: This is only applicable to customers on eligible electronic transactions. Those who opt for e-mailing services are not charged the same.

 

5. Value Added Tax (VAT)

N0.75 is being charged on the N10 transfer fee

N1.875 is being charged on the N25 transfer fee

N3.75 is being charged on the N50 transfer fee.

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