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CBN threatens to sanction banks

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ​on Monday threatened to impose N10,000 daily fine on banks and other electronic payment service providers that fail to renew its operating licence within the regulatory deadline.

​This is contained in a circular titled, “Re: Sanctions on erring banks/e-payment service providers for infractions of payment system rules and regulations”.​It was issued by ​Director, Banking and Payment System Department (BPSD), CBN, Dipo Fatokun.

“Please informed that operators in the National Payment System shall be sanctioned with a penalty of N10,000 per day for as long as the infractions below subsist:“Failure to apply for renewal of an operating licence three months before the date of expiration of the license.

“Failure to regularise and respond to observations/exceptions noted by the Bank in the course of processing and application for the renewal of an operating license within three weeks​,​”​ it read.​ Fatokun ​added that the sanctions would become effective from April 1​, 2018.

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