CBN limits cash withdrawals to N100,000 weekly

December 7th, 2022

The Central Bank Of Nigeria, CBN has imposed fresh cash withdrawal limits on individuals and organizations.

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This new development is set to take effect from January 9, 2023.

As stated in the fresh memo signed by the Director of Banking Supervision, Haruna .B. Mustafa, individuals will only be able to withdraw N100,000 per week ( from over-the-counter, Point of Sale Machines or the Automated Teller Machines), while organizations can access N500,000 per week.

Banks have also been directed to load only N200 and lower denominations into their ATM.

The memo read:

“Further to the launch of the redesigned naira notes by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, and in line with the cashless policy of the CBN, all deposit money banks and other financial institutions are hereby directed to note and comply with the following:

“1. The maximum cash withdrawal over the counter by individuals and corporate organisations per week shall henceforth be N100,000 and N500,000 respectively. Withdrawals above these limits shall attract processing fees of 5% and 10%, respectively.

“2. Third-party cheques above N50,000 shall not be eligible for payment over the counter, while extant limits of N10,000,000 on clearing cheques still subsist.


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