CBN fixes new transaction limits for contactless payments

The Central Bank of Nigeria has fixed new transaction limits for contactless payments in the country and also set a date for implementation.

The new limits and effective date were contained in CBN’s Guidelines on Contactless Payments in Nigeria.

In a circular by its Director, Department of Payment Systems Management, Musa Jimoh, the CBN said contactless payments through accounts or wallets in Nigeria will have a transaction limit of N15,000 and a daily cumulative limit of N50,000 effective from June 27, 2023.

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This means that customers can make contactless payments of up to N15,000 per transaction and up to N50,000 per day without entering their PIN or biometric verification.