FOREX BAN: BANKS TO PUBLISH FLOUTING CUSTOMER’S NAMES
Banks are set to implement the Central Bank of Nigeria’s directive to publish the names and Bank Verification Numbers of customers that flout its forex rules.
In a mail to its customers, the United Bank for Africa said, “In line with our promise to keep you up to date on policies that may affect you, please note that the CBN has directed all banks to publish a list of PTA/BTA defaulters on their website.
“Customers involved in fraudulent practices such as presenting fake visas or cancelling airline tickets after receiving PTA/BTA and failing to return the funds received to the bank within two weeks will have their details published (name and BVN) on our website.
“We encourage you to please adhere to all CBN guidelines as directed.”
The CBN recently directed all commercial banks to publish the names and BVNs of customers who engage in fraudulent and unscrupulous practices to obtain foreign exchange from banks on their websites.
The CBN had said, “Consequently, further to the various measures already put in place, all banks are hereby directed to publish on their websites the names and BVN of defaulting customers who present fake travel documents or cancel their tickets and fail to return the purchased PTA/BTA within two weeks as stipulated in the customer declaration form signed by them.”