Banks lifts suspension of international transactions on naira cards
Banks lift suspension of international transactions on naira card

Wema Bank has lifted the suspension of international transactions on naira cards. Customers can now use their Naira cards, including Mastercard, ALAT Mastercard, and Visa, for international spending, with a $500 monthly limit. Learn more about the restoration of global transactions on Naira cards.

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You might have heard about the recent suspension of global transactions on Naira cards. Recently, there was a temporary suspension on using Naira cards for international transactions, which left many of us scratching our heads in confusion and inconvenience.

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In an exciting turn of events, Wema Bank, one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks, has announced a groundbreaking update concerning its services. The bank has officially lifted the suspension on international transactions made through naira cards, including Mastercard, ALAT Mastercard, and Visa. This highly anticipated decision came as a pleasant surprise to customers, who had been previously restricted from conducting transactions outside Nigeria using their naira cards. The announcement was made through a letter obtained by The Guardian, marking a significant milestone for Wema Bank and its valued customers.

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The Past Constraints: Naira Card Limitations

Prior to this uplifting news, several commercial banks in Nigeria had imposed restrictions on naira card usage for international ATM cash withdrawals, web transactions, and point-of-sale (POS) payments. Such limitations greatly hindered customers from enjoying the convenience of global transactions and acquiring products or services from international vendors. This created inconvenience and frustration for users who sought to engage in cross-border commerce.

Embracing Freedom: The Lifted Suspension

Fortunately, Wema Bank has now taken a customer-centric approach by removing the ban on international transactions using naira cards. As a result, customers can once again revel in the joy of seamless international transactions and make purchases globally. This newfound freedom empowers Wema Bank customers to explore international markets, shop at diverse online stores worldwide, and indulge in their favorite international brands.

How did the suspension of international transactions on Naira cards affect Nigerians who shop from online stores?

The suspension of international transactions on naira cards by some Nigerian banks, including Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Company Ltd, had caused a lot of trouble for Nigerians who shop online from international stores such as Amazon, as they were no longer able to pay with their naira cards. The lifting of the suspension by Wema Bank is a positive development for Nigerians who need to make international purchases.

Empowering Customers: Benefits of the Lifting

The lifting of the suspension brings forth a multitude of benefits for Wema Bank customers:

Global Purchases Made Easy:

Customers can now effortlessly shop across borders, transcending geographical limitations and accessing a world of products and services.

Convenience of Naira Cards:

With naira cards now valid for international spending, there’s no need for currency conversions or carrying large sums of cash while traveling abroad.

 Protected Spending:

Wema Bank has thoughtfully imposed a $500 monthly spending limit for international transactions, ensuring responsible expense management and safeguarding customers from potential fraudulent activities.

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