Banks charge clients N715bn for electronic exchanges, others

Eleven banks charged their clients N714.61bn for electronic expenses and different types of commissions in the initial nine months of 2022.

As per the nine-month monetary reports of the banks, this is a 16.92 percent increment from the N611.21bn procured by the banks from the pay source in the relating time of 2021.

The banks included: Zenith Bank Plc, Sterling Bank Plc and Subsidiary, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Wema Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, and Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.

Others were: United Bank for Africa Plc, Unity Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Holdings Plc, Guaranty Trust Holding Company and Subsidiary Companies, and Access Holdings Plc.

The fees and commissions included: credit related fees and commissions; account maintenance charges; corporate finance fees; e-business income; asset management fees; and commission on foreign exchange deals.

Others were: commission on touch points; shared service fees; income from financial guarantee contracts issued; account services, maintenance and anciliary banking; and transfers related charges among others.

Of the banks, UBA (N138.08bn) made the most from fees and commission and Unity Bank (N5.34bn) made the least.  Zenith Bank Plc made N117.90bn from fees and commission; Wema Bank made N12.02bn; Fidelity made N25.04bn; Stanbic IBTC made N72.47bn; Union made N12.65bn; Sterling made N19.84bn; Access made N133.49bn; GTCO made N66.94bn; and FBN made N110.84bn.

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