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The Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 2020 – Spotlight on Notable Provisions

On 13 November 2020, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria assented to the Bill to repeal the almost three-decade old Banks and Other Financial Institutions...
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Newsletter on the Categorisation for the Nigerian Payments System

In furtherance of the objective and commitment to promote a strong and credible payment system in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on 9 December 2020 published the Circular on New...
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COVID-19: Impact on the Banking and Financial Services Sector

If polls were held for nominations for the title of 'Most Talked About Person of the Year', COVID-19 will be the undisputed winner of the title, as it is already the most-talked-about...

FAQ on Fintech Acquisitions of Microfinance Banks

Due to the absence of a definitive regulatory framework on digital banking in Nigeria, Fintechs have devised alternative means for offering certain banking services. As Microfinance banks (MFBs) are permitted to offer...
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COVID-19: Impact on the Insurance Industry

With over two million confirmed cases, COVID-19 is no doubt the biggest challenge facing humanity today and it continues to transform the way we live and do business. Beyond the health crisis,...
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OALP – Enabling Partnerships across Africa

“At Olaniwun Ajayi LP, we believe in enabling partnerships, and are happy that our Technology, Innovation and Fintech team has been part of the implementation of the strategic partnership between Flutterwave and...
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FIRS Circular on the Implementation of The Value Added Tax Provisions in the Finance...

With the introduction of sweeping changes to the provisions of existing tax laws in Nigeria by the Finance Act 2019 (the Act), it has become necessary for the Federal Inland Revenue Service (the FIRS or...

GUIDELINES ON SHARED SERVICES ARRANGEMENTS FOR BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently issued the Guidelines on Shared Services which apply to financial institutions (including Fintech companies). Specifically, the Guidelines regulate the shared services arrangements...
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WASRA Guidelines on the Issuance of Fixed Income Securities

The Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) recently published Guidelines for the Issuance of Fixed Income Securities by Statutory Bodies in West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) member countries...

Newsletter on the Revised MMO Guidelines and Regulatory Framework

In an effort to reflect the current operational realities of Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) in Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on 09 July 2021, issued an updated Regulatory Framework for...