22 May 2020
Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, the premier non-interest bank in Nigeria, Jaiz Bank Plc has resumed selling of foreign exchange to operators of Small and Middle Enterprises (SMEs) to open up businesses and boost the nation’s economy.
In a statement made available to the press, the bank said that the foreign exchange transactions is also available to parents to pay their children’s school fees and medical bills.
Other areas include Personal Travel Allowances (PTA) and Business Travel Allowances (BTA) amongst others.
According to the bank, SMES importers can get up to $20,000 per quarter, however, items of importation must not fall under those prohibited, as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The statement read: “While the pandemic is being fought with lockdown and economies are opening up, we are committed to providing services that would encourage small and medium sized businesses because we strongly believe they are the fulcrum for economic growth and development.”