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Cryptocurrency ban: Providus bank announces closure of its virtual account

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The management of Providus Bank has announced the closure of the bank’s virtual accounts following the directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria which came on Friday.

 

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The announcement was made on Sunday through the twitter handle of the bank, in the tweet, the bank said,

“ We wish to announce that our virtual payment services are currently unavailable . In the meantime, customers are advised to use alternative payment options , ”.

 

 

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Following this announcement by Providus bank, Piggyvest, a fintech company in partnership with the bank advised its customers to get their new virtual account details. The tweet read,

“ We received communication from our virtual account provider that the existing Providus virtual accounts are currently inactive . Please login to your account to get your new virtual account details , “

 

 

 

Another online payment platform, Monnify , issued a statement assuring customers of new account numbers to replace the ones where was provided by the bank, the statement read,

“ We would ask that you don ’ t panic and rest assured that you would be able to access all your funds , as we are currently working with the bank to reconcile the funds in their position for availability and a graceful exit .
“ We believe as soon as tomorrow but no later than Wednesday , we will back with a new partner bank. ”

 

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