CBN’s crypto trading ban is justified, BDC operators say

BDCs process N1trn annual deals, says Gwadabe

CBN’s crypto trading ban is justified, BDC operators say   The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators (ABCON) of Nigeria has given its backing to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) policy mandating banks to close all accounts belonging to cryptocurrency traders. It said this in a statement on Sunday titled ‘ABCON backs CBN’s cryptocurrency trading ban for stronger anti-money laundering compliance’. Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the president, ABCON, said the regulator acted fast to curtail an emerging dangerous trend capable of eroding Nigeria’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing gains. He…

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BDCs eye $25bn Diaspora remittance collection

BDCs process N1trn annual deals, says Gwadabe

BDCs eye $25bn Diaspora remittance collection   The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has appealed to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make Bureaux De Change (BDCs) payout agents for Diaspora remittances. ABCON President, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, who stated this in Lagos recently, said the apex bank should leverage on the over 5,000 licensed BDCs across the six geopolitical zones to get the greenback seamlessly to beneficiaries. Gwadabe said that the plan would help in providing a more convenient channel for Nigerians in the Diaspora…

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ABCON: COVID-19, forex volatility portend more woes for businesses except…

BDCs process N1trn annual deals, says Gwadabe

ABCON: COVID-19, forex volatility portend more woes for businesses except…     Foreign exchange (forex) scarcity in Nigeria portend a more difficult operation environment for businesses of various scales in the country, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the president of Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has warned. Gwadabe, who disclosed this during a chat in Lagos added that the Nigerian business environment is becoming more hostile and unbearable for local manufacturers, foreign operators and Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) due to the escalating exchange rates, foreign…

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Bureau De Change business not as lucrative as perceived, Gwadabe reveals

Bureau De Change business not as lucrative as perceived, Gwadabe reveals

Bureau De Change (BDC) business in Nigeria is not as profitable as many people often think it is, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, president of Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has revealed. According to him, the operators earn just N2 gain from every dollar sold, which indicates that at the current rate of N467 per $1 in the parallel market (Lagos), operators earn just 0.43 per cent of the transactions they make. He stated: “The N2 margin earned by BDCs from every dollar sold is barely enough to…

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