This was announced in a statement on Monday titled ‘Polaris Bank pays extra N5 for every dollar remitted to Nigeria’. This had been announced via their twitter handle on 7th March, 2021.
Mr Innocent Ike, acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Polaris Bank,disclosed that “Growing evidence has shown a positive relationship between diaspora remittances and economic growth and as such, the bank will continue to contribute its quota to enhancing economic development in the country.”
He explained that the decision was in line with the CBN’s directive and fully aligned with efforts to encourage the inflow of diaspora remittances into the country.
Ike described the “CBN Naira 4 dollar scheme” as an unprecedented incentive for senders and recipients of international money transfers, noting that the scheme which took effect from 8th March, will run till 8th May, 2021.
“We have started paying extra N5 on every dollar to beneficiaries at our branches. This is in addition to the foreign currency they receive from their family and friends abroad,” he stated.
Polaris Bank is a future-determining bank committed to delivering industry-defining products and services across all sectors of the Nigerian economy, the statement said.