The PoS business is one of the businesses anyone can easily start up due to its low capital requirement and know-how.


Usually, the operators charge as little as ₦100 to ₦200 for withdrawals of ₦1,000 to ₦2,000.


However, this price may increase soon as the CBN has given the Point-of-Sale (POS) operator an ultimatum.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is not resting on its oars to ensure the security of bank transactions as it keeps rolling out new directives.

CBN Directive

A few hours ago, the CBN announced the intended 0.5% cybersecurity levy on bank transactions within Nigeria.

While Nigerians are still trying to assimilate this development, another directive has been rolled out that concerns POS operators.


The CBN has ordered all operators of this cash debiting machine in Nigeria to register their businesses with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in two months.

This was revealed after a meeting between Fintechs and the Registrar-General/Chief Executive Officer, CAC, Hussaini Magaji (SAN) in Abuja on Monday, May 7.

The CAC boss said the two-month timeline for the registration will expire on July 7.

According to him the decision was not targeted at any groups or individuals.


It is “in line with legal requirements and the directives of the Central Bank of Nigeria,” the CBN said.

The statement read: “The Corporate Affairs Commission and Fintech companies in Nigeria, better known as PoS operators, have agreed to a two-month timeline to register their agents, merchants, and individuals with the CAC in line with legal requirements and the directives of the Central Bank of Nigeria.


POS Charges About To Go Up?

“The agreement was reached today during a meeting between Fintechs and the Registrar-General, CAC, Hussaini Ishaq Magaji, in Abuja.”

Also Read: Why CBN Placed A Ban On Fintech Companies

While many comment on this, saying it is a welcome development, as it would translate to added security for banking transactions, others had a different view.

However, this development may cause a rise in the fees of POS operators, as they may likely start paying tax upon the registration of their business.

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