Access Bank customers will now have to pay an accumulated charge over the 3-month period.
Access Bank Plc has admitted in an email to customers that it forgot to implement a mandated stamp duty charge on applicable transactions between February 1, and April 30, 2020.
A N50 stamp duty is charged on all deposits, and electronic transfers of naira-denominated current and savings accounts for transactions of 10,000 and above.
The bank said it failed to enforce the charge for three months, as required.
While apologising to its customers for the oversight, Access said it will now be required to deduct the accumulated charges for the said period from their accounts.
“We request that you kindly fund your account to accommodate this charge,” the bank urged customers.
The stamp duty will be remitted to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
However customers of the bank has gone to Twitter to show their dissatisfaction..
Dear Access Bank, when did I buy Stamp of N2,500 from you? Postal Stamp Duty… Aye mi 😳🙆♂️😭 pic.twitter.com/Smnc90rpaW
— 🌴 Yᴏᴜʀ Dᴇsᴛɪɴʏ Hᴇʟᴘᴇʀ®🕊🌴 (@AyanfeOfGod) June 27, 2020
If Access bank debits what they just debited me from all their customers, they might generate N1trn. They called it stamp duty charges. The bravery is impressive 🤣
— Obinna Nwosu (@obi_Nwosu) June 27, 2020
Top 5 most useless banks in Nigeria in no particular order:
1) Access Bank
2) Access Bank
3) Access Bank
4) Access Bank
5) Access Bank
Which bank did I skip please?
— TOLU 👑 (@Tolutheking) June 27, 2020