Macroeconomic Report & Economic Updates

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 17)

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicates improved performance in total volume and value of electronic banking transactions in Q4 2020. Total volume of e-payment transactions for the period under review was 3.46 billion valued at ₦356.47 trillion1. This is a 24.6 percent and 11.4 percent increase in transaction volume and value respectively, relative to the previous quarter of 2020. Disaggregation by types of payment channels shows that online transfers accounted for 64.3 percent and 33.7 percent of total volume and value in the period under review. Real-time gross settlement (RTGS) accounted for just 0.04 percent of volume but 31.7 percent of value, while National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) accounted for 1.4 percent of volume and 27 percent of value. Consistent growth in total digital financial transactions could signify a positive trend for the country’s financial inclusion goals. It is however important that such growth ultimately translates to extending banking services to excluded segments of the population.

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