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Electronic payment in cashless economy of Nigeria

: Problems and prospect
  • Electronic payment in cashless economy of Nigeria
  • Odi,Nwankwo
  • Nevada, U.S : Macrothink Institute
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Title Electronic payment in cashless economy of Nigeria
Subtitle Problems and prospect
Author Odi,Nwankwo
Publisher Nevada, U.S : Macrothink Institute
Publication Date 2013
Material Type Article
Country Nigeria Holding Macrothink Institute
Language English License
Pages 14

Abstract

Before the emergence of modern banking system, banking operation was manually done which lead to a slowdown in settlement of transactions. This manual system involves posting transactions from one ledger to another with human hands. This work examines electronic payment in cashless economy of Nigeria: Problems and Prospect. The new policy by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on cashless system of payment has raised a lot of concern to the growth of Nigerian economy, with the objective of reducing robbery, high cost of processing cash, revenue leakages, inefficient treasury management, promoting economic development through financial intermediation, among others. The aim of this paper is to ascertain the extent to which electronic payment affect cashless economy of Nigeria. Descriptive research design was used to carry out this study. The study indicates that the electronic system of payment has a great implication in cashless economy of Nigerian but it will led to significant decrease in deposit mobilization and credit extension by Nigerian deposit money banks.

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