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“You can now Transact on any Platform Globally that you would like to”- UBA Withdraws Initial Ban on Debit Card Transaction for Betting, Pornography etc

Earlier, the internet was thrown into a frenzy when UBA announced the ban on its debit cards for transactions like pornography, betting, dating and escort services. With majority opining that one should be at liberty to do whatsoever with his money so far it is not a fraudulent activity.

Under 24 hours, UBA finally revoked the ban by releasing the statement below.

Dear Esteemed Customer,
In our relentless bid to continuously provide excellent services to our customers, we work hard to protect your transactions and Identity.

We recently sent you correspondence indicating that your cards would be protected from certain risky sites.
We have listened to  you and have heard that this is not in line with your expectations. We have immediately made adjustments accordingly.
Please be informed that all sites have been unblocked and you can now transact on any platform globally that you would like to whilst we continue to provide surveillance on some high risk activity points to protect your transactions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will continue to work hard to serve you better.


Bola Atta

Group  Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications


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