[size=36]The Central Bank: punitive measures against banks that issued payment cards outside the controls[/size]
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Today, Sunday, the Central Bank clarified the objectives of the instructions issued regarding prepaid cards, while indicating that punitive measures were taken towards banks that issued cards outside the controls.
The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank, Ammar Hamad Khalaf, said in an interview with the official agency, followed by Mawazine News, a copy of it, that "the current government is interested in the issue of electronic payment," noting that "the aim of issuing instructions for electronic payment cards is to prevent misuse of cards."
He added, "The bank's instructions set the upper limit for the amounts in the prepaid card, which is 10 million dinars, which can be charged once, with a ceiling that does not exceed this amount, in addition to conditions for banks that issue these cards, which must include printing the citizen's name on them, while taking all information through documents." official when issuing the card,” noting that “
And he continued, "Attempts to smuggle a number of cards issued by banks and electronic payment companies licensed by the Central Bank, which did not include any name, were thwarted, with the aim of using them outside Iraq," noting that "the Central Bank took measures with those banks in coordination with security agencies and the border crossings that I caught those cards."
He emphasized that "the Central Bank's decision regarding electronic payment cards stressed the need for this issued card to be registered in the name of a person with the company issuing it," pointing to "the possibility of using these cards outside Iraq by withdrawing cash equivalent to $300 per day, provided that it does not exceed $3,000." within one month.”
And he indicated that "the use of this card inside Iraq will be in Iraqi dinars," pointing out that "the citizen will not pay any fees for the process of using these cards inside Iraq."