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Failed Banks: NDIC To Deploy Single Customer View Platform In MFBs To Fast-Track Depositor Reimbursement

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The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has developed a Single Customer View (SCV) platform that will be deploy to microfinance banks (MFBs) to eliminate delays experienced in reimbursing depositors following revocation of failed MFBs licences by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Managing Director, Bello Hassan disclosed this while receiving executive members of the National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB) on a courtesy visit to the NDIC Management in Abuja.

In signed by the Director, Communication and Public Affairs Department, Bashir Nuhu and made available to Channel Network Afrique, (CNA) the Corporation introduced the Single Customer View platform in order to strengthen its processes.

The NDIC boss said the platform would not only ensure rendition of quality, timely and complete data to NDIC by MFBs but also give complete position of depositors’ data at any given time which would go a long way in enhancing prompt reimbursement in case of bank failure.

The MD however, said the Corporation would expose the template for the platform to the association with a view to garnering additional inputs towards optimising the noble innovation.

He charged the association to promote adoption of sound risk management practices by its members, stressing that it is key to the maintenance of safe and sound MFB sub-sector.

The President of NAMB, Mr. Yusuf Gyallesu lauded the Corporation for its continued collaboration with the Association and its members in strengthening microfinance bank operations in the country.

He recalled NDIC’s contribution towards the acquisition of the National Association of Microfinance Banks Unified Information Technology (NAMBUIT) and continuous capacity building for operators amongst other support which the Corporation had given to the association.

The President disclosed the establishment of a Monitoring and Evaluation Department by the Association aimed at promoting sound practices through self-regulation among MFB operators and called on the Corporation to assist in strengthening the operations of the new department.

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