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How to Receive Funds to Your Local Bank Account Through Payoneer



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If you need to receive money from abroad, Payoneer is one of the best ways to do so. Payoneer is a financial technology company that enables individuals and businesses to work together.

The company provides an online platform for companies and individuals to receive funds from international sources in one’s local bank accounts like Fibo.

This article will go through the steps on how to receive funds from abroad via Payoneer and link your account with a local bank.

What is Payoneer?

Payoneer allows people to pay money abroad in an easy way. With Payoneer, people with no knowledge of local banking systems or currencies can send and receive money internationally with ease; there’s even data analytics that provides businesses insights into their payment trends and figures.

You can also deposit funds into your local bank accounts, making it more convenient for business owners. Payoneer can be used in many different ways, such as paying freelancers, outsourcing projects to contractors, etc.

Benefits of Using Payoneer

There are many benefits to using Payoneer, from saving money to receiving payment faster from anywhere. Payoneer is available to both professionals and non-professionals. For example, if you are a freelancer, it will be easy to receive funds through Payoneer. There are also other benefits listed below.

  • It is one of the most convenient ways to receive funds abroad online. Your money can be sent anywhere in the world and deposited into your local bank account for easy access. This saves you the hassle of transferring money through traditional methods, such as calling up a bank and waiting up to a week before the money is transferred, which can be stressful when you need that cash straight away.
  • This is a large global network with more than 250 supported countries.
  • There are many different currencies to choose from, making it more convenient to find the one you need without worry.
  • It has multiple integrated payment methods, such as bank account wire and bank deposit.
  • There is no need to have a special account in your bank, simply link your existing Payoneer account with your local bank account and receive funds straight away using this transfer method.
  • No setup fees, monthly service fees, or hidden costs. Only low-cost annual and transaction fees.

What’s The Best Bank To Withdraw From Payoneer?

There are a lot of banks to choose from. Your account is linked with your Payoneer account, so you’ll be able to transfer funds across any local bank within the supported countries. Payoneer will only send funds to your local bank account, and then you can withdraw the funds via an ATM card.

Steps To Receive Funds To Your Local Bank Account Through Payoneer

These are the steps to follow to receive funds to your local bank account:

  1. Log Into The To The Bank Digital App

Go to the Bank Digital app and log into your Payoneer account.

  1. Give Bank Access To Your Payoneer Account And Link Accounts

Go to the main page of your bank account, then select “Account Settings.” On this screen, you’ll be able to link your Payoneer account. Click on “Connect Bank Account,” and you’ll be able to give the bank access to your Payoneer account.

Specify The Amount Of Foreign Currency You Want To Withdraw From

Withdrawing funds to your Payoneer account is very easy. It will only require a few minutes, and your funds will be transferred directly to your local bank account. After this, it’s important to know how much foreign currency you want to withdraw from Payoneer so the transfer can be made successfully.

Click ‘Withdraw’ To Convert Funds To Naira (NGN) In Your Bank Account

Once you’ve specified the amount of foreign currency you want to withdraw from Payoneer, click on ‘withdraw.’ This will convert your funds in Payoneer to Nigerian Naira (NGN) and will show up in your bank account.

Use Your Bank’s Debit Card At Local Merchants Or ATMs To Spend Naira

Once your funds are converted to Naira, you can now withdraw the funds via your bank debit card. You can also use your bank debit card to withdraw local currency at local merchants or ATMs.

The Bottom Line

Using Payoneer is one of the easiest ways to receive funds from abroad. You can link your local bank account and transfer money directly into your bank account. By doing this, you’ll receive your money quickly and will not have to go through the hassle of another currency exchange service that is available in Nigeria.

Payoneer has a great platform that allows users to monitor their transactions, and receive and transfer funds at any time. If users work in online startups, online freelancing, or business projects, then trying this system would be an excellent decision.


Appeal Court Exonerates Zenith Bank, Fines Real Integrated & Hospitality



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By Dipo Olowookere

Justice Muhammed Sirajo of a court of appeal sitting in Lagos has upturned the judgement of Justice O.O. Abike-Fadipe of the Lagos State High Court against Zenith Bank Plc.

On March 8, 2022, Justice Abike-Fadipe directed Zenith Bank to pay Real Integrated & Hospitality Limited an interest of 15 per cent per annum on N872.8 million from May 17, 2011, when the advanced payment guarantees expired till judgment and thereafter at the rate of 10 per cent per annum until final liquidation.

The company and the Gombe State Universal Basic Education Board (Gombe SUBEB) had sued the lender for an alleged breach of contract after Zenith Bank, on October 7, 2011, did not allow the firm to withdraw funds from its account.

Dissatisfied with the ruling, the financial institution filed an appeal in suit number CA/LAG/CV/262/2022.

Ruling on the matter on Wednesday, the three-man panel of the appellate court unanimously upturned the judgement of the lower court on the ground that the trial court was wrong to have presumed that the bank withheld the full account statement of Real Integrated in the light of Exhibit C6 (the comprehensive Statement of Account of Real Integrated), which was tendered by the bank for a limited purpose.

The court further held that there was no need for the lower court to have invoked Section 167 (d) of the Evidence Act, 2011 against the bank and, thereafter, awarded a cost of N200,000 against Real Integrated & Hospitality Limited and in favour of Zenith Bank.

Business Post gathered that the counsels of Zenith Bank, led by Prof. Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) and Mr Sylva Ogwemoh (SAN), had challenged Justice Abike-Fadipe’s decision to award N2.5 million against the bank as the cost of the action in favour of Real Integrated.

The legal team argued that the lender acted in full compliance with its contractual obligations in line with the Advanced Payment Guarantee (APG) contract and that the trial court was wrong in its judgement.

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CABS Zimbabwe Secures $10m Loan to Support Growth Strategy



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By Dipo Olowookere

A $10 million credit facility has been obtained by Central Africa Building Society (CABS) Zimbabwe, a member of the Old Mutual Group, from Norsad Capital.

The impact investor and private creditor provider approved the loan to the bank to support its growth strategy, as the funds would be used to offer loans to CABS Zimbabwe’s export clients, particularly in the agricultural sector.

“This investment aligns with Norsad’s sectoral theme of Financial Institutions as well as the impact focus on financial inclusion and sustainable livelihoods, the Investment Director at Norsad Capital and transaction lead, Ms Carol-Jean Harward, said.

“The transaction will capacitate the exporting industry by providing working capital and capital expenditure facilities to sectors in agriculture and manufacturing.

“We are excited to partner with CABS as it plays a catalytic role in unlocking opportunities to enable local farmers and SMEs to export both regionally and internationally,” she added.

In his remarks, the Deputy Managing Director of CABS, Mr Cecil Ndoro, said, “Norsad’s funding will help strengthen CABS’ balance sheet by providing medium-term funding as well as capacitating the exporting industries by providing working capital and capital expenditure facilities, thus boosting the country’s foreign currency earnings.

“As CABS, we will deploy the funds to the productive export sectors, notably agriculture, manufacturing, mining, and tourism.

“The focus will be on the generation of foreign currency, creation of employment and value chain financing for the benefit of industry players and the economy at large. The investment will promote entrepreneurship, enable growth, and improve livelihoods.”

CABS is one of the top three banks in Zimbabwe and was established as a building society in 1949 before being granted approval by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) in 2011 to engage in full commercial banking operations.

The lender has 38 operational branches, over 900 agents, and the largest Point of Sales machine network of about 25,000 countrywide. This adds to its digital banking offering, which includes Mobile, Internet, and WhatsApp Banking.

The agricultural sector is key to Zimbabwe’s economy for domestic production, exports, and employment; hence, Norsad’s facility supports sustainable livelihoods and builds a better Africa by impacting lives.

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30 Corps Members Get Unity Bank’s N10m Grant



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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Thirty members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been given a grant of N10 million after a business pitch presentation held across 10 of the 36 states of the federation.

The funding support was provided by Unity Bank Plc through its Unity Bank Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, known as Corpreneurship Challenge.

It is targeted at empowering fresh graduates and corps members on one-year compulsory national youth service. The scheme is currently in its ninth edition.

A statement from the lender disclosed that the 30 corps members were picked from Rivers, Delta, Sokoto, Edo, Abuja, Akwa-Ibom, Osun, Kano, Bayelsa, and Enugu, with each state producing three winners who took home cash grants of N500,000, N300,000 and N200,000.

For this edition, the beneficiaries focused on renewable energy, fashion, beauty, agro-processing, confectionaries, etc.

The winners emerged after their business plans were assessed by a panel looking out for business ideas that demonstrate originality, marketability, future employability potential of the product, and knowledge of the business.

Some of the winners at the Rivers State NYSC Orientation camp at Nonwa Gbam Tai included Muoneke Gift, whose business plan on renewable energy took home the grand prize of N500,000; followed by Ilesanmi Olamide’s business proposal on beauty services to claim the N300,000; and Ekanem Moses Idoreyin’s confectionary business proposal, which took home the N200,000.

Speaking during the finale at Rivers State NYSC Orientation Camp recently, the Group Head, Retail, E-Business, and SME Banking, Unity Bank Plc, Mr Olufunwa Akinmade, said the bank was delighted with the impressive records the Corpreneurship Challenge has pulled so far.

“When we launched the initiative in 2019, we set out to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs that will disrupt the job market by creating much-needed jobs across all sectors. Today, we have come a long way, and the Corpreneurship Challenge has lived up to its billing,” he said.

Represented by Regional Manager, Port Harcourt Region, Unity Bank Plc, Mr Eto Ukpe, Mr Akinmade reiterated the lender’s commitment to sustaining the initiative and mainstreaming the Corpreneurship Challenge as a reliable and impactful entrepreneurship and business empowerment and mentorship programme in the country.

“What we have today in the labour market is far from the ideal. However, it is not enough to keep complaining. We must make lemonade out of a lemon. We believe that the Corpreneurship Challenge has proved to be one of the most creative approaches to tackling the intractable crisis we have in the job market in Nigeria.

“Our goal is to expand this programme to all 36 states and sustain it for as long as possible to achieve record impact. We continue to encourage the winners to continue to learn the rudimentary lessons necessary to build a successful business.

“We emphasise that the budding entrepreneurs who take part in this initiative constantly think about the challenges they will face and put the same energy they all have displayed in preparing for this contest in their businesses as they face their post-service year ahead,” he stated.

The Unity Bank Corpreneurship Challenge has gradually joined the league of some of the most impactful, youth-focused entrepreneurship development initiatives in Nigeria, empowering no fewer than 100 young entrepreneurs over the past three years.

Recently, one of the beneficiaries in Sokoto, Ms Beulah Yusuf, who emerged as second runner-up in one of the editions, successfully launched her recycling business with the grant received from the bank.

She unveiled her products, widely acclaimed for addressing environmental pollution and waste management inefficiencies, underscoring the bank’s motivations to sustain the initiative.

The Corpreneurship Challenge, which has earned the bank national recognition for its impact on youth empowerment and job creation, has continued to elicit growing interest among the corps members, attracting over 2000 applicants and participation in every edition.

In partnership with the NYSC Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED), the initiative prominently features a business pitch presentation that provides the participants with the opportunity to present their business plans and stand a chance to win up to N500,000 cash in the business grant.

So far, Unity Bank has invested over N100 million in the initiative, which has now produced 118 winners since it was launched in 2019.

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