JAIZ Bank announces commencement of FOREX trading

Nigerian Islamic bank Jaiz Bank has announced its commencement of Foreign Exchange trading which now makes it eligible to carry out transactions for eligible Bureau de Change operators at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). It will commence bidding for its BDC customers from all branches by the first week of September 2013. The bank has also commenced over the counter transactions of Basic Travel Allowance BTA sales at all its branches. Jaiz Bank began full operations as the first Non-Interest Bank in Nigeria in January, 2012 and has since expanded its branch network to 10. The capital base of the Bank has also grown from N5 billion when it started operations last year to about N10billion. This level of capitalisation enables the Bank to apply for National Banking license from the Central Bank of Nigerian if it chooses and thus position it to operate in all the States of the Federation.