CBN: CIRCULAR TO ALL BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
RE: GLOBAL STANDING INSTRUCTION (GSI) - INDIVIDUALS
In furtherance of its mandate to promote financial system stability, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the circular on Operational Guidelines on the Global Standing Instruction (GS/) - Individuals (dated July 13, 2020; Ref No: FPRDIDIRIGENICIR/07/056).
The initiative was conceived to fundamentally address the recurring instances of willful loan default in the industry in order to:
- identify and watch-list recalcitrant loan defaulters;
- enhance loan recovery from all eligible and funded accounts/wallets in the industry;
- improve credit repayment culture; and
- reduce non-performing loans in the Nigerian banking system.
Consequently, please be informed that the frequency of recovery attempts via the GSI platform has been amended from a specific number to continuous and unrestricted .
In other words, the GSI automated loan recovery feature applicable to all loans in the industry shall remain perpetually in place throughout the life of the loan and/or until the loan is fully repaid.
Please be guided accordingly and review the Guidelines, which remains available on the CBN website: www.cbn.gov.ng