The announcement is contained in a statement from the bank to its customers on Thursday.
It said customers will be unable to make international automated teller machine (ATM), and point of sales (POS) transactions on their naira Mastercards.
“We write to inform you that you will no longer be able to use your naira Mastercard for international online and POS transactions effective 31st December 2022.
Kindly note that you can use your GTBank dollar card for all your international spending requirements.”
The statement further states that, “the bank’s dollar card allows a daily $1,000 (or equivalent in the transaction local currency) withdrawal limit on ATM transactions.
It added that there would be no withdrawal limit on “annual spend and POS transactions” for the dollar cards.
However, this is not the first time financial institutions are lowering spending limits or suspending international transactions on their cards.
In February and March, Zenith Bank and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) reduced the international spending limit on their naira cards from $100 to $20 a month.
ALSO READ:Senate Seeks Extension Of January Deadline For Phasing Out Of Old Naira Notes ￼
Also, in July, Standard Chartered Bank suspended international transactions on its naira visa debit card.
Flutterwave, Eversend and other fintech platforms had also stopped virtual card services for international transactions.