Analysis of the Relationship between Currency Redenomination and Financial Transaction Costs in Nigeria

Hassana Aliyu MOHAMMED, Abdurrahman ISIK, Paul Terhemba IOREMBER


The study analyses the relationship between currency redenomination and financial sector transaction costs in Nigeria using a sample of 200 respondents from ten financial institutions. Applying the Chi-square test, the study reveals that high currency redenomination removes wasteful transactions removes user costs (difficulties arising from memorizing, calculating and carrying large sum of lowest denominations: coins and smaller notes). The results also show that currency redenomination influences inflationary pressure and currency liberalization in Nigeria. Based on the findings the study recommends the introduction of currency redenomination to facilitate the consumers' cash payment and reduce the cost incurred by producers and issuing authorities, and also make payment system more efficient and effective.


currency redenomination, financial transaction costs, wasteful transactions, currency liberalization

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