Karachi May 10 2022: In order to facilitate Asaan Mobile Account (AMA), Central Bank has been decided to temporarily waive the One Time Password (OTP)/Call Back Confirmation (CBC) requirement.
AMA is level 0 (zero) BB account that can be opened remotely through an interoperable USSD platform without the use of internet.
However, the customer will have to conduct a NADRA biometric verification (BVS) on first cash-in or cash-out, whichever is earlier, but no later than sixty (60) days of account opening.
In case of failure to conduct BVS within the stipulated time, the account shall be treated as debit blocked after serving ten (10) days prior notice/ intimation to the customers.
The banks will be required to put a robust monitoring mechanism in place to evaluate and mitigate any possible risks (fraudulent instances including layering of accounts, SIM swapping etc.) on AMA and submit a monthly report to AC&MFD-SBP of the recorded fraudulent/suspicious transactions on the enclosed format.
The waiver of OTP/CBC on AMAs will be effective from the date of issuance of this circular and shall remain valid for a period of six (06) months ending November 10, 2022. Thereafter, a decision will be taken based on the aforesaid monthly reporting to SBP.