Mobile Money without borders; Remittance growing big in the ecosystem

The mobile money industry continues to grow globally, with more than 270 live mobile money services in 93 countries. In Uganda, the amount of money transacted through mobile money by December 2015 was UGx....
Send and recieve money to more than 500,000 retail Agent locations globally and more than one billion bank accounts in 50 countries and millions of mobile wallets using Western Union. Image Credit: bitcoinist

Western Union Services Now Active in the UK, Despite EU Referendum Vote

Leader in global payments, Western Union Corp. announced all Western Union consumer and business solutions services are active in the United Kingdom (UK), irrespective of EU Membership Referendum vote, or currency volatility. Western...

How MTN’s Mobile Money Savings and Loans Could Aid Uganda’s Middle-Income Ambitions

At the beginning of the last quarter of 2015, I wrote an article examining the question if Mobile Money could be the answer to financial inclusion in the developing world. I...

Mobile Money and Mobile Loans & Savings fueling a cashless economy in Uganda

Mobile Money has been around for quite sometime now - enabling individuals to transfer money and pay bills all over Uganda. Mobile money transfer has morphed quickly into mobile payments and mobile banking...

Opinion: Top predictions for FinTech & Mobile Money in Uganda in 2017

2016 perhaps saw the biggest jump in Mobile Money use cases ever since the service started gaining popularity in the region. Mobile Money became a backbone for other innovative financial products like insurance...
NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba.

NSSF Launches Transaction Alerts to Members

Uganda’s top Pension body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has rolled out a transaction alert service for her members. The development was revealed by the NSSF Managing Director, Richard Byarugaba as...
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NSSF Launches Transaction Alerts to Members

Uganda’s top Pension body, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has rolled out a transaction alert service for her members. The development was revealed by...

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