[/blockquote]Receiving mobile money from Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia has been made easy, today MTN Group has announced that customers in Zambia, Rwanda and Uganda will now be able to receive money instantly into their MTN Mobile Money wallets from WorldRemit, a leading digital money transfer service. The launch follows the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year, to enable WorldRemit customers all over the world to send international remittances to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.
“This partnership makes sense for both companies, as WorldRemit and MTN share a disruptive approach to innovation and bringing impactful services to our customers. Together, we are now providing an instant, fully digital and very affordable solution to send international remittance to Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia (TBC). Other countries will follow soon,” says Serigne Dioum, Head of Mobile Financial Services, MTN Group.
“At WorldRemit, we are pioneering international mobile-to-mobile remittances. Our partnership with MTN allows our customers around the world to send money instantly from the WorldRemit app to MTN Mobile Money users in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. Together with MTN, we make sending money home as easy as sending an instant message,” says Alix Murphy, Senior Mobile Analyst.
People in more than 52 countries use the WorldRemit app to send over 300,000 money transfers every month to over 125 destinations. It is the leading sender of remittances to Mobile Money wallets connecting to over 20 different services worldwide.
MTN Mobile Money enables users to perform utility payments, save money, purchase airtime and access a range of mobile financial products. To date, MTN Mobile Money is used by customers in 14 countries across Africa.