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MTN Reduces Mobile Money Sending Rates

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Kampala, Uganda – November 7, 2016.

MTN Uganda today announced that it has reduced mobile money sending charges for tiered amounts between 500 and 45,000/-.

The promotion is part of MTN’s festive season offers and will go on at least until end of the year. The reduced charges apply to MTN Mobile Money customers sending money to other mobile money registered customers.

The announcement was made at a press conference in the MTN Service Centre Towers at Forest Mall, Lugogo.

MTN’s General Manager for Financial Services Phrase Lubega said the offer is in line with MTN’s commitment to driving financial inclusion in Uganda while delivering easier and more affordable services to customers.

“We are excited to deliver the first festive season offer, making sending even more affordable for customers on MTN Mobile Money,” he said.

“MTN Mobile Money has always been a simple and convenient service to use with transactions being completed in only a matter of seconds.

We are happy to offer customers even more reason to use this product as we head into the festive season,” he noted.

MTN’s Chief Executive Officer Wim Vanhelleputte added; “To be able to accelerate the financial inclusion that mobile money is at the fore front of supporting, affordability is key.

This is why we have taken a decision to reduce the mobile money rates for sending money in the transaction ranges that the majority of our customers transact.

We are making it more affordable for the customer to send money using MTN Mobile Money.”

New/Reduced charges for sending money using MTN Mobile Money

Transaction Amounts

Current charge

New/Reduced charges

% decrease

500 – 2,500

500

180

64%

2,501 – 5,000

500

350

30%

5,001 – 15,000

1,000

600

40%

15,001 – 30,000

1,000

800

20%

30,001 – 45,000

1,100

1000

9%

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