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Everything you need to know about MTN Mobile Money


What is MTN mobile money

MTN Mobile Money is a secure electronic service that enables MTN Mobile Money wallet holders to store funds, send and receive money, make payments and do a number of other transactions simply using their mobile phone. It’s fast, simple, convenient and affordable. And it’s offered by MTN in partnership with over 10 partner banks, in a number of countries across Africa.

How does MTN Mobile Money work?

MTN Mobile Money stores funds in a secure electronic account linked to an MTN mobile phone number. Before sending funds, please check with your recipient that they have a registered MTN Mobile Money account.

For more information on the services available via MTN Mobile Money in a specific country, please check the MTN website, or visit one of their dedicated agents.

How is MTN Mobile Money used?

MTN Mobile Money wallet holders can use their mobile money account in a number of ways. They can:

  • Receive and store money
  • Send money to any MTN mobile phone user - registered or not.
  • Send money to mobile phone users on other local networks.
  • Withdraw cash at any authorised MTN Mobile Money agent
  • Top-up MTN airtime
  • Pay bills
  • Buy and pay for insurance
  • Pay employee salaries, airline tickets, school fees and other goods and services.

How can I check my MTN Mobile Money balance?

There are a number of ways to check your MTN Mobile Money balance. But the best way is with the MTN mobile app. Among other things, it allows you to check your balance and check rates. It also offers you a better way to control all of your MTN mobile services.

Can MTN Mobile Money users receive money from abroad?

Yes. With WorldRemit you can receive money from over 50 countries into your MTN Mobile Money wallet in these countries:

And remember, the fastest and most efficient way to receive money from abroad is to do it on the WorldRemit app

Why choose WorldRemit?


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We're Simple

No need to visit an agent. Send 70 currencies to 130 countries, from your smartphone or computer

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We’re Safe

We use industry-leading technology that protects your money and guarantees it arrives safely every time.

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We're Fast

90% of our transactions are completed in minutes

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We’re Low-cost

See our low fees and our best exchange rates up front, with no hidden costs

Send on the go and track your transfer with our app

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