Mobile Money Userbase Overtakes Bank Accounts in Uganda
Published on: 11th Dec 2013
The number of mobile money account users in Uganda has surpased the number of bank accounts in the country the Bank of Uganda's Deputy Governor Dr. Louis Kasekende has announced.
There are now 12 million mobile money users, which exceeds the number of customers holding a conventional branch bank account.
He also said that Ugandans transferred USD640 million using mobile money transactions in the first 11 months of this year.
"Commercial banking needs a lot of improvement and awareness creation." he warned, noting that the country has just 900 bank branches and fewer than 800 ATMs.