MTN Ghana offers instant international money transfers via Skrill


MTN Ghana is offering instant international money transfers from Skrill, a digital wallet service from Paysafe, accounts in over 200 countries to its Mobile Money customers in Ghana.

In a statement issued by MTN, the service which went live in March 2016, makes it easy for Skrill customers to move money directly into MTN Mobile Money accounts in any currency via the Skrill International Transfer (Skrill IT) service. Customers can then cash out funds at any time at an MTN Mobile Money agent in Ghana.

Per the service, consumers in Ghana can now also add the MTN Mobile Money account details to their Skrill profile to access funds from their Skrill wallet.

Send4free until April 30, 2016.

As part of the launch, Skrill and MTN Ghana are running a promotion to offer free transfers into MTN Mobile Money accounts. Skrill has waived the 1% SEND MONEY fee for sending money to MTN Mobile Money accounts in Ghana for the month of April 2016.

Lorenzo Pellegrino, Chief Executive of Paysafe Digital Wallets, said, “we are excited to be collaborating with a leading mobile network such as MTN to open up access to international money transfers, which are a key driver in growing financial inclusion in vibrant economies like Ghana.”

Speaking about the partnership, Eli Hini, Acting General Manager, Mobile Financial Service, MTN said “MTN Ghana is excited to add a new partner to its international remittance service that is making Ghanaians living abroad feel even closer to their family and friends. With our over 36,000 agent points across Ghana, the service can be enjoyed by all registered MTN Mobile Money customers. It is instant, totally secured and very convenient.”

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