Mobile network operator MTN Ghana is offering instant international money transfers from Skrill accounts in over 200 countries to its Mobile Money customers in Ghana. Skrill is the digital wallet service from Paysafe, a leading global provider of payment solutions.
The collaboration 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.
Consumers in Ghana can now also add the MTN Mobile Money account details to their Skrill profile to access funds from their Skrill wallet. The service went live in March 2016.
#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, he said.
Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe makes transactions easy by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay-before, pay-now and pay-later through its digital wallets, prepaid card, payment processing and card issuing & acquiring products and services. We believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and safe. With nearly two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by merchants, and by consumers in more than 200 countries and territories, to move and manage money via more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies. Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe’s brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, paysafecard®, paysolution® and FANS Entertainment. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit: www.paysafe.com.
About MTN Ghana:
MTN Ghana is the market leader in the increasingly competitive mobile telecommunications industry in Ghana, offering subscribers a range of exciting options under Pay Monthly and Pay As You Go Services. The company has committed itself to delivering reliable and innovative services that provide value for subscribers in Ghana’s telecommunications market. MTN has continuously invested in expanding and modernizing its network since its entry into Ghana in 2006. Total investments from 2006-2015 are about US$2.512 billion. MTN has the widest 2G coverage across the length and breadth of Ghana. The company has also built three modern Switch and Data centres to deliver stable, reliable, efficient and robust Telecom and Data Services to customers.