Mobile money Uganda agent commission fees for MTN and Airtel networks

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You could start a bank today anywhere without having so much paper work, ATM machines, Liquid cash or approval from Bank of Uganda. All you need is a Kiosk and some little float on your account with MTN or Airtel Uganda mobile networks.

To be a mobile money agent in Uganda, there’re a number of requirements you need to meet. For instance;

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  • You must be a registered as a LIMITED company that has existed for a period not less than one year.
  • Must have physical permanent or Semi-Permanent premises from which to operate, Counter Layout.
  • Must have three months Company Bank Statement
  • Existing Business Turnover of at least Ushs 5 Million per Month.
  • Registered Board Resolution to start MM Agency Business.

among several other requirements you can find on Dignited Answers.  Both MTN and Airtel seem to have similar commission fees with very subtle differences. MTN however, won’t give you commission for transactions less than Ugx 5,000 while Airtel gives you about Ugx 150. Also Airtel supports transactions as much as Ugx 5,000,000 well as MTN ends at Ugx 4,000,000. Below is a complete chart of MTN and Airtel Money agent commission fees structures.

MTN Uganda Mobile money agent commission fees structure

MTN Uganda Mobile Money Agent Commission fees   
Transaction Tiers(UGX)Transaction Type and Agent Fees (UGX)
DepositWithdraw cash from
Min MaxAgentATM
500-2,5000100NA
2,501-5,0000125NA
5,001-15,000285450600
15,001-30,000285500600
30,001-45,000285525600
45,001-60,000285575600
60,001-125,000440700740
125,001-250,0005201,3001,050
250,001-500,0008502,6001,750
500,001-1,000,10002,5005,0002,100
1,000,001-2,000,0004,5007,5003,920
2,000,001-4,000,0008,00012,5007,100

Airtel Uganda Warid Pesa/Airtel money agent commission fees structure

Airtel Uganda Airtel Money/Warid Pesa Agent Commission fees  
Transaction TiersCash In (Deposit)Cash Out(Withdraw)
500-2,500150100
2,501-5,000150125
5,001-15,000285450
15,001-30,000285500
30,001-45,000285525
45,001-60,000285575
60,001-125,000440700
125,001-250,0005201,300
250,001-500,0008502,600
500,001-1,000,10002,5005,000
1,000,001-2,000,0004,5007,500
2,000,001-3,000,0008,00012,500
3,000,001-4,000,0008,00012,500
4,001,000-5,000,0009,00015,000

  • Starting my mobile money business this week, at Kisenyi behind Owino Market. This information will be great. Also come and support. Thanks

  • A quick question? What’s the minimum float?