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BOU: Mobile money transfer will add value to money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mobile Money services have now been completely detached from the regulation of the Uganda Communications Commission to that of the Bank of Uganda (BOU), amidst questions and fears from the customers. Last month, the Bank of Uganda started implementing the National Payments System Act …

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Economy at crossroads

Can Mutebile’s latest announcement and government spending plan save the economy hurt by coronavirus lockdowns? | JULIUS BUSINGE | On June 16, Bank of Uganda Governor, Emmanuel T. Mutebile made a big announcement that many pundits believed would boost economic recovery. For the first time in many months, Mutebile cut …

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Banks post third profit decline in 10 years

Several potential vulnerabilities remain related to the pace of the economic recovery and its effect on the income and loan repayment capacity of firms and households Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda’s commercial banks recorded the third drop in full year profits in 10 years weighed down by increased …

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KCB Uganda to handle Airtel Money cash

The partnership will enable customers borrow mobile loans for as low as Shs300 and earn interest on savings for as high 9%, respectively Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Telecom operator, Airtel Uganda, has appointed KCB Uganda as a trust account holder for its mobile financial services Airtel Money in …

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What does separation of mobile money from telecoms mean?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Starting June 1st, Ugandans will have mobile money transactions run by companies separate from the traditional telecoms that have been operating the business. This follows the licensing of three companies to operate mobile money services in Uganda including MTN Mobile Money Uganda Ltd and Airtel Mobile …

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Parliament clears Mutebile, Ochola for new terms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile on Friday stealthily made his way into Parliament’s vetting committee to defend his re-appointment as Governor of the Central Bank, with security personnel ensuring that media and the public did not catch a glimpse of him. The ailing 71-year-old economist has been …

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