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Online Payments Uganda

Uganda’s Online Payments Market

Uganda’s population, as of 2013, was 37.6 million (compared to 44.4 million in neighboring Kenya), many of whom have no internet access or no traditional bank account. In fact, 95% of internet connections in Uganda are accessed on mobile devices.



  1. Travel
  2. Hospitality
  3. Airlines
  4. Internet Service Providers
  5. More…


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Online Payments: Mobile Providers and Banks

Uganda’s leader for mobile and online payment processing is Direct Pay Online because it enables the businesses of Uganda to offer safe and secure credit card processing to local customers as well as tourists, who can pay online with credit cards, mobile money, or bank transfers in real-time.

In Uganda, Direct Pay Online works with the following mobile providers:

  1. Airtel
  2. MTN

Direct Pay Online is partnered with Equity Bank in Uganda.


Regulation of Online Payments in Uganda

Like most East African nations, the government of Uganda has not imposed restrictions or regulations on online or mobile payments. Businesses that are ready to offer online payments must comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standardand regulations of Visa, Mastercard, and other credit card companies, but have no further bureaucracy in the form of national restrictions or regulations.


Travel Associations

Uganda has several notable associations for travel operators. These organizations may be able to offer further guidance about online payments in Uganda:

  1. AUTO – Association of Uganda Tour Operators
  2. TUGATA – The Uganda Association of Travel Agents