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Online Payments Rwanda

Rwanda’s Online Payments Market

Population – 12.1
Mobile Phone Subscribers – 8.9 million
Mobile money users – 6.5 million

The nation has a vibrant economy and a GDP which has sustained growth of between 7% and 8% annually since 2008. As a result, both internet and mobile are seeing increased penetration. The 2015 estimate shows mobile penetration at 77% and internet at 34%. Connectivity and reliability are improving as infrastructure is being updated.

Rwanda’s Online Payments: Mobile Providers and Banks

Direct Pay Online handles online payments in Rwanda. The company is trusted by Rwandan businesses because it allows them to offer safe and secure credit card processing to both travelers and locals, who can pay online with credit cards, mobile money, or bank transfers in real-time.
Direct Pay Online works with the following cellular providers in Rwanda:

  1. Tigo
  2. Pesa
  3. Airtel
  4. MTN

Direct Pay Online Limited is partnered with Equity Bank in Rwanda.


  1. Travel
  2. Hospitality
  3. Airlines
  4. Internet Service Providers
  5. eCommerce
  6. Restaurants & Retail
  7. More…


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Who can open an account with Direct Pay Online?

Any travel related merchant / provider and E-commerce merchants (hotel, airline, travel agent, tour operator, tour guides etc.) can open an account immediately and enjoy Direct Pay Online’s online and mobile payment services.

Regulation of Online Payments in Rwanda

Rwanda’s government has launched initiatives to expand use of mobile broadband nationally and has not regulated or restricted online or mobile payments. Rwandan businesses that accept online payments must comply with the credit card companies’ standards and regulations, as well as with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard.

Travel Associations

Rwanda’s travel associations include:

  1. RTTA: Rwanda Tours and Travel Association
  2. The Rwanda Development Board

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