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Online Payments Uganda

Uganda’s Online Payments Market

Population – 47.3
Mobile Phone Subscribers – 22.6 Million
People who use mobile payments – 19.8 million


  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.


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 Standard and 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

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