These are the current Airtel Money Rates (October 2020) in Uganda

Airtel is the second biggest mobile telecommunications provider in Uganda. Also, Airtel Money doubles as the 2nd most used Instant money transfer service picking a popularity streak behind MTN Momo as the clear head to head competing service.

Well, using Airtel Money, you can send money to Airtel numbers, as well as other to networks like MTN and Africell. In a similar fashion, you can withdraw money sent to your account by suffering a small telco charge on top of 0.5% of the total amount mounted as mobile money tax.

On top of that, making payments is a swift process with Airtel Money which can be accessed via *185# or through the My Airtel App. Just like sending and receiving, you face a charge on your payment which could be a Utility, Pay TV, or Business payment.

Well, with the current Airtel Money rates acting constant, and only change based on the business ecosystem. Here are the current Airtel Money Charges you should note.

Airtel Money Sending Rates

Transaction RangeAirtel – AirtelAirtel – Other Networks
500 – 2,500100980
2,501 – 5,000100980
5,001 – 15,0005001,975
15,001 – 30,0005002,165
30,001 – 45,0005002,595
45,001 – 60,0005002,595
60,001 – 125,0001,0003,765
125,001 – 250,0001,0005,495
250,001 – 500,0001,0008,025
500,001 – 1,000,0001,00015,150
1,000,001 – 2,000,0001,00026,500
2,000,001 – 4,000,0001,00045,400
4,000,001 – 7,000,0001,00060,700

Airtel Money Withdraw Rates

Transaction RangeFrom Agent
0 – 2,500330
2,501 – 5,000440
5,001 – 15,000700
15,001 – 30,000880
30,001 – 45,0001,210
45,001 – 60,0001,500
60,001 – 125,0001,925
125,001 – 250,0003,575
250,001 – 500,0007,000
500,000 – 1,000,00012,500
1,000,001 – 2,000,00012,500
2,000,001 – 4,000,00012,500
4,000,001 – 7,000,00012,500

Airtel Money Payment Charges

Transaction RangeUMEME, NWSC, PayTV, URA, KCCAOthers
500 – 2,500 190 120
2,501 – 5,000 330 140
5,001 – 15,000 1,000 500
15,001 – 30,000 1,600 500
30,001 – 45,000 2,000 500
45,001 – 60,000 2,650 550
60,001 – 125,000 3,500 660
125,001 – 250,000 3,950 950
250,001 – 500,000 5,050 1,300
500,001 – 1,000,000 6,300 3,350
1,000,001 – 2,000,000 6,300 5,750
 2,000,001 –  4,000,000 6,300 5,750
 4,000,001 –  5,000,000 6,300 5,750

Airtel Money International Sending Rates

Transaction RangeCharge
500 – 1,000 900 
1,001 – 2,500 900 
2,501 – 5,000 1,000 
5,001 – 15,000 1,300 
15,001 – 30,000 1,500 
30,001 – 45,000 1,800 
45,001 – 60,000 2,100 
60,001 –  125,000 3,000 
125,001 –  250,000 4,500 
250,001 –  500,000 8,500 
500,001 – 1,000,000 17,500 
1,000,001 – 2,000,000 31,700 
2,000,001 – 4,000,000 52,100 
4,000,001 – 5,000,000 58,000

Airtel to Bank Account Transfer

Transaction RangeCharge
5,001 – 15,000700
15,001 – 30,000900
30,001 – 45,0001,350
45,001 – 60,0001,500
60,001 – 125,0002,000
125,001 – 250,0002,250
250,001 – 500,0006,000
500,001 – 1,000,0009,000
1,000,001 – 2,000,00013,500
2,000,001 – 3,000,00016,500
3,000,001 – 4,000,00016,500
4,000,001 – 5,000,00016,500

In summary, you need to keep note of the current Airtel Money rates before performing any transaction which could be sending money, making a Utility payment to clear your pending NWSC bill, or buying UMEME Yaka Tokens.

Much more like a standard, expect URA (Uganda Revenue Authority) ‘s Mobile Money tax rate of 0.5% to only reflect on your withdraws. For regular Sending and Payments, the tax is not applied, and so, this makes mobile money the best transfer service as compared to Bank transfer.

Editor’s note: We Update the Current Airtel Money rates on a Monthly timeframe. Hence, expect the above changes reflect the current Airtel Money charges

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