No ID Cards, No MTN MoMo Cash from February

Come February 1, 2021, users of MTN MoMo will be required to present a valid national ID card for transactions at a any MoMo agent point.

The Types Of Identity Cards That Can Be Used For MTN MoMo Cashout

Under the regulations of MTN Ghana, any card that is issued under the government of Ghana — can be used to withdraw money from any MTN Mobile Money merchant across Ghana.

Ghana Card, Driving License, passport, voter’s ID, SSNIT ID, NHIS are the valid Identification cards sanctioned to be used for transactions by MTN Ghana.

According to the telecom giant “when an agent is performing a cash-out for a subscriber, the agent is required to select the ID type and enter the ID number of the ID card the subscriber provides.”

This new update will also take effect on February 1. In January 2017, MTN Ghana launched a merchant payment service – MoMo Pay. This move was carried out to encourage the digitisation of merchant payments in Ghana’s open markets.

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In Ghana, mobile money has opened access to financial services for millions of people for the first time, strengthening the payment ecosystem and deepening financial inclusion.

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