Telecom subscribers in Ghana can now access their USSD services via a universal shortcode. This universal shortcode has been launched by Korba, a Ghanaian fintech startup that is run by Halges Financial Technologies Ltd.
With this new universal USSD code, *365#, subscribers of any network can transfer funds, pay bills, purchase airtime, and data bundles just like using the individual shortcodes from the telecos. The move is supposed to make using mobile money very easy and convenient.
Nelson Da Seglah, CEO of Halges Financial Technologies, said: “The shortcode can be accessed on all handsets and all mobile networks in Ghana. Users only need to dial the shortcode and choose from the menu of options the services they would like to use. It is simple, fast, instant and secure.”
In addition, the code is accessible at all times of the day, throughout the week. Users can “transfer funds from their payment cards – Visa, mastercard, Gh-Link etc.” as well.