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In this post,i will highlight the new Mpesa transfer and withdrawal rates and charges updated by Safaricom in April 2020.Also get to know the new Mpesa rates for transfer to other users ,new rates for transfer to unregistered users like Telkom and Airtel users and new tariffs for ATM withdrawal.
Here’s what you need to know about Mpesa
What is Mpesa?
Mpesa is a mobile phone based money transfer service in Kenya and Africa launched in 2007, by Vodafone and Safaricom.Since its launch, the mobile service has expanded beyond Kenya and Africa and is currently one of the best mobile money service in the world.Read more about Mpesa’s history and its success since its launch here.
How do i register for Mpesa?
Mpesa registration is absolutely free and an easy process.To register,you require to avail yourself at an Mpesa agent outlet with your Safaricom SIM card and a valid identification document.The identification document can be either a Kenyan national ID,a valid Kenyan or foreign passport, a Kenyan military ID or a Kenyan foreigner certificate.Once you have these two follow this process.
What is the Mpesa minimum withdrawal amount?
The minimum withdrawal amount on Mpesa is Ksh.50.
What is the Mpesa maximum withdrawal amount?
The maximum amount of money you can withdraw on Mpesa is Ksh.300,000.You will however have to withdraw twice to withdraw that amount as the maximum daily limit per transaction is Ksh.150,000.This is up from Ksh.70,000 which was the maximum amount per transaction since the new Mpesa rates of July 2018.
What is the maximum Mpesa daily transaction limit?
The maximum daily transaction limit on Mpesa is Ksh.300,000.This is also up from Ksh.140,000 which was the previous daily limit provided in the Mpesa charges and rates of July 2018.
Many businesses in Kenya have adopted Mpesa payments because of how easy and convenient it is for running business.This has been effected by use of Mpesa paybill numbers as well as Mpesa Till numbers.
Infact, major online platforms like Jumia Kenya have adopted Mpesa payments to enable easy payments for products purchased.To know how to place an order at Jumia Kenya checkout: How to Place An Order on Jumia Kenya.
Moreover,Digital content provider Multichoice(DSTV) has embraced payment for DSTV packages using its Mpesa Paybill no. 444900.To know how to pay for DSTV using Mpesa in Kenya, checkout: How to Pay for DSTV using Mpesa .
Kenyan Paypal customers can also top up to their Paypal accounts using Mpesa at charges listed based on the new Mpesa rates and tariffs.To know how to do this go to our post on how to top up to Paypal using Mpesa.
Withdrawal from Paypal to Mpesa is also possible at charges based on the new Mpesa rates and charges.To know how to do this go to our post on how to withdraw from Paypal to Mpesa.
Other key points to note about the new Mpesa rates.
- You cannot deposit directly into another Mpesa user’s account at an Mpesa agent outlet.
- Making a deposit at an Mpesa agent outlet has no charges at all(FREE).
- Sending any amount between Ksh.1-1,000 to another Mpesa user is FREE.
- Withdrawing any amount between Ksh.50-100 costs Ksh.10.
- Withdrawing any amount between Ksh.101-500 costs Ksh.27.
- Withdrawing any amount between Ksh.501-1000 costs Ksh.28.
- Withdrawing any amount between Ksh.35,001-50,000 will cost you Ksh.270.
- Withdrawing any amount between Ksh.50,001-150,000 will cost you Ksh.300.
- For you to use Mpesa for transfer or withdrawal, your Safaricom line and Mpesa account must be active.
See the table below for the full list of the new Mpesa transfer and withdrawal rates and charges of 2020.
New Mpesa Rates For : Withdrawal From an Mpesa Agent:
New Mpesa Rates For : Transfer To Other Mpesa Users
New Mpesa Rates For : Transfer To Unregistered Users
New Mpesa Rates For : Transfer To Other Mobile Money Users(Airtel Money,T-Kash Users)
New Mpesa Rates For : ATM Withdrawal
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