Safaricom Mpesa Charges 2018: Mpesa Withdrawal Charges and Rates

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Safaricom has  adjusted their M-Pesa charges, effective 1st July 2018. According to the company, the change was necessitated by the Finance Bill 2018 which raises the excise tax on mobile money from 10% to 15%.

The M-Pesa charges have increased by an average of 1 shilling for withdrawing, including via ATMs, and sending money. For instance sending Ksh. 1,001 – 1,500 will now cost Ksh. 26, up from Ksh. 25.  Sending to unregistered numbers has gone up by a considerable amount more especially for larger sums. Sending 5,001 – 7,500 to an unregistered user is now Ksh. 166, up from Ksh. 143. In an interesting development, M-Pesa balance enquiry and changing M-Pesa PIN is now free. The two features used to previously cost Ksh. 1 and Ksh. 22 respectively.

Safaricom Mpesa transfer and withdrawal charges depend on the amount in the transaction. The maximum one can send using Mpesa is Ksh 70,000 per transaction. The maximum daily M-pesa transaction limit is Ksh 140,000. It costs a little more to send money to non-registered subscribers.

All Mpesa deposits are free. There are no Mpesa charges when buying Safaricom airtime through Mpesa. Mpesa registration is free and there are no Mpesa charges when you generate your Safaricom Mpesa statement.

Current Safaricom Mpesa charges for sending and withdrawing money though a Safaricom agent, ATM and m-pesa tariffs when transferring cash both to registered and unregistered Mpesa users.

As indicated in the Mpesa charges table below, you can not withdraw less than Ksh 50 from an Mpesa agent but you can transfer any amount greater than Ksh 10 to another Mpesa user. Use the Mpesa rates calculator to get Mpesa fees for sending or withdrawing any amount.

The new M-PESA tariffs, which take effect immediately, are below:

Safaricom Mpesa Charges 2018

Withdrawal from M-PESA Agent

Min(KSHs.) Max(KSHs.) M-PESA Charges
1 49 N/A
50 100 10
101 500 27
501 1,000 28
1,001 1,500 28
1,501 2,500 28
2,501 3,500 50
3,501 5,000 67
5,001 7,500 84
7,501 10,000 112
10,001 15,000 162
15,001 20,000 180
20,001 35,000 191
35,001 50,000 270
50,001 70,000 300

Transfer to Unregistered Users

Min(KSHs.) Max(KSHs.) M-PESA Charges
1 49 N/A
50 100 N/A
101 500 45
501 1,000 49
1,001 1,500 59
1,501 2,500 74
2,501 3,500 112
3,501 5,000 135
5,001 7,500 166
7,501 10,000 205
10,001 15,000 265
15,001 20,000 288
20,001 35,000 309
35,001 50,000 N/A
50,001 70,000 N/A

Transfer to other M-PESA Users

Min(KSHs.) Max(KSHs.) M-PESA Charges
1 49 FREE*
50 100 FREE*
101 500 11
501 1,000 15
1,001 1,500 26
1,501 2,500 41
2,501 3,500 56
3,501 5,000 61
5,001 7,500 77
7,501 10,000 87
10,001 15,000 97
15,001 20,000 102
20,001 35,000 105
35,001 50,000 105
50,001 70,000 105

Transfer to other Mobile Money Users

Min(KSHs.) Max(KSHs.) M-PESA Charges
1 49 N/A
50 100 N/A
101 500 11
501 1,000 15
1,001 1,500 26
1,501 2,500 41
2,501 3,500 56
3,501 5,000 61
5,001 7,500 77
7,501 10,000 87
10,001 15,000 97
15,001 20,000 102
20,001 35,000 105
35,001 50,000 105
50,001 70,000 105

ATM Withdrawal

Min(KSHs.) Max(KSHs.) M-PESA Charges
200 2,500 34
2,501 5,000 67
5,001 10,000 112
501 20,000 197

NOTE:

  • Maximum Account Balance allowed is Ksh 100,000.
  • The maximum Daily Transaction Value is Ksh 140,000. Maximum per transaction is Ksh 70,000
  • You cannot withdraw less than Ksh 50 at an M-PESA agent outlet.
  • To transact, your Safaricom line and M-PESA account must be active.
  • At an agent outlet, you cannot deposit money directly into another M-PESA customer’s account.
  • You earn Bonga points when you transact on M-PESA.
  • To register or transact at any M-PESA Agent outlet, you will be required to produce your original identification document, i.e., National ID, Passport, Military ID, Diplomatic ID or Alien ID/Foreigner Certificate.
Read Also: How to link Safaricom M-Pesa to PayPal Account

How to link Safaricom M-Pesa to PayPal Account

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