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How to Fuliza M-PESA

Fuliza M-PESA is a new overdraft service which allows M-PESA customers to complete their M-PESA transactions when they have insufficient funds in their account.

Here’s how you can register and use the service -:

  1. Dial *234# and select Fuliza M-PESA to opt in. You need to be an M-PESA registered customers with an active Safaricom line.
  2. Once you have opted in, you can Dial *234# and Select Fuliza M-PESA to check your limit, balance, mini statement and opt out option. Every time you transact using Fuliza, you will receive an sms with the outstanding Fuliza amount.

You can also install the mySafaricom app that is available on Android and iOS. The app allows you to monitor your fuliza without having to dial *234#

HOW TO INSTALL THE MYSAFARICOM ANDROID APP         

Fuliza M-Pesa does not allow you to withdraw money. Here are a few other facts -:

How many accounts can I hold for Fuliza M-PESA services?

Every M-PESA registered line will be treated as a different account. Each mobile number will qualify for Fuliza M-PESA and will be awarded a limit. This limit will be reviewed every 3 months depending on your usage.

How many times can I use Fuliza M-PESA?

You can use it as many times as needed as long as you are within the allocated Fuliza M-PESA limit.

Which M-PESA transactions can I complete using Fuliza M-PESA?

  • Lipa Na M-PESA: Buy goods and Paybill as well as Send money

How do I use my Fuliza limit?

All you need to do is transact normally on M-PESA and if you have insufficient funds, Fuliza M-PESA will cover the shortfall.

How do I grow my Fuliza M-PESA limit?

Continue using Safaricom and M-PESA services frequently and repay Fuliza M-PESA on time by toping up your M-PESA account.

How much will I be charged for using Fuliza M-PESA?

You will be charged 1% access fee and a maintenance fee on the outstanding balance as per below table. Normal M-PESA transaction charges apply.

 

Band Tariff Promotional Tariff for 30 day from launch
0 -100 One-time fee of Ksh 2 One-time fee of Ksh 0
101-500 Ksh 5 per day
501-1000 Ksh 10 per day
1001-1500 Ksh 20 per day
1501-2500 Ksh 25 per day
2501-70000 Ksh 30 per day  

 

Are there any Penalties for late repayment?

You will not have access to your Fuliza M-PESA limit if you have any unpaid balance after day 30. This will however be restored on full repayment of your Fuliza balance.

How to use PayPal Mobile Money Service with M-PESA

The new service will allow Kenyans to sell and buy globally by linking their PayPal and M-PESA accounts

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM), PayPal and TransferTo have today announced a collaboration on a new service that will allow movement of funds between M-PESA and PayPal accounts, a huge boost to international eCommerce.

Qualifying M-PESA customers in Kenya can link their PayPal accounts to their M-PESA wallets, enabling them to easily and securely buy goods and services from merchants around the globe.

In addition, M-PESA customers can still receive and withdraw money from more than 140,000 agents across the country.

Similarly, the new service will give Kenyan merchants the opportunity to boost their reach and grow their business internationally.

“M-PESA’s collaboration with PayPal will open up global market places and the global economy to millions of Kenyans and Kenyan-based businesses. Beyond money transfers, this development ushers in a new era of speed and convenience beyond borders, as we work towards innovating robust platforms through which more entrepreneurs and consumers can benefit from the growing eCommerce industry”, said Joseph Ogutu, Director – Strategy, Safaricom.

To make online purchases, customers will be required to set up PayPal accounts, which they can top up in real-time using their M-PESA balances. Customers can then withdraw funds within a timespan of few hours to three days, depending on the transaction amount.

In addition to linking Kenyan businesses and shoppers to more than 18 million merchants around the world through PayPal, the new service will also allow local businesses to sell their goods and services to more than 210 million active PayPal users across the globe in up to 25 international currencies.

“PayPal’s collaboration with M-PESA is part of the company’s long-term strategy to enable e-commerce and democratise financial services on the African continent,” says Efi Dahan, PayPal General Manager for the Middle East, Africa, and Russia.

“We are excıted to brıng the M-PESA mobile wallet and PayPal joint services to the Kenyan market, which makes it more convenient and secure to withdraw and add money to their accounts while participating in the global digital economy,” said Dahan.

“We are proud to have been chosen by these two world-class payments providers to bridge the gap between the services offered in developed countries with those available in emerging markets – which is the cornerstone of TransferTo’s mission,” said Peter De Caluwe, CEO at TransferTo.

“This service is a major milestone in the evolution of cross-border mobile payments, in that TransferTo’s technology is creating a fundamental link between M-PESA users in Kenya and PayPal’s global network, and seamlessly connecting Kenyan shoppers and businesses to the global eCommerce world,” said De Caluwe.

To qualify your accounts and transact between the two services, please visit the M-PESA PayPal portal on www.paypal-mobilemoney.com/m-pesa.