You can now get the M-PESA Prepay Safari Card for KSh250 instead of the initial charge of Ksh750, a limited offer by I&M Bank scheduled to last until end of this year December 31.
Kenyans wanting to purchase the Safari Card can get them from any Safaricom outlets and I&M bank branches across the country, as well as any Nakumatt branch.
Launched in 2011, the card is an international prepay VISA card that requires the holder to load money in Kenya shillings, to be withdrawn in any currency across VISA ATMs worldwide or can be used to make purchases at all VISA branded shops.
To be reloaded for continued usage through M-PESA, the Prepay card can be acquired by anyone as long as they have an active Safaricom line incorporated with the M-PESA facility. You do not need to have an account with the bank to register for the card.
Users of the card are able to enjoy online internet usage by carrying out online transactions such as purchases or payments, with a feature to monitor your card expenses by checking your balance over the internet through the bank’s website.
Reloading the card will require the card holder to visit the Pay Bill option from the M-PESA menu, after which the user enters the business number 541541, followed by the 16-digit number of the Prepay safari card and finally the amount one wishes to pay ranging from KSh500 to KSh70,000.
In the case, a user wants to get a refund of the outstanding balance in the card, customers can visit any I&M bank branch and fill the refund form.
The minimum amount that a customer can load on the card is stated at KSh500, while the maximum amount is Ksh500,000, with a reload fee of KSh125 and an annual fee of KSh250.
Lost or destroyed cards requiring a replacement will attract a fee of Ksh250, the same amount charged for withdrawal at VISA ATMs outside Kenya.
Withdrawal at I&M Bank and Kenswitch ATMs will be charged at Ksh30.
Alerts through the SMS platform are charged Ksh5 for each alert, and the user is required to maintain a minimum of KSh250 at all times.