Lipa Na M-Pesa paybill charges

Safaricom Lipa Na Mpesa Paybill Charges 2022

Mpesa paybill service has made it easy for people to buy goods, deposit money into their bank accounts, and pay for utility bills right from the comfort of their mobile phones. However, to transact with Safaricom Mpesa paybill services, you will incur some charges depending on the amount of money you are transacting.

The transaction charges also depend on the type of pay bill tariff the company or business is using.

When you are paying for a certain bill like  DSTV, StarTimes, or KPLC tokens, receiving or depositing money to a bank account through M-Pesa, or be it loan app transactions, M-Pesa will charge you depending on the bill amount transacting.

From the tariffs, all paybill transactions below 100 shillings are free of charge, for the first 2 transactions you make.

Any additional transactions between 1 and 100 shillings will cost you between 1 and 2 shillings per transaction.

Safaricom extra paybill charges

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Lipa Na Mpesa Paybill Transaction Charges 2022

Lipa Na M-Pesa charges depend on the paybill tariff the business owning the paybill number has chosen.

For example, if a business chooses the business tariff, all the charges will be transferred to the customer, hence more expensive pay bill charges.

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Read on to see how much pay bill charges you on each Lipa Na M-Pesa payment you make.

Business Tariff Charges

The customer pays all the transaction charges, like in the case of depositing money to bank accounts or paying bills using Lipa na Mpesa Pay bill service.

Most businesses prefer this model where all the transaction charges are incurred by the customer.

For transactions between 101 to 999 Kenya shillings, M-Pesa charges 23 shillings, and so on as shown in the table:

Min Max Customer Business
1 49 Free Free
50 100 Free Free
101 499 23
500 999 23
1,000 1,499 34
1,500 2,499 34
2,500 3,499 56
3,500 4,999 56
5,000 7,499 85
7,500 9,999 85
10,000 14,999 112
15,000 19,999 112
20,000 24,999 112
25,000 29,999 112
30,000 34,999 112
35,000 39,999 202
40,000 44,999 202
45,000 49,999 202
50,000 70,000 210

Safaricom has other two paybill tariffs namely:

  • Mgao Tariff: Charges are split between the customer and business
  • Customer Bouquet Tariff: No charges to the customers; the business bears all charges.
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Mgao Tariff Paybill Charges

Here both the customer and the business owning the paybill share the bill as follows:

Min Max Customer Business
1 49 Free Free
50 100 Free Free
101 499 23
500 999 23
1,000 1,499 23 12
1,500 2,499 23 12
2,500 3,499 34 22
3,500 4,999 34 22
5,000 7,499 34 51
7,500 9,999 34 51
10,000 14,999 34 79
15,000 19,999 34 79
20,000 24,999 34 79
25,000 29,999 34 79
30,000 34,999 34 79
35,000 39,999 45 157
40,000 44,999 45 157
45,000 49,999 45 157
50,000 70,000 49 161

Customer Tariff Charges

Under this tariff, the business is good enough to foot all the paybill charges instead of the customer.

Min Max Customer Business
1 49 Free Free
50 100 Free Free
101 499 23
500 999 23
1,000 1,499 34
1,500 2,499 34
2,500 3,499 56
3,500 4,999 56
5,000 7,499 85
7,500 9,999 85
10,000 14,999 112
15,000 19,999 112
20,000 24,999 112
25,000 29,999 112
30,000 34,999 112
35,000 39,999 202
40,000 44,999 202
45,000 49,999 202
50,000 70,000 210

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