Airtel Money transaction charges for sending and withdrawals

Airtel Money Transfer Withdraw and Sending Charges 2021

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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Airtel Kenya has adjusted their money transfers at reduced charges for customers to enjoy Airtel money services conveniently at reduced costs. This saw the transaction limit increased and charges adjusted downwards.

All Airtel to Airtel money transfers are now free. In addition, Airtel Kenya revised their transaction limits for Airtel Money as shown below:

  • The maximum amount per transaction for Airtel Money is now Ksh. 150,000
  • Daily mobile money transactions limit has been increased to 300,000
  • Airtel Money account balance limit has increased from Ksh. 140,000 to Ksh. 300,000
  • The current tariff for mobile money transactions for Ksh.70,000 will apply for transactions up to Ksh. 150,000
  •  Charges have been waived for transfers from Airtel Money account to the bank account
  • The charges are 1bob & 2bob for bands Ksh10-49 & Ksh50-100 respectively after the first 3 transactions.

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Airtel Money Tariff Guide

In the current tariff guide, Airtel to Airtel money transfer charges are nil.

Airtel Money Transfer to Other Networks Charges
Minimum (KSh.) Maximum (Ksh.) Charges (Ksh.)
10 49 FREE*
50 100 FREE*
101 500 7
501 1,000 9
1,001 1,500 15
1,501 2,500 24
2,501 3,500 33
3,501 5,000 36
5,001 7,500 45
7,501 10,000 51
10,001 15,000 57
15,001 20,000 60
20,001 25,000 66
25,001 30,000 66
30,001 35,000 66
35,001 40,000 66
40,001 45,000 66
45,001 50,000 66
50,001 70,000 66
70,001 150,000 66
Airtel Money Agent Withdrawal Charges
Minimum (KSh.) Maximum (Ksh.) Charges (Ksh.)
10 49 N/A
50 100 10
101 500 27
501 1,000 27
1,001 1,500 27
1,501 2,500 27
2,501 3,500 49
3,501 5,000 66
5,001 7,500 82
7,501 10,000 110
10,001 15,000 159
15,001 20,000 176
20,001 25,000 187
25,001 30,000 187
30,001 35,000 187
35,001 40,000 275
40,001 45,000 275
45,001 50,000 275
50,001 70,000 330
70,001 150,000 330
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Airtel International Money Transfers

Airtel Money has partnered with Remitly to enable registered Airtel Money customers to receive money from over ten countries around the world.

Airtel Money registered customers can now receive money from; US, UK, Australia, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.

That is, provided the sender from these countries uses Remitly to send money to Airtel Money customers.

You will not incur any charges when receiving Money from other countries.

How to Send Money to Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia & Malawi with Airtel Money

If you are an Airtel money customer in Kenya, you can send money to other Airtel Money customers in Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia & Malawi as follows:

  • Dial *222#
  • Select Send Money
  • Select International Money Transfer
  • Select the country where the money is to be sent
  •  Enter the recipient’s mobile number starting with the country code (eg 250 for Rwanda, 255 for Tanzania)
  • Enter the amount you wish to send
  • Confirm details of the transaction
  • Enter your Airtel Money PIN
  • Select the reason for the transfer and complete the transaction.

After a short while, you will receive a notification SMS from Airtel Money confirming the status of the transaction.

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Note: The recipient will receive the transferred funds in their country’s currency.

Charges for Airtel Money Transfer to Other Countries

To transfer money to another country, Airtel services the recipient must have registered with Airtel Money in that country.

Here are the Airtel Money costs for sending funds to recipients in other countries:

Min (Ksh) Max (Ksh) Charge (KSh)
100 999 22
1,000 2,499 33
2,500 4,999 55
5,000 9,999 83
10,000 34,999 110
35,000 49,999 198
50,000 70,000 220

Disclaimer: Airtel may change their rates at any time at their own discretion. We shall try to update these rates as soon as they are changed.

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