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How to Transfer Money to Equity Bank, Kenya

Equity Bank provides a range of personal banking, corporate and internet banking services across Kenya and the five other East African countries it serves, including Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its customer base of more than 9.2 million makes it one of the largest banks in the whole of Africa.

Remittances are big business for Equity Bank, with Kenyans living or working abroad wanting to send money back home to make payments and help support their families and friends. At WorldRemit, we provide a fast, secure and low-cost way for people in more than 50 countries around the world to transfer money to Equity Bank in Kenya.

How can you send money to Equity Bank in Kenya?

At WorldRemit, there are two quick and convenient ways to transfer money to Equity Bank in Kenya using our website or app. You can make the transfer using any device to ensure a convenient service wherever you are.

You can transfer money directly from your bank account to checking/current, savings and business accounts with Equity Bank. All bank transfers to Equity Bank will be available on the next working day. The advantage of this service is that you can send Kenyan Shillings (KES) and US Dollars (USD) to your recipient.

Alternatively, you could choose to use our cash pickup service. That allows you to transfer money that can be collected by your recipient in cash from any branch of Equity Bank in Kenya. The advantage of this type of transfer is its speed, as the cash will usually available to collect within minutes of the transfer being made.

How do you make a bank transfer to Equity Bank?

Making a bank transfer to Equity Bank in Kenya is easy. You can send a maximum of USD 19,000 per transfer or the equivalent in Kenyan Shillings. All you need to do is:

  1. Choose the ‘Bank Transfer’ service in the ‘Send to’ box on this page
  2. Select the payout network. Your choice will depend on whether you want to make the transfer in US Dollars or Kenyan Shillings
  3. Enter the transfer amount and you’ll see our exchange rate and low fees upfront
  4. Click ‘Send’ if you’re happy to go ahead
  5. Create an account if you don’t already have one
  6. Add the details of a new recipient or choose someone you’ve sent to before
  7. Pay online
  8. We will send SMS and email notifications to you and your recipient as soon as the funds have been credited

How do you send money for a cash pickup to Equity Bank?

The process for sending a cash pickup to Equity Bank in Kenya is very similar. However, with our cash pickup service, the money can only be sent in Kenyan Shillings and the cash will be ready to collect within minutes. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the ‘Cash Pickup’ service in the ‘Send to’ box on this page
  2. Enter the amount you want to send
  3. Create an account if you don’t already have one
  4. Add your recipient’s details (name, address, mobile number and reason for sending)
  5. Pay online
  6. We’ll let you and your recipient know when the funds are ready to collect

To collect the cash, your recipient will need to quote “WorldRemit” and provide the 8-digit transaction number that we will send you once the transfer is complete.  They will also need one form of valid photo ID. That could be either a national ID card, Kenyan passport, driving license or a foreign passport with a visa or refugee card.

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