Airtel Kenya has announced the return of its Airtel Money Card, which offers users the convenience of shopping, online payments and easy access to funds 24 hours a day.
The Airtel Money Card that links a user’s Airtel Money account to a VISA card that is secured with a PIN code just like a normal debit and ATM card was launched in Kenya in February 2014.
(TOP: Adil El Youssefi, the Airtel Kenya CEO, displays a VISA-branded Airtel card during a past event).
The VISA linked card that has now become popular with customers shopping in supermarkets, fueling at petrol stations and dining at restaurants both locally and internationally enables Airtel Money card holders to pay for goods and services at any VISA enabled outlet anywhere in the world. Card holders can also use the card to shop for a variety of goods and services online including airline ticket purchases, bookings or donations and to withdraw cash from ATMs.
“We are happy that our customers have now regained the use of their Airtel Money Card for convenient everyday shopping at any VISA outlet, online shopping and easy and secure access of cash at ATMs in Kenya and while traveling abroad”, said Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi.
The Airtel Money VISA card is issued free of charge to registered Airtel Money customers. Airtel Money customers can obtain the card by filling a form at any Airtel Shop in Kenya, and attaching a copy of their ID card or passport. Customers can also order for the Airtel VISA Card from their Airtel line via USSD by dialing 2223#.
The cash withdrawal charges using the card at ATM’s range from Kshs. 30 to Kshs.50 (at Visa and Kenswitch ATM’s) locally and Kshs. 250 for international per withdrawal for those outside the country.