With the emerging mobile lending market in Kenya, many mobile loan service providers find innovative ways to improve their service delivery and keep above the competition. Thus, many mobile lenders have made it easy for their customer to access loans on the spot by simply dialing a USSD code on their smartphone. Whoever thought that a time would come when we will be able to bank and get loans with USSD codes?
What is USSD
USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) also known as ‘Quick Codes’ has always been known as a means of accessing mobile network providers. These USSD codes come in handy when you run out of mobile data or have poor internet connectivity.
Using USSD codes to access loans comes with its perks.
- It is easy to use.
- Fast response time.
- It is available round the clock.
- No mobile data charges.
- You can use it to access your account balance.
- It can also track your financial transactions.
What is USSD Banking
USSD banking forms that part of banking operations that provides customers with a quick offline solution to assessing mobile financial transactions. There is no internet connection needed and once you have the appropriate code for each bank, you can bank from the comfort of your home. In addition, USSD can assess loans and other transactions through an interactive clear displayed menu on your mobile screen.
How to apply for loans using USSD in Kenya
The systematic way of applying for a loan through USSD is simple and short. All you need is:
- Identify your mobile loan lender
- Take note of the mobile loan lender’s USSD code
- Meet all the requirements needed of you
- Dial the USSD code on your mobile phone
- Provide the details requested by the prompt
- Get your loan
USSD CODES FOR QUICK AND INSTANT LOANS IN KENYA
We took the time to research and compile an extensive list of mobile loan lenders in Kenya. Scroll down to view and select your preferred quick loan USSD code and service provider.
|Platform||USSD Code for loans|
|Pi Capital Ltd||*879*99#|
|Chase Bank of Kenya||*275#|
|Commercial Bank of Africa||*654#|
|Diamond Trust Bank||*385#|
|Equatorial Commercial Bank||*286#|
|Equity Bank of Kenya||*247#|
|Family Bank of Kenya||*325#|
|Faulu Microfinance Bank||*339#|
|Gulf Africa Bank||*399#|
|Gusii Mwalimu SACCO||*879#|
|HF Group (Housaing Finance Company)||*618#|
|I&M Bank Limited||*458#|
|Jamii Bora Bank||*344#|
|First Community Bank||*342#|
|Mobile Opulence Ltd||*610#|
|Kenya Women Finance Trust||*378#|
|Musomi Microfinance Institution||*279#|
|Ndege Chai Sacco||*882#|
|NIC Bank Limited||*488#|
|Paddy Micro Investments||*269#|
|Pezesha Africa Ltd||Text ‘Pezesha’ to 22235|
|Rafiki Microfinance Bank||*366#|
|Standard Chartered Bank||*722#|
|SMEP Microfinance Bank||*741#|
|Transaction Bank of Kenya||*862#|
Requirements for getting loans using USSD
As interactive and short USSD codes could be, it has its requirements, which are:
- You must have an account with the bank; where the bank must have had your personal information like name, account details and other things
- Have your sim card registered with the bank
- Dial your code using the registered sim card.
You won’t have to go through the stress of downloading and installing the app before obtaining your loan. Sometimes, the loan apps may not be compatible with your smartphone or tablet. With a single USSD code dial, you can get a loan for half the time you would have spent on the android app.