Kenyans in the diaspora can now send money back home to bank account holders on KCB

Kenyans living in countries such as US, Canada, UK, Australia can now send money to bank account holders back home. This comes with a new partnership between international money remittance provider, Worldremit and KCB Bank Kenya.

The new partnership will allow Kenyans living abroad to directly send money to KCB bank account holders who can then collect the money at any KCB branche nationwide.  Announced at an investment event for Kenyan and African diaspora at the Royal Overseas League in London, Annastacia Kimtai, KCB Retail Director, said “This partnership will bridge a gap in money remittances from the diaspora and therefore enhance the experience of our customers in East Africa and abroad.”.

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Worldremit has set itself as the world’s top money remittance service provider.  The company says they send more than 50,000 transfers to Kenya every month, with over 90% going to Mobile Money accounts such as M-Pesa. Available on both web and mobile, Users can send money from their credit card or bank account directly to the recipient’s mobile money number such as M-Pesa , bank account or pick-up location.

You can visit their website here to send money to family and friends back in Kenya.

Around three million Kenyans live abroad with large communities in countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. Kenyans abroad have several other options which they can use to send money back to Kenya and they include; Moneygram,Payoneer, Simbapay, Useremit, Xoom/Paypal, Western Union, Trasfast, Wave among others.


Related: Send money to Kenya through 10 different ways