Create a PayPal Kenya account for free and link it to your Equity Bank of Kenya account to be able to withdraw your online earnings through Equity Bank, Equitel and Safaricom’s M-pesa.
The many benefits of having a PayPal Kenya account include faster payments (within three business days), secure payments and convenience of withdrawing money from the comfort of your home or office. You also get lower Equitel Kenya and Mpesa charges when you use mobile money payments with the received PayPal cash.
Both PayPal Kenya and Equity Bank charge very low transaction fees, making PayPal the most preferred means of sending money to Kenya from the U.S.A, Europe, India and elsewhere.
It is also easier to receive payments after working online in Kenya, through Paypal Kenya. The latest jobs in Kenya are found on online freelance work places such as Upwork, Hub pages and Freelancer. These job sites support payment through PayPal.
PayPal Kenya: How to Create a PayPal Kenya Account
1. Go to www.PayPal.com.
2. Click Sign Up at the top of the right hand side of the screen.
Note that you need to choose from the two types of Paypal accounts, Personal Account and Business Account.
3. Add your mobile number. You will receive automated text(s) to confirm that you own this number.
4. Setup your profile by entering accurate information: Your Email address, first and last names and then create your password. Create a unique and secure password. Click Next to continue
5. Enter any other required details.
You will receive an E-mail from PayPal to enable you to confirm opening the account and to activate it.
Now that you have a PayPal account, you may want to to link the PayPal Kenya account with your Equity Bank account for easier transactions, transferring money from bank to PayPal and more.
PayPal services are available through mobile banking in Kenya. It is important to select the correct country from the country drop-down list when creating your PayPal account. If you select the wrong region or country, you will have to open a new PayPal Kenya account to receive payment through PayPal and Equity Bank while in Kenya.