Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions about Kenyan shilling (KES) transfers.
You can't currently send money from KES.
Who can I send KES to?
You can send KES to individual and business bank accounts in Kenya, and to M-Pesa wallets.
What information do I need about my recipient?
You’ll need to know their full name (English characters only), bank name, and account number (between 8–20 digits long).
For transfers to M-Pesa wallets, you’ll need their full name, mobile provider, and mobile number, which starts with a +254 country code.
How much can I send?
There's no maximum limit on how much you can send to KES. But, there may be a limit on how much you can send from the currency you're sending, so check the relevant article.
You can send up to 69,999 KES to an M-Pesa wallet.
How long does it usually take for the money to arrive?
Once TransferWise receives and converts your money, it usually arrives in your recipient’s bank account on the same working day.
We’ll always give you an estimate for how long your transfer will take when you set it up.
Is there any other information I need to know?
If you’re sending to an M-Pesa wallet, anything you type in the reference field for your recipient won't go through.