Did you know that you can sign up for Payoneer and get your funds delivered straight to your account in Kenya and all around the world? Payoneer prides itself in being a top worldwide payment solution for freelancers and business owners!
If you’re looking for a more convenient way to handle virtual payments for your online business, this detailed post on how to get a Payoneer Mastercard in Kenya (and around the world) is right for you.
I know, I mention Kenya in the post because this is my country of origin, but this post is for anyone who is running an online business. The process is the same.
Why Did I Write Review About Getting Payoneer in Kenya?
I was inspired to write this Payoneer review to give you more options when it comes to making and receiving online payments.
As a PayPal customer, I was unhappy with some of the problems I was facing (and I’m sure you might have faced the same in one way or another) like unnecessary account restrictions. According to PayPal, this is just a routine check-up to eliminate fraudulent activities like money laundering, etc. But, it can be such a pain, if that’s the only option you have.
You don’t have to settle for a company that you don’t like. I’ll guide you through how Payoneer works, more about what it is, and how to complete the Payoneer card application in this complete review!
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Payoneer Review: What is It?
Payoneer is a leading online global payment solution that offers easy money transfer and e-commerce payment services in 200 countries and in over 70 currencies. As a card holder you have the option of either receiving your funds in your local bank account or at ATM’s if you have a Mastercard.
Who is qualified to apply?
Anyone who is above 18 years and has a national identity card, Driver’s license or a Passport.
Some of the companies that work with Payoneer:
- 99 Designs
How to sign up for a free Payoneer Mastercard
If you are working online and are looking for a fast, secure, and cost-effective payment solution, I encourage you to get a free Payoner Mastercard. So, click on this link here and you will be taken to the “Sign up Now” button as shown in the picture below.
As you can see above, if you sign up and activate your account you will receive $25 in your account that you can withdraw at any time. Personally, I know one or two things that I can buy with the $25 (pay my Convertkit autoresponder subscription, for example) and I know you do too. So, what are you waiting for?
Click here to sign up and get started right away!
Payoneer Card Application
When you click on the link, you will be taken to the page above where you are required to submit your personal info like your full names, email address, and your date of birth.
Make sure that the information is correct on your Payoneer card application. Otherwise, your account won’t be approved. When you finish inserting the details click on that orange button called “Next”
Here you have to fill in the boxes your country where you live, street address (not P.O. BOX), your city, postal/zip code, and then your phone number.
The Payoneer team will use this info to send you the card to your exact location. So, be specific with your location. The number can either be a mobile number or a landline. Any of the two is fine. Again, click on the orange button “Next”
Next is choosing a password and creating a security question. You will be using the password every time you want to sign in to your account. The security question will be used if, for any reason, you lose access to your account.
The Payoneer team will ask you some questions to make sure that it’s actually you, the owner, who needs access back to his/her account. Click the button “Next”
The last step is verifying your account. You can do this by providing your Passport, National Identification card, or Driver’s License.
How to activate your Mastercard
If all goes well you will receive your Payoneer Mastercard in a couple of weekse. Depending on where you are located the card will be shipped to you in a period of 2 weeks to a month. I got mine in 1 month. Those in the US get theirs in approximately 2 weeks.
When you get the card, you are required to log into your account using the username and password you created previously to gain access to the account. The card will be shipped in a white envelope with a letter containing instructions on what to do next.
You will be required to enter certain digits that will be found on your card and then asked to choose a pin number that you will be using to withdraw funds from your account at ATMs. After doing all these, your account will now become active.
NB: Make sure you have sufficient funds on the card before making a withdrawal. Otherwise, some ATMs may seize your card when they realize that you tried to make a withdrawal and the card has no money.
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I’ve got to admit that getting your card is totally free but once you have it, there will be a monthly/yearly maintenance fee and some minimal transaction fees (which are consistent with every other online payment solution).
I believe the reason you wanted this card is so you can send and receive payments with ease. So I am sure you are either a freelancer expecting payments from clients or you are a merchant buying and selling goods and services online. This shouldn’t be a problem at all.
Look at the table below to see the fees and charges that apply to your Payoneer Mastercard. We have $29.95 annual account maintenance fees, $12.95 for card replacement, $1 ATM balance inquiry fee, etc.
Benefits of having a Payoneer Mastercard
- Ability to shop online and in stores
- Ability to withdraw your funds from ATMs anywhere in the world.
- The funds will be automatically converted to your local currency
- You can get your funds in as little as 2 hours, unlike PayPal where you have to wait for at least 3 working days.
- Use the Payoneer Mastercard to verify other payment solutions like Skrill, PayPal, Payza, etc
- Get full access to your account and check your account balance and transactions made at any time.
- Get $25 bonus when you receive or transfer $100 in your card
- 24/7 telephone, email, and live chat support
Payoneer Affiliate Program
If you already have an account, Payoneer will reward you every time you refer others to them. All you have to do is send an email to your friends with your affiliate ID. Both you and the referral will get $25 each.
I hope this Payoneer review is helpful and answers any questions you may have about the company!
Thank you so much dude!
I found this article much helpful & useful.
Also, you may like to refer to this blog post as well. http://www.payoneerhow.com/payoneer-mastercard/
Hi Virginia, have manage to fill other parts but reaching BANK CODE i don’t know what to fill because the space requires 5 digits which i don’t see on my ATM Master Card. I use Equity kindly help.
Hello Collins. Sorry for the late reply. Well, you cannot find the BANK CODE on your ATM card. You have to get it from your bank branch. Alternatively, here is a list of all the banks in Kenya plus their BANK CODES. Scroll down to Equity bank section then locate your branch to easily access the code. Here’s the URL: https://www.co-opbank.co.ke/images/PDFs/co-operative-bank-codes-as-of-april-2014.pdf. Hope that helps.
Thank you, Alex.
It has been six weeks since 24th December, the day I was notified of the shipping.
hello Virginia, I was to receive my card today 3rd/2/2017. Unfortunately, I have not received the card. should I continue waiting or reorder another.
Just be a bit patient. Perhaps, there is a delay. Alternatively, you can send them an email if the delay is longer than expected through their support system
What if I did not indicate the P.O Box address what are the chances of receiving the card
The chances are really minimal. You can only get the card through post office, unfortunately. But, send customer support an email and find out more.
hi please assist on the last part bank account registration guide what am I supposed to fill. second I don’t have postal address how am I going to receive card
Hello Lucy. It is a must to have a postal address for you to receive the card. I didn’t have one either but I used my Uncle’s postal address to get the card. It takes a month. So, find someone you know and trust then use theirs. As for the bank account, you can use a bank like Equity Bank
Will i get a call once my card reaches my home address.I live in rental houses so am wondering how i will know my card has arrived?
Hello Stacy. No, it’s not possible for them to call you because they have so many people in queue. The card usually takes a month to reach your destination. My advice would be. Go to your post office in a month’s time to check. Mine came in exactly one month
on the postal code i filled in 00100( which is my postal code). is it okey?
Yes. That’s okay. Mine is 00100 too.
I have a problem with the sign up
Hello Ken. Which part is proving difficult? Please, be specific. thanks
I experience lots of difficulties trying to sign up for a payoneer mastercard,I am in Kenya please contact me through +254713609389 so that you guide me accordingly on how to go about
Can I also apply for this Payoneer account. I’m from South Africa
Yes. You can also apply, Belinda. Payoneer is a global service
Hi, i tried opening my account and i was not successful.kindly help me.
i would like the card to be sent within a short period and i will pay cost of shipping.
kindly link me with payoneer
Hello Jackson. The card takes a month to get to you and they do not charge for shipping. It is a free service. Where are you having the most difficulty? Thanks
in the postal/zip code what do u write
For Kenyan zip code we write 254. Thanks
Hi Virginia, i applied for my payoneer card early August this year using my smartphone, I have not received it yet.A friend of mine told me that applying for the card using my smartphone is a blunder because my IP address would show that i am from another country. I checked my IP details on gmail and it showed that my mobile IP is from Netherlands, could that stop Payoneer from sending me the card? Should i reapply this time from my computer?