How to get CRB Clearance Online and Pay Through M-Pesa.

You can easily find yourself blacklisted in Kenya by the Credit Reference Bureau Kenya (CRB). With your name on their list, getting a loan from any financial institution is nearly impossible. In this article, we focus on how to get the CRB clearance certificate online and pay through M-Pesa.

Having a good credit report in the current era is highly significant and that’s where CRB comes in to make sure they create this record. In Kenya, there are three CRB agents mandated with the collection of data concerning loans given by lenders and coming up with reports.

The three agents include Trans Union, Creditinfo, and Metropol. The three agents are licensed to operate and are regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya and clearance certificate from any of the three you are good to go.

However, if you have been listed as a loan defaulter then getting the clearance certificate will be a little bit complicated since you have to first settle your arrears with the institutions that have forwarded your name to these agents.

After settling your debts, it usually takes two to three days for your new credit score to reflect on CRB systems. Please note the CRB clearance certificate is valid for the day of issuance. This is because of the day-to-day borrowing so you can’t use the same certificate for a longer period.

How  to Get CRB Status for Trans Union

Get CRB Clearance Online

Before you apply for the certificate it’s better to check your listing status with your preferred CRB agent. For Transunion follow these steps,

  • Send an SMS to 21272 starting with your full names
  • Enter your ID number
  • Select CC (Credit Status)
  • You’ll get an SMS with your status, “negative” or “good” Check your status with Transunion they have one free time after that you will be charged 650. This amount will be expected to be paid via their paybill number 212121, account number enter your ID number.

CRB Status for Metropol

For Metropol, you have to use a USSD code to register with them first.

  • Dial *433# using a Safaricom sim card
  • Enter your national ID number
  • Confirm the details to complete the transaction
  • Send Ksh 50 to their paybill number 220338
  • Enter your ID as the account number
  • You’ll get an SMS with a unique pin, reference number, and special link for other services
  • Dial the *433# again and enter the pin and wait for an SMS with full details about your status.

CRB Status for Creditinfo

Get CRB Clearance Online

Creditinfo has a simpler way of doing things all you need is an internet connection and follow the steps.