So you just got a paypal account. Right ? Do you have money that is stuck on paypal because your account is not yet verified?Did you know that you need to verify your paypal account for you to keep enjoying their services? If you never knew, now you know. In this post I will guide on how to verify your paypal account using the Nakumatt Global Card to avoid the scenario where you have money on paypal and you are not able to withdraw it.
What is a Nakumatt Global Card?
A Nakumatt Global Card is a Pre-paid Debit Card and a Loyalty Card. The card is a result of the collaboration of Nakumatt Supermarket, Kenya Commercial Bank (K.C.B), Diamond Trust Bank (D.T.B) and MasterCard.
How to apply for the Nakumatt Global Card?
To apply for the Nakumatt Global Card visit Any Nakumatt Supermarket, Kenya Commercial Bank or Diamond Trust Bank. Ensure that you carry a Copy of your Identity Card and you fill out the Application Form provided.
Note: It takes less than 10 minutes to get your card
In addition, there are minimal charges incurred. If you fill out for the card at any Nakumatt Supermarket you will be charged 100kshs, 500 kshs at K.C.B. and D.T.B respectively.
How to Top Up your Nakumatt Global Card?
Its free to top up your Nakumatt Global Card and if you are at the Nakumatt Supermarket, just inform the cashier at the till that you need to top up your card with a particular amount of money and consider it done. In case you opt to top up using your KCB or DTB Bank just let the teller know.
Hint: Personally, I prefer using Nakumatt Supermarket to top up my card because it is more flexible for me as I do shopping, I earn Loyalty Points when I use the card and because I know when to go to the supermarket, I avoid the long cues that never end at the banks 🙂 .
Note: Ensure that you top up you account with at least 500kshs right after applying for it.
Enough with the Nakumatt Global lets verify your paypal account.
Verify Your Paypal Account Using The Nakumatt Global Card
Step 1: Log In to your Paypal Account.
Once logged in, Click on Get Verified or On Link and Confirm My Debit or Credit Card (Highlighted in the image below)
Step 2: Verify your card by Filling out the required Details.
Your Name is most likely pre-populated on this page. Ensure you select MasterCard as the Card type. Then Enter your Card Number (Located at the front side of the card) and Enter your Expiry Date and Security Code (Found at the back of the card respectively). Finally, make sure that your billing address is entered correctly and if it is not, this is the best opportunity to change your address. Once you are satisfied with your application click the continue button.
Step 3: Confirm your Card.
If your application to verify your card was successful then you will be prompted to confirm your card in 2-3 days.
Note: Paypal will deduct some money from your card (less than $2) to make sure that the card is yours. Once you confirm the card with the 4 digit code that paypal sends to your Nakumatt Global Card Online Portal then Paypal will refund the money within 24 hours.
Step 4: Check your Nakumatt Global Portal for the 4 Digit Code Sent from Paypal to Confirm your Card.
Once you have your 4 digit code, log in to your paypal account and complete the linking of the card / verification of your account.
Note: It takes some time for the 4 digit code to reflect on your Nakumatt Global Card Portal. Be patient!
Once you verify your paypal account it is possible to continue with your withdrawals or online transactions. It is easy and fast.
There is only one error you might run into while trying to verify your Paypal account using the Nakumatt Global Card. Do not panic when yo get this error.
The easiest way to solve this problem is by calling the Nakumatt Global Customer Care or Any of the Supported Banks (K.C.B or D.T.B). The error is caused by a conflict of the billing address and on most of the occasions the billing address on your paypal is not reflecting on the Nakumatt Global Card Systems and has to be entered manually.
That’s all there is to know when you need to verify your paypal account using the Nakumatt Global card. The Nakumatt Global Card can be used to shop in Kenya and abroad where MasterCards are accepted, you receive an SMS alert everytime you use your card, It is possible to top up the card using multiple currencies and finally, you can access and download your transaction statements from the Nakumatt Global Card Portal.
What are you waiting for ? Go get your Nakumatt Global Card!
If you are a freelancer and you have the option of sending or receiving money through Skrill feel free to check out my video blog post on How to Withdraw or Send Money From Skrill to Mpesa.