How to register on CRB: Transunion, creditinfo and metropol

register on CRB in kenya

Before you can access your free credit report, you must register on CRB. The registration process allows you to access various services on the bureau such as; credit score, credit report, clearance certificate, and know who has listed me.





There are three CRB institutions you can register within Kenya. These are TransUnion, creditinfo, and Metropol. Let me take you through how to register with each CRB.




 

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How to register on Transunion CRB nipashe

To register with Nipashe by Transunion, follow these steps

  1. Send an SMS to 21272 with your full names as they appear on your National ID
  2. You will receive a message from Transunion Nipashe asking you to register by paying Ksh 50
  3. Open mpesa on your phone.
  4. Select lipa na mpesa.
  5. Choose paybill
  6. Enter business number 212121, Press OK
  7. Next, enter account number which is your National ID number, Press OK
  8. Enter amount 50, and press OK.
  9. Now Enter M-PESA PIN, press OK.
  10. Confirm you are paying ‘Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd’
  11. Press Send
  12. M-pesa will confirm payment was successful.
  13. You will receive a message from Transunion confirming that registration is successful.

 

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How to register on Metropol CRB

  1. Open mpesa on your phone.
  2. Select lipa na mpesa.
  3. Choose paybill
  4. Enter business number 186644, Press OK
  5. Next, enter account number which is your National ID number, Press OK
  6. Enter amount 50, and press OK.
  7. Now Enter M-PESA PIN, press OK.
  8. Confirm the company you are paying ‘Metropol Credit Reference Bureau LTD’
  9. Press Send
  10. M-pesa will confirm payment was successful. You will receive a message from Metropol confirming that registration is successful.

Metropol CRB is another major bureau service provider in Kenya and offers clearance certificate, credit status and CRB listing services. 

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How to register with creditinfo CRB

Follow these steps below to register with creditinfo CRB in Kenya

  1. Open mpesa on your phone.
  2. Select lipa na mpesa.
  3. Choose paybill
  4. Enter business number 510972, Press OK. For airtel use airtel number 0734718973.
  5. Next, enter account number which is your National ID number, Press OK
  6. Enter the amount Ksh 50, and press OK.
  7. Now Enter M-PESA PIN, press OK.
  8. Confirm
  9. Press Send. M-pesa will confirm payment was successful.
  10. You will receive a message from creditinfo confirming that registration is successful.

Summary:

When you register on CRB, you will normally be asked to pay a small amount of money. Normally this payment method is either through m-pesa paybill number or if you are on airtel, using airtel money.

So why do the CRB’s insist that a user register before accessing their free credit report and other services? This is so as to verify that you are the person requesting the information.

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Post Author: Timothy

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