If you’re wondering whether you can access Tala and Branch International loans through USSD codes or SMS in Kenya, here’s the information you need:
Tala Mobile Loans: As of the latest update, Tala primarily operates through its Android app for loan applications. Users are required to download the Tala app from the Google Play Store, create an account, and apply for a loan. While Tala has an SMS number (21991), it is designated for communication purposes only and does not support loan requests. However, it’s worth noting that Tala has introduced a USSD code (*846#) for loan applications, providing users with an alternative method to access loans.
Branch International Loans: Similar to Tala, Branch International does not currently have a USSD code or an SMS number for loan requests. Customers rely on the Branch app for both loan applications and communication. To access loans from Branch International, users can download the app from the Google Play Store, set up an account, and apply for the loan.
In summary, Tala now offers a USSD code (*846#) in addition to its app for loan applications, while Branch International primarily operates through its app, and no USSD code or SMS option is available. Always check for updates from the respective lenders for any changes to their services or additional application methods.