UnionPay services since October, 2010
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UnionPay cards are accepted at nearly 40% of all merchants as well as at ATMs of Standard Chartered Bank, Equity Bank and CRDB Bank in Tanzania.
  • Tanzania – Native Place of Kilimanjaro
    Located in the east of Africa and south of Equator, Tanzania is equipped with abundant tourism resources. The three major lakes in Africa, such as Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi are on the border of Tanzania. In addition, Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa having altitude being 5,895 m, is more world-famous. Besides, Tanzania also possesses other natural landscapes as Ngorongoro Crater, East African Rift Valley and Marianas Lake as well as historical humane landscapes as Sandoy Slave City, the most ancient hominid site worldwide and Arab merchant site. Why not take your UnionPay cards (card number starting with 62) to explore the secrets of Tanzania.
  • POS acceptance
    Merchants displaying the signage of   accept UnionPay cards. Since that some of the merchants have yet to put up the UnionPay signage, cardholders may show their UnionPay cards upon the till and inquire about UnionPay acceptance.

    When using co-branded cards, you are advised to choose UnionPay as the routing option to be benefited from the special offers and services provided by UnionPay. 

    Note:Some UnionPay card acceptors or acquirers route co-branded cards  to corresponding card shcem according to the card BIN, which means co-branded cards transactions aren't routed to UnionPay without selection by cardholders and merchant cashiers. Please refer to the transaction results for the information about transaction routing.
  • Cash withdrawal
    In Tanzania, UnionPay cards can be accepted for withdrawing Tanzanian shilling and for balance inquiry at all ATMs of Standard Chartered Bank, Equity Bankand CRDB

    Please refer to the latest government policy on overseas cash withdrawal via UnionPay cards at "Help Center-Card-using Instructions-Refined Card-using Tips". Daily cash withdrawal limit from respective issuers and/or ATM may apply. Please consult your issuer on the possible cap on the amount. You may split your withdrawals into several times which comply with the limit(s).
  • Charges
    ATM commission fee consists of two parts:
    (1)Service fee charged by the issuer: please consult the issuer for details.
    (2)Service fee charged by the ATM acquirer in Tanzania: some ATMs will charge commission fee, which is charged by the local banks in Tanzania and which has nothing to do with UnionPay or the issuer.

    Cash withdrawal via debit card results in a lower commission fee.
  • Tips
    Select PINs that cannot be easily guessed by anyone.
    Never disclose your PIN to anyone who claims to represent the bank or the police.
    Be alert to your surroundings before conducting any banking transactions.
    Keep a close eye on your credit card during transaction to avoid any illegal activities.
    If your UnionPay card has been stolen/lost, please inform the issuer immediately.