Am I eligible to join the SACCO and what is the process?
Our current list of eligible members MUST come from the following organizations https://balozisacco.com/index.php/about-us/membership
To apply for membership, please download the membership requirements and application forms from our website under the Sacco application forms.
After application of membership, what next?
Once the application forms are processed, you will get an email notification from our office indicating your membership number and later on your online access credentials.
What is an allotment form and how is it effected?
An allotment form is a written authority from a member instructing the employer to deduct funds through check-off and remit the same to the SACCO. Once the form is duly signed, it is then submitted to the employer for processing.
The minimum allotment is as follows:
- Deposit = Kshs. 2,000/- per pp or Kshs. 4,000/- per month subject to the deposit contribution banding and,
- Benevolent Fund = Kshs. 150/- per pp or Kshs. 300/- per month.
How do I increase or reduce my contribution?
By filling in an allotment form and sending it to our office for processing.
What is Share Capital?
These are funds invested by members of the SACCO as part ownership. The nominal value of each share shall be Kshs.100/= and every member shall hold the minimum prescribed shares in the Society, but no member shall hold more than one-fifth of the total shares. This amount is not withdrawable but can be transferred to another member upon cessation of membership. The minimum Share Capital is Kshs. 40,000/-.
How can I access my account?
You can access your SACCO records in real-time via the Members Portal. If you have forgotten your password or do not have one, click on Request Password to get the code via sms/email.
When am I eligible for a loan?
After being a member for at least 6 months and having contributed at least Kshs. 24,000/- towards deposit. However, with the introduction of Karibu loan, a new applicant can qualify for Ksh. 50,000 after contributing for at least 2 months.
How can I register and apply for the mobile loan?
A member is required to self-register for the mobile loan (M-Cash loan) using the Xmobi Customer app (available for download on Google Playstore only) or through USSD by dialing *882#. Please note that you MUST have updated your cellphone number in the SACCO prior to registration of mobile loan.
How much loan do I qualify for?
Loans are x4 of deposit subject to a maximum limit of Ksh. 30 million. For detailed loan information, read https://balozisacco.com/index.php/products/loan-products/loans-types
What do I need when applying for a loan?
- Fully completed loan application form
- A copy of an acceptable form of identification (National ID or Passport)
- A copy of a recent payslip (not more than 2 months old)
- Guarantors for the total loan amount applied and/or appropriate collateral (e.g. title deed)
- Allotment form or standing order
Can I apply for more than one loan?
Yes. A member is allowed to take all the loan products on offer so long as total loans do not exceed Kshs. 30M at any given time - terms and conditions for loan apply.
Can I boost my deposits and take a loan immediately?
Yes, any boost through checkoff is applied immediately. However, contributions done outside payroll for boosting deposits require at least 3 (three) months maturity period to qualify for a loan.
Can I pay extra amounts outside the payroll?
Yes. A member can pay any amount he/she desires in the Sacco’s Bank accounts at his/her own convenience. Deposit slips MUST be submitted to our office for receipting (within the month of payment). Other modes of payment are through M-pesa, bank transfers, standing orders.
Can I guarantee myself for a loan?
Yes, only when you are taking a loan less or equivalent to your deposits and the amount self-guaranteed is less or equal to available deposit (total deposits less total committed to other members).
How often are long term loans granted?
Development loans are considered once a month at a Credit Committee meeting. The loans are considered on a first come, first served basis.
Can my payment be done via cheque?
No, all payments are sent directly to the individual member’s bank account via M-PESA, EFT, IFT or RTGS.
Can my other loan balance(s) be offset from the new loan I have applied?
Yes, but only if the member is applying for a Boresha, Super or Special loan. The member will be required to indicate the loans to be amalgamated.
Can I bridge/refinance all loans so that I only remain with one?
No, each type of loan is refinanced/bridged individually once all refinancing conditions are fully met. However, members can combine all their loans into one through amalgamation.
If I clear a loan before its completion date, will I be required to pay interest for future periods?
No interest or penalty is charged for clearing a loan earlier than the contracted period.
If I clear my loans with cash, how soon can I qualify to apply for another loan?
Immediately for all loans.