Tala Loan App belongs to a California-based finance company in Kenya which offers instant unsecured mobile loans to Kenyans. The company was formerly known as Inventure and is Kenya’s number one Finance App.

Tala offers a minimum loan amount of Ksh 500 to first-time users and up to a maximum of Ksh 50,000 for subsequent users with good loan repayment history.

Compared to Banks & other Microfinance lending institutions, Tala Loans do not require security such as a Payslip, Title Deed or Car Log Book. But it is important to check your CRB status to know if you have been wrongly blacklisted.

How does Tala Mobile App Work?

Once downloaded from Google Play Store and installed on your phone. Tala Loan App scans your SMS folder for Mpesa transaction history and your voice call pattern history to build a credit score.

Tala loans do not require any security and the average loan is Ksh10,000 but first-time applicants are given a minimum of Ksh 500 and have to build their creditworthiness over time. The loan increment eligibility depends on your repayment behavior of previous loans.

Tala app download Kenya

To download Tala Apk, All you need is a registered Mpesa line and an Android phone running OS 2.3.3 or higher.

Read also about where to get instant unsecured mobile loans in Kenya.

How to use Tala

  • You don’t need the APK, just head over to Google Play Store on your smartphone to download and install Tala app
  • Link the app to your active Facebook account to register as a customer.
  • Provide further information to Tala such as your phone number and also by answering correctly the few personal questions provided.
  • Tala loan qualification is dependent on the feedback you give on these questions.
  • Relax, go play or do something else while you wait for Tala to do their magic.
  • Check back after a while to confirm whether you have qualified and to also view the amount of loan you have qualified for.

Tala Paybill Number

Tala loan is only repaid through Mpesa Paybill number 851900 and your registered Tala phone number as the account number.

Steps for repaying your loan

  • Access the Mpesa menu on your phone
  • Select the Lipa na Mpesa menu option followed by Paybill
  • Enter Tala Paybill number 851900.
  • Enter your phone number as the account number
  • Follow Mpesa system prompt to complete your transaction (Mpesa charges apply)
  • You should receive an SMS message from Inventure Mobile Kenya confirming your loan repayment.

Apart from the method above, you can use another person’s number to repay your loan as long as you use your registered Tala phone number as the account number.

Tala Loan App Advantages

  • Once you are qualified for a loan, the disbursement is fast hence making it reliable for emergency loans.
  • Ample repayment period even if your loan repayment date is overdue.
  • Loan defaulters are given a grace period of 60 days before being blacklisted.
  • Tala loan app provides scheduled loan notification of repayments to their customers.

Tala Loan App Disadvantages

  • High loan Interest rates compared to other mobile loan app operators.
  • With Varying interest rates from one customer to another and credit limit, it is very difficult to determine your loan interest rate.

Kindly remember that all non-performing loans of more than 90 days overdue are listed as defaulter as provided in section 18 of the Credit Reference Bureau Regulations ACT 2013.

Tala Contact Details

Tala company provides several channels of communication for feedback, please click to find more on How to contact Tala.

Let us hear about your Tala loan app experience in the comment section below. Why don’t you share this post if you like it? 🙂

Other Mobile Loan Apps:

  1. Branch Loan App
  2. Jazika Loans
  3. Stawika Loan App
  4. Timiza Loan by Barclays
  5. Okash Loan App


  1. I made a payment before my due date, then i applied for my loan renewal ,got approved but after one day they said there is a problem sending your loan…i tried to email, send messages but its been 4 days but still no response from Tala


  3. Hae am Evance a paid my overpayments but now am being told that am not elligible for loan and have waited for now over two months what might be the problem

  4. Hallow Tala, Thanks so much for your efforts in helping people during emergencies. I got a loan and paid it using a different phone number even before the due date. but I thank God after good communication with you it was cleared. Now the challenge is I wanted another loan but I can’t get through at all. So I don’t know if you are blocking me from getting another loan or what.

  5. I’m one of the client of Tala .I requested loan for but I’m not getting I don’t know what is the problem .The second loan

  6. Enter your comment here…my tala app has stopped unfortunately, I tried to appdate severally unsuccessfully,what would I do?

  7. Hi tala, i am so thankful that ive met tala loan on facebook, i got my first loan approved immediately… i hope you could approve my second loan this time…

  8. Enter your comment here…I am Joseph ongaga I need Aloan to help me in travelling but I don’t khow to applier

  9. I repaid my loan on the 29th of August 2018. Surprisingly, it was been listed to be in arrears on 12th of September 2018 (see below)

    For a week now, you keep insisting that you have not listed me and when I request for the batch number you sent out to CRB you tell me to clear my loan first, which falls due on the 29th of October 2018 FYI. I have been printing CRB reports at a cost and every time your loan is the same – in arrears. Can someone urgently look into this please?

    Trade Sector: Fintech Sector
    Account Type: Mobile Banking Loan
    Repayment Terms: MONTHLY
    Days In Arrears:: 0 days
    Listed Amount : 0.00
    Principal Amount: KES 24,000.00
    Last Payment:29-Aug-2018
    Listing Date:12-Sep-2017
    Scheduled Payments:
    Balance Amount: KES 27,600.00
    Disputed? NO
    Account Status: ACTIVE
    Arrears Amount: KES 27,600.00
    Worst Arrear: 0 days

  10. My registration to Tala is always rejected on the basis that someone else used my handset to register for Tala,….how can I resolve this coz I dont want to buy another handset now.

  11. Hi kindly asisit me i want to pay tala loan but my device is out of order ihave a desk top computer but i cannot log in to tala from it

  12. I was ,once a panctual member,but my phone got stolen on abus,But when i re apply with another phone,i could nt be assisted.What can you advice me since iam in need of money?my number is 0722233831.

  13. Hi l have tried to create my account on tala app but the process cannot be through why? Help please l need a loan

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