Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains how we collect information from our users at several different points on our website only in order to fulfill the direct requests and orders from our users.

Our privacy policy

Mayfair CIB Bank Limited respects the privacy of our clients and users. Therefore, under no circumstances will we sell, share, or rent clients’ or users’ private information for profit.

We collect information from our users at several different points on our website only in order to fulfill the direct requests and orders from our users.

Mayfair CIB Bank Limited is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We track IP numbers and ISP names of our visitors in order to get an idea of how users are experiencing our site in the aggregate. No personally identifiable information is contained therein.

This Mobile Banking Policy governs the use of MCIB Bank’s Mobile Banking offering. MCIB Bank’s Mobile Banking allows customer to bank anytime anywhere through their mobile phone. Customers can access their banking information and make transactions on his accounts at absolutely no cost. In this document all references to the user being referred in masculine gender shall be deemed to include the feminine gender.


In this policy document, unless there is anything repugnant to the subject or context thereof, the expressions listed below shall have the following meanings viz. “Account(s)” shall mean any one or more accounts held and/or facilities provided to the Customer by MCIB including but not limited to savings accounts, current accounts, term deposits or such other accounts and/or facilities as may be determined by MCIB from time to time, for which the Facility is being offered or may be offered in future.

“Alert(s)” means the customized messages sent to the Mobile Phone Number as an SMS in response to the triggers set by the customer. “Alert/Push Facility” shall mean the service provided by MCIB wherein a customer can obtain specific information to the customer’s Account on the customer’s mobile phone number.

“Customer” shall mean a customer of MCIB or any person who has applied for any product/service of MCIB.

“MCIB Contact Number” refers to the number/s provided by MCIB to its Customers for availing of Request/Pull Facility or such other facilities which may be availed of through the MCIB Contact Number, as communicated by MCIB from time to time.

“Service” or “Facility” shall mean mobile banking facility (which provides the Customers, services such as information relating to Account(s), details about transactions and such other services as may be provided on the Mobile Phone Number by MCIB, from time to time.

“Registered Mobile Number ” shall mean the number registered/provided by the Customer in writing (either through a printed form provided by MCIB or otherwise), or website, through call centre, for the purpose of availing the Facility.

“Website” refers to or any other website as may be notified by MCIB.

“Personal Information” shall mean the information about the Customer obtained in connection with the Facility.

“SMS” shall mean Short Messaging Service, which is the transmission of short text messages to and from SMS enabled devices including but not limited to mobile phones.

“Mobile Banking app” shall mean the mobile banking application which can be installed on the mobile phone handset to access information pertaining to the Account(s).

Other abbreviations used:

RTGS – Real Time Gross Settlement
OTP – One Time Password
FD – Fixed Deposit
MAYPAY (MCIB Mobile Banking): MAYPAY is MCIB’s Mobile Banking offering that gives customers complete control over their accounts and lets them bank from the comfort of their home, office or even if they are on the move, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This facility is absolutely free for all eligible MCIB account holders. With MCIB Mobile Banking, customers can avail of a wide range of banking services, that literally puts the bank at their fingertips.

It gives customers instant access to their:
A) Savings Accounts
B) Current Accounts
C) Overdraft Accounts
D) Term Deposit Accounts
Customers can:
1. Check their account balance
2. Get mini statement (last 5 transactions)
3. Get Statement
4. Know their cheque status
5. Track FD
6. Transfer funds

The facility is available for customers having a satisfactory running account. The Facility will be offered to resident individuals and sole proprietary concerns with mode of operation ‘Self and/or Either/ Survivor’. In the case of joint Account(s) with mode of operation ‘Jointly’, this facility is currently not available.
Availability & Disclosure

MCIB has adopted the mode of authentication of the Customer by means of verification of the Mobile Phone Number and/or through verification of Passcodes and OTP allotted by MCIB to the Customer or through any other mode of verification as may be stipulated at the discretion of MCIB.

This is acceptable and binding to the customer and hence the customer is solely responsible for maintenance of the secrecy and confidentiality of the Passcodes without any liability to the Bank. MCIB shall endeavor to provide to the Customer through the Facility, services that the Bank, may decide from time to time.

MCIB reserves the right to decide what services may be offered to a Customer on each Account and such offers may differ from Customer to Customer. MCIB may also vary the services offered through the Facility at its sole discretion.

The Facility is made available to the user at the Customer request, at the sole discretion of MCIB and may be discontinued by the Bank at any time without notice. Access to the Facility shall be restricted to the Customer availing the Facility.

Customer instructions shall be effected only after authentication of the Customer by means of verification of the Mobile Phone Number and/or through verification of Passcodes allotted by MCIB to the Customer or through any other mode of verification as may be stipulated at the discretion of the Bank.

Understand the customers’ regular browsing actions and patterns, and locations on desktops and mobile(we own the anonymous data collected and don’t share it with anyone).

MCIB shall endeavor to carry out the instructions of the Customer promptly, provided that the Bank, shall not be held responsible for the delay in carrying out such instructions due to any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, failure of operational system or any requirement of law or MCIB’s internal policies.

Authority to MCIB

In its endeavour to provide best of the class facilities to its users, MCIB Mobile Banking incorporates many services from its third party vendors and partner tie-ups. The user irrevocably and unconditionally authorizes MCIB to access all his Account(s) for effecting banking or other transactions performed by the user through the MCIB Mobile Banking and to share the Account information with any third parties for the purpose of accepting/executing such requests of the users.

The instructions of the user shall be effected only when such instruction is in accordance with the prescribed procedure. MCIB shall have no obligation to verify the authenticity of any transaction / instruction received or purported to have been received from the user through MCIB Mobile Banking or purporting to have been sent by the user other than by means of verification of the Mobile Banking user-id and Passcodes.


All records of MCIB generated by the transactions arising out of use of the Facility, including the time of the transaction recorded shall be conclusive proof of the genuineness and accuracy of the transactions. The authority to record the transaction details is hereby expressly granted by the Customer to MCIB.


All instructions for availing the services under the Facility shall be provided through the mobile phone number in the manner indicated by MCIB. The Customer is also responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of the instructions provided to the Bank and the same shall be considered to be sufficient for availing of the services under the Facility.

The Alerts would be sent to the mobile phone number, last registered with MCIB. Where MCIB considers the instructions to be inconsistent or contradictory it may seek clarification from the Customer before acting on any customer instructions or act upon any such instruction as it may deem fit. MCIB shall have the right to suspend the services under the Facility if the Bank has reason to believe that the Customer’s instructions may lead to direct or indirect loss or may require an indemnity from the Customer before continuing to operate the Facility.

Accuracy of Information

The Customer undertakes to provide accurate and complete information wherever required and shall be solely responsible for the correctness and completeness of information provided by him to MCIB at all times, including, but not limited to, for the purposes of availing of the Facility. The Bank shall not be liable for consequences arising out of erroneous information submitted by the Customer.

If the Customer suspects that there is an error in the information supplied by the Bank to the customer, he should inform MCIB at the earliest. The Bank will endeavor to correct the error wherever possible on a best effort basis.

While MCIB will take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied to the Customer, MCIB shall not be liable for any inadvertent error, which results in the providing of inaccurate information.

Disclaimer of Liability

MCIB shall not be responsible for any failure on the part of the Customer to utilize the Facility due to the Customer not being within the geographical range within which the Facility is offered and which forms part of the roaming network of the mobile phone service provider.

If the Customer has reason to believe that the Mobile Phone Number is / has been allotted to another person and / or there has been an unauthorized transaction in the Account and / or the mobile phone handset is lost, the customer shall immediately inform MCIB of the same.


In consideration of MCIB providing the Facility, the Customer, at his/her own expense, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, MCIB, its directors and employees, representatives, agents and/or the affiliates, as the case may be, against all losses, damages, expenses, actions, claims, demands and proceedings whatsoever, that the Bank may incur, sustain, suffer or be put to at any time as a consequence of acting on or omitting or refusing to act on any instructions given by the Customer or otherwise for use of the Facility.

The Customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless MCIB and/or its affiliates, against any loss incurred by the Customer due to failure to provide the services offered under the Facility or any delay in providing the services due to any failure or discrepancy in the network of the mobile phone service provider.

The Customer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, MCIB from any losses occurring as a result of the:

  1. The Customer permitting any third parties to use the Facility.
  2. The Customer permitting any other person to have access to his mobile phone or as a consequence of leaving the mobile phone unattended or loss of mobile phone.
Currently this facility is absolutely free for all eligible MCIB account holders. However, MCIB shall have the discretion to charge such fees as it may deem fit from time to time and may at its sole discretion, revise the fees for use of any or all of the Facility, by notifying the Customer of such revision.

The Customer may, at any time discontinue or unsubscribe to the said Facility. The Customer shall be liable for payment of such airtime or other charges which may be levied by any mobile phone service provider in connection with availing of the Facility and MCIB is in no way concerned with the same. The charges payable by the Customer is exclusive of the amount payable to any mobile phone service provider and would be debited from the account of the Customer on periodical basis (monthly/quarterly basis). MCIB reserves the right to charge the Customer a fee for the other channel.

The Customer will continue to be responsible for any transactions that may have been effected through the Mobile Phone Number in relation to the Facility prior to such cancellation of the Facility. MCIB may, at its discretion, withdraw temporarily or terminate the Facility, either wholly or in part, at any time without giving prior notice to the Customer. The Bank may, without prior notice, suspend the Facility at any time during which any maintenance work or repair is required to be carried out or in case of any emergency or for security reasons, which require the suspension of the Facility.

MCIB shall endeavor to give a reasonable notice for withdrawal or termination of the Facility. The closure of all account(s) of the Customer will automatically terminate the Facility. MCIB may suspend or terminate Facility without prior notice if the Customer has breached these Terms and Conditions or MCIB learns of the death, bankruptcy or lack of legal capacity of the Customer. MCIB may de-activate the facility if the facility has not been accessed for six months or more.

Governing Law
This policy shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Kenya and any dispute or differences arising out of or in connection with the Facility shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts at Kenya. MCIB accepts no liability whatsoever, direct or indirect for non-compliance with the laws of any country other than that of Kenya.

The mere fact that the Facility can be accessed by a Customer in a country other than Kenya does not imply that the laws of the said country govern this policy and / or the operations in the account(s) of the Customer and / or the use of the Facility.

The Customer is responsible for intimating to MCIB any change in the Mobile Phone Number or email address or Account details and MCIB will not be liable for sending Alerts or other information over the Mobile Phone Number/email address not recorded with the Bank. The Customer acknowledges that to receive Alerts, the Mobile Phone Number must be active and accessible. The Customer acknowledges that if the Customer’s Mobile Phone Number remains inaccessible for a continuous period (such period dependent upon service providers) from the time an Alert is sent by MCIB, that particular Alert may not be received by the Customer.

The Customer acknowledges that the provision of the Facility is dependent on the infrastructure, connectivity and services to be provided by service providers engaged by MCIB or otherwise. The Customer accepts that timelines, accuracy and readability of Alerts sent by MCIB will depend on factors affecting other service providers engaged by the Bank or otherwise. MCIB shall not be liable for non-delivery or delayed delivery of Alerts, error, loss or distortion in transmission of Alerts to the Customer.

Services Offered Under The Facility

To avail of the various services offered, the mobile phone should be compatible with the mobile banking channel/s

  1. Internet connectivity
  2. Android/iOS supported mobile to download the software application and use this channel. A mobile banking Passcode has to be used for this service.
Funds Transfer Facility
The payer accepts that he will be responsible for keying in the correct details, which are required to make fund transfers through the above mentioned facility; such details being specified by MCIB from time to time. In no case, will the Bank be held liable for any erroneous transactions arising out of or relating to the payer keying in erroneous details required to make fund transfers through the abovementioned facility.

In such an event, the terms applicable to such facilities, in addition to those applicable to the Facility, shall be applicable. The liability of MCIB shall only commence subsequent to the debit in the payer’s account.

MCIB Mobile Banking through Android/IOS Channels
Android/iOS channel for mobile banking: The Android/iOS application has to be downloaded to the mobile.The downloaded applications are stored in a particular folder of the handset, specific to each device. Typically it should reside either in the Applications or Games folder of the phone. Customer can login to Mobile Banking app using his user ID and Passcode and access all the features mentioned above. MCIB may change or update the Mobile Banking app and its features at any time. You may be required to download and reinstall a new version of the Mobile Banking app if changes and updates are made.
Responsibilities and Obligations of Customers
The customer will be responsible for all transactions, including fraudulent/erroneous transactions made through the use of his/ her mobile phone, SIM card and Passcode, regardless of whether such transactions are in fact entered into or authorized by him/ her. The customer will be responsible for the loss/damage suffered.

The customer shall take all steps possible to ensure that his/her mobile phone is not shared with anyone and shall report any misuse/ loss of the mobile phone or SIM card immediately. The customer will use the services offered under Facility using the PASSCODE/Password in accordance with the procedure as laid down by MCIB from time to time.

The customer shall keep the USER ID and PASSCODE confidential and will not disclose these to any other person or will not record them in a way that would compromise the security of the services. It will be the responsibility of the Customer to notify MCIB immediately if he/ she suspect the misuse of the PASSCODE.

The Customer will also immediately initiate the necessary steps to change PASSCODE. If the mobile phone or SIM is lost, the customer must immediately notify the telecom service provider to block the SIM. After that, he/she shall advise the user ID, mobile phone number to Bank’s helpline to suspend MCIB Mobile Banking Service. The Customer accepts that any valid transaction originating from the USER ID and / or registered mobile phone number shall be assumed to have been initiated by the customer.

The Customer shall ensure that the mobile is secured with required security features. The Customer shall keep himself/herself updated with regard to any information/ modification relating to the services offered under the facility which would be publicized on the websites and at the branches and would be responsible for the same. The Customer shall be liable for all loss on breach of the Policy, Terms and Conditions contained herein or contributed or caused the loss by negligent actions or a failure on to advice MCIB within a reasonable time about any unauthorized access in the account.

Signature Requirements
When any transfer or other instruction is initiated through the Facility, user agrees that MCIB shall execute the instruction without requiring user’s signature on the instruction.
MCIB reserves the right to revise the policies, features and benefits offered through the Facility from time to time and may notify the Customer of any such revisions/changes in any manner as deemed appropriate. The customer will be bound by such revisions/changes unless the customer terminates the Facility.

The Customer shall comply with all such terms and conditions as MCIB may prescribe from time to time for facilities/services availed of by the Customer.

All such transactions effected by or through facilities for conducting remote transactions including the internet, world wide web, electronic data interchange, Bank’s Customer Care Centre, teleservice operations (whether voice, video, data or combination thereof) or by means of electronic, computer, automated machines network or through other means of telecommunication, established by or on behalf of MCIB, for and in respect of such facilities/ services offered, shall constitute legally binding and valid transactions when done in adherence to and in compliance with the policy prescribed by MCIB for such facilities/ services, as may be prescribed from time to time. Maps and location data for branches provided in the Mobile Banking app are provided for basic navigational purposes only. They should only be used as a guide and should not be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed.

Risk Management, Privacy and Security by MCIB
In the course of using Mobile Banking application or availing the products and services vide the online application forms, MCIB may become privy to the personal information of its customers, including information that is confidential in nature.

MCIB is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and has taken all necessary and reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of the customer information and its transmission through the Mobile Banking application and it shall not be held liable for disclosure of the confidential information when in accordance with the Privacy Commitment or in terms of the agreement, if any, with the customer.

MCIB endeavors to safeguard and ensure the security of information provided by the customer. MCIB employs a range of security features for its Mobile Banking service. These measures extend from data encryption to firewalls. MCIB uses 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, to ensure that the information exchanged between the customer’s mobile and the mobile banking servers over the Internet is secure and cannot be accessed by any third party.

When the information provided by the customers is not transmitted through this encryption, the customers’ system (if configured accordingly) will display an appropriate message ensuring the best level of secrecy for the customers’ information.

How Customers Can Protect Their Privacy
  1. The Customer would be required to cooperate with MCIB in order to ensure the security of the information, and it is recommended that the Customers necessarily choose their numeric PASSCODEs carefully such that no unauthorized access is made by a third party.
  2. The Customers should ensure not to disclose their PASSCODE to anyone or keep any written or other record of the PASSCODE such that a third party could access it.
  3. Do not share your account information, PASSCODE or similar sensitive data with others.
  4. Never provide confidential information to unknown callers.
  5. When conducting business over the mobile browser, always use a secure browser and exit online applications as soon as you finish using them.
  6. Protect your account records.
  7. Avoid writing down PASSCODEs/passwords.
  8. Avoid the use of birthdays, anniversaries or similar details which can be easily guessed as PASSCODEs.
  9. Make sure that your mobile is protected with anti-virus and you have latest anti-virus software.
  10. Properly dispose of old mobiles that are not needed by hard reset and erasing all data.
  11. All users should logout after every login session; however, online sessions will automatically be terminated after 3 minutes of inactivity. This to protect you in case you accidentally leave your mobile banking session unattended after you login.
  12. Enable a device lock password on the mobile to prevent unauthorized access to personal and confidential information in contacts, messages and other media files.
  13. Avoid clicking on links which are sent via E-mails. Type URL (Universal Resource Locator) of all such links directly on the mobile browser. Avoid sending or furnishing personal and financial information on email. Also prior to providing any information (financial or personal) on a website, verify the bonafides of the website, its address and of the owners / operators of such websites. Make sure that the URL that appears in the “address” or “location” box on your browser window is the one you wish to access.
  14. If you are a victim of fraud or identity theft, please contact the call centre or branch immediately so that the bank may place the necessary restrictions on your account(s) to put holds on your accounts.
  15. Neither bank nor its service providers will contact you via telephone or email or any other means requesting personal information, your customer ID or your PASSCODE. If you are contacted by anyone requesting this information, please do not share it and contact us immediately.

MCIB undertakes not to disclose the information provided by the customer to any person, unless such action is necessary to:

  • Conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process.
  • Protect and defend MCIB’s rights, interests or property.
  • Enforce the terms and conditions of the products or services including Mobile Banking services or act to protect the interests of MCIB or its members, constituents or of others.

The customer shall not disclose to any other person, in any manner whatsoever, any information relating to MCIB of a confidential nature obtained in the course of availing the services through the website. Failure to comply with this obligation shall be deemed a serious breach of the terms herein and shall entitle MCIB to terminate the services without prejudice to any damages, which the customer is liable to pay MCIB. MCIB will limit the collection and use of customer information only on a need-toknow basis, to deliver better service to the customer.

MCIB may use and share the information provided by the customer with third party for providing services and any service related activities such as collecting subscription fees for such services and notifying and contacting customers regarding any problem with or the expiration of such services.

In this regard it may be necessary to disclose the customer information to one or more agents and contractors of MCIB and their sub-contractors. The customer authorizes MCIB to exchange, share, part with all information related to the details and transaction history of the customer with banks/ financial institutions/ credit bureaus/ agencies/ participating in any telecommunication or electronic clearing network as may be required by law, customary practice, credit reporting, statistical analysis and credit scoring verification or risk management and shall not hold MCIB liable for use or disclosure of this information.

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