How to Reverse Electricity Purchase on Capitec App

How to Reverse Electricity Purchase on Capitec App

Purchasing electricity through the Capitec app is a convenient way to top up your prepaid meter. However, there may be instances where you need to reverse an electricity purchase, perhaps due to entering the wrong meter number or purchasing an incorrect amount. Reversing a transaction can be a bit more complex than making a purchase, as it often involves the bank’s policies and the electricity provider’s terms and conditions. Here’s what you need to know about reversing an electricity purchase on the Capitec app.

Understanding the Reversal Policy

Before attempting to reverse an electricity purchase, it’s important to understand that not all transactions can be reversed. Typically, once an electricity token is generated and sent to the customer, the sale is considered final. This is because the token is a unique code that can only be used once and is immediately available for use.

Step 1: Check the Possibility of Reversal

The first step is to check whether a reversal is possible. You can do this by contacting Capitec’s customer support. They will inform you about the possibility of a reversal and the process involved. Capitec’s customer support can be reached through the following channels:

  • Capitec’s Customer Care Line
  • In-app support feature
  • Email support
  • Visiting a Capitec branch

Step 2: Gather Required Information

If a reversal is possible, you will need to provide specific details about the transaction. This typically includes:

  • Your account details
  • The transaction date and time
  • The amount of electricity purchased
  • The prepaid meter number for which the purchase was intended
  • The token number received (if applicable)

Step 3: Initiate the Reversal Request

If Capitec confirms that a reversal is possible, you will need to formally request it. This may involve filling out a form or providing a written request through one of the support channels mentioned above.

Step 4: Follow Up with the Electricity Provider

In some cases, Capitec may direct you to the electricity provider for the reversal. This is because the funds have already been transferred to the provider, and they are the ones who issue the token. You may need to provide the provider with the same transaction details and explain the reason for the reversal.

Step 5: Wait for Confirmation

Once you’ve submitted your reversal request, there will be a waiting period while the bank and/or the electricity provider process the request. This can take several days, and the duration will depend on the policies of the bank and the provider.

Step 6: Check Your Account for the Reversed Funds

If the reversal is approved, the funds will be credited back to your account. You should regularly check your account balance and transaction history to confirm when the reversal has been processed.


It’s important to note that reversing an electricity purchase is not guaranteed and is subject to the terms and conditions of both Capitec Bank and the electricity provider. To avoid the need for reversals, always double-check the meter number and the amount before confirming an electricity purchase on the Capitec app.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, or if you need assistance with the reversal process, contact Capitec Bank directly through their official customer support channels. Remember that reversing financial transactions can be a sensitive process, and it’s essential to follow the proper procedures as outlined by your bank.

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