Skrill (MoneyBookers) is one of the largest electronic payment systems which allow people to shop and transfer money all over the world. It is a reliable, secure, transparent and very convenient method to send and get payments online by using an e-mail address and password. The company support 200 countries and 41 currencies. It has customer service in twelve languages. Skrill is similar to the world giant, PayPal but has its own peculiarities. It’s worth remembering that the company goes back to the gambling industry, so Skrill offers great betting, poker and casino promotions when the deposit is made with the Moneybookers account.
To provide customers with the highest level of security Skrill uses the most advanced security technology such as personal details, account login. Skrill (Moneybookers) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the UK (FSA). All financial transactions are secured with the help of Secure Socket Layer technology that uses 256-bit encryption, and has Verisign Secured certification. They are a licensee of the TRUSTe Privacy Program.
More than that, the company offers its customers a security token. The security token is a special device to increases login security. This portable device produces a one-time code to give an additional layer of security. It guarantees 100% funds safety. VIPs can get the security token free of charge.
To fund and withdraw can be made via bank transfer, cheque or credit/debit card. They accept such credit/debit card as Visa, MasterCard, American Express. It takes different time periods for a deposit to arrive in your Skrill account.
|payment method||time period|
|via bank account||within 2-5 business days|
|via cheque||up to 10 days|
|via credit/debit cards||instantly|
The company doesn’t accept cash deposits and third party deposits. A deposit can be made in different currencies (all the list you can see on the company’s site) but bear in mind that you’d better make deposits in the same currency which your Moneybookers’ bank account is held in. Upload and withdrawals fees are the lowest.
To make a deposit
|bank transfer||free (but your bank can take fees for transferring money abroad)|
|credit/debit card||up to 1.9%|
|cheque||up to €0.50|
To withdraw money you must have a certain sum that covers the redemption fees.
|bank transfer||€1.80 flat fee|
|Visa credit/debit card (only)||€ 1.80|
Money will come to your bank account very fast.
Skrill is very cheap for those who have Skrill personal accounts (to send money to somebody who is a Skrill member will cost only 1% but maximum €0,5). You may also send money to the person who hasn’t Skrill account but to collect it that person must register at Moneybookers. Receiving money is free of charge.
Skrill customers can get a Moneybookers prepaid MasterCard which directly links to their Skrill Digital Wallet. This card is accepted in many online and offline shops as well as at over 1.5 million ATMs all over the world. The card has no monthly fees. Shop transactions and ATM withdrawals are free. The Moneybookers prepaid MasterCard is for EU residents only. VIPs can get this card free of charge.
To register at Skrill (Moneybookers) you must first enter your email and password, be careful when entering every symbol since you will not be able to change any data without additional request to customer support and after changing you require a repeat verification. Also keep in mind you may hold only one Skrill account.
You can call to MoneyBookers customer support every day from 9 am to 6 pm GMT. You can also send an e-mail to “Support Centre”. They answer all your enquiries thoroughly and rather quickly.