Skrill (previously known as Moneybookers) was founded in 2001 by FSA (Financial Services Authority of UK) as an alternative to PayPal. Headquartered at Welken House in London. At some point it became a serious rival to PayPal and now its customer base exceeds 31 million users. There are personal accounts (for average transactions) and business acoounts (for companies with numerous employees or many suppliers).
No matter which type of account you own, you can apply for a MasterCard (a highly secure prepaid card). You can have your card denominated in PLN, USD, GBP and EUR. However, it’s not available to non-European users. Skrill users consider the following features the most pleasing and useful:
- Direct Payments. Skrill accepts more than 100 various payment methods and 40 currencies, so that, if you own a store, you will never fail to meet your customers’ demands.
- Electronic Wallet. It’s your Skrill account.
Registration involves only email address and password. If you want to send money to another Skrill user: enter the recipient’s account name, their email, the amount and press “submit”. Skrill World Post makes it possible to deliver parcels from the USA straight to your home address. It’s cheap and highly reliable.
You can even track your parcel online. However, this service is available to European users only. Skrill’s transaction fees are among the lowest. The internal transfer fee is usually 1%. You can avoid paying this fee if you deposit money from a bank account with a valid SWIFT code. The withdrawal fee is 1.80 EUR for SWIFT code bank accounts and 3.50 EUR for checks (only GBP, EUR and USD denominated checks are accepted).
If a Skrill user has been inactive for a year, their account starts losing 1 EUR monthly until they resume using the service. The currency exchange fee is 2.49%.
|Supported Languages||English , Deutsch ,Francias, Italiano|
|Supported Currencies||EUR, GBP, USD|