Skrill Reviews 2019

5 stars based on 5948 reviews

Skrill Review by Exchange Rate IQ

Overall rating
9 /10

Skrill Money Transfer service helps you by sending money internationally. Founded in 2001, Skrill works under the Paysafe Group, an online payment service provider through in-person or other channels. Skrill offers attractive pricing, fees and exchange rates. Depending on currency and country, you can transfer money through debit card, bank transfer, credit card, and SOFORT banking services.

The company offers Skrill to Skrill service and Skrill Money Transfer services for transferring money abroad. Opening an account with Skrill allows access of Skrill wallet and Skrill Money transfer service. 

Some of the benefits of Skrill are:

Offers reasonable exchange rate and fees 

Provides a fast, secure and convenient way to transfer money

Receive money directly into the bank account

Review of Skrill :

Through Skrill Money transfer platform, you can send money to a mobile wallet or bank account directly. To transfer the money to the recipient’s account, you will need account details, address, and the recipient's name. Transferring money from this platform is quite simple, you just need to open a Skrill account with the company and transfer money from the website using the “Send” option. 

You can send money from a bank account or credit card to bank account and mobile wallet. Skrill mobile application can also assist you in sending money to a bank account. Considering the customer feedback, it is one of the high rated platforms offering money transfer service. Apart from this, it also offers exchange rates and fees at competitive pricing.  

Skrill charges a fixed sum of money to withdraw funds using the services of the company for a particular country. There is no fee when you receive money but have to pay while withdrawing it. The fixed fee for withdrawing money varies from country to country. Such as, it doesn’t charge anything in the US, and charges £4.76 as a fixed fee for transferring to a domestic and international bank account. They charge additionally to send money to Skrill account holders. You will also pay 5 euros a month for inactivity charges if you do not access your account once in a year. Skrill charges 3.99% below the interbank baseline rate for Skrill to Skrill transfer. The banks also charge for transferring money which is not included in Skill charges. 

Users can transfer money from the following countries:

United Kingdom, Turkey, Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Canada, Switzerland, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, South Korea, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, Singapore, Spain, Hong Kong, Malta, Estonia, Malaysia, Finland, Iceland, France, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, India, Morocco, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Slovenia, Kuwait, Lithuania, Portugal, Sweden, Thailand, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Taiwan, and South Africa.

The money can be sent to Austria, India, United Kingdom, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, San Marino, Philippines, Monaco, Luxembourg, Germany, Portugal, Thailand, Greece, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Ireland, Slovenia, Italy, Netherlands, Kenya, Latvia, Vietnam, Malta, Nepal, Slovakia, Poland, Spain. 

Pricing : How much does Skrill cost?

10 /10

For sending money through regular Skrill is 1.45%, min EUR 0.50. It charges a one-time fee of 20%, min EUR 30 if you are depositing the first time or transferred only through Neteller and Bitpay. When you send money directly to a bank account, you don't have to pay a fee. Receiving money through Skrill account is free of charge. 

Skrill charges 7.50% (~EUR 5.50) for withdrawing funds received through transfer service for local payment. And for global payments, it charges EUR 5.50. 

For currency conversion, the company charges an extra fee of 3.99% of the wholesale exchange rate. Besides, the company charges a service fee of EUR 5.00 (or equivalent) for remaining inactive for 12 months and more.  

Transparency: Does Skrill have any hidden fees?

9 /10

No, Skrill doesn’t charge any hidden fee from the users. When you transfer money online, you should know that bank charges additionally for assisting the transaction. This fee is outside of Skrill’s charges control. To stay away from paying inactivity charges, you will require to login to your account at least once in a year. 

Skrill Tracking

Users at Skrill can check online transactions history which displays fund withdrawals, payment sent, received and fund upload along with the date of receipt, exchange rate and fees charged details. 

Each transaction has a separate transaction ID. You can check the transaction history and Skrill account at any time. For any irregularities or questions, you can contact the customer service. 

Transfer Speed: How long does it take to send money through Skrill?

10/10

Skrill provides a high-speed money transfer platform to the users. The customers are happy with its ease of use and delivery speed. 

The money transfer speed sometimes varies depending on the country and way of transfer for sending money overseas. When you complete the payment, the company provides an estimation of the expected delivery time. 

Coverage: How many Countries & Currencies does Skrill support?

8/10

Using payment method for money transfer in the region, users can transfer money to Austria, Belgium, Australia, Bangladesh, Cyprus, France, Greece, Germany, India, Estonia, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Poland, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vietnam. 

Skrill Transfer Process

Skrill Online Money Transfer - How it Works?

  1. Open Skrill Account- Sign up for a free account with Skrill by filling the account opening form available on the website. It will only take a few minutes.

  2. Verify your Identity- Verify your identity with Skrill. They will ask for personal information, answer the knowledge-based questions, provide additional information such as identity card, driver’s licence, passport, and address documents. 

  3. Set up for the Transfer- Provide the details of the beneficiaries you want to send amount with. The detail includes full name, address, bank code, international bank account number, country name, payment amount, and reasons for payment made.

  4. Pay and wait for confirmation- Choose the method for fund transfer and wait for the transfer confirmation. 

  5. You can also transfer funds through Skrill Digital Wallet. 

Send money with Skrill

Can Skrill send money to India?

Skrill can be used to send money in India. The recipient can receive the money directly into their bank account without paying any fee. For example, you want to send money from Australia to India which is AUD 1000. The user in India receives Rs 48977 while transferring AUD 1000 from Australia through Skrill account. And, the money will take up to 1 day. You can also utilise the deals offered by Skrill.

Can Skrill send money to the United Kingdom?

Skrill covers transfers to the United Kingdom. When you transfer BGN 1000 from Bulgaria to the UK, you will receive 435.85 GBP in the account. This transfer only takes up to 1 day to reach the recipients’ account. You can pay with a Debit Card, Credit Card, and bank transfer via rapid transfer to deliver the money in a bank account.

User experience of Skrill

9/10

Users can use either a digital wallet or a quick checkout option to send money internationally. It provides 100+ local payment methods and 170+ direct bank transfer options at a single platform. It helps in making payment quickly and easily without tolerating the burden of infrastructure management. You will receive the payment within hours even on your first transaction.  

It doesn’t charge transfer at free while you transfer money directly to a bank account. You can also calculate the amount you will save by transferring money for free with Skrill. Currently, it has more than 20 million customers and more than 100 thousand merchants are using the payment platform for transactions. 

The money transferred from the platform arrives normally on the same business day but it can also take 3-5 business days depending on the payment method and fund delivered process. 

Skrill Digital Wallet

Skrill provides digital wallet to make money sending process easy just by entering the password and email address. It also accepts cards, bank and local methods for payments. You can also connect with millions of Skrill wallet holders worldwide. Skrill also has a 1-Tap option which is ideal for in-game payments.

Benefits of Skrill Digital Wallet:

  • Better customer experience

  • Improved conversion rates

  • 1-tap for instant and frictionless payments

  • Multiple payment options 

  • Can connect with millions of other Skrill users

  • Supports 100+ local payment methods

Security : Is Skrill Safe?

8/10

Skrill is an online money transfer service provider. Initially, it was called Moneybookers and focussed on e-sports and gambling transactions. By 2009, they started offering money transfer services to all the business and customers. Later in 2013, they rebranded themselves as Skrill. Currently, they are providing a safe money transfer platform and accepting 40+ currencies and even cryptocurrency. 

It is registered with the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). the stocks of the company are traded on the FTSE 250. They have a license to operate in all states and European e-Money license to work across the world outside of the US. So, Skrill is a legitimate website to transfer money across the world. 

Skrill FAQ's

How can I verify my Skrill account?

For increasing limits, you have to complete an additional account verification process. By uploading the colour copy of the documents as mentioned below, you can increase the limit:

  • Passport photo page

  • Driving licence (front and back)

  • Selfie picture

  • Address verification document

Further, funding the account and verification of account through facebook profile are also included in the process.

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How to withdraw funds from Skrill Account?

The sender can choose the withdrawal option for the recipient. They can choose Skrill to Skrill account, merchant site, Neteller wallet, Prepaid Mastercard, Bank account, Visa card, Mastercard and Mobile wallet as a withdraw option.

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How can you deposit through Paysafecard?

You can deposit funds through Paysafecard prepaid card. For that, visit Skrill wallet and press Deposit Now button over Paysafecard option. Then enter the amount to deposit in the account and click on the Next button. Complete the payment by clicking on the Go TO Paysafecard. The users will be redirected to the 3rd-party processor to complete the transaction.

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Execellent

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Safe and trusted.

by Luis Alejandro Alvarado Osal

Execellent

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Safe and trusted.

by Luis Alejandro Alvarado Osal

Excelente servicio

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Excelente servicio

by Aldo Iván Palafox Prado

Excelente servicio

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Excelente servicio

by Aldo Iván Palafox Prado

Lo mejor que existe

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Lo mejor que existe. Los bancos van a tener que ajustarse el cinturón y rápido.

by RoF

Lo mejor que existe

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Lo mejor que existe. Los bancos van a tener que ajustarse el cinturón y rápido.

by RoF

thanks skrill

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thanks skrill

by hemanth kumar

thanks skrill

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thanks skrill

by hemanth kumar

excelente

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excelente servicio

by Santo Bautista Martinez Reyes

Excelente operatividad

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Excelente operatividad, flexibilidad y seguridad

by VICTOR HUGO SEGOVIA GUERRERO

Eccellente

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Skrill Fantastic and Excellent

by wally73

unterste schublade

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unterste schublade ich habe 10 euro auf mein skrill konto geladen und jetzt komme ich nicht mehr in meinen acount weil da steht das angeblich ein ähnlicher besteht und ich meinen freischALTEN lassen muss... aber seit tagen meldet sich vom support niemand auf meine mails

by hardy a

I have more than 5 years using skrill…

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I have more than 5 years using skrill without any problem. it has the lowest commission in the market 1% for credit card balance load.

by Carlos Contreras

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by Harshvrdhan Khandare

I was scammed by a buyer via skrill they…

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I was scammed by a someone posing to be a buyer saying that he is interested in a pool table I have for sale but heneeds me to make a cash deposit in a money market account for transporting fees because he was on a ship and was unable to do the payment. He advised that he will do a payment In advance for the item and the transporting fees via skrill. I had received an email via skrill confirming that payment is in my skrill account and I had to send proof of payment before they can release funds. Unfortunately up until now I have not gotten any feedback for skrill or the buyer

by Caleb Chetty

Fast & Secure

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Fast, Secure, Reliable

by AJK

Without any problems.

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Without any problems.

by Andrezza Scott

As always

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As always, excellent service

by Sandra Maigualida Lopez Perez

easy to handle

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easy to handle

by Arkadi Sherbakov

This is excellent

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This is excellent. I am using since five years

by Penchalaiah Narakatla

Nice

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Nice application

by Philomena Tauro

Gooddd

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Good experience.quick mobey deposited.

by Kathija Banu

best and good

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best and good

by Md Samun Islam

icon

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good it is uuseful

by Giri Attahar
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Skrill Company & Contact Info

Address:- 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ, United Kingdom
Email:- [email protected]
Phone:- +1 855 719 2087
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