Skrill Reviews 2020

4 stars based on 9137 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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Skrill User Reviews and Ratings

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Nice and fast

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Nice and fast

by Manish Negi

Nice and fast

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Nice and fast

by Manish Negi

Des voleurs

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J'ai mis 20e sur mon compte et je ne peux pas les utiliser. Quand on les contacte pour demander un remboursement ils ne répondent pas. Je déconseille fortement.

by Mistri

Des voleurs

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J'ai mis 20e sur mon compte et je ne peux pas les utiliser. Quand on les contacte pour demander un remboursement ils ne répondent pas. Je déconseille fortement.

by Mistri

I enjoy to transact via skril

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I enjoy to transact via skril, safe ,fast,secure and security

by Seifu Juma

I enjoy to transact via skril

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I enjoy to transact via skril, safe ,fast,secure and security

by Seifu Juma

QUICK AND EXCELENTE

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QUICK AND EXCELENTE

by ANGELA LOPEZ

QUICK AND EXCELENTE

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QUICK AND EXCELENTE

by ANGELA LOPEZ

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by Alexander Jimenez

excelent good goood

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excelent good goood

by jayanth kasturi

Skrill vind het lastig antwoord te geven op mails

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begin van de maand februari stond er nog iets meer dan 85 euro op mijn account van skrill. 500,- euro via mijn credit card op mijn skrill account gezet. Deze 500,- euro heb ik over gemaakt naar mijn broker. na wat pogingen is het me eindelijk gelukt om het geld via skrill op mijn broker account te zetten. na wat traden wilde ik een kleine winst uit laten betalen om te kijken hoe dat werkte en hoe lang dat zou duren. al met al ging dat vrij makkelijk. tot ik ineens een email van skrill kreeg: Your account has been restricted for: Outgoing transactions and card deposits To remove the restrictions: contact us vervolgens zag ik dat ik -489 stond op mijn skrill account, HOE DAN? dus ik gebeld om te vragen wat er aan de hand is. kreeg een dame aan de telefoon, die me niet duidelijk kon vertellen wat er aan de hand was maar gaf me aan dat ik maar even de -489 euro op mijn account moest gaan storten... gaf me aan dat de afdeling beveiliging mij een mail zou sturen voor verder uitleg en was daarmee klaar. kreeg inderdaad een mail van de afdeling beveiliging, dat ik voor veiligheid maatregelen me email van me account moest verwisselen en me pin. ook gaven ze me te kennen dat me account negatief was dat ik dat even moet gaan aanvullen. Heb gelijk me transacties erbij gepakt. om zelf te kijken wat er gebeurt is. wat me meteen opviel is dat alles goed was gegaan, maar nadat ik geld naar mijn broker had gestuurd, zijn er wat vreemde dingen gebeurt wat mij heeeeel veel vraagtekens gegeven heeft. dus contact opgenomen met skrill weer een uur aan de telefoon gezeten om vervolgens te horen dat ze me zouden mailen. mail gehad van skrill dat ik een transactie zou hebben gemaakt met een skrill kaart ( die ik op dat moment niet eens had) wel had ik deze aan gevraagt maar die had ik nog niet binnen en nog niet geactiveerd. Firstly, you reported transaction 3051636030, made with your Skrill prepaid card, as unauthorized. We have taken actions to secure your account, while we have also escalated the matter to the relevant department for further investigation. You will be contacted again if we require further information from you. The second reason is that an unsettled transaction caused negative balance in your Skrill account. The transaction in question is a money transfer to (broker) from February 12 for 500.00 EUR. uiteindelijk staat er 500eur op mijn broker account, is er 505eur (inclusief transactie kosten) van mijn kreditcard af. mijn iets meer dan 85 euro van mijn account af en moet even 489,- betalen om mijn account weer te kunnen gebruiken.. en dan niet te hebben over mijn koste die ik gemaakt heb met bellen naar skrill. ik heb nu nog een mail uit staan maar als ik hier geen gehoor op krijg, ga ik kijken hoe ik me geld vanaf mijn broker naar een andere rekening kan storten. en kijken hoe ik me rekening zo kan laten voor wat het is want....... ik zou niet weten waarom ik 489,- moet gaan betalen!! al met al te slecht dit en bijna niet te communiceren met dit bedrijf!

by Marvin

Excellent

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Excellent........!

by Balaji

Great Payment Service.

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Great Payment Service.

by Drud POKOU

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by Julian Etura

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I give it three stars because it doesn't let me use the cargo money by devito.

by Denis Pacheco

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by Jhon Aranda

your service is good

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your service is good

by Mohammad amir khan

Trust account good

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Trust account good

by divyavani kaluvai

Very very Great services

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Very very Great services

by Amit Raaz Rathour

excelente

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excelente buen servicio

by jhonny teran gonzalez

Experience

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It's simple and fast.

by Aashish Das

Very Fast Service!

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Very Fast Service!

by domenico

Very good its

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Very good its

by Farzan Bibi

Fluid experience.

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Fluid experience.

by Nikhil Sharma
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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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