What is Skrill? How does it work?

Skrill is a digital wallet that offers you the safety and convenience of paying online just with your email address and password. You can upload and withdraw your funds whenever you need them and use them at your favorite websites.

It’s safe, too. When you pay with Skrill, all your sensitive financial details are kept hidden from the recipient. In addition, we use the latest fraud prevention technologies to protect you. 

Using the Skrill digital wallet makes payments quicker and easier than ever. No need to carry all your payment details around or repeatedly type them in, as you can store them securely in your account. 

What are the benefits of using Skrill?

Skrill is a global company, while local banks often have limited coverage. With Skrill, you can do much more than just transfer funds from one account to another. Your Skrill account acts as a Digital Wallet, giving you the flexibility to pay with your uploaded funds, your bank account, or your debit or credit cards. With a Skrill account, you're firmly in control.

Using Skrill instead of your online banking or credit/debit card allows you to make international transfers, pay various merchants, including gaming and betting ones. And when you're sending money across borders, payments are instant and for a small or no charge, making your Skrill digital wallet one of the safest, cheapest and fastest ways to send international payments. Check out all our fees here.

You can also receive 24/7 support via any channel you prefer - chat, email, phone or in-account messaging.

Our very active customers enjoy various and exclusive benefits, such as our Loyalty and VIP programs.

How can I use Skrill?

Once you register and verify your account, you can receive a payment or make a deposit to start moving your money. Check out our payment options to discover the features we offer.

With your account you can:

  • Benefit from the fastest and cheapest option to pay various merchants.
  • Manage your money wisely.
  • Send funds to friends or relatives.
  • Receive money from friends, relatives or colleagues, as well as monthly payments from employers or for any contract or freelance work you've undertaken.
  • Receive your winnings from a wide range of gaming merchants.
  • Have instant access to your funds in cash via the Skrill Card.
  • Make international transfers at local rates.
  • Earn rewards and take advantage of discounts with multiple retailers.

How secure is Skrill?

Skrill USA, Inc, is registered with the U.S. Department of Treasure’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) as a money services business and holds money transmitter licenses in various U.S. states. This means we must comply with some of most stringent payment services regulations in the world.

Skrill is developed with the same demands on security and performance as the sites used for bank services and share trading. Your account login, personal details and all money transactions are protected using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology with high security 128-bit encryption, certified by VeriSign.

When you send a payment using Skrill, the recipient won't receive sensitive financial information such as your credit/debit card or bank account number.

The Skrill Visa® Prepaid Card product is only available to residents of the United States of America, including all 50 states and territories.

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