Skrill (previously Moneybookers) is an e-commerce business that allows payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. It serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods such as cheques and money orders. Skrill performs payment processing for websites, online auction sites, and other corporate users.
Skrill was bought by Investcorp Technology Partners for €105 Million in March 2007 and as of the 9 March 2009 has been put up for sale by its owners Investcorp for an estimated £365m.
Like many competing online fund transfer services (e.g., PayPal), Skrill requires identity verification before using their service to minimize fraud and prevent money laundering. Additional verification steps raise the maximum amount transferable to €50,000 or equivalent within a 90-day period. Skrill does not usually get involved in merchandise disputes and the availability of credit card chargebacks may be limited.
This system is very cheap to use. Depositing and withdrawing money to the bookmaker is free (and if you see that it costs money do not use such web-pages ). Putting money into your bank account costs 1.80 GBP, and money transfer to a friend – only 0.5 GBP. For such little money we gain fast money transfer comparable to credit cards.
The disadvantage of the system is the impossibility to change the currency of the account, so if you want to play sure bets I advise you “euro,” which supports 99% of bookmakers.
SKRILL VS. OTHER WAYS TO TRANSFER MONEY