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Moneybookers - Do many people use it?

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  1. Jamie101 United States

    Jamie101 Well-Known Member

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    Okay, as some of you might know by know, I write content for a lot of people here on AD. I'm starting to dislike PayPal more and more lately (I'm know I'm not the only one too!) so I'm thinking about not using them anymore (or just not as much as I normally use them).

    So, what I basically want to know is:
    Do many people on here use Moneybookers? Is it worthwhile joining Moneybookers so people can pay me using it rather than PayPal?

    I know nothing about Moneybookers (haven't joined it yet but I will if others would be happy paying using it) so I think I'll start looking in to it.

    Quick question though:
    Can you request a payment just like you can with PayPal so the person paying can just enter their credit card details etc to make a payment? I'm sure that would be handy since some people mightn't have a Moneybookers account.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jamie.
     
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  3. murph

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    What about BACs? Very simple and cheap to receive funds direct into your bank account?
     
  4. Jamie101 United States

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    Have thought about that but because I'm in Ireland I expect that there would be charges and maybe a couple of days before it goes through. So I'd rather something that's pretty much instant.
     
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    Ah right, yep there would be charges then! I've never used moneybookers myself
     
  6. Jamie101 United States

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    I'm the same. I'm just interested to know whether it's something that a decent amount of people use or if nobody at all uses it. Even if people could pay me without having their own account that would be brilliant!
     
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    Just joined Moneybookers a few minutes ago to test it out.

    Hopefully someone with Moneybookers will want an article or two soon so I can see how things work. I'm going to try find out if I can request someone to pay that doesn't have a Moneybookers account (without joining) now.
     
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    Used to use quite a bit on all the bookie websites in my matched betting days, not so much now. Have no problem using it, but i can imagine it being a bit of pain having to sign up to make payment if i didnt already have an account.
     
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    I have used Moneybookers in the past. It is a reputable and efficient service, but I didn't like their charges.

    BACS with IBAN have been used all over most of Europe for a long time, and a standard transfer only costs about €1. In UK and Ireland the hassle has been that you can get automated payments in, but you had to use the "paper" system to make transfers out of your account, at £14 charges a time and snail's pace transfer speed.

    Yesterday I logged into my Lloyds account and got a message suggesting that automated transfers out were now possible.

    I didn't have time to check it out, but if that is the case, the BACS system is probably becoming the best answer to the problem.

    EDIT: Checked it out - good news and bad news.
    Lloyds now allow you to make international transfers out from the online banking set-up, but you're still making what is essentially a "paper transfer", and the charges are still high with a crummy exchange rate.
     
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    Have you considered opening a UK bank account?

    I would agree that BACs is the lowest cost way of accepting payments. Have you considered opening a bank account with a UK bank that is on the BACs network?

    Hope this helps,
    - Peter
     
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    I used it a few times ago when a sponsor used to pay with it.

    No problems at all to report
     
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    Hi Jamie, how have you got on with M so far?
     
  13. Jamie101 United States

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    Hi,

    Well to I haven't used it at all to be honest. But saying that I only asked one person whether they'd like to pay with Moneybookers and they never heard of it. I think that proves the point that it's not used a lot in the UK.
     
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    How about NoChex.co.uk - had an account there years - they are a good, UK alternative. :)
     
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    Agree with that, haven't used them for a while but they were always decent. You'll need the merchant account I think if you want to accept international payments.

    Grant
     
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    I've been using MoneyBookers for years and I only can say good words about them.

    Very small fees, you can pay with them in a lot of places and you can create your credit card with them just like a normal bank.

    sending funds is instant, withdrawal to my bank (in Romania) takes 24hours on average (PayPal takes 3-4 days) uploading is instant..dunno what to say more.

    ask me if you have any questions, will gladly answer.

    Ow and between MB and paypal i will always choose MoneyBookers! (though I use both)
     
  17. Jamie101 United States

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    I've never heard of that to be honest, might join soon though. Thanks.
     
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    I'm using moneybookers just to pay people in the third world. they told me that they can use paypal to pay but they can't accept any payments through paypal and that's according to paypal policy, I searched the web till I found that moneybookers can do this job.
     
  19. retired_member19

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    Compare the fees vs paypal: https://www.moneybookers.com/app/help.pl?s=fees

    1% up to 0.5 EUR capped fee when you send money.

    1.8 EUR fixed to withdraw to bank.


    Received 250EUR in Paypal and they charged me ~8EUR.

    They both do the same thing online, I'm having troubles understanding why someone would prefer PayPal over MoneyBookers (Skrill) for the same services.

    And MoneyBookers HQ is in London.
     
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