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Skrill and Mastercard are like a match made in heaven - assuming you understand how to use them together. If you’re new to Skrill, it can be a lot to take in all at once, so we figure it was time for VolumeKings to get some clarification on the subject. As such, we’ve got a collection of the most commonly-asked questions in relation to using and/or acquiring a MasterCard through Skrill.
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As you can tell, this is going to be a pretty big article, so buckle up! Don’t worry, it’ll go faster than you think.
Probably unsurprisingly, Skrill offers a couple of options to get a Skrill card - you can get prepaid cards through Mastercard (EEA, EU & U.K. only) and Visa (U.S. only). It’s worth noting that this isn’t a credit card, but a prepaid card - meaning you’ll need to load it with money on a regular basis.
Luckily, though, as it’s a prepaid card, you’re able to get a Skrill prepaid card without any credit checks, card application fees, or even a bank account! As long as you have a verified means of adding funds to Skrill and you’re at least a True Skriller, you can spend money easily and securely anywhere that takes your Skrill card. (Psst, we get to where Skrill cards can be used in the next section below.)
If you’d like to get yourself a Skrill prepaid card, click here.
As per usual, it’s always a good first step to read through the Skrill Terms and Conditions (in this case, the prepaid Mastercard T&C). But if you don’t want to make that dry slog through the legalese in these documents, I’ve got you covered. The important points are as follows - just keep in mind that these rules only apply to the U.K. and EU/EAA, and will vary based on your home country:
This is a nice and simple answer - you use it like any other little ol’ card! Assuming the place you want to use the card accepts Mastercards, you’ll be able to use the Skrill Mastercard there.
Obviously, this assumes that you have the appropriate funds loaded onto the card and have activated it, otherwise, you’re gold!
It’s worth noting a few important details:
As mentioned above, you can use the Skrill Mastercard at any location that accepts Mastercard, as displayed by the Mastercard Acceptance Mark. This can include both physical and online stores, restaurants, and any other service that accepts Mastercards.
We touched briefly on this at the beginning of the article, but it’s worth dedicating a small section to make sure it’s clear just how easy this process really is.
If you’re asking “how can I get a Skrill Mastercard or Visa”, follow these steps:
It really is as simple as that. It takes no more than fifteen minutes of your time from start to finish, and you have a prepaid Skrill Mastercard or Visa.
Yes - Skrill offers both Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards! Have you not been reading? Rude…
This is one of those “yes, but actually no” situations. You see, it varies based on your Skrill VIP Status:
All non-VIP Skrillers will need to pay the card fee, deposit funds, and have the money to fund your Skrill card. Generally, the deposit ranges between £5-10 (converted to your local currency) and can be as low as £1.02 for the bare minimum.
So while VIP members can simply get the Skrill card, free of charge, non-VIPs will need to pay a negligible fee.
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Use the Skrill prepaid card in any place that takes card payments. While they’ll obviously need to accept the type of card (Visa vs. Mastercard, etc.) that’s really the only limit. If you’re using the virtual prepaid Skrill card, it can be used anywhere that takes Apple, Samsung, or Google Pay, and can be used in most online stores (or over the phone).
So go wild! Buy your partner that brunch they’ve been pushing for, get that fishing gear you’ve been eyeballing, or just hold onto the money like Skrill Scrooge - it’s all possible with the Skrill prepaid card.
Okay, one small point of order - you don’t buy the Skrill card. You apply and are approved, and can then add funds as you see fit. There are no fees associated with getting the card (with some roundabout exceptions listed in the “Is the Skrill Card Free” section), meaning it’s technically free and not purchased.
And finally, we’ve reached the end of this marathon of Mastercard questions. And thankfully, this is a nice and simple answer.
If you’d like to get yourself a Skrill card, click here.
All in all, while it may seem like a convoluted process, when you actually look at how to get a Skrill card, it’s honestly a super simple task. It takes roughly ten minutes of your time to apply, requires no credit check, and doesn’t cost you anything to get (if you're a VIP Skriller)! While non-VIP Skrillers will need to pay a negligible fee and to have the funds to load your card, those are really the only barriers to entry.
And considering Skrill’s awesome set of incentives through Knect Loyalty Points, there’s really no good reason to not have a Skrill prepaid card. You can’t spend money you don’t have, and you get rewarded with awesome prizes and little bonuses for spending money you already planned to spend.
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