Archive for March, 2015

NETELLER adds free Bitcoin deposit option

Free Bitcoin deposit option now available at NETELLER

As of today, NETELLER customers can deposit Bitcoins into their NETELLER eWallet accounts free of charge. It is only possible to deposit funds – withdrawals from the NETELLER account are not offered at this time.

This still represents somewhat of a rapid change in policy, as NETELLER only recently changed their Terms of Use to prohibit the use of virtual currencies explicitly.

So how does it work?

From within your NETELLER account, navigate to the “Money In” section, where you will see Bitcoin Deposit available:

Money In

Click on the bitcoin tab and you will see the following:

Credit to User Uy9KC7OP2R2yn6TZVSMP on Reddit

Enter your deposit amount and click continue. At this time is is unclear if the shown limits can be raised – they are the default limits for a fully verified NETELLER account.

Credit to User Uy9KC7OP2R2yn6TZVSMP on Reddit

Once you click “confirm” you will be taken to the last step where you can retrieve the Bitcoin receiving address:

Deposit 3

What does this mean for eWallet-Optimizer clients?

Anyone who is part of our FREE Cashback program at NETELLER can now deposit funds for free into their NETELLER account via Bitcoin and use these funds to send money to merchants such as Poker, Sportsbetting, Forex, Casino sites and earn Cashback for these transactions. They can also withdraw at ATMs with the Net+ MasterCard or send it to other account holders.

If you have any questions about the recent update, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Optimal Payments (NETELLER) to purchase Skrill

Optimal Payments and Skrill to combine Forces

Optimal Payments Skrill Deal

(image by calvinayre.com)

Optimal Payments, the mother company of NETELLER, announced in a press release on Monday that the two companies are combining forces to take on the likes of PayPal and to further strengthen the position in the eWallet and digital payment market.

The price of the purchase is set at 1.1 billion EUR. The deal is conditional on shareholder consent and the approval of the UK financial services regulator and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. You can find a good overview of the details here.

What is changing for me and my eWallet-Optimizer membership?

Nothing. Your membership is not changing and we will continue to offer the best eWallet experience to our clients.

Do I have to get used to a different eWallet or product changes?

No, brand names and products will stay the same for now.

 

If you have any questions about the recent update, please do not hesitate to contact us.