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Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes

Just recently Skrill and NETELLER announced their last fee increase. Beginning on the 6th of April 2017, they now announced more changes, affecting the fees for deposit options and inactive customers.

Let’s have a look at all details and information.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Increased deposit fees


Skrill and NETELLER fee Changes - Waste moneyThe following changes affect all Skrill clients beginning on the 6th of April:

  • Sofort, Giropay – increased from 1.5% to 1.9%.
  • JCB, Diners Club – increased from 1.9% to 2.25%.
  • MasterCard – increased from 2.25% to 4.95%.
  • Paysafecard – increased from 5.5% to 7.5%.


Most of the Skrill changes will also affect NETELLER clients. The fees for the following payment options are increased for NETELLER Users:

  • Sofort, Giropay – increased from 1.5% to 1.9%.
  • MasterCard – increased from 2.25% to 4.95%.
  • Paysafecard – increased from 5.5% to 7.5%.

Please note that currently only clients from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland , Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom are allowed to use a Paysafecard to deposit funds into your Skrill or NETELLER account.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Inactivity fee

In general your Skrill and NETELLER accounts are free for personal use. However, if you do not login or make any transaction for a longer period of time your accounts become inactive and both providers will charge you with a service fee. Skrill will take a service fee of 2.00 EUR (or equivalent) every month if you did not use your account for more than 12 month. This fee will be increased to 3.00 EUR.

The NETELLER fee will not change. It stays at 2.00 USD (or equivalent) for every month after an inactivity period of 13 month.

Skrill and NETELLER Fee Changes – Time for a change?

With ecoPayz another great eWallet provider has hit the market recently. Especially with another increase in some fees it is time to take a look at ecoPayz. They have already added some merchants, have lower FX fees (1.5% for eWO clients) and great customers support. You can find a full list of all ecoPayz Merchants at our website. We also can confirm that there will be more merchants soon and ecoPayz is working hard to increase their availability.

The following table shows you all upcoming changes compared to ecoPayz.

If you want to avoid higher fees compared to Skrill and NETELLER, check out our free ecoPayz Bonus Program. Besides that, you’ll also enjoy an instant VIP Gold upgrade, increased limits and our monthly bonus payments of 0.6-1.2%.


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Deposit Fee for using Sofort & Giropay 1.9% 1.9% 2% (min € 2)
Deposit Fee for using  MasterCard
2.25% 2.25% 1.69% (for most clients inside EU).
2.9% (for countries outside the EU).
Deposit with Paysafecard. 7.5% 7.5% 7%
P2P Transfers
1% (max 10 EUR) Bronze VIPs. 1% (max $ 10) Bronze & Silver VIPs. FREE
1% (max 2 EUR) For Silver and above. 1% (max $ 2) Gold, Platinum & Diamond VIPs.
Monthly Bonuses. 0.3% 0.3% (+ up to 0.8% depending on your VIP Level). 0.6-1.2%
Inactivity Fee
3 EUR per month, after 12 months. 2 USD per month, after 13 months. 1.5 EUR per month, after 13 months.




If you have any questions about the recent changes or need any advice how to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop

Cash DropAfter NETELLER launched their epic cashback promotion in November, they now started another promotion, together with Skrill.

During this Cash Drop Promotion NETELLER is giving away 30,000 USD and Skrill is giving away 50,000 EUR in cash prizes and a trip to London, with the chance to even double your winnings.

Let’s have a look at all details and please make sure to also check the Skrill Skrill Terms&Conditions and the NETELLER Terms&Conditions.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – How to enter

Entering the Cash Drop is easy. Every time you make one of the following transactions (of at least 10 EUR) you’ll earn 1 ticket into the prize draw.

  • Spend Money
    Transfer money to any online merchant.
  • Send Money
    Send money to a friends’ Skrill account (p2p transfer).
  • Online Games
    Use your funds for your favorite online game where Skrill is accepted.

You can earn up to 10 tickets every day during the promotion period. The promotion started on the 1st December 2016 and runs until 4th January 2017.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop Prizes

During the Promotion Period, Skrill and NETELLER customers will have the chance to win up to 10,000 EUR in cash and return flights for 2 people to London.

Cash Drop

  • First Prize
    Skrill clients win 10,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 10,000 USD in cash, return flights for 2 people to London and the chance to double their winnings in the Crystal Maze in London on 10th February 2017.
  • Second Prize
    Skrill clients win 6,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 6,000 USD in cash.
  • Third Prize
    Skrill clients win 4,000 EUR and NETELLER clients 4,000 USD in cash.

Additionally, Skrill clients have the chance to participate in the Daily Spot Prizes, where they can win a daily prize of 50 EUR. To win these prizes, you only need to login to your account, visit the Cash Drop promotion page and click the button. You can only do that once a day and your winnings will be paid directly into your Skrill account within 72 hours.

Please note: There is no Daily Spot Prize for NETELLER clients.

Skrill & NETELLER Promotion – Cash Drop Summary

Even if this is no direct cashback promotion, there is a lot of value to find in this Cash Drop Promotion. Simply move money as always and collect your tickets to get the chance to win up to 20,000 EUR and a nice trip to London.

Please contact us if you have any further questions about this promotion or Skrill and NETELLER in general. We are happy to help.

ecoPayz Promotion – End of Year Celebration

ecoPayz Promotion – Win a share of 15,000 EUR

ecoPayz Promotion2016 is almost over and ecoPayz had a really great year. They have done a lot of improvement to  their product and we can expect even more in 2017. To thank their clients for this year, they have decided to run a promotion where all clients can win a share of a 15,000 EUR price pool.

Let’s have a look at the details for this and please also check the Terms&Conditions of this promotion.

ecoPayz Promotion – How to enter

Entering this ecoPayz Promotion is easy. All you have to do is to upload funds into your account. For every upload of at least 50 GBP, 50 USD or 50 EUR you will earn 1 ballot. With every earned ballot you become eligible to join the weekly prize draw.

The more ballots you earn, the bigger your chances to win a cash prize.

The promotion starts on the 28th November 2016 and runs until 25th December 2016 23:59 GMT. The  prize draws will take place every week from the 5th December 2016 to the 27th December 2016.

ecoPayz Promotion – Prize Draw

During the Promotion Period, there will be 4 weekly prize draws. The prize draws will be held on the following day of the end of every promotion period and different cash prizes from 100 EUR to 1,000 EUR can be won.

ecoPayz Promotion

  • Period 1: 28 November 2016 – 4 December 2016.
    25x 100 EUR can be won for all ballots earned during this period at the 5 December 2016.
  • Period 2 – 5 December 2016 – 11 December 2016.
    15x 100 EUR can be won for all ballots earned during this period at the 12 December 2016.
  • Period 3 – 12 December 2016 – 18 December 2016.
    10x 500 EUR can be won for all ballots earned during this period at the 19 December 2016.
  • Period 4– 19 December 2016 – 25 December 2016.
    3x 1000 EUR can be won for all ballots earned during this period at the 27 December 2016.

Please note: you need to make at least one deposit to your ecoPayz account every week to join all 4 prize draws.

ecoPayz Promotion – Summary

This great promotion has a lot of value with really fair conditions. You only have to upload fund to your ecoPayz account and get the chance to win up to 1000 EUR in cash. Additionally you can earn 0.6-1.2% Cashback, enjoy increased transfer volumes, lower fess (only 1.49% FX fees), up to 3 free MasterCards (for all countries) and multiple currency accounts with our ecoPayz Bonus Program.

If you have not signed up yet, this is the right time. Join us now to not miss this promotion and all other benefits that comes with our ecoPayz Program.

Please contact us if you have any further questions about this promotion or ecoPayz in general. We are happy to help.

NETELLER VIP Promotion – Highest Cashback ever

NETELLER Promotion – T&Cs Update as of Nov, 15th 2016

As we have been informed today, NETELLER just updated their conditions for their current promotion.

New Conditions for Bronze & Silver VIPs

Invited bronze as well as silver VIP customers are now only eligible to earn 150 USD in total for the complete promotion.

Please check §6 e) of the Terms & Conditions which was added very recently without any notice (compare to the prior T&Cs sent via email).

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Conditions remain the same for Gold and higher VIPs

Conditions for all invited gold and above VIP customers remain the same.

They are still eligible for 10% cashback (capped to 1,500 USD) during the 1st period and 1% uncapped cashback afterwards.


Sudden changes without prior notice

We are very sorry that we were not able to inform our clients before as we have not been informed about this change either and we asked NETELLER to also inform all affected customers via email in addition.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to explain further.


NETELLER VIP Promotion – Highest Cashback ever

VIP Promotion

NETELLER recently announced a new historical and exclusive VIP promotion. Cash rewards up to 10% and a shot at a VIP trip to Vegas are the rewards.
All VIP customers who have been active within the last 2 month can participate in this VIP promotion and get a chance to earn some of the huge rewards.

How to enter the Promotion

All NETELLER VIP members who are eligible for the promotion received an invitation by email.
With this invitation email, you also received a personal target. After you reach this target, you can start to earn additional promo cashback from the day after the target has been achieved for all transactions to eligible merchants.

Please note, you can transfer to all merchants to achieve your personal target, there are no merchants excluded to reach it.
However, to earn cashback there are some merchants excluded. Please check the (old promo T&Cs) UPDATED T&Cs for all details and information.

Now let’s have a look your possible rewards.

How can I earn 10% Cashback?

Once you have reached your personal target the first promotion period starts.
This first period runs until the 17th November and you will earn 10% cashback (capped at 1,500 USD) for all transfers to eligible merchants.
So, if you transfer 15,000 USD after reaching your target, you will earn a 1,500 USD cash bonus.

VIP Promotion

If you did not reach your personal target until the end of period 1, you will still have the chance to earn some bonus cashback. Period 2 (18th Nov – 8th Jan) gives you another chance to hit your personal target.

If you hit your personal target during Period 2, you now can earn 5% Cashback for all transfers to eligible merchants until the 1st December.
The maximum bonus amount for Period 2 is capped at 750 USD.

Please note, if you did hit your target during period 1, you will not earn the 5% cashback during period 2 as well. You will have 1% fix Cashback for all your transfer from 18th November until 8th January.

From the 2nd December until the 8th January all VIP clients will now still earn 1% additional cashback for all their transfers to eligible merchants.
For Gold and higher VIP customers there is no cap for the maximum bonus amount so this promotion has huge value, no matter how much volume you usually transfer.

In addition, when you reach your target, you will qualify for one entry into the draw for a trip to Las Vegas. The draw will take place on 10 January 2017 16:00 GMT.

Extra Rewards on top of the usual Rewards

All rewards will be paid on top of the usual VIP rewards.

For example, if you are a Diamond VIP, you will earn the special rewards (10% in period one, 5% in period two and 1% until the end of the year) in addition to your NETELLER Reward Points, your monthly NETELLER VIP Cashback and of course our monthly eWO Bonus.

Example: eWO Client with Diamond VIP Status and 100,000 USD transfers/month.


Normal Cashback per month: During the 1st Period of the End Year Promotion:
0.3% eWO Bonus
+ ~0.24% with Reward Points
+ 0.5% monthly VIP Cashback from NETELLER
= 1,04% Cashback.
0.3% eWO Bonus
+ ~0.24% with Reward Points
+ 0.5% monthly VIP Cashback from NETELLER
+ Promotion Cashback (1-10%).

He first needs to reach his personal volume target (for example: 20,000 USD).
Normal Cashback from above does apply.He then earns 10% Cashback up to 1,500 USD. And still 1% for all transfers afterwards in addition.
20,000 USD with normal Cashback of 1,04% = 208 USD
15,000 USD with 10% Cashback = 1,500 USD
65,000 USD with 1% additional Cashback (2,04% total) = 1,326 USD
Total Cashback: 1,040 USD. Total Cashback: 3,034 USD

NETELLER promotion cashback

When will NETELLER pay the Extra Rewards?

NETELLER will pay all cash prizes to your NETELLER Account by Tuesday 10 January 2017 23:59 GMT.


This is a great promotion with a lot of value for all VIP clients. Let’s summarize this:

  1. Check your mails for the invitation to the VIP Promotion and your personal target.
  2. Reach your target by transferring money to any merchant (no merchant is excluded).
  3. Start earning Cashback for all transfers from the day after the target has been achieved to all eligible merchants. The bonus cashback % is as follows:
    Period 1 (3rd of November to 17th of November) – 10% cashback,capped to 1,500 USD.
    Period 2 (18th of November to 1st of December) – 5% cashback, capped to 750 USD (only if you did not reach your target during period 1).
    Period 3 (2nd of December to 8th of January) – 1% cashback, no cap.
  4. Get paid by Tuesday, 10th of January 2017.

Please note, clients from the US, Canada, Japan & Russia are excluded from this promotion and the bonus for bronze and silver VIP customers is capped to $150 total.

VIP Promo

If you have any further questions about this promotion or NETELLER in general, please do not hesitate to contact us

Skrill & NETELLER MasterCard not available for NON-SEPA Countries anymore

No more MasterCards for NON SEPA Countries

At the end of September Paysafe informed us that Skrill as well as NETELLER do NOT offer MasterCards for residents of NON-SEPA countries any longer.

Who is affected?

Please check the following table which includes all SEPA countries. If you cannot find your country of residence in this table you cannot order a new MasterCard for your Skrill or NETELLER account:

SEPA MasterCard

Austria Belgium Germany Greece Ireland Spain Italy
Cyprus Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Portugal
Slovakia Slovenia Finland France Estonia Bulgaria Great Britain
Hungary Denmark Poland Romania Croatia Czech Republic Sweden
Iceland Liechtenstein Monaco Norway Switzerland


Information about locked Skrill and NETELLER accounts for clients from Crimea

First of all, we can confirm that all accounts for clients from Crimea got locked. However, if those clients can proof that they are living outside the Crimea, Skrill will unblock their accounts again. Clients just need to provide a written proof of residence, similar to the verification documents right after their account registration. Once the document has been reviewed, the account will be reopened and can be used without any restrictions.

Skrill and NETELLER also confirmed, that it’s possible for Crimea clients to send money from their account to a non-Crimea account.

No other changes for the Russian Market

Besides the fact that clients from outside the European Union are not able to receive a new Skrill or NETELLER MasterCard, there are no further changes for those clients. All other services will stay available.

What happens if you already have a NETELLER or Skrill MasterCard?

As of 25 November 2016, Skrill and NETELLER will no longer offer their PrePaid MasterCard Services for clients from almost all non-SEPA countries. The plastic card, as well as the virtual MasterCard, cannot be used anymore after that date. If you still want to use your cards to spend or withdraw some of your funds, please make sure to do it in time. Otherwise you can only withdraw your money via bank transfer.

The following table shows all countries where the Skrill and NETELLER MasterCard will be terminated by November 25th 2016.

Please note, clients from Russia and China can use their old cards until they expire. However, they will not be able to order a new MasterCard.

Albania Cameroon Indonesia Morocco Senegal
Angola Cape Verde Jamaica Mozambique Seychelles
Anguilla Cayman Islands Jordan Myanmar Singapore
Antarctica Colombia Kazakhstan Namibia Sint Maarten
Antigua and Barbuda Congo Kenya Nepal South Africa
Armenia Cote D’ivoire Korea Netherlands Antilles Suriname
Aruba Curaçao Kuwait New Zealand Swaziland
Australia Dominican Republic Lao Nicaragua Taiwan
Azerbaijan Ecuador Lebanon Nigeria Tanzania
Bahamas El Salvador Macao Oman Thailand
Bahrain Faroe Islands Macedonia Pakistan Tonga
Barbados French Guiana Madagascar Palestine Trinidad and Tobago
Belarus French Polynesia Malaysia Panama Tunisia
Belize Georgia Maldives Paraguay Turkmenistan
Bermuda Ghana Marshall Islands Philippines Turks and Caicos Islands
Bolivia Greenland Martinique Puerto Rico Uganda
Bonaire Guadeloupe Mauritania Qatar Ukraine
Bosnia and Herzegovina Guam Mauritius Saint Kitts and Nevis Uzbekistan
Brazil Guatemala Mayotte Saint Lucia Venezuela
Burkina Faso Guernsey Moldova Saint Martin Vietnam
Burundi Honduras Monaco Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Zambia
Cambodia Hong Kong Montenegro Samoa Zimbabwe

The Solution – ecoCard Payment Card

Every customer from countries outside of SEPA should take a look at our ecoPayz Bonus Program. Besides benefits like increased transfer volumes, lower FX fees, monthly bonus payments and an instant VIP upgrade to Gold Status, ecoPayz also offers a free MasterCard for all clients of eWallet-Optimizer. Join us to get your free MasterCard!

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At this point, there are no indications from MasterCard right now that ecoPayz has to stop issuing cards, but of course we cannot guarantee that there will be no changes in the future. To make sure you are still eligible for an ecoPayz MasterCard, you should sign up as soon as possible and order your card.

If you have any questions about the recent changes or need any advice how to proceed, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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