Moneybookers - how can I sign up without a European bank account?
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May 29, 2007

Does anyone know how to sign up with Moneybookers if you do not have a European bank account?





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Pavel Blann  Identity Verified
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Does Moneybookers require a bank account to sign up? May 29, 2007

I don't think so.

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Not a problem at all May 29, 2007

I have a Moneybookers account (business) and I don't have a European bank account. Signing up was so easy, I can't even recall how I did it. Simply fill out the forms, the verification procedure takes only a couple of days and there you are.

Edit: I used a US bank account.

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Jonathan Spector  Identity Verified
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Simple May 29, 2007

Moneybookers works with any bank account, in my case Israeli. Just sign up and when asked, give the details of the bank in which you want deposits made.

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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
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I have questions about Moneybookers, too... May 29, 2007

I've been using PayPal for quite some time, but am thinking of changing to Moneybookers, especially if, as one poster said, they accept bank accounts from any country. I live in Brazil, so I am a bit suspicious that they might not accept bank accounts from here, especially since our money is not listed in their currency options. Does anyone know?

Also, does the person/company you receive money from have to have a Moneybookers account?

TIA for any help...


Amy


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sokolniki  Identity Verified
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Or, May 29, 2007

if you want to have the check mailed to your address instead of bank transfer, confirm your address with Moneybookers, they will mail you a letter with a passcode to enter into their system. Then they will mail you a check, in the currency you prefer.

From my experience I can tell that Moneybookers is more cost effective than Paypal which charges over 3% for withdrawal/mailing a check. Moneybookers charges a fee under $5.00 for mailing me a check.

I like it better than Paypal, however Paypal is more popular. Good luck!


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Juliana Brown  Identity Verified
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Thanks for starting this thread May 30, 2007

I just started using Paypal a couple of months ago, and already I'm finding myself paying out small percentages here and there, particularly when receiving payment in euros (I have a Canadian account), which is often. Moneybookers is looking very good at the moment...

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Vasiliy Shkurat, M.D.  Identity Verified
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It works! May 30, 2007

I have been using Moneybookers for about a year now, and I like the way they work. Verification process may look quite annoying, but when it is done, the system works really well.

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xxxJenns
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Thank you May 30, 2007

Thanks for all the advice. That cleared me up on the bank account situation but what about their set-up fee? It is fairly high isn't it? Also someone commented about PayPal charging a percentage and I was wondering, doesn't Moneybookers charge a percentage as well?

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Which set-up fee? May 30, 2007

There is no such thing. You sign up at no charge.

I highly recommend to take a look at their FAQ page:

"What does it cost?

Registration: FREE

Upload Money From Bank: FREE
Upload Money From Credit Card: 1.9%

Send Money: 1% (up to € 0.50)

Receive Money: FREE
Request Money: FREE

Withdraw Money To Bank: € 1.80 flat fee
Withdraw Money via Cheque: € 3.50 flat fee
For information on fees regarding other payment methods, please check our Price List"

http://www.moneybookers.com/app/faq.pl?gid=1&qid=106

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Sergei Tumanov  Identity Verified
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regarding annoying identification May 30, 2007

Perhaps something has changed since that time, but I sent them a scan of my driving license 3 years ago. That was enough. In 2 years they asked me why do I need the account and I gave them a link to my proz profile.

Quite annoying verification, isn't it? :0)

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xxxJenns
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Great Jun 1, 2007

Thanks for all your help.
I suppose I was completely under the wrong impression but I got it now.




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