Skrill: How to Get a Skrill Virtual MasterCard/Visa Card

 

How to Get a Skrill Virtual MasterCard/Visa Card

As a top competitor and alternative to PayPal, Skrill is one of the best payment gateways you can find online. It is used by freelancers, Woocommerce websites, business entities for accepting Payments from any area in the world. It is mostly used and integrated into websites that receive static payments just as PayPal.

Skrill security is another good hint of customer attraction and use of services. They allow everyone to create a free account, link their card and start their financial activities without complication though you will need to verify some little things before you get your account up and running.

Skrill made it possible for all US residents, European Union members and members of the SEPA Zone to get a free virtual card online precisely a Virtual Prepaid MasterCard for the US residents and Virtual Prepaid Visa Card for non US residents (Example; members of EU and SEPA).

Unless you are a resident of one of these areas, you won't get a Skrill Virtual Card. But however, that's not the end of the line for you if you are not in any of these areas, you can check out our other free virtual credit card tricks and get free virtual credit cards in any country you are located.

There are many ways to get free virtual credit cards and the best providers are those that provide these virtual cards freely without deposit required. We have spotted out the best instant virtual card providers.

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Did you know that PayPal equally gives a free virtual card to each of its users? Checkout the guide on how to claim your free PayPal Card from the link below.

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Talking of PayPal, we all know it requires a lot of verifications for an account to run without limits especially if you want a US PayPal Account, you will need to verify it with a US Phone number and a US Virtual Card or a US Bank Account. Checkout how you can easily verify your US PayPal account from the below links.

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Skrill has some similarities to PayPal firstly because they are both payment gateways which put them somehow into competition. Below, we have discussed on what Skrill really is, how you can create an account with Skrill and how you can get a free virtual card.

What is Skrill and How does it Works?

How to Get a Skrill Virtual MasterCard/Visa Card

Skrill is a digital wallet provider established in 2001 which offers a range of online payment and money transfer services. Since launch, Skrill has expanded to operate in more than 120 countries with the digital wallet offered in 40 different currencies.

Skrill has been helping to make it, send it and spend it for millions of customers since 2001. So wherever you are and whatever you want to do with your money, just skrill it.

Skrill helps you transfer money, make payments online, bet online, trade forex and even buy crypto with real time conversion rates and little fees.

How to Open or Create a Skrill Account

Before you get your free virtual MasterCard with Skrill, you will need to create a Skrill account. However, if you already have a Skrill account, then you can skip this step.

  • Go to Skrill Website and click register at the top right hand corner of the screen or you can just click on Get started.
  • It will take you to another page where you will have to fill up a registration form with your details.
    How to Get a Skrill Virtual MasterCard/Visa Card
  • Once you enter all your required details, your account will be created within a laps of seconds.
  • You have successfully opened your Skrill account.

What's the next thing to do?
The next thing you are to do is to apply for a Skrill card which is what we have done below.

How to Create and Get a Skrill Virtual Prepaid Card

Remember!
Skrill gives virtual prepaid master cards to us residents and gives virtual prepaid visa cards to non us residents. However, the process of getting the virtual prepaid cards are the same all around.

We will be applying for a Skrill virtual card online from their website. Let's do this.

  1. If you just created your Skrill account, you will see a menu as that in the image below with an option to Get a Skrill card. Just click on that.
    How to Get a Skrill Virtual MasterCard/Visa Card
    However, if you already had an account, navigate to the directory Skrill Virtual Cards >> Add Card.
  2. You will have to verify your account by uploading your ID documents. Just do that real quick.
  3. Next you will have to fill in a form where you will need to specify your local currency. Make sure your select the currency that you have available for your country. This will avoid you conversion fees for local website when doing shopping.
  4. After doing all that, your Skrill Virtual card (MasterCard or Visa depending on your location) will be generated automatically. 
    This card comes with16 digits card number, its expiration date and its CVV. You can then use these information of the card to make payments online.
  5. You just got your free skrill virtual card that you can use either for free trials or for payments online.

Note!
This virtual card is not related to your skrill account and so any amount charged on the card will not be reflected on your skrill account. The card is fully independent.

Does Skrill offer a debit card?
No skrill doesn't offer a debit card.

Does Skrill offer a credit card?
No skrill does not offer a credit card.

Skrill virtual cards are fully Prepaid no mater its issuer (be it MasterCard or Visa)

The main issue on all this lies on the fact that many cannot make the difference between an Prepaid, Credit and Debit Card. Let's see the difference that specifies each of these card types.

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What is the Difference Between a Prepaid, Credit and Debit Card?

A Prepaid card is a card on its own that can only have money by topup or transfers. This card doesn't require a bank account to work unlike credit and debit card; - all you need to do to use the card is to top it up. This is the case with the Skrill card. You just top up your account and then the MasterCard or Visa card does all the rest

A Credit card is a card that lets you use money from your issuer and then pay later. Every time you use a credit card, it will request the amount from your issuer who issues it and you then pay later. Credit card work with bank accounts.

A Debit card is a card that works fully with a bank account. It is meant only for debits (payments and sending money) or anything that removes money from it. It works and fully depends on a bank account.

What are the Limits of Skrill Virtual Card?

The Skrill virtual cards have limits and this limit however depends on your currency. Below are some Skrill card limits according to currencies.

  • 7,000 USD
  • 6,3000 EUR
  • 23,000 PLN
  • 4,550 GBP

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What are Fess of Skrill Virtual Card?

Skrill Virtual Cards are completely free upon issuing  and in addition, there will be no additional or hidden fees. However, conversion fees may apply when you want to perform a transaction with a platform that accepts money only in a specific currency.

  • Currency conversion fees can be up-to 3.99%
  • 10 EUR annually service fees

Getting balance inquiries, online statements, requesting PIN, receiving cash and making online purchases are all free. Your first Skrill digital card is free. However, t will cost you €2.50 if you need a second card.

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How to Use Skrill Virtual Card?

Your Skrill card is completely virtual and therefore, can only be used for payments and on online websites. You can will come with its card number, an expiry date and a CVV. These three information will help you use your card without any issues. Some of the features of a Skrill Virtual card are;

  • Make Payments Online: You can use your Skrill card to pay for services online on over 150K+ websites. Therefore, you will not be forced to use your physical credit or debit card for payments. However, your card can be used on merchant that accept the card type. That is, if you have a Visa card, you can use it only on merchants that accept Visa. I don't think this is a big deal since it is the same rule for physical cards.
  • Security: You can use your Skrill virtual card online on any website even on untrusted sites without issues because the card is not directly linked to your main account and so, will not affect your funds if your card info is stolen.
  • Control over your spending and activities: You will have the full control over your activities and control your spending and set spending limits to the card easily.
  • Easy to get and convenient: The card is easy to get paying attention to the fact that you need to be located in the US or the SEPA zone.
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Skrill Virtual Card Supported Countries

We know skrill issues both Prepaid MasterCard and Visa card but the issuing of the card depends on the country and area. Skrill offers Prepaid MasterCards to residents of the US and offers Visa card to residents of Europe or EU or the SEPA zone. So Skrill virtual prepaid card is not available for residents of countries such as Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa etc...

However, if you are located in a country where Skrill is not available, you can check out our Virtual Card Tricks to get a free virtual card in your area.

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On which Sites can I use Skrill Virtual Card?

You can use Skrill card on many sites including shopping sites such as EBay, Amazon, AliExpress, DHgate.com, Steam etc...

Skrill Crypto and Conversions

Just as PayPal, you can use Skrill for crypto transactions. Cryptocurrencies have been rapidly growing in the recent years, Skrill and PayPal added this amazing crypto feature to their services.

Skrill allows you to convert crypto into local currencies such as USD, EUR and GBP and convert these local currencies into cryptocurrency.

Turn real cash into crypto:
Convert fiat currencies into cryptocurrencies via your Skrill account by sending them directly to a cryptocurrency address

How to Buy Cryptocurrency with Skrill

Skrill lets you buy, hold and convert cryptocurrencies instantly. No additional verification is required, which means starting out is hassle-free.

  1. Upload some money: Skrill lets you buy, hold and convert cryptocurrencies instantly. No additional verification is required, which means starting out is hassle-free.
  2. Go to the crypto tab: From your home screen, select the tab labelled ‘Trade’. Accept the terms of conditions of that service.
  3. Select a cryptocurrency: Go to the ‘Market data’ tab, choose the cryptocurrency in which you are interested and click the purple button labelled Trade.
  4. Enter how much you want to spend: Exchange rates there are live.
  5. Double-check and confirm to complete the transaction.

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Skrill VS PayPal: Which is the Best Service Between the Two?

These are two giant payment gateways out there and they happen to differ in some aspects. We have given some of these differences in the table below.

Payment Method Skrill PayPal
Available Currencies 41 25
Deposit Fees Bank Transfer: Free Bank Transfer: Free
Credit Card: 1.9°% Credit Card: Between 2.90% and 7.40% + Additional Fees
Withdrawal Fees Bank Transfer: 3.95 Bank Transfer: Free
Cashback and Promotions Up to 100 EUR Bonus after becoming a Skrill VIP member None

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Skrill is good payment gateways thanks to its known quality of services. Skrill made it easy for its customers to get free virtual cards that they can use for their online transactions without worrying about their fund which is a safe way to pay. However, these virtual cards can be issued only to members of the SEPA, European Union or residents of the United Sates. So what are you waiting for to get started with Skrill now?

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