Avoid Moneybookers Debit Card Fees
To avoid Moneybookers fees for uploading funds using your debit card, simply follow your bookies process for depositing via Moneybookers, once you have logged in & you are aksed how you wish to pay, you will be presented with options like use existing balance etc. If you have registered your debit card with them then there will be an option to use your registered card, if you chose this option it will take the funds direct from your debit card without charging you the fee.
- Don't know if its the same for credit cards.
- Obviously won't work for the likes of Sunderlands where you actually need to send the funds to their email address, but the majority of the bookies are sophisticated enough to integrate the MB site.
This is my experiences of the past 6 weeks or so & I've had funds go back in where they could reclaim the fees should they wish to.
I've done the same thing and this does seem to bypass the upload fees.
Alternatively, you could just open a bank account with someone like HSBC and get a Switch/Maestro card, then you don't have to pay upload fees regardless of which method you choose to employ.
This is defo the best way to do it and as you get funds back from the bookies it is there ready for the next offer.
Yes this is a good idea I wish I'd thought about before I deposited via bank transfer (which takes a painful amount of time to go through!).
Worth nothing that unfortunately it doesn't help in the case of foreign moneybookers accounts - ie USD or EUR - since Moneybookers currency conversion / exchange rates still apply whatever method of funding you use and they include a 'stealth' fee of 2-4% which you can never get back from the bookies involved.
I've only uploaded money to MB from my bank once. Since then all deposits have been done from Betfair. The only fees I've ever paid have been to send referal payments to other people
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