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One of the most often asked question on my blog (in comments and via email) by fellow freelancers is how to transfer money from PayPal to Skrill (MoneyBookers) account. I don’t know why all these people thought it’s possible but… I decided to blog on the topic – just so I don’t get asked the same question over and over again any more 😀
I asked both companies if we can transfer money from PayPal to Skrill and from Skrill to PayPal
Here is the copy of the email I sent to them:
This may be a stupid question but I did NOT find an answer to it in your FAQ section so I decided to ask.
Is there a way to transfer money from my PayPal account to my Skrill (Moneybookers) accounts directly?
if yes – how, and what’s the fee for this service?
thanks in advance for your reply.
PayPal replied that it is NOT possible.
Here is part of the copy of their email:
It is not possible to withdraw the funds from any PayPal account to other payment processor account.
I also asked them about accepting Skrill’s prepaid master card as payment method. There answer was again negative:
After reading your email I have to inform you that we do not accept payments from and to Skrill (MoneyBookers) Prepaid Master Cards. We accept the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Fellow freelancers, please review PayPal withdrawal policy for your country as it varies – for my country I can withdraw money to my local bank via debit/credit card, or to any US bank. To your country it may be different. In any case, it is NOT possible to transfer money directly from your PayPal account to your Skrill account – as per PayPal’s customer support emails quoted above.
Skrill also confirmed that it is NOT possible to transfer money from PayPal to Skrill accounts and vise verse.
Here is an excerpt of their email to my initial question:
We would like to kindly inform you that Skrill and PayPal are separate online payment service providers, whose systems are not directly connected, therefore, payments between them are not supported.
There, you have it – transferring money from PayPal to Skrill (MoneyBookers) and from Skrill (MoneyBookers) to PayPal directly is NOT possible.
If you really must have your money transferred from PayPal to Skrill, then I suggest you withdraw your money from PayPal to your bank account or bank card and then send funds from your bank account or debit/credit card to your Skrill account. This way you’d indirectly transfer money from your PayPal account to your Skrill account.
Tell me in the comments – why do you even want transferring money from your PayPal account to your Skrill account and vise verse?
Or read my other post about PayPal and Skrill being freelance payment methods