Skrill Nigeria: Opening and Managing a Skrill Account in Nigeria


Skrill is a European online payment system that is available to residents of Nigeria and some other 200 countries/territories. It offers an online gateway to e-commerce merchants and an online wallet to individuals and organizations. Skrill started out named Moneybookers in 2001 and is based in London, United Kingdom with an office in Miami, USA. It is popular with industries including online betting, online games, and forex trading.

Skrill is an online wallet

Skrill offers Personal and Business accounts.

The Business account allows a merchant to accept payment online through a simple integration to their website that comes with enhanced fraud management. The methods supported include:

  • Skrill Wallet with 1-tap: a quick checkout page
  • Local Payment Methods: these vary by country
  • Credit / Debit cards
The wallet can be managed over mobile apps
The wallet can be managed over mobile apps

The Personal account enables users to

  • Transfer Money: these transfers can be made to several countries and delivered to a mobile wallet or to a bank account with the funds originating from a credit/debit or the Skrill wallet.
  • Shop Online: it is possible to make online purchases from hundreds of merchants across the globe offering products and services.
  • Buy Cryptocurrency: users can buy any of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, XRP and 0x, instantly.

Open Skrill Account

It is easy to open a Skrill Account through their website.
You would need:

  • an email address – the address would need to be verified
  • bank account – this would also help with verification
  • a Visa / MasterCard credit or debit card

Skrill Login / Sign In

In addition to logging in to the account from their website, their Android and iOS apps for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones are also very useful.
The mobile app is a very useful way to manage the account.

Funding your Account in Nigeria

It is against Skrill’s terms of service for it to be bought or sold through an online digital currency exchange. Thus, you cannot buy Skrill in Nigeria like you would Bitcoins or say Perfect Money. You can, however, fund your account via a SWIFT Bank Transfer or a linked valid Visa card.

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Buy with Skrill

Web4Africa is a leading merchant that accepts payment via Skrill for domain names, web hosting, virtual servers and every other service we offer.

Thousands of other merchants in Europe and elsewhere accept Skrill for goods and services. these include Lindex, eGifter, Ethiopian Airlines, Skype, oponeo etc.


Does Skrill accept Nigeria?

Yes. It is available to use by residents of Nigeria.

How do I deposit money into my Skrill account?

You can deposit either with your Visa or Mastercard credit or debit – or with your bank account by wire transfer.

How long does it take to transfer money from Skrill to a bank account?

If you withdraw via wire transfer (SWIFT), this will take between 2 and 7 business days depending on your bank.

How much can I withdraw from Skrill?

Considering the fees, it is a good idea to keep your withdrawals to a minimum of $100.

How can I receive money from Nigeria?

You can receive money from other Skrill users either by having them send money to you directly or through a cart on your website.

Can I use Skrill without a bank?

Yes, you can but it is a better experience to use it with a bank account.

Which cards are accepted by Skrill?

Skrill accepts Mastercard and Visa cards.

Is Skrill better than PayPal?

This is subjective and depends on the use-case.

How do I get a Skrill Mastercard?

This is available to residents of Europe only.

How can I withdraw money from Skrill to Mastercard?

You can only withdraw to supported Visa cards.

20 Comments on “Skrill Nigeria: Opening and Managing a Skrill Account in Nigeria”

  1. I have opened an account and funded my skrill account but I can not transfer fund to another skrill account.
    I don’t know the reason for that. Please assist me to be able to transfer my fund.
    Thank you
    Magaji Mohammed Saba

  2. Why can’t I fund my skrill account with first bank visa gold credit card.
    Which other method is available for me

  3. I want to close my skrill account and my monies transfer to my account. How it works . I need my money credit back to my account.

  4. Its all because you didn’t verify your account, login to your Skrill account and then check the FAQ for directions on how verify, or check your email for it. Mine worked like this

  5. I deposited into my skrill account with my visa card, can I transfer my money from skrill to the same card. If yes how do I do it. Thanks.

  6. How can I transfer my money to my bank account but I don’t have a Visa card, only naira MasterCard,

  7. Thanks for this great article.
    I can say that skrill is better than Paypal as you can send and recieve money from Nigeria.

  8. Web4Africa Nigeria………please can Skrill deposit in money with debit or credit cards in USA and transfer straight to Nigeria using Skrill account too ???

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