Deposits and Withdrawals at Independent Bingo Sites
Independent bingo sites usually offer several different banking options. All are safe and secure, but some may be a better fit for you than others. Here are the most common banking options available at UK independent bingo sites:
Debit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are popular payment methods at bingo websites. These transactions are safe and allow you to make instant deposits. Withdrawals, however, can take up to five working days to complete. There are rarely any fees to worry about when depositing or withdrawing using a debit card, although – as with other payment methods – the bingo site will usually specify a minimum deposit amount.
Most independent bingo sites will accept at least one e-wallet – often PayPal, Neteller, and/or Skrill. A benefit of e-wallets is the added privacy they afford, as you never need to enter your bank account information. E-wallets offer fast payment times, with your money usually landing within 24 hours of a withdrawal request being successfully processed.
It is rare for a bingo site to charge customers any fees for using e-wallets, although the e-wallet itself may charge fees for certain transactions. E-wallet deposits are ineligible for welcome bonuses at some bingo sites, so double-check the T&Cs before signing up.
Prepaid cards are a secure way to pay into your account, as you won’t need to enter any bank, card, or even e-wallet details. You can even use cash if you like. With Paysafecard, you can physically purchase prepaid vouchers in retailers, then simply transfer the funds to your bingo account by entering the 16-digit PIN. Paysafecard used to be a deposit-only method, but that has changed since the launch of MyPaysafecard accounts. Although withdrawals are now possible, the majority of bingo sites still only accept deposits through Paysafecard – this is likely to change in the future.
Pay by Phone Bill
The pay by phone bill option isn’t quite as common as debit cards and e-wallets at UK bingo sites, but it’s increasingly popular with players. This method works by either deducting money from your PAYG mobile phone balance, or by adding the amount of your deposit to your next monthly bill. Deposits made using pay by phone bill providers like Boku are instant, although there are very tight daily deposit limits. Withdrawals aren’t possible with pay by phone bill options.