Click2Pay is historically quite a popular deposit option for all types of online gambling but in my opinion the restricted withdrawal options you have makes Click2Pay almost unviable.
I’ve detailed a list of bookmakers which accept Click2Pay below along with the problems you may experience when trying to withdraw using Click2Pay. The fee structure is also outlined.
Bookies Accepting Click2Pay
Before I get into why withdrawals using Click2Pay can cause problems I’d first like to make you aware of the fees you’ll encounter.
Firstly it’s important to note that you don’t actually have to deposit into your Click2Pay account. When you pay from an item the funds are moved directly from your registered payment method to the merchant, via Click2Pay, and this is totally free of charge.
However if you do decide to deposit money into your Click2Pay account you may incur charges:
- Credit card – 3% of transaction amount (that’s £3 on £100 which seems pricey)
- Wire Transfer – free of charge
- UKash – free of charge
- Click2Pay Debit Card – one off £10 fee
- Cheque 20 euros
Note: there is also a foreign exchange fee of 2.5% if applicable.
Problems With Withdrawing
As I see it there are no problems with using Click2Pay for depositing into any online betting account. It’s free and instant if you use your registered payment method and don’t first move funds to Click2Pay and then on from there.
If you’re looking to make a withdrawal from any Click2Pay betting site, which is the aim after all, you’re going to encounter problems.
The first of your options is to get a cheque sent out in the post. This takes anything up to 7 working days which certainly isn’t ideal but it also costs a whopping 20 euros per time. That makes a Click2Pay cheque withdrawal the most expensive way possible to withdraw money from your account.
Your second option is to get a Click2Pay debit card sent out to you in the post. Once you’ve got one you can then use it to pay for items or at any ATM. There’s a one off cost of £10 for this which isn’t too bad if you’re planning to use it on a regular basis but if you’re not then again it’s very pricey.
It also takes a little time to get your Click2Pay debit card sent out in the post so you’ll be wait a good while before you can make your first cash out.
Are there any actual benefits?
The problem with withdrawing money if you deposit using Click2Pay makes me wonder if there are any actual benefits to using their service? Well there’s only one I can think of…
Your personal bank or card details will be hidden from any online bookmakers which accepts Click2Pay when you make a deposit or withdrawal. All you need to enter is your Click2Pay account info and the deposit amount when you load up your account so you are preventing a potential security breach on that front.
Aside from that it’s hard to come up with any good reasons to go with Click2Pay, especially when PayPal, Neteller and Skrill all offer the same level of protection but make it 100x easier to make a withdrawal. In fact if you go with PayPal you won’t even encounter any fees.
Deposits Options Better Than Click2Pay
If you’re not convinced by using Click2Pay, and I’m certainly not, then I suggest you check out the following deposit options instead:
PayPal is a much better choice than Click2Pay as you won’t encounter any fees and you’ll be able to process withdrawals without any hassle at all (straight back to your bank account).
Skrill is similar to PayPal in that withdrawal options are much better than those offered by Click2Pay but there are some small fees for using their service.