Business - Featured - Finance - February 23, 2021

Skrill to stop serving Zimbabweans


World’s popular digital wallet, Skrill, last week announced in an email to its Zimbabwean customers that it will cease providing services in the country in April.

Skrill is a payments facilitator that was founded in 2001. It then spread to 120 countries across the globe and allowed customers to trade in 40 currencies. On top of being a wallet it offers cross-border payments via it’s remittance service Skrill Money Transfer and It allows customers to buy and sell cryptos.

In an statement, Skrill Team informed it’s Zimbabwean customers that Skrill will soon cease to provide services to customers registered in your country.

“Your account will stay active until 20 April 2021. On this date, your Skrill account will automatically be closed. Until 20 April 2021, you will still be able to transact and withdraw funds from your account, but you will not be able to upload further funds to your account.

To withdraw your funds please go to your account.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for using Skrill. If you have any queries, please get in touch with our customer support team,” reads the statement.

Skrill has stopped opening accounts in Zimbabwe some time ago because the country’s Reserve Bank has failed to settle foreign accounts.

Its complete withdrawal from Zimbabwe limits the financial freedom that those who managed to open accounts way back enjoyed.


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