The Skrill payment system gained popularity and recognition in 2013 after it was re-branded from its former company name known as Moneybookers. Skrill is a UK based financial organization that specializes with the provision of money transfer services all over the globe. The company provides fast and secure transactions with low commission fees which is a plus for users of the service. A Skrill account can be used to send and receive money between individuals or institutions such as Forex brokers, Betting companies, Binary Option brokers e.t.c. Skrill accounts can be hosted in over thirty different base currencies such as USD, EUR, GBP e.t.c. However as Nigerians the best base currency to host a Skrill account is the USD to get accurate exchange rate between exchanges and merchants.

If you are into online business such as Forex trading, Binary Options trading, Sports Betting or you wish to send/receive money from your friends/relatives from both local and foreign countries, then Skrill is a payment gateway for you. To open an account with the Skrill payment gateway system in Nigeria, please follow these simple steps.

-Visit on your browser

-Click on the OPEN A FREE ACCOUNT button at the center of the home page.

-Input your email address as this is going to be your login ID so ensure to use an email address you have access to anytime. Also be aware that during cases of forgotten password issues, your new password generated by Skrill will be sent to the email address you provide in this column.

-Input a password that you can remember at any given point in time. A minimum of 8 character is required which includes a letter and number/symbol and click the ‘NEXT’ button.

-Input your Full names (Surname and First name), Date of Birth and Country and click the ‘NEXT’ button.

-Input your Street Address, City and Postal Code and Click the ‘NEXT’ button. Ensure to use the address on your bank statement or Electric bill to ensure easy approval of address verification during your account verification process.

-Select USD as the preferred base currency and mark the ‘i am not a robot’ box to confirm you are human. Please take note that an account base currency can not be changed after its been opened.


-An activation link will be sent to your email address which you used in the registration process.

-Click on the activation link to verify your email and viola your Skrill account is opened and ready to receive/send money.

To enjoy the full benefits and have no limitations of sending/receiving funds via your Skrill account, you will need to verify your name and address. For identity verification, a valid International Passport or National ID card or Driving License is required. For address verification, a bank statement of not less than 3 months or any form of government issued bill e.g water, electric, waste e.t.c of not less than 3 months is required as well.

Hope this article is useful for you for opening your Skrill account as a Nigerian!


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