Ways to pay for football tips

We offer several ways to pay for our football tips and other services. In this post I want to talk about each one in turn, listing some pros and cons and when that payment type would be right for you.

Credit / Debit Card

This is the most flexible option and only requires that you have access to a credit or debit card of some sort. You enter your details into our secure form and our trusted payment provider Stripe store all the details.

Pros

  • You don’t need to sign up anywhere else
  • You can cancel from our website without needing to contact us for support
  • You can make use of discount vouchers we sometimes share
  • Membership setup is automatic, you get access to the tips immediately in most cases

Cons

  • If your bank or card company declines the payment we can’t give you much more information than that
  • Some banks and card companies don’t let you pay for international services from them

PayPal

For a long time this was our only payment option, and is still the preferred option by a lot of our users. You enter in some details on our site and then get taken to PayPal to complete the purchase in a secure way.

Pros

  • You can cancel directly from PayPal itself
  • Setting up a PayPal account is quick and free
  • PayPal is used by thousands of other online shops and services
  • Membership setup is automatic, you get access to the tips immediately in most cases

Cons

  • You need to set up a PayPal account
  • If you run out of money in your PayPal account, it will automatically take it from your attached other accounts

Skrill

Skrill is the latest addition to our list of accepted payment types. You complete a form on our site and we email you the details you will need to use in your Skrill account in order to complete the purchase.

Pros

  • Setting up a Skrill account is quick and free
  • Skrill works closely with betting websites and often has Skrill exclusive offers for customers
  • You can pay for a more specific amount of time one off (e.g 3 months)

Cons

  • Because of the way the Skrill system works with our system, payments that come in need to be manually checked, which means membership can be delayed by a day whilst we set things up
  • You can’t have the option to subscribe to our tips regularly, you need to pay manually each time

Bank Transfer

Last but not least is bank transfer. This is the final way we can accept money and even though we don’t have to pay any fees with it (like we do all the other ones) we always suggest other forms of payment first because they are almost always easier for you then doing a bank transfer. With bank transfers you fill in a form on our site and we email you the bank details. You take the bank details and either log onto your bank’s website or visit your bank and transfer the money to us.

Pros

  • If you have a bank account, this will almost certainly work even if all others don’t
  • You can pay for a more specific amount of time one off (e.g 3 months)
  • You don’t need to sign up anywhere else

Cons

  • It can take a few days for us to see the money in our account and before we can process your membership
  • You can’t have the option to subscribe to our tips regularly, you need to pay manually each time
  • Some banks will charge you for sending to the UK

Forms of payment we don’t accept

I want to wrap this up by sharing a handful of payment types we don’t accept.

  • Western Union – Collecting money is a huge amount of effort and often simple things like small typos in the spelling of a name meant we couldn’t collect.
  • MPesa – We would really love to accept MPesa but we can’t find a good company that would let a UK based website like ours use it without huge fees.
  • Netteller – We tried to get an account before and couldn’t.