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A bank transfer is one of the many ways you can pay for Skype products and features. The following frequently asked questions will help you understand what bank transfers are and how they work.
A bank transfer, also known as a wire transfer, is a way of moving funds from one entity to another, e.g. when your bank sends payment to Skype. There are two main types of bank transfer:
A bank transfer is a universally available payment method but there’s no standard procedure for all banks. Even banks within the same country or territory may have different procedures for handling a bank transfer payment.
Note that once payment of a bank transfer is made, Skype cannot reverse it until payment is complete and the order has been delivered.
Your bank may charge you a processing fee in addition to the amount sent to Skype to pay for your order. Skype cannot reimburse you for any bank imposed processing fees.
If your bank imposes a fee or is unable to complete the transaction, you may want to consider an alternative payment method.
To find out if bank transfer is available as a payment method in your country, visit our ways to pay page.
The time it takes for your payment to clear and your order to be delivered depends on the bank system and the country where the payment is made. As a guideline: