Online payments company Skrill announced on Wednesday it is now offering its wallet and Quick Checkout solution free of charge to the many small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) around the world that are providing products or services supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Skill, the offer will particularly support the small businesses which have had to digitize their companies for the first time at speed.
Lorenzo Pellegrino, CEO of Skrill, NETELLER and Income Access at specialized payments platform Paysafe, further explained he and his team are looking to help ease the “immense pressure” businesses supporting communities are experiencing at this time and they are supporting the businesses from behind the scenes.
The new offer comes just a few weeks after Skrill announced it was dropping all fees and foreign exchange charges for those using its Skill Money Transfer service to send funds to Italy due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Along with the transfer fee drops, there will also be no charges for recipients in Italy. Cases of the coronavirus have reportedly topped more than 950,000 globally.
Founded in 2001, Skrill provides digital payment solutions to consumers and businesses around the world. The company is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Europe, as well as the U.S.
“From betting and trading to shopping to gaming, our online and mobile payment solutions help customers make payments when and how they want to. Our business solutions let companies of all sizes trade in a global marketplace. Tens of millions of account holders trust Skrill to bring all their payment options together in one place, allowing them to send and receive money conveniently and with confidence in nearly 200 countries and 40 currencies.”