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Community Level 2expert_info

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UK AUCTION PAYMENTS - Cheapest service by far

AdvantagesFast, simple, efficient, useful.

DisadvantagesOnly accepts Internet Explorer, and not widely used.

"Although I believe that Natwest Fastpay is probably the best value for money online payment service, it could do with some improvement. The ideal user of Natwest Fastpay is someone who has to send their mate a tenner, or even (and I use this quite often) transferring money between different bank accounts. Transactions are carried out swiftly and with a reassuring amount of checks along the way. A big mistake is the fact that you can only use Internet ..." Read review
06.04.2003

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Cheap UK Online money transfer

AdvantagesCheap, fixed price

DisadvantagesInitial fee, service now closed (June 2005)

"...now, but was wary of FastPay as unlike other IMAs (Internet Merchant Accounts) the sender of the money is charged, not the recipient. Anyway, I had a customer that wanted me to send me money, advising me that it cost the sender just 20p so I decided to compare. FastPay Sender charged : £0.20 PayPal Recipient charged : £0.20 + 3.4% Moneybookers Recipient charged : £1.03 NOCHEX Recipient charged : 1% (minimum £0.99) The disadvantage ..." Read review
04.05.2003

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Community Level 220solskjaer

20solskjaer

A must for eBayers!!!

AdvantagesInstant payment for goods, Low fees

DisadvantagesLimit to amount you can load and send

"...cheque! ONLY 20p! Natwest backs up Fastpay so you know transactions are secure. All you have to do is register and then you can send / receive payments via your email address and via a mobile phone. The following methods can be used to pay money into your account • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) • Debit cards (Switch, Solo, Visa Delta, Electron) • UK registered current account There are limits to the amount you can load and send on ..." Read review
30.06.2003

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Community Level 1Katiehart

Katiehart

FastPay. Good little service.

AdvantagesFree (at the moment!), efficient, convenient, don't have to be a customer

DisadvantagesWill not always be free.

"I signed up to fastpay a few weeks ago when the service was just getting off the ground and have to say that it has been very handy for me so far. As someone who uses auction sites a lot it has been very convenient in arranging payment of money. I also use it to pay small bills to people when I go out and haven't got cash on me - I and a group of friends went for a meal which one of us paid for on their debit card and we all e-mailed him the money ..." Read review
15.08.2002

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Community Level 1Remittance...

RemittanceAdvisor

Barclays Online Money Transfer Service

AdvantagesSpeed, Exchange Rates & Cost

DisadvantagesOnly £3000 in a day.

"Well, Barclays has also launced an Online Money Transfer service to India and it is pretty good as compared to the other money transfer operators which offer similar service. Here is what I fond out after using the service. - Fully Online Money transfer - Best exchange rates in the market - transfer upto £3000 per day - Funds transfer within 1 working day into the India account (Fantastic!) - Adding as many Barclays Bank India beneficiaries ..." Read review
05.01.2009

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Community Level 1AlexMorton

AlexMorton

Generally very good.

AdvantagesFree, Secure, Efficient, Fast, comes with some good freebies!

DisadvantagesDoes not allow very large scale transactions at present

"I signed up to the FastPay system when I came across it on a freebie site to get some freebies but soon found myself using it quite often. (£1,000 off food at various restaurants across the UK per person.) It allows you to transfer money to other people on the scheme through their e-mail or mobile phone number as the bank clears all their details and makes sure that everything's OK. You go on line where you have an electronic account, which you pay ..." Read review
09.08.2002

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Community Level 1danielmark...

danielmarkgoulding

Not totally free - Not totally easy to setup

AdvantagesFree

DisadvantagesFree 'til September

"I also have had experience with fastpay.com (provided by natwest) but contrary to what Alex stated, It is only free 'til september - which is a real shame as I enjoy using the service and benefit by saving time, but the administration costs must be pressuring. Still... it will only cost 20p to send money to someone, and £1 to receive money from someone, which isn't expensive for the convenience of dealing with upto £250 per transaction - but on the ..." Read review
12.08.2002

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Community Level 1vicki01761

vicki01761

Altogether good service

Advantagesquick and easy to use

Disadvantagesuncompetitve exchange rates

"A good service, I did find better alternatives though when I compared the service against other money transfer providers at www.comparecurrency.co.uk/international-payments. The money arrived quickly but I did find far better ways of transferring money. Using a money transfer brokerage as my requirements to transfer money have grown and I am able to pay suppliers on a regular basis and achieve far better exchange rates. Using a brokerage has also ..." Read review
24.02.2011

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Community Level 1TheGOcactu...

TheGOcactusNetwork

Easy

AdvantagesFree

DisadvantagesWon't Be Free

"This is one of the most easiest accounts I have ever had. It helps me pay for my bills and my online purchases. I have not had it long, so I have not benefited from all the benefits it says it will give me. As there are so many features, I havn't had enough time to use them all. I have paid on eBay with it twice know and it was to easy! I recomend this to that high - tec person, who like to know what is happening at a click of a mouse ..." Read review
04.04.2003

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