Published on 13 May 2014 by
The fourth recently to our guide added online payment method review is that of Sofort Überweisung. Sofort Überweisung is what Pzrelewy24 is for Poland and Euteller for Finland: it’s the most popular online payment method in Germany. The service carries out more than 2 million money transactions per month and over 25.000 web shops and other internet merchants (under which many Netent Casinos) allow their customers to pay with Sofort. Besides German players also players from the Netherlands, the UK, Belgium, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Hungary and Poland can use the Sofort Überweisung payment services.
Sofort Überweisung is an online banking transfer in which Sofort acts like a “buffer” between the depositor and the receiving party. In that way players can completely anonymous make deposits to their online casino account as no personal (and neither financial) data of the player is disclosed to the casino. A player simply has to choose for Sofort Überweisung on the payment page of the online casino, choose for his or her own bank, fill in the Sofort money transfer form that will appear and within 30 to 40 seconds the transferred money will visible on the casino account.
The security of a Sofort Überweisung is guaranteed by both the PIN code of the depositor as well as the Transaction Authentication Number (TAN code) that’s provided by the bank of the depositor. This is a so-called “two layered” security measure that makes it virtually impossible for third parties to commit identity theft or other malevolent interferences with the transfer. Sofort Überweisung prides itself in having no money transfers “gone wrong” or other disturbances whatsoever since the introduction of the service in 2005.
The biggest advantages of Sofort Überweisung as an online payment method is that their payments are instant, safe and anonymous. No registration at Sofort is required and the service can also be used to withdraw funds from the casino account to a regular bank account.
The only disadvantages one can think of are that Sofort Überweisung is only available in the 11 countries as mentioned earlier and only by players that hold a bank account at one of the banks connected to the Sofort Überweisung online payment service.
As far as we’re concerned Sofort Überweisung is one of the best options to make payments in online casinos, especially as there are a lot of Netent Casinos that support the service. To see which Netent Casinos actually do and to read more about this online payment method have a look on the Sofort Überweisung page in our guide.