Founded at the turn of the millennium, ecoPayz established itself as an e-wallet provider offering instant, safe and convenient payment services to customers and businesses around the world. At the time, paying online was still in its infancy with people using mostly their credit/debit cards for purchasing goods and services on the internet, which required them to disclose their card numbers to the merchants. This gap was closed by e-wallets such as EcoPayz in that customers preload their e-wallet from their bank account or card and then use only their account details together with a secure code to pay for purchases without the need to disclose their vulnerable banking details. It made the online experience much safer and to this day e-wallets are being used by millions around the world.
In 2008, the parent company of Ecopayz became one of the first e-wallets to be authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011, thus further increasing the safety and security of customer funds. Ecopayz continued to strive, becoming one of the favourite payment methods for gaming sites along with Neteller and Skrill. In 2023, the company rebranded to ‘Payz’.
The product portfolio was continuously expanded with the EcoPayz MasterCard Prepaid Card, the EcoPayzCard Virtual MasterCard, the EcoPayzAccount App and the EcoVoucher. All have proven highly popular with customers as they give them more ways to use their PayzAccount without directly disclosing their personal banking data to any merchant. Today, the MasterCard Prepaid Card is available in the SEPA area only due to the latest AML regulations. It can be used as any other debit card at millions of ATMs and POS worldwide with people being able to spend whatever they have uploaded to the count.
The Virtual MasterCard allowed customers to pay online at merchants who did not offer Payz as a payment method, thus further increasing the possibilities to use the PayzAccount. The last to be added, the ecoVoucher, is a virtual prepaid card with an 18-digit number that can be bought at fixed denominations and can be used for any online purchases where neither card nor the usual Payz payments are accepted.
Account registration is simple and straightforward. You start with a classic account which allows you transfers of up to 2,500 EUR to merchants. Verifying your identity and address will elevate you to Silver level and open the entire Payz spectrum of services including transfers to friends, back to your bank account and much more. Heavy users can progress to Gold, Platinum and VIP levels with increasing benefits, higher limits and lower fees.
Payz offers 24/7 customer support via email, onsite messaging, and Live Chat in over a dozen languages. Their services are available in over 30 currencies while allowing customers to set up multi-currency accounts under one name and account number.
Payments at gaming sites are absolutely simple and hassle-free. Simply select Payz as your deposit method and the amount, enter your login details and click on “Pay” to transfer the amount to the gaming operator. Withdrawals back to your Payz account are just as quick and will show instantly once the gaming site has processed them.