Compare Paysera vs TransferWise

Paysera LT UAB Logo
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Reviews 906 | Good
 (4.2)

Paysera LT UAB is an electronic money institution focused on providing payment services at reasonable prices. Paysera LT UAB offers virtual accounts with IBAN, international money transfers, SEPA payments, prepaid cards to individuals, businesses. Incorporated in Lithuania, Paysera LT UAB is authorized and regulated by the Bank of Lithuania.

Transferwise Ltd Logo
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Reviews 86,756 | Excellent
 (4.6)

Transferwise Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. Transferwise Ltd offers prepaid cards, international money transfers, virtual accounts with IBAN to individuals, businesses. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Transferwise Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Paysera Business Focus
providing payment services at reasonable prices
Paysera Products
  • virtual accounts with IBAN
  • prepaid cards
Paysera Services
  • international money transfers
  • SEPA payments
Paysera Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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TransferWise Business Focus
international money transfers
TransferWise Products
  • prepaid cards
  • virtual accounts with IBAN
TransferWise Services
  • international money transfers
TransferWise Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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Compare Personal Accounts

Paysera TransferWise
CurrencyEUR, USD, RUB
and 26 more
EUR, GBP, AUD
and 43 more
Payment Cardsphysical
virtual
physical
virtual
Personal IBAN available (LT IBAN) available (BE, GB IBAN)
UK Account Number not available available
Customer Groupsall countriesall countries
Pricing Planssingle for all customerssingle for all customers
Open Account Open Account
 

Currency

Paysera

Personal Checking Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in EUR, USD, RUB, DKK, PLN, NOK, SEK, CZK, AUD, CHF, JPY, CAD, HUF, RON, BGN, GEL, TRY, CNY, KZT, NZD, HKD, INR, ILS, MXN, ZAR, RSD, SGD, BYN, THB.

TransferWise

Borderless Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in EUR, GBP, AUD, AED, ARS, BDT, BGN, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EGP, GEL, HKD, HRK, HUF, CAD, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KRW, LKR, MAD, MXN, MYR, NGN, NOK, NPR, NZD, USD, PEN, PHP, PLN, PKR, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, UAH, VND, ZAR.

Payment Cards

Paysera

Paysera Debit Card (Visa) can be ordered together with Personal Checking Account. Virtual cards are not available.

TransferWise

TransferWise Personal Card (MasterCard) can be ordered together with Borderless Account. Virtual cards are not available.

Personal IBAN

Paysera

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances

TransferWise

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances
  • UK sort code and account number available for GBP balances
  • ABA and account number available for USD balances
  • BSB and account number available for AUD balances
  • account number available for NZD balances
  • account number available for PLN balances

IBAN Countries

Paysera

Personal IBANs assigned to Personal Checking Account belong to Lithuania.

TransferWise

Personal IBANs assigned to TransferWise Borderless accounts belong to:

  • Belgium for EUR balances
  • the United Kingdom for GBP balances

Account Security

Paysera

n/a

TransferWise

TransferWise uses HTTPS encryption, and two-factor authentication to protect all customer transactions and make sure everything is secure. TransferWise will never misuse or sell customer data.

Pricing Plans

Paysera

Personal Checking Account is offered with a single pricing plan for all customers.

  • Checking Account
  • offered to: all countries
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 7.00 EUR
  • Free transfers between Paysera users
  • Favourable exchange rates
  • Global local and international transfers
  • Instant transfers (SEPA Instant)
  • Open Account

TransferWise

Borderless Account is offered with a single pricing plan for all customers.

  • Borderless Account
  • offered to: all countries
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.60 EUR
  • SEPA Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 0.60 EUR
  • SWIFT Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • Low conversion fees
  • Zero transaction fees
  • Free ATM withdrawals up to £200 per 30 days
  • Open Account

How to Open Paysera Account

Opening Personal Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your proof of identity
3.
Pass video authentication
4.
Account is ready to use in a few minutes
Proof of Identity. Depending of the client's country, Paysera accepts the following documents: ID card, international passport.
Identity Verification. Paysera doesn't require a customer to verify his/her identity when opening an account, however monthly limit for unverifed account is 1,570 EUR. In order to increase the limit an indentity verification via a Skype call is required.


How to Open TransferWise Account

Opening Borderless Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your proof of identity
3.
Upload selfie with your proof of identity
4.
Account is ready to use in 2 days
Proof of Identity. Depending of the client's country, TransferWise accepts the following documents: passport, national ID card, driver's licence.


Compare Personal Cards

Paysera TransferWise
Paysera LT UAB CardTransferwise Ltd Card
Card Typedebit
physical
debit
physical
Currencysingle currency
EUR
multi currency
as per account
Card ProviderVisaMasterCard
Order Card Order Card
 

Card Type

Paysera

Paysera cards are debit cards, rather than prepaid cards. Paysera cards are issued only as physical (plastic) cards and are delivered to the customer's address.

TransferWise

TransferWise cards are debit cards, rather than prepaid cards. TransferWise cards are issued only as physical (plastic) cards and are delivered to the customer's address.

Currency

Paysera

Paysera Debit Card is a single currency card, it can be issued in EUR only.

TransferWise

TransferWise Personal Card is a multi-currency card, the funds can be held in different currencies at the same time. TransferWise Personal Card can hold funds in any as the corresponding account, namely in EUR, GBP, AUD, AED, ARS, BDT, BGN, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EGP, GEL, HKD, HRK, HUF, CAD, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KRW, LKR, MAD, MXN, MYR, NGN, NOK, NPR, NZD, USD, PEN, PHP, PLN, PKR, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, UAH, VND, ZAR.

Customer Group

Paysera

Paysera debit cards can be ordered by persons from 16 years of age, who are registered and identified in the Paysera system.

Up to 5 payment cards can be issued for one person.

TransferWise

TransferWise cards are currently available for the holders of TransferWise borderless accounts in the United Kingdom, United States, Switzerland and the European Economic Area (with the exception of Greece), Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory) and the UK Crown Dependencies: Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey.

Card Loading

Paysera

When issuing a Paysera card, an additional IBAN account for card payments is opened. So, a Paysera card can be loaded the same way as a Paysera account with IBAN.

TransferWise

TrnaferWise card does not have a separate balance from TransferWise borderless account. So, topping up a TransferWise borderless account actually loads the TransferWise cards connected to the account.

Card Security

Paysera

3D Secure Payments. Paysera debit card is protected with 3D Secure technology, which gives the cardholder additional free protection when purchasing online.

TransferWise

3D Secure Payments. For some online payments, a TransferWise cardholder can be asked to approve the payment from his/her TransferWise app, or by using a code sent by SMS or voice call. This is called a 3D Secure online payment, and is an added level of security some websites ask for. At the moment, 3D secure payments are only supported for cards issued in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Pricing Plans

Paysera

Card Fees and Limits
Paysera Debit Card
Monthly Fee0.45 EUR
ATM Withdrawal Fee (EU, in Euro)1.00 EUR
ATM Withdrawal (EU, not in Euro)1.00 EUR + 1.80 %
ATM Withdrawal (non EU, not in Euro)1.50 EUR + 1.80 %
POS Payment Fee (EU, in Euro)0.00 EUR
POS Payment Fee (EU, not in Euro)0.10 EUR + 0.70 %
POS Payment Fee (non EU, not in Euro)0.10 EUR + 1.20 %
Daily ATM Withdrawal Limit600 EUR
Maximum Balance10,000 EUR

TransferWise

Card Fees and Limits
UK/EUAPACUS
Card Issuance Fee5 GBP/6 EUR10 AUD/10 NZD/10 SGD7 USD
Currency Exchange Fee0.24–3.69%0.24–3.69%0.24–3.69%
ATM Withdrawal Feeup to 200 GBP: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 350 AUD/350 NZD/350 SGD: free
above that: 2.00%
up to 250 USD: free
above that: 2.00%
ATM Withdrawal Daily Limit1,500 GBP2,700 AUD/NZD/SGD1,000 USD
ATM Withdrawal Monthly Limit4,000 GBP7,000 AUD/NZD/SGD4,000 USD
Contactless Payment Daily Limit1,000 GBP1,750 AUD/NZD/SGDn/a
Contactless Payment Monthly Limit4,000 GBP7,000 AUD/NZD/SGDn/a
Magnetic Stripe Daily Limit6,000 GBP10,500 AUD/NZD/SGD6,000 USD
Online Purchase Daily Limit10,000 GBP17,500 AUD/NZD/SGD2,000 USD
Online Purchase Monthly Limit30,000 GBP52,500 AUD/NZD/SGD10,000 USD

Compare Business Accounts

Paysera TransferWise
CurrencyEUR, USD, RUB
and 26 more
EUR, GBP, AUD
and 43 more
Payment Cardsphysical
virtual
physical
virtual
Personal IBAN available (LT IBAN) available (BE, GB IBAN)
UK Account Number not available available
Customer GroupsSEPA based
non-SEPA based
international
all countries
Pricing Plans SEPA
non-SEPA
International
single for all customers
Open Account Open Account
 

Currency

Paysera

Business Checking Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in EUR, USD, RUB, DKK, PLN, NOK, SEK, CZK, AUD, CHF, JPY, CAD, HUF, RON, BGN, GEL, TRY, CNY, KZT, NZD, HKD, INR, ILS, MXN, ZAR, RSD, SGD, BYN, THB.

TransferWise

Business Account is a multi-currency account, allowing the account holder to have funds in EUR, GBP, AUD, AED, ARS, BDT, BGN, CHF, CLP, CNY, CZK, DKK, EGP, GEL, HKD, HRK, HUF, CAD, IDR, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, KRW, LKR, MAD, MXN, MYR, NGN, NOK, NPR, NZD, USD, PEN, PHP, PLN, PKR, RON, RUB, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, UAH, VND, ZAR.

Payment Cards

Paysera

A payment card can be ordered together with Business Checking Account. Virtual cards are not available.

TransferWise

TransferWise Business Card (MasterCard) can be ordered together with Business Account. Virtual cards are not available.

Personal IBAN

Paysera

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances

TransferWise

  • available for verified customers
  • appears automatically for EUR balances
  • UK sort code and account number available for GBP balances
  • ABA and account number available for USD balances
  • BSB and account number available for AUD balances
  • account number available for NZD balances
  • account number available for PLN balances

IBAN Countries

Paysera

Personal IBANs assigned to Business Checking Account belong to Lithuania.

TransferWise

Personal IBANs assigned to TransferWise Borderless accounts belong to:

  • Belgium for EUR balances
  • the United Kingdom for GBP balances

Account Security

Paysera

n/a

TransferWise

TransferWise uses HTTPS encryption, and two-factor authentication to protect all customer transactions and make sure everything is secure. TransferWise will never misuse or sell customer data.

Pricing Plans

Paysera

Business Checking Account is offered with several pricing plans for different customer groups, namely SEPA, non-SEPA, International.

  • SEPA
  • offered to: SEPA based
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.15 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 7.00 EUR
  • Free transfers between Paysera users
  • Favourable exchange rates
  • Global local and international transfers
  • Instant transfers (SEPA Instant)
  • Open Account
  • non-SEPA
  • offered to: non-SEPA based
  • Initial Fee 10.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 1.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.50 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 7.00 EUR
  • Free transfers between Paysera users
  • Favourable exchange rates
  • Global local and international transfers
  • Instant transfers (SEPA Instant)
  • Open Account
  • International
  • offered to: international
  • Initial Fee 100.00 EUR
  • Monthly Fee 10.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 5.15 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 37.00 EUR
  • Free transfers between Paysera users
  • Favourable exchange rates
  • Global local and international transfers
  • Instant transfers (SEPA Instant)
  • Open Account

TransferWise

Business Account is offered with a single pricing plan for all customers.

  • Business Account
  • offered to: all countries
  • Initial Fee 0.00 EUR
  • SEPA Outgoing 0.60 EUR
  • SEPA Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • SWIFT Outgoing 0.60 EUR
  • SWIFT Incoming 0.00 EUR
  • Batch payments
  • Xero integration
  • Open API
  • Monthly statements
  • Open Account

How to Open Paysera Account

Opening Business Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your proof of identity
3.
Upload your corporate documents
4.
Pass video authentication
5.
Account is ready to use in 1-2 business days
Business account with Paysera can be opened by a head or a legal representative of the company.
In order to open Paysera business account, a customer has to have a personal account with Paysera and complete the identification procedure.
Corporate ID. If the company is registered in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania or the United Kingdom, only the company registration number needs to be provided and the account is opened instantly.
Corporate Documents. If the company is registered in another country, the company registration document, a document confirming the appointment of a head of the company and a document confirming the list of shareholders are to be provided.


How to Open TransferWise Account

Opening Business Account
1.
Provide your details online
2.
Upload your company details
3.
Upload your proof of identity
4.
Account is ready to use in 4-7 business days
Company Details. To open a TransferWise Business Account, a client needs to provide company details, including business registration, the industry which the company operates in, any online or social presence, name, date of birth, and country of residence for all legal business owners and directors.
Personal Details. Customer applying for opening TransferWise Business account, should provide his/her personal details and describe the role in the business.
The application is submitted for review, and TransferWise team will contact the customer back to clarify additional details.
It usually takes between 4-7 days to open a business account.
Country-Specific Requirements. If the business is registered in the United States, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, or New Zealand, there may be additional things TransferWise needs before having the account verified.