14 years of experience in prepaid online payment

The rapid expansion of the Internet in the late 1990's saw online shopping becoming increasingly important. However, a lack of suitable means of payment quickly proved to be a stumbling block for the development of e-commerce. It is precisely this point that was seized upon by the founders of paysafecard: The introduction of the paysafecard product in 2000 turned them into pioneers of online payments. Since then, Internet users have been able to pay simply, rapidly and securely in the Internet without the need of bank account details or credit card data. 

Following its launch in Austria, the company rapidly expanded into Germany – the largest e-commerce market in Europe. Today paysafecard operates in 39 countries worldwide. paysafecard is based in Vienna and is part of the international Skrill group. Alongside the paysafecard product, which has been successful since its launch, the company has introduced a further three payment solutions onto the market – YUNA Card, my paysafecard and paysafecard MasterCard – and thus developed into the European market leader for prepaid online payment methods.  


A subsidiary of paysafecard, the Prepaid Services Company Ltd. based in London, Great Britain, holds an e-money licence and a MasterCard licence. Under the terms of these licences, electronic money and MasterCard products can be issued within the EU region. 

The e-money licence has been issued by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The issuance of the licence is accompanied by strict requirements and guidelines, which are subject to control on a regular basis.


2009 Paybefore Awards „Best Prepaid Company Outside USA”
2009 Prepaid Awards „Leading Prepaid Organisation 2009”
2010 Paybefore Awards „Best Network Branded Gift Program”
2011 IAB – Web AD Bronze Award „Beste Werbe Strategie”
2012 Paybefore Awards „Best Digital Currency”
2012 Paybefore Awards Europe „Most Innovative Prepaid Solution”
2012 Paiements Innovants „Trophée Publi News 2012”
2013 Paybefore Europe Awards „Best Consumer Value”
2013 Paybefore Awards „Best virtual or digital Program”
2013 Prepaid Awards France “Meilleur programme numérique dematerialize”
2014 Paybefore Awards „Top Digital Dollars”
2014 “The New Economy 2013 Innovation 40”
2014 Paybefore Awards Europe „Consumer Champion”
2014 Paybefore Award „Top Digital Dollars”
2014 “The New Economy 2013 Innovation 40”
2014 Paybefore Awards Europe „Consumer Champion”
2014 Austrian Leading Companies: 3rd Place Big Player in Vienna
2014 Banking IT-Innovation