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Betfair Deposit Methods - Payment Methods for 2024

Last Updated: 21 March 2024, Author:

Making deposits to your Betfair account can be done using a wide range of payment methods from e-wallets such as Skrill and PayPal, debit cards and Apple Pay.

Betfair offers several new customer sign up offers that you can use when creating your new account. Check the terms and conditions of your offer when making your first deposit, as some promotions exclude certain types of payments, and you may find you invalidate the offer if you're not careful.

Other important considerations when choosing your deposit method include the deposit limits and the Betfair withdrawal time, as this varies with each payment method. If it's essential to access your winnings fast, or you like to bet big, you will need to consider this.

Betfair operates net deposits "closed-loop policy". This means that withdrawals are made by the same method you chose for your deposit, so it's important to check withdrawal timescales before choosing how to deposit. We've written an article on net deposits and the closed-loop policy if you need more information.

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Method Processing Time Min Max Fee
Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Electron Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Electron
Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Electron
Instant £5.00 - Free
Instant £30.00 £32,500 Free
Skrill Skrill
Instant £30.00 £32,500 Free
PayPal PayPal
Instant £30.00 £6,000 Free
paysafecard paysafecard
Instant £30.00 £400 Free
Rapid Transfer Rapid Transfer
Rapid Transfer
Instant £30.00 £4,000 Free
Apple Pay Apple Pay
Apple Pay
Instant £5.00 - Free
Cash Cash
Instant - - Free
Bank Transfer Bank Transfer
Bank Transfer
2 - 5 Banking Days £30.00 £99,999 Free
MuchBetter MuchBetter
Instant £30.00 £20,000 Free
Instant Banking Instant Banking
Instant Banking
Instant £5.00 - Free
Accepted Currencies:

Debit Card

Free deposits via Visa and MasterCard.

When selecting a debit card to use for your deposit, it's worth considering your future withdrawal options at the same time.

Many UK-issued Visa cards will be eligible for Fast Funds, which may mean you can receive your funds within hours rather than days. Mastercard withdrawals will take 2-5 days, and some UK-issued Mastercards do not provide details allowing withdrawals at all. Debit card transfers have the lowest minimum deposit now available at Betfair. You can deposit from £5.


Make quick and easy deposits with a Neteller e-wallet

Neteller is an e-wallet popular with gamblers, and Betfair states it's quick and easy to deposit using this method. Once you've selected Neteller as a deposit method, you can open an account if you don't already have one.

It is worth bearing in mind that e-wallets can often be excluded in the terms of promotional offers, so when choosing it for your first deposit, check the terms of any welcome offers.


Instant transfers available in 120 countries.

Similarly to Neteller, Skrill is an e-wallet. It's not accepted everywhere but is popular with online gamblers.

If you are using a promo code or welcome offer link, check the terms and conditions carefully, as using e-wallets like Skrill and Neteller for a first deposit can invalidate the offer.


The most well known and widely accepted e-wallet.

PayPal needs no introduction as it is the most widely known and accepted e-wallet available. You can use PayPal to make instant deposits to your Betfair account. Deposits can only be made with linked debit cards, as credit cards are not accepted.

However, as with other e-wallets, keep an eye on the terms and conditions of any offers you are using.

Paysafe Card

Use Paysafe vouchers to make deposits.

Paysafecard vouchers can be purchased at many outlets and are a convenient way of topping up the balance on your Betfair account without using a card. You can deposit between £30 - £400 using this method.

It is worth noting that Betfair does not list Paysafe as a withdrawal method. When withdrawing, you will be prompted to use bank transfer with the potential for longer processing times than with other payment methods.

Rapid Transfer

Rapid Transfer allows for fast bank transfers.

Rapid Transfer is supported by over 3000 banks worldwide. If your bank is one of them, you can use the service to make instant bank transfers to your balance without leaving the Betfair website. The minimum for using the Rapid Transfer service is £30, while using Instant Banking you can withdraw from £5, so if you are likely to want to make smaller withdrawals, it is probably a better option.

Apple Pay

iOS users can use a debit card linked to their Apple Pay account.

If you are using Betfair on an iOS device, Apple Pay is a convenient way to make deposits using a debit card without entering all your details. The payment limits are the same as using a debit card directly, meaning you can deposit from £5.

Just ensure that you have a debit card added, as credit cards are not accepted.


Deposit cash over the counter at Paddy Power shops.

Despite not having a High Street presence themselves, Betfair have teamed up with Paddy Power to enable their customers to make cash deposits over the counter in Paddy Power shops.

Bank Transfer

Bank Transfer deposits take 2-5 working days to process.

You can make bank transfers to Betfair, though with a longer processing time and no difference in deposit limits, there seems to be little benefit in doing so.

When you select this as a deposit method, you will be provided with bank details and a reference to ensure that your deposit is credited to your account correctly.


Deposit a minimum of £30 using the MuchBetter payment app.

Betfair is one of a few bookmakers who accept the MuchBetter mobile payment app as a means of making a deposit. You can deposit up to £20,000, which is more than using PayPal, although Skrill and Neteller are the e-wallets with the highest deposit limit.

Unavailable Payment Methods

Betfair has an extensive range of payment options available, but there are a few notable exceptions that you will find at other bookmakers.

  • Google Pay - Although they accept Apple Pay, the Android equivalent is not listed as a payment method on the Betfair website. If you don't want to enter your payment details as an Android user, an e-wallet is the best option.
  • Credit Cards - In common with all other UK bookmakers, Betfair does not accept Credit Cards as gambling regulations prohibit their use.

How to Deposit to your Betfair Account

Once you are logged into your Betfair account, it is easy to find the deposit option as the button is visible in the top menu on every page.

betfair deposit menu
Locating the Betfair deposit menu

Clicking the button will take you to the deposit screen, where all your deposit options will be visible.

betfair deposit screen
Viewing your deposit options on Betfair

Select your preferred payment method, enter the amount you wish to deposit and any other requested details and hit deposit.

Setting Deposit Limits

Betfair offers a range of tools to help you gamble safely and within your limits.

By clicking the Safer Gambling link in the top menu, you will be taken to the responsible gambling page to find details on tools to manage both time and finances. To set up the tools, you will need to access your account menu and select the Safer Gambling Tools option.

betfair safer gambling tools
Accessing the Betfair Safer Gambling Tools via the Account Menu

You can use the Reality Check feature to remind yourself how long you've been on the site and the Self Exclusion and Time Out features allow you to take a complete break for a time of your choosing.

The Loss Limit and Deposit Limit features are beneficial when managing your money. A loss limit means you can't lose more than your set limit, and any changes will take 7 days to take effect.

When you set a Deposit Limit, you can choose to set a daily, weekly or monthly limit.

betfair deposit limit
Setting a Deposit Limit at Betfair

It's worth noting that the changes will take effect immediately if you reduce your limit or frequency. Any increases in your limit are subject to a 7-day cooling-off period.

Change Log

  • 21st March 2023 - Updated maximum and minimum deposit limits. Previously most were listed as £1-£99,999. These have changed to payment method specific limits.

Betfair Deposit FAQs

There are many reasons that a PayPal payment to Betfair might fail. If you are funding a transaction with a credit card, this will not be allowed due to UK gambling regulations. You cannot use PayPal funds generated by eBay sales to fund your Betfair account as this is classified as a third party payment.

No deposit is required to open a Betfair account if you do not wish to place a bet immediately.

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Last Updated: 21 March 2024