What is SOFORT?SOFORT banking is an online banking payment service which enables you to use e-banking to make quick and secure bank transfers. It can be used by customers who have a bank account in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the United Kingdom.




How does SOFORT works?

How does SOFORT works?To use SOFORT with WorldRemit, simply:

  • choose SOFORT as your payment method when you come to pay
  • you'll be taken to the SOFORT Banking website, where you can choose your bank
  • securely log-in to your bank, using your online banking credentials
  • complete the payment directly from your online banking.

We’ll get a confirmation telling us that your payment is complete.

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Is SOFORT secure?

Is SOFORT secure?Yes, it’s totally secure. Through a combination of transaction monitoring, transaction verification and a dedicated anti-fraud team, it’s an entirely safe online payment method.



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Can I pay by Sofort in my send country?

You can pay for your WorldRemit money transfer using SOFORT from the countries below. Simply click on them to see what the maximum amounts you can send are.

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What should I do if my SOFORT payment is declined?

We won’t know why your SOFORT payment is declined. We wouldn’t have access to that information. And so the best thing to do is contact your bank’s payments or authorisation department. They should be able to give you more information.

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Will I be charged for paying with SOFORT?

Will I be charged for paying with SOFORT? There are never any hidden or extra fees when using WorldRemit. The total you need to pay is outlined when you create a transaction.

However, depending on the bank you use – they may charge you to make a SOFORT payment. But the charges are never made by WorldRemit.

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Can I pay using someone else’s Sofort account?

No. The money you send as a transfer must come from your own SOFORT account. That’s because as a financially regulated company, we need to ensure that we know the identity of our customers – and this includes the source of the funds they pay with.

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How long does a Sofort refund take?

If you decide to cancel a money transfer made with a SOFORT payment, you can expect your refund to be credited within 4 - 6 working days. However, it may vary depending on your bank. So it’s well worth checking with your bank exactly how long it will take.

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Are there any alternatives to SOFORT?

Yes, here are two alternatives:


In the Netherlands, you can make online payments in a reliable, secure and easy way with iDEAL. So you can pay for your WorldRemit money transfer using your mobile banking app or the online banking of your own bank. It’s reliable, secure and easy to use.


Trustly is a direct bank e-payments service that enables you to pay for WorldRemit money transfers directly from your bank account. It’s extremely secure and allows for quick, easy payments,+ no sign-up or software installation is required. Instead, you transact directly from your internet banking facility. 

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What’s the difference between SOFORT and e-wallets like Paypal

What’s the difference between SOFORT and e-walletsWith SOFORT you don’t have to register or establish a virtual account. You simply use your usual online banking details and selected authentication procedure. The amount you send as a money transfer goes straight from your online banking account to us.

With E-wallets you have to register and set up a virtual account, which you have to maintain and load with a credit in order to be able to make a purchase.

Zero fees on your first money transfer

To get you started, there’ll be no fees to pay on your first money transfers with WorldRemit. You can send the money to your family and friends in any one of 150 destinations. Simply enter the promo code FREE when you come to pay.

A better way to send money

Refer a friend for money off your next transfer

If you use WorldRemit to send money and you’re happy with our service, please don’t keep us to yourself. Refer your friends to us and you’ll each receive discounts on your next money transfer. That’s right! For every friend you refer to us, we’ll give you a discount code to use on your next online money transfer with us. And what’s more, your friends will enjoy a discount from us, too!

All you need to do is make a note of your unique referral code (you’ll find this on your WorldRemit account) and share it with every friend you can find. Then ask them to sign up using your referral code.

Refer a friend

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