Zimpler and Trustly are two relatively new payment methods both available at GoWin casino and elsewhere in the UK remote casino market. Both of them are great mobile depositing methods, first and foremost dedicated to mobile users.
Also, both came to the UK from Sweden, so it might be no coincidence that they’re quite similar. However, it would be far from the truth to say that they’re the same, so let’s compare these mobile banking options and see if one is better than the other.
There are quite a few similarities between Zimpler and Trustly. First of all, they both require an account. Don’t complain just yet, as setting it up is very easy in both cases. To start using Zimpler, you simply need to select it as a depositing method and enter your phone number.
You’ll then get an SMS with your 4-digit passcode. Log in, add a bank card and you’re ready to go. Pretty much the same process applies to Trustly. You enter your phone number, receive a verification code and log in.
Another thing that’s the same for Zimpler and Trustly is that they have relatively high deposit limits. Actually, they virtually don’t have any limits at all. The only restrictions that apply to your deposit size come from other sources. Various casinos set different limits to each payment method they accept. Depending on the bank card or another source of payment you connect to these services, additional limits may apply too. For example, a bank card withdrawal limit as set by the terms of your bank account.
Speaking of connecting other sources of payment, both Zimpler and Trustly operate the same way too. They handle the transaction between the casino and, say, your bank or even another payment intermediary. Both mobile banking options accept bank cards and bank accounts. So, instead of entering your bank details every time, you simply add it once on Zimpler or Trustly. The benefits are all yours: the casino doesn’t get your bank details and you save precious time.
Now that we know their similarities, it’s time to focus on the differences and the strong and weak sides.
Trustly nails this one for one very simple reason. Trustly allows casino players to withdraw as well as deposit, while Zimpler doesn’t. Not yet, anyway. While the service works pretty much the same way, Zimpler isn’t functioning to the greatest extent. That's because withdrawals would be possible in theory, unlike with the pay by phone bill options. Until this becomes the reality, Trustly is superior when it comes to two-way operations.
On the other hand, Zimpler surpasses Trustly in some other areas. For example, Trustly only allows adding bank cards to the user’s account. You can add as many bank cards and bank accounts as you want and they’ll all be available in one place. Very convenient.
Zimpler, however, takes this one step further. Not only does it allow to add bank cards and accounts, you can also add e-wallets to Zimpler. You do have to have those e-wallet accounts first, of course. However, if you wanted to pay by PayPal at a mobile casino which doesn’t accept it, you could do it anyway via Zimpler. This provides even greater convenience and an extra layer of security, too. Similarly, you can add bill payments to Zimpler and pay by bill. Trustly accepts nowhere near as many payment methods.
Another thing is that Zimpler has a spending limit option. Using this option allows adding a limit to all of your casino expenses. This way, you don’t have to track all of your payments via different payment methods at different places. The limit applies to all the payment methods combined and at all the casinos combined. So, in terms of controlling your gambling budget, it’s even better than the self-imposed limits casinos have, because they only work on each site separately.
This is possible because Zimpler was created specifically for mobile casino players. It’s a method that you won’t see anywhere else. Trustly, on the other hand, is a universal online payment service. While Zimpler isn’t applicable elsewhere, it provides exactly what a casino player needs.
The orientation towards mobile casinos gives Zimpler yet another advantage. Once you add a payment method on Zimpler, it simply works at all casinos you visit. There’s no need to add it again and again as you sign up at new mobile casino sites.
So far, we’ve given a point to Trustly for withdrawals and a point to Zimpler for flexibility. This is our last section, so whoever wins this one, wins overall. Which mobile banking method is safer? As a matter of fact, both are very safe.
Similar to phone bill payment methods such as Boku, these two use the mobile network for authentication. Whether you want to log in to Zimpler or Trustly, you’ll need your mobile. When you enter your mobile phone, an SMS with a code will be sent to you. When it comes to Zimpler, that’s only done when you’re registering. To log in afterwards, you’ll have to simply enter the same code you received the first time.
When it comes to Trustly, you’ll receive an SMS each time you want to log in, whether it’s the first or the tenth time. The thing is, that passcode will be different each time. This may be less convenient, but more secure as no same passcode will work twice. So, since we’re talking security here, we’ve got to give a point to Trustly.
Even though Trustly scored better in this overview, we can’t bring ourselves to say that it’s outright better than Zimpler. Both the services perform well and go hand in hand with one another. As a result, there’s no definite answer as to which method you should choose.
In the end, this depends on what’s important to you. Do you want a mobile banking method that allows to withdraw and pay at e-shops as well? Or do you want a perfect method for casino deposits, but without the withdrawal function?