As of today, italki can now accept bank transfer as a form of payment to buy italki Credits or marketplace products like the SpeakEng English course. italki can accept bank transfers from about 60 countries worldwide. This can be helpful for some users that don’t have access to other forms of payment like credit cards or Paypal. In short, users can now go to their bank and make a purchase by doing a domestic bank transfer to a designated account.
In general, the process works like this.
When you go to purchase italki credits, you will have a new option labeled bank transfer.
After you select bank transfer, you will be asked to confirm the amount of italki credit to purchase, and which country is your bank in. The designated bank account will be different depending on the country, and this helps keep the bank transfer fees very low.
Then you will be taken to a screen that will show you the information you will need to transfer the money. This information will include the bank name, city, payee, SWIFT Code, country, and account number. Crucially it will also include a “Reference Number”. It is crucial that you include the Reference Number when you transfer the funds. This will ensure that your account on italki is credited properly.
With this information you should be able to do an online transfer from your bank’s website or go there in-person to transfer the money.
If you have any questions, you can check our help section on bank transfers.
We hope offering more payment options will allow more of our users to participate in the italki marketplace. If there’s a specific form of payment you would like to see on italki, please leave a comment or email feedback at italki dot com.