Based out of Munich, Germany, Sofort Banking has been connecting customers with online merchants for years. This extends to online sportsbooks as Sofort prides itself on delivering, fast, easy, and secure digital payment methods to its customers for a variety of online purchases.
Over the years this German company has expanded its presence within Europe as they've got connections in Spain, Austria, and Poland, thus growing their brand globally and becoming a more preferred online payment method for European sports bettors.
This doesn't help Canadian sports bettors too much as of yet with Sofort focusing on the European market, but the exponential rate with which they've grown, going completely global in the coming years isn't out of the question. That being said, there are Sofort sites in Canada available to bettors if this is their preferred banking method.
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Using Sofort couldn't be much easier as it guides its users through a quick step-by-step process to get their payments through quickly and securely to online sportsbooks. With over 150 million successful transactions at more than 35000 online shops worldwide, Sofort is a solid banking option for many different sportsbooks that offer it.
The biggest advantage to using Sofort is the fact that there is no second account (ie e-wallet) needed and there is no registration. Users simply log in via their online banking account at connected banks and go from there. They use a direct and binding payment method that is even faster than advance payments via bank transfers, and the multi-level authentication system they have in place protects all sensitive information and further speeds up transaction times.
With lower fees than many e-wallet methods out there, Sofort is a great choice for those who are able to use it. It's not currently available to Canadian sports bettors which stings a little, but knowing there are high-quality online banking systems like this that work with sportsbooks should quell many considers Canadians may have in using a similar method more readily available here.