Handelsbanken is one of the largest banks in Sweden, covering the needs of both consumers and businesses within the country. In recent years, Handelsbanken has been spreading to other areas of Europe. Members of Handelsbanken who play at certain online casinos can transfer funds directly from their accounts to deposit. For a list of participating Handelsbanken casinos in our index, see this page.
Depositing with Handelsbanken
Some online casinos that focus primarily on European players have a direct bank transfer option that is compatible with Handelsbanken accounts. It will generally be listed in the casino cashier as “Bank Transfer”. The instructions on the page will tell you how to submit the transfer. In general, this transfer is free of charge, but some casinos may charge a small convenience fee. Deposits are available for play within 1-3 business days.
If your casino of choice does not have this capability, you will still be able to send a standard international wire transfer with your Handelsbanken account. Just find the wire transfer information in your casino's cashier or banking page, then go to your local Handelsbanken branch and talk to an employee to send the deposit to the casino. Both your bank and the casino may charge a fee for an international wire transfer. Deposits clear in 1-3 business days.
Withdrawing to Handelsbanken
Most online casinos will allow you to withdraw directly back to your Handelsbanken account. If you are playing at a European casino, you may be able to do a SEPA transfer back to your account. If this is not an option, you should still be able to receive your money via international wire transfer. Processing times vary from casino to casino, and fees may apply.
Advantages of Handelsbanken
With a Handelsbanken account, you can deposit directly into and withdraw from a number of different online casinos. This is good news for players who don't want to sign up with any third-party payment processors or use their credit cards to make deposits.
Handelsbanken account transfers can be more secure than some other banking options in a casino cashier. You may be able to send the transfer without providing any of your bank details to the casino. Although casinos almost always use SSL encryption for sensitive data, not sending the information at all guarantees that it won't be compromised.
Disadvantages of Handelsbanken
Unfortunately, Handelsbanken transfers are not instant. If you send a deposit or request a withdrawal, you will need to wait at least 1 full business day (often longer) before it will be fully processed. If you are looking for instant deposits or speedy withdrawals, you will need to look for a different method.
If you are playing at a casino that doesn't support European bank transfers, you will almost always be charged a fee for sending or receiving an international bank wire through Handelsbanken. We recommend consulting with the casino and your bank before trying to use Handelsbanken to deposit or withdraw via wire transfer.