What is an ‘Inactive’ account fee?

If you have not logged in to your Betfair account in over 13 consecutive months, your account is considered ‘Inactive’.


Once an account is inactive, your Betfair account balance will be charged a fee each month until you:

  • login and reactivate,
  • close your account, or
  • your account balance reaches zero.

The level at which the monthly fee is set will depend on the currency in which your funds are held (and, in some circumstances, where you are based) - see the table at the end of the article for further details.

 NB:

 Customers are entitled, upon request, to a 100% refund of inactive account fees charged to them. Please contact our Customer Service to start the refund process.


Please note:

  • A login on any of Betfair’s products – Sportsbook, Exchange, Arcade, Casino, Bingo, Poker, Exchange Games – is sufficient to prevent your account from incurring the fee.
  • To reactivate your account and prevent the inactive fee from being charged, all you need to do is login.
  • Once your Betfair balance reaches zero, no further fees will be charged. Your account cannot go into negative balance.
  • Once you have been refunded, you can withdraw your balance at any time.

Betfair will contact you each month via email as a notice that your account is about to be charged the inactive account fee in 30 days time, along with details of how to prevent the fee from being charged and the refund process.


The below table shows how much your account will be charged as a result of incurring the fee, dependent on the currency in which your funds are held (and in some circumstances, where you are based).

 Currency  Units Charges
 AUD  5
 CAD  5
 DKK  30
 EUR  5
 GBP (UK customer)  5
 GBP (international customer)  4
 HKD  30
 NOK  30
 SEK  30
 SGD  5
 USD  5