Back to oDesk.com » Love the way you work.

Welcome to the oDesk Community! Connect here with fellow clients, contractors, and oDesk staff. Please review our Usage Policy.

Update on oDesk International Payments

oDesk has launched International Payments to allow contractors around the world to easily and affordably receive their earnings on oDesk. Workers have found existing third party payment options to be expensive, unreliable, and requiring an extensive setup process through multiple providers. International Payments gives contractors a way to directly transfer their funds from oDesk into their local bank account, in their local currency, for a very low price.

Currently, our International Payments offerings include:

  • Local Funds Transfer in Australia, Canada, India, Philippines, United Kingdom, and SEPA (Euro). SEPA includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
  • Wire Transfer (Local Currency) in Armenia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay. Added May 16: Beta program in Pakistan.

More countries are in development and those currently in beta will be released as standard offerings soon. We always looking to improve our payment offerings and appreciate your assistance and feedback during this process. We are working hard to bring low-cost, direct withdrawal options to as many contractors as possible.

Vote Result

++++++++--
Score: 8.3, Votes: 33
about local currency transfer

I cant even withdraw my money using local currency transfer to my country Nepal, its very very disappointing...

Nepal should be included in local currency transfer

We freelancers from Nepal really struggle a lot withdrawing the money earned.
Please consider Nepal to be added in the list.

Thanks.

same here

I am from Nepal and cannot withdraw my funds except the costly direct bank transfer of $30 . Why has not local fund transfer not been established to Nepal. I have got visa card and American bank account but according to new rule of taxation that also flewed away. Anybody has got any idea how to transfer fund to Nepal from odesk. ?

Local Funds Transfer

Please seriously consider setting up Local Fund Transfer in Singapore, as the city is a well known financial hub for South East Asia.

Most asian cities will certainly benefit from this arrangement, as singapore banks are well respected and represented around Asia. (eg : DBS - Asia Largest Bank is represented in many countries namely China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, etc.

Thank you.

Why are you complaining???

Why are you complaining??? Singapore PAYPAL gets you the funds by GIRO within 12 hours, ie @ 2PM SST!..... Just withdraw your money in PAYPAL....
DBS is not an international bank... they are licensed in HONG KONG only..and not even a bank in Malaysia or Indonesia.

We use MAYBANK so our friends in Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines can get it VERY QUICK on top of the UK Banks. They don't charge us for it!

Stop making offers to process

Stop making offers to process payments for people. This is extremely inappropriate and you have been reported to support.

To everyone else: NEVER send your earnings to a stranger!

Clarification

Jacq,I think you get it wrong.I was referring to DBS charging for INCOMING TRANSFERS for WIRE which is $25! I was saying that since Maybank don't charge for the wires (money received) other than an exchange fee of RM5 (USD1.50) or SGD3.00 for UK,Singapore,Malaysia,Philippine and Malaysia customers.

Maybank is a FULLY QUALIFIED BANK in the Region..older than DBS.

And threats to me as an employer does not sit well at all.
regards

Dr Azian Razak

I was referring to your other

I was referring to your other posts which I had to remove, not this one. The ones where you were telling users to send their payments to you to reduce fees.

You are welcome to discuss transfer fees and banks and otherwise participate in our community. I am sorry that I offended you, but I stand by my statement that offering to process payments for other users is completely inappropriate.

how about China?

Could you help to support China? There are many good developers locate in China like this.

Thanks!

When it'll be for pakistan ?

When these new payment methods be available for Pakistan?

Exactly why I dont take odesk

Exactly why I dont take odesk seriously. The projects at the beginning of your career are at way too low hour rate because of the competition from Indian and other fellow pakistani contractors. But even if you do work day n night at the end you have a very little amount in your odesk account and if you would want to go for withdrawal options almost all of your money goes to the fees. Thats very disappointing. Hell even most of the withdrawal fees are equal to the amount you will receive when completing a job.

RE: how about China?

Agree! China is a must have option.

This is good news. I just

This is good news. I just closed my first contract today. I'm glad I can take advantage of the First Withdrawal FREE promotion. Thank you oDesk. God bless us all.

Bangladesh

Please do something for Bangladesh. As I have no paypal access I give $30 for each transaction. Quite an expense.

I am also agree with Roushonul Mahhbub

Roushonul M. wrote:
Please do something for Bangladesh. As I have no paypal access I give $30 for each transaction. Quite an expense.

I am also agree with Roushonul Mahhbub.Paypal don't support in Bangladesh so Local funf transfer is part and parcel for Bangladesh.There are a good number of freelancer in Bangladesh who works in oDesk but they are to withdraw the money with a high cost.
So I request oDesk: pls introduce LOcal fund transfer in Bangladesh as early as possible

Yes, It will very helpful for us

We can claim this opportunity in Bangladesh due to a large number of freelancer are already working over there. It has been introduced in India, then why not Bangladesh?

we want to work at cheap and get paid at cheap.

Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries.There are cheap workers to outsource .Is there anybody who can arrange for cheap transaction for the welfare of the workers of BANGLADESH.

Why not Pakistan?

Pakistani community is one of the largest community on oDesk and the payment options to us aren't favourable either. Even Payoneer charges us more as compared to other countries. Please include Pakistan in your international payment offerings. We'll be very much grateful.

Thanks

Payment in Pakistan!

Syed A. wrote:
Pakistani community is one of the largest community on oDesk and the payment options to us aren't favourable either. Even Payoneer charges us more as compared to other countries. Please include Pakistan in your international payment offerings. We'll be very much grateful.

Thanks

Agree! There are thousands of worker from Pakistan, and payments are pretty mess in Pakistan. So, Kindly include Pakistan in your list. Thank you so much!

why paypal not for pakistan

My question is that why paypal is not for pakistan, although there are number of pakistani freelancer working for odesk. and also pakistan is the country of most receiving dollar. but still paypal ristricted for pakistan why , why why and why.
We want paypal access

When to bangladesh

A lot of us from Bangladesh are working here in oDesk. Please consider adding Bangladesh to the list as soon as possible.

pls introduce Local fund transfer in Bangladesh

I am also agree with Sajal Mark.Paypal don't support in Bangladesh so Local funf transfer is part and parcel for Bangladesh.There are a good number of freelancer in Bangladesh who works in oDesk but they are to withdraw the money with a high cost.
So I request oDesk: pls introduce LOcal fund transfer in Bangladesh as early as possible

Pakistan

Is this option available for Pakistan too? If not, when is it going to be available for Pakistan too? Please reply. Thanks

support Russia

Can I know whether it possible to support Russia for "Local Funds Transfer" also ?
Payoneer realy charges much.
Am I right if think that I can get funds via ATM ?
Actualy it would be great if I can get even USA $ (not RUR) with charge 99 cents per transaction.

Thank you.

Support Russia

I suppose it will not transfer to ATM or card -- it will transfer to your bank and you will have to have documents for bank to make sure that you get money legally. You will also need to pay an government fee.

But, I agree it needs to be done for Russia too.

From Pakistan

Unfortunately Paypal facility is not available in Pakistan and also Odesk has not any special withdrawl arrangement for us. We are providing quality services to providers and increasing day by day and waiting for some cheapest mode for our funds tranfer.

Mexico

Are you planning to add Mexico soon?

What about Pakistan

Please let us know if you can include Pakistan in the list oDesk International Payments? It would be so great if you do that for us.

We could get the same opportunity as well as India

As India has got that opportunity earlier, why not Bangladesh yet? We don't see oDesk putting the name of our country even for their advertisements but India is always there. As we have Standard Chartered Bank, HSBC which are International banks, we should get this opportunity very soon. Doing wire transfer with the cost $30 is huge. A lot of people use oDesk here. We hope oDesk will take care of it.

What about Pakistan?

Please let us know if you can include Pakistan in the list oDesk International Payments? It would be so great if you do that for us.

INTERNATIONAL BANK PAYMENT IN SAUDI ARABIA

I would like to ask if there you have further local bank transfer to Saudi Arabia Banks, ,

Bangladesh

Many Bangladesh providers are in here. So please support low cost wire transfer in Bangladesh. It will be a great benefit for us.

Payment Method for Pakistan

Hey All

This is good news that now we can transfer our earnings directly from odesk to our bank account but unfortunately my country Pakistan is not in the list i am requesting you to please add our country in this method as soon as you can it will be great for us
i hope odesk will take step regarding my request

Many Thanks

Regards
Shafiq Ahmed Khan

Why not Pakistanan

I am really disappointed that you people haven't included Pakistan in the list. We Pakistani contractors are providing with the best quality work in terms of our services. From all the comments posted above, I guess it's high time when you should add Pakistan to the list also.
Tehniat Ahsan

Why Not Pakistan? If yes, When?

Why not Pakistan facilitated by this oputunity. If oDesk plane for Pakistan how much it take time to enable this feature to Pakistani contractors. I've a good deal of knowledge with many banks that can help oDesk for this initiative in Pakistan. As suggestion, HBL, Standard Charter, Mizan Bank, Barkaly Bank, Askari Bank, MCB Bank.

Any immediate action will be highly appreciated by 100s of Pakistani Contrators.

Warm Regards

Babar

Why not paksitan

Pakistan should also be put in the list as Many of the contractors from paksitan are suffering from extra charges from third parties while transferring their funds..So I request Odesk to include us in the list too..Smile

regards
shahbaz

Srilanka

Hello, Can you please add Sri Lanka to the list ?

Why not Pakistan?

Hello oDesk.. You should be well aware that there is no paypal in Pakistan, and payoneer we pay $10 per transaction from ATM so we are left with little money.. So I thought you would have added us initially instead of other countries.

Looking forward to see Pakistan on the list asap

looking partial

I love you Odesk, But looks like you dont love me. you should have considered that your beloved live in Bangladesh. and you should have this country in this list.

BTW, I hope you will do that soon.

your beloved from Bangladesh
Abdullah

I agree with him.

I love you Odesk, But looks like you dont love me. you should have considered that your beloved live in Bangladesh. and you should have this country in this list.

BTW, I hope you will do that soon.

your beloved from Bangladesh

Local fund transfer to BANGLADESH

On oDesk there are lots of Bangladeshi working & performing better. So we need local fund transfer in bangladesh. Please help us.

Bangladesh needs priority solution

In Bangladesh, there are many contractors. But here, we have no paypal or any other good way to withdraw money. Many contractors have given up or not interested in outsourcing due to no suitable way to withdraw money. So, please provide priority in providing a cheap way to withdraw money in Bangladesh. Thanks...

Pls Include Bangladesh

Paypal don't support in Bangladesh so Local funf transfer is part and parcel for Bangladesh.There are a good number of freelancers in Bangladesh who works in oDesk but they are to withdraw the money with a high cost.
So I request oDesk: pls introduce Local fund transfer in Bangladesh as early as possible

Surprised

I'm surprised that Bangladesh is not yet in the list and we have tons of people working from Bangladesh. Hope you will add Bangladesh on your next instalment.

End of the day it's a very good initiative.

Thanks!!!

https://www.odesk.com/users/~~68ca6bd87e8fb8a1
https://www.odesk.com/companies/Organic-Solutions_~~a8c6ab7a2070e4e9

Local Fund Transfer in Bangladesh

This is essential to introduce Local Fund Transfer in Bangladesh as we are to withdraw the money with a huge cost

Why not Bangladesh? Pls Vote me for Bangladesh

Why Bangladesh will be deprived from this facility? Our neighboring country India(At once we were the part of India but now divided) get all the facilities including Paypal.We don't envy India,we appreciate to provide these facilities in India but it is a matter of regret that though Bangladesh and India were the same country at once but we are really very deprived. Neither Paypal nor Local Fund transfer support in Bangladesh.So pls give priority to Banfgladesh and introduce as soon as possible.
I request all the Bangladeshi contractors to Vote me for Bangladesh and write something for Bangladesh

Bangladesh...I support Kamruzzaman

support Kamruzzaman

Come to Ukraine. We have cookies

Please consider Ukraine also.

Part of Test for direct Bank Transfers

I was part of the test run for the transferring funds directly to a bank account and that option IS showing in my payment options drop-down list. I live in Canada but I don't see Canada in your list above. So is this something different altogether and can I use the direct transfer to bank account option now?

I was going to use it this withdraw period but (the bank transfer option) but wasn't sure if it was active and didn't want my pay to go off into cyberspace somewhere.

P.S. and just For Your Information

It is costing me a fortune to use the Payoneer prepaid Mastercard - for ONE pay here is a breakdown (I even wrote to Payoneer last week because of the money that literally disappeared...)

oDesk Withdrawal fee: $2.00 (on top of the percentage of our earnings that is taken is it really necessary to charge us more to withdraw OUR money?!)

Payoneer Debit Mastercard: Immediate load fee $3.00 (so you don't have to wait an additional 3-5 days to get paid)

(This last paragraph is a direct quote from Payoneer support)
"You withdrew $220.00 at the ATM bank, so your account was charged the currency conversion fee of up to 3% which totals fees to $8.99 AND the rest of the charges were from the ATM machine at your Bank."

All-in-all I lost almost $17.00 from ONE pay week. If I'd withdrawn more than the $220 from my Payoneer debit card, that figure would have been higher. I am earning more now than I have in the 3+ years I've worked on oDesk - and didn't realize how much I was losing - so obviously the more you earn, the more they take!

Thanks.
D. MacKenzie

Canada has been added to the

Canada has been added to the list above. This announcement was posted a few days before Canada went public.

Page: