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LFT has been restored

LFT has been restored and not even a single post here :-/ Strange Tongue

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Everyone got this update via

Everyone got this update via email so no need to create a thread/post on it.

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There was an official update

There was an official update to the thread about LFT not working in Pakistan. I'll hunt out the link for you in a moment Smile

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Here you go: Link

Here you go: Link

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The link says discounted USD wire extended till October 31st

Hey Ayesha,

The link you provided states that oDesk is still working on the process of restoring LFT. It has not confirmed that the restoration yet - if I read the link correctly. Secondly, I did not receive any official email regarding the matter. Would you kindly enlighten me on the matter.

Thankyou Smile

Regards
Farah K.

Sorry for bothering you Ayesha

Hey Ayesha,

Sorry for bothering you - The official email landed in my spam box. It has been restored. Relief Smile

Btw - you have been a great help for all newbie contractors here. Keep up the good work. Smile

Thanks Farah! AM glad I could

Thanks Farah! AM glad I could help. The link I provided has the official update at the end of the thread Smile

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$ transfer

Hi Ayesha,

I've grown accustomed to withdrawing money to my Standard Chartered bank's USD account. Should I keep doing that instead of opting for the LFT. Is the USD transfer still valid and is it still for just $4 or is it for $20 now?

Thanks.

You have a USD account? For

You have a USD account? For that you can only use the USD wire (LFT works with PKR accounts) USD wires were discounted when LFT PKR was discontinued, otherwise their usual fee is $30 per withdrawal.

On a side note, can you please tell how the SCB USD account is working for you? I intend to open one myself so would love any feedback. What are the requirements and how does it work?

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Back when LFT stopped, My

Back when LFT stopped, My previous bank Alfalah gave me a hard time tracking where my money was.. I had a lot of money stuck in the air and Alfalah was acting very unprofessionally. You helped me out at that time and I was able to set up alternatives for myself (Payoneer and SCB)

I went to SCB and they set up a USD and a PKR current account for me (with the same account #) it was something they called the Dream Package.

The USD account is great (got oDesk withdrawals processed in 1 to 2 days tops!!) No requirements really, I just walked in and told them this is my problem (that Alfalah is rejecting oDesk transactions and not putting them in my bank, transactions that I had processed prior to the LFT shutdown.. back in July - Aug..) They told me that your solution is to get a current PKR account and a USD account. I was able to open that up and in 1 week I was all set.

Back when LFT stopped, My

Back when LFT stopped, My previous bank Alfalah gave me a hard time tracking where my money was.. I had a lot of money stuck in the air and Alfalah was acting very unprofessionally. You helped me out at that time and I was able to set up alternatives for myself (Payoneer and SCB)

I went to SCB and they set up a USD and a PKR current account for me (with the same account #) it was something they called the Dream Package.

The USD account is great (got oDesk withdrawals processed in 1 to 2 days tops!!) No requirements really, I just walked in and told them this is my problem (that Alfalah is rejecting oDesk transactions and not putting them in my bank, transactions that I had processed prior to the LFT shutdown.. back in July - Aug..) They told me that your solution is to get a current PKR account and a USD account. I was able to open that up and in 1 week I was all set.

Help me

How i can set up a Local Funds transfer for my account i can't any option over there please help me out

Danyal it is very simple.

Danyal it is very simple. Please go to your Wallet. The box on your right shows your available withdrawal methods (the ones you have already set up. Beneath these is a link that says "Add Another Withdrawal Method". Click the link, and you'll see a pop up window with Withdrawal methods. The very first one says "Wire Transfer (PKR)
$4.99 per withdrawal to Pakistan."

Click "Set up".

Now you'll need to put your details in there including your SWIFT code, bank name, branch address and account details. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that your official name as per your ID card should match the name you have provided to oDesk, and it should be the same name that appears on the account title.

Hope this helps.

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