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Suggestion: oDesk Branded Visa or Master Card

Would oDesk and oDesk members like to see an oDesk branded Visa or Master Card?

I for one would like to see oDesk add such an offering. Or maybe an oDesk branded Visa or Master Card gift card.

The currently available payment methods and withdrawal methods are great, but an oDesk sponsored card that would automatically be funded with members' oDesk account balance would be a great way to manage our financial account with oDesk.

Of course, the kind of card I'm suggesting should be a no-fee option offered to all oDesk members. Or, possible an affordable one-time fee to offset oDesk's cost for handling of applications and setup.

What are your thoughts?

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Score: 8.3, Votes: 6
Well it would be too good to be true...

"Of course, the kind of card I'm suggesting should be a no-fee option offered to all oDesk members. Or, possible an affordable one-time fee to offset oDesk's cost for handling of applications and setup."

= Well it would be good but that would seriously affect the business income & maintenance for odesk. Fee's are applied during payday & withdrawals which is the main income for odesk company & for maintenance.

"The currently available payment methods and withdrawal methods are great, but an oDesk sponsored card that would automatically be funded with members' oDesk account balance would be a great way to manage our financial account with oDesk."

= Odesk has already a "wallet" you'll just need to withdraw it to your bank account. Ofcourse Fee's are there to make it happen!

"I for one would like to see oDesk add such an offering. Or maybe an oDesk branded Visa or Master Card gift card."

= Well this could be done if only Odesk & VISA or Master Card companies are Joint Partners so Odesk "oDesk branded Visa or Master Card" will be implemented & will be adapted to VISA/Master Card ATM's. That would sound cool but it's a long step ahead!

There already is

There already is one...outsourced via Payoneer.

I personally love oDesk for

I personally love oDesk for what I use it for, which is to secure a supplemental income in my spare time while doing something that I love.

Having said that, taking one look at this forum and the immense amount of billing issues posted about on a daily basis and I'd rather not entrust oDesk with my financials beyond their current involvement.

I appreciate that it'd be backed by a bank and all of that jazz but oDesk has serious priority issues that leave my trust in their decision making very lacking.

Hi Ronald, oDesk has

Hi Ronald,

oDesk has partnered with Payoneer to provide you with a global payment solution: the oDesk Prepaid Debit MasterCard Card.

This card is directly linked to your oDesk account, and allows you to withdraw your earnings in over 200 countries worldwide. The card can be used online, in stores, and at ATMs worldwide.

Powered by Payoneer, the card allows you to access your funds within minutes of receiving a payment. You can read more about it here: https://kb.odesk.com/questions/1332/How+do+I+sign+up+for+a+Payoneer+Prepaid+Debit+Mastercard%2C+if+I+do+not+have+an+existing+Payoneer+account%3F

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Nissim A.
Head of Community at Payoneer
www.payoneer.com