WOW! Just got an email from Payoneer, that my account was freezed, because Wirecard AG filed for insolvency... Who else uses Payoneer and received the same email? I have no idea what to do...
Payoneer would not even allow the funds on the card to be sent to my bank account dispite a customer care rep assuring me that is was another option.
It kept sending an error notice.
Insolvency is technically bankruptcy; add this to the fact that they are unwilling to give a timeframe of when they will release our hard earned monies, it seems very clear that the freeze will be permanent.
A decision to go insolvent doesn't just spring up overnight and there was no warning to card users of this crisis. If there had been a warning given am certain most would have switched to anothe method to get paid thus avoiding losing their money.
Thus freeze seems like another fraudulent scheme by Wirecard to hold the funds and use them to mitigate some of their debts whilst keeping cardholders in limbo.
Natalie J wrote:
Payoneer is not insolvent or bankrupt. Even Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd in the UK isn't insolvent or bankrupt.
Even Wirecard AG in Germany isn't. Only a small part has filed for insolvency.
Payoneer can't tell anyone how long it will take, because they don't know. They didn't freeze the funds, nor did Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd in the UK.
Natalie J wrote:
Huh? Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd didn't freeze the cards. The FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK did. You are conflating Wirecard AG, Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd in the UK, and Payoneer.
Lina Z wrote:
Your account was not frozen; the card was.
I got the email too.
Of late, I see little value in using that card, since Payoneer also offers me the ability to transfer from the balance to local bank. It's also way cheaper than trying to use the card to transfer through third parties like Skrill, WorldRemit, Transferwise.