Hi Shi Pauline,
Because of our banking relationships, Upwork transfers are not currently charged any incoming remittance fees by the following banks:
- Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI Direct and BPI Family Savings accounts don't qualify for this waiver)
- Banco de Oro
- Standard Chartered Bank
For other local banks, there is a service fee of Php 100 to Php 150 charge. You may verify this with your local bank.
BDO said they don't have a BRSTN code for theit parent bank. What they do have and can give away is a SWIFT Code: BNORPHMM
Can you use that? I mean I still am waiting for my funds. I already have an open support ticket for it.
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Hi! I'm setting up my payment method for the first time here on Upwork and I have an account with BDO. After reading your post, I'm hesitant about withdrawing my funds through that bank. So, may I ask is this issue resolved? And how was it resolved? Thank you very much in advance!
Hi Allane Marie,
I have met with a lot of Filipino freelancers who uses BDO as the bank for their Direct to Local Bank Transfers. If you have account in other local banks, you may use that instead.