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Re: Argentina - Payments to local bank account

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
11 of 14

Peeps, this is really useful info for others in your country, so I suggest you add an English translation to your posts as they will otherwise be removed by the mods because non-English posts are not allowed, and that would be a shame because others can be helped by them and you would have wasted your time posting. Just click on "Edit Reply"


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I also noticed that I can read Spanish now (after years of learning Italian LOL)

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Debora F Member Since: Nov 3, 2010
12 of 14


José's answer is not updated to the situation today in Argentina. Up to 2015 we couldn´t receive dollars to a bank account but today is possible, in dollars or pesos.


There is no problem today to transfer dollars to a bank account also from Paypal, and the fee is more convenient than transfering it directly from Upwork, mostly if the amounts are not so high. 



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Matias C Member Since: Mar 6, 2019
13 of 14

Hello Angelica!

Were you able to resolve your problem with the bank account?

I am new at upwork and have my account in Santander Rio as well, but I don't know if I should put my bank account or make a paypall account, because of the fees that the bank could charge me. Have you received any payment in your bank account? Did they charge you with a fee because of being a foreign transfer or does it look like if it was a local transfer?

If you could reply to me you would help me a lot,

Thank you,


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Angelica D Member Since: Oct 11, 2018
14 of 14
Hi Matias, I received one payment through Santander Rio directly, but unfortunately Upwork converts all payments to Pesos and the exchange rate is not competitive, on top of the bank's commissions. So if you need or want USD you will need to use your PayPal account and link it to a Nubi account to get the dollars, also for a commission. I believe the total cost is lower using PayPal and Nubi.