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Re: Did payments just get earlier/quicker?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Katrina B wrote:

I'm not sure if it's related or not.  

 It's not connected, it's two completely different processes.

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Katrina B Member Since: Jan 9, 2011
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@Petra R wrote:

@Katrina B wrote:

I'm not sure if it's related or not.  

 It's not connected, it's two completely different processes.

 Well I just made another small withdraw and it showed up immediately. Still haven't gotten the one from last night but I'm sure it will come out of limbo some time. lol

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Rene K Member Since: Jul 10, 2014
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@Katrina B wrote:

I got a payment quicker last night also. I withdrew it to Paypal and it still hasn't shown up. 

Good morning,


Because it was requested by many, we have accelerated the availability of your founds by 50%.


We have also increased the withdrawal time by 150%.


Have a great day.


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Amy T Member Since: Jan 31, 2013
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Here's another one who has received their payment faster. Not complaining. Enjoying it while I can!

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi all,


I'll double-check but suspected your payments were processed faster due to our efforts to shorten the security period for some payments. Our team has been looking into different ways to leverage the security period but we don't have any update at this time.

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Laurie C Member Since: Jun 24, 2015
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I have been an UpWork freelancer for 5 years, and have always received client payments on Wednesday. This morning (Saturday) I logged in and discovered my normal Wednesday payment was already available for withdrawal. Is this a change overall or simply due to the fact that my clients are all well established (have a well established payment history) on UpWork?

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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It is an experiment, don't get used to it... There is also already a thread about it.

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Reshma T Member Since: Aug 2, 2016
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Yeah, i also noticed it and waited for 10 hours to change it to normal if it was a bug error ! And i also checked my status page and it also changed to new earning status. Then i withdrawn to my Wire Transfer Payment Method, it's done.. don't know what happened Smiley Sad

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Dinesh K Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Upwork team currently doing a test for the early availability of funds.
This means that the security period wherein funds would go to pending status has been omitted.
However, I can't guarantee the duration of this process since it's still a test.
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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It may be fun to get money faster.


But ultimately it doesn't matter, because it is the same amount of money.


Everybody who has their finances organized already is sufficiently solvent that the actual number of days it takes Upwork to release payments to them doesn't matter.