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Upwork disables TransferWise Borderless

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miki a Member Since: Sep 4, 2019
11 of 40

upwork guy's, good day, 

I'm working with you for years and years, much earlier then you changed your name to upwork .

top employer , 5 stars and all that , 

today i was traying to find if you are using transferwise as my freelancers ask for it 46 in the past and 11 active today, this and some other changes you made make me look for alternatives, 

not sure if it's ok by me that reports are not part of the regular account, I pay every month and my freelancers benefit from much less, as PayPal is costly, please enable this payment method and you'll benefit from happy users 

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
12 of 40

Thank you for your feedback Miki, I will share it with our team.

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Loverlie L Member Since: Nov 21, 2017
13 of 40

Hi, is this confirmed that Upwork no longer supports Transferwise? I just joined last month and got my 1st project and withdrew last august 7 the payment. I received the test payment to my Transferwise account because I used my US Borderless account. now I am a bit worried because I read in the community that Transferwise is no longer supported by Upwork. If this is the case, then what should I do to get my payment as it is already deducted from my balance

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
14 of 40

Hi Loverlie,


I can confirm that your withdrawal was successful. It can take between 2 to 5 business days for the funds to be loaded on your bank account. If you have not received the funds after 8 business days let us know, and our team will initiate a trace on your transaction.

I would also like to confirm that Trannsferwise is not an available option under payment methods. To learn more about our payment methods, check out this Help Article. Thank you!

Active Member
Miguel D Member Since: Jun 26, 2018
15 of 40

Please less generic corporative answer and more solutions.
Transferwise works amazing and we want it back.

Ace Contributor
Tamal S Member Since: Apr 3, 2017
16 of 40

Please consider adding TransferWise as a payment method. We the folks from Bangladesh will really benefit from this.


"I'm silently judging your font choice."

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Charles O Member Since: Dec 14, 2018
17 of 40

Hi Robbin,


I'm also located in Czech Republic, and started using a TransferWise borderless account in February to avoid the extortionate conversion rates of PayPal. I've been withdrawing to my TW borderless bank account in USD since then, and I never received a message from Upwork telling me I couldn't do this. I use ACH transfers, and it's always taken one working day to withdraw money from my Upwork account before it appears in my TW account. I'm still waiting on yesterday's confirmed withdrawal to arrive. If it turns out that my only option will be to go back to PayPal, I simply won't be using Upwork any more.

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Please know that Transferwise is currently not supported as a Payment Method on Upwork."


Upwork should add it as an option.

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Robbin v Member Since: Sep 6, 2016
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Charles, I likewise never had any issues withdrawing to TransferWise Borderless using exactly the same method you describe. Only when I had to update my bank account details because the name of my company had changed, did Upwork decide not to approve said change citing TransferWise is not a supported withdrawal method.

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Fernando S Member Since: Jul 27, 2019
20 of 40

I will second the opinion sharply pointed out by Robbin on the OP. I'm unable to verify my TransferWise USD account as Upwork will not make the two automatic deposits on it neither confirm it manually, even when I provide them with statements and proof of ownerships.


I'm being extorted by bad fees, and Upwork has been confederate to that. I've been creating several support requests but all come with nonsense responses such as "my own security", when I explicitly allowed them to make a normal deposit at the expense of my balance and my own responsibility, so that I will confirm it and the account will be verified, in place of using these micro deposits which aren't working.


This is very severe from Upwork and they continue on this. I must find a way to file a complaint to Upwork administration. CONFIRM MY USD ACCOUNT!