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Upwork is taking a very long time to transfer the withdrawn funds to my bank account.

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MiguelAngel S Member Since: Sep 10, 2015
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Upwork is taking a very long time to transfer the withdrawn funds to my bank account.


This is unacceptable!  Upwork has got to do better on transferring the funds to bank accounts a lot sooner.


I have Payoneer and I do my transfers to my same bank account and they event transfer the funds within the same day of when I make my transfer.


This is not an issue with my bank accepting international transfers.


I would like fore Upwork to work on this ASAP.

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Ramesh K Member Since: Oct 25, 2015
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How long it will take when you transfer from Upwork to your bank? You are using Local transfer, right?

Are you receiving the funds in US$ or any other currency? If so what is the exchange rate in Upwork and Payoneer?

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi MiguelAngel,


The time it takes to process a withdrawal to a local bank depends on a lot of factors and usually takes around 4 business days. If your payment is taking longer than that to arrive, please let us know

~ Valeria
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Brian A Member Since: Dec 20, 2017
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I have waited for over 5 business days for Upwork to apply a credit to my bank account so I can beging the process of depositing money into my account. I have written emails and asked queations with no help whatsoever. I spend more time fighting to get my funds then I do applying for freelance jobs. This site has been nothing but an inconvience to my business life then help. I am very disapointed. 

Goran V Moderator Member Since: Mar 24, 2017
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Hi Brian,

I`m sorry about the inconvenience this had caused you. Payment methods takes up to 3 business days to be verified. I can see that you have opened a ticket for this, one of our team member will respond directly on your ticket and assist you further with this.

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Angel F Member Since: Apr 17, 2020
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I have an open ticket on this issue.  I did I withdrawal on 9/20 (that was sunday) but it has been 10 working days since then, still haven´t received my transfer.  This is the second time I do a withdrawal, the first time took only two days.  This is not a problem from my side (my bank). There should be a way to track transfers or more information on the transfer status.