Hello, I am facing the same problem. I am trying to buy connects but my Visa card keeps geting declined. I used my brother's card just to be sure and his doesnt work either. Please let me know when someone from the staff can help me with this matter because it is very urgent. Thanks and take care.
I was facing the same issue; I don't know about your country but in Pakistan, because of security reasons they do not allow us to add the debit card into a subscription-based website (like Upwork) as these sites save our card information and bank automatically declined these kinds of verification requests).
So best solution is to check with your Bank, if they have a same rule, and they will also let you know if the card has been declined by your Bank or not.
I checked, and it looks like your issuing bank declined the transaction. Please reach out to them to confirm the specific decline error. You may also consider using a different billing method. This can vary based on your location, but all Upwork users will be able to purchase Connects with a credit card or prepaid card. If you aren’t able to use a credit card or prepaid card or you don’t have an Upwork balance, in many cases you’ll be able to use PayPal. To see the options available to you, click here.
I am also facing this issue, while trying to add billing method I used my Visa Debit card but it was declined by upwork though I have checked from my bank multiple time as well but there might be some issue at Upwork payment gateway.
Please help me out on this as I am new to this network and right now out of "connect" to submit any proposal.
The problem is not with Upwork Payment Gateway, it's because of the policy of State Bank of Pakistan.
You have to have a Credit Card for such kind of payment; I was facing the same issue, even I have the SCB's Debit Card.
Let me know if you need any help.