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.
Please contacat your bank officials and know whether your visa card allow foreign payments.
sometimes you must upgrade your visa card or switch on the foreign transaction through a sms.
Then it will work .For both you must contact bank officials .
I solved my problem through this
All the Best
Hi team, I am trying to purchase connects and I am trying to add billing methos. i have tried with my Visa card, my cart has foreign payment enables as I asked from Bank. but I am getting below message
"We are unable to authorize your card. Please add another billing method or contact your issuing bank."
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Thank you for following up. Regarding your credit card, I checked and it looks like the charge on your credit card keeps getting declined. Please contact your card-issuing bank for more information about the specific charge decline. Could you please click on my name and send me a PM with a screenshot of the error message you receive when you try to add a PayPal? I will be sure to look into your report and escalate it accordingly.