I have been using HBL account for withdrawals via LFT from Odesk/Upwork for around two years. For the first time-yesterday--- the withdrawal request failed with an error which said the withdrawls are 'temporarily unavailable' becuase of 'technical issue'. I kept trying periodically all day but no success. When i contacted help center, they said that HBL is no longer supported for LFT withdrawals now, and I will have to choose another payment method.
How is that possible, Thousands use HBL for getting payment via Upwork, Is this a temporary glithc of a permanent problem? Has HBL been exluded from the list of upwork supported banks?
Hi Ammad, I'm a customer of Standard Chartered for years but I've never received any international remittances into my account. I'm planning to send my Upwork earnings via Local Funds Transfer to Standard Chartered. It seems like you've already used this bank, could you kindly tell how much they charge per transfer? is there any additional info you would like to share with me. Thanks!
Note that the difference in exchange rates is not something Upwork can control. When a bank converts a transaction, they will mark up the interbank rate to buy or sell a currency. Online calculators will not take into consideration the mark up that is applied. Since rates constantly change throughout any given day, the rate you received is the rate offered by our bank at the time your specific transaction was processed.