Hello! I am rather new to upwork and I was trying to add a method of payment, however for whatever reason I seem to be unable to link my payoneer account. I was wondering if it was possible to link a US bank account that belongs to a friend. Perhaps if he adds me as a beneficiary on said account?
Please keep in mind that I ask this because I have some terrible experiences with receiving a payoneer card in the past, the sheer amount of incompetence (for lack of a better word) can make the experience very upleasant.
Lastly, do you think that perhaps I could open this new payoneer account linked to upwork, and send the funds to the account in which I already have a card with? is that possible?
Thanks in advance.
If you are named as an account holder on a U.S. bank account then, yes, Upwork's payment withdrawal software will allow you to use that account as a withdrawal method.
If you want a PAYMENT method, used to purchase connects or pay freelancers, then you may use a credit card that you have permission to use, even if you are not a named account holder.
As for Payoneer, yes, Upwork allows users in qualifying countries to use Payoneer as a payment withdrawal method, as long as they are a named account holder. They allow this even if you had a prior unpleasant experience with Payoneer.
re: "I am not the primary holder on this account, it's a friend's."
Upwork doesn't care.
You don't need to be the primary or original account holder. You simply need to be an account holder, a named beneficiary.
"When adding your bank information, the beneficiary name on your bank account must match your verified name on Upwork."
re: "How about transferring the money from my new payoneer to the old payoneer?"
You should be able to remove your old Payoneer account from Upwork and add a new Payoneer account.
The old payoneer was never linked to this upwork account, it's for another service I used to work with. Let me rephrase that: How about I send the money from my upwork payoneer to my non-upwork payoneer. Do you believe that would work?
Also, thank you for answering my question about using my friend's bank account. That solves the issue.
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