Upwork announced via email as to the availability of the “Direct to Local Bank” payment option for Jamaican Freelancers.

This New option will see Jamaican freelancers who want to receive payments directly to their accounts, paying a very reasonable rate of $0.99 per withdrawal as opposed to the current methods which cost much more.

The Upwork Email

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the email received from Upwork

In the Email also indicated the removal of Skrill as a Payment option along with a rise in PayPal withdrawal Fee from $1 per withdrawal to $2 per withdrawal both taking effect on March 20, 2017.

CORRECTION: The date that Skrill will no longer be available will be April 24, 2017.

This Update is a very beneficial once for Jamaican Local like myself who will benefit from the low fees and quick ease.


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