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Poll: How do you prefer to receive payments?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

Quick, free and easy ... I won't accept payments any other way!

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

It involves no extra effort on my part. I am open to negotiation, though.

(I see that 'cash' was not an option. Actually, I have a booking for an interpreting assignment next week and I have negotiated an immediate cash payment at the end of the assignment in return for a discount. That is a pretty good option for me, too!)


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
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Japanese to English
Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

The most reliable method even though bank transfer fees are incurred in banks over here, which are especially high at 4,000 yen for international bank transfers. ($1=105 yen, you do the math!)

Anyone for 'gold bars and diamonds' as another option?


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Ikram Mahyuddin  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

Or Skrill, because I don't have a Paypal account. I don't have a credit card (as a requirement to create a Paypal account) and wouldn't like to have it.

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

within the EU and PayPal / Monebookers everywhere else

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Often Jan 9, 2014

Often - and on time - was my immediate response.

Bank transfer is the option I chose in the poll, although PayPal is acceptable on occasion.


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
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Eurozone Jan 9, 2014

Julian Holmes wrote:

The most reliable method even though bank transfer fees are incurred in banks over here, which are especially high at 4,000 yen for international bank transfers. ($1=105 yen, you do the math!)

Anyone for 'gold bars and diamonds' as another option?



One wonderful thing about the eurozone is that very low bank transfer fees apply throughout the zone.


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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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Zero fees Jan 9, 2014

Tim Drayton wrote:

Julian Holmes wrote:

The most reliable method even though bank transfer fees are incurred in banks over here, which are especially high at 4,000 yen for international bank transfers. ($1=105 yen, you do the math!)

Anyone for 'gold bars and diamonds' as another option?



One wonderful thing about the eurozone is that very low bank transfer fees apply throughout the zone.


In fact, there are no fees at all for transfers within the euro zone!


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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

Direct online transfers entail no charges or commissions for me, so that's my preference. I can also use Paypal if necessary.

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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
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Bank transfer Jan 9, 2014

Or Skill. The least favourite option is Paypal, because I have to bear the fees.

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Teresa Borges
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Me too! Jan 9, 2014

Mary Worby wrote:

Quick, free and easy ... I won't accept payments any other way!


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Agree Jan 9, 2014

Allison Wright wrote:

Often - and on time - was my immediate response.

Bank transfer is the option I chose in the poll, although PayPal is acceptable on occasion.


Often and right on time are my preferences as well.

Bank transfer is my preferred method. Despite its high fees, I also use PayPal for clients outside the Euro zone. This year I intend to open a Translators Pay account. Hopefully my cliernts will accept it.


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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Partially true Jan 9, 2014

Mary Worby wrote:

Tim Drayton wrote:

Julian Holmes wrote:

The most reliable method even though bank transfer fees are incurred in banks over here, which are especially high at 4,000 yen for international bank transfers. ($1=105 yen, you do the math!)

Anyone for 'gold bars and diamonds' as another option?



One wonderful thing about the eurozone is that very low bank transfer fees apply throughout the zone.


In fact, there are no fees at all for transfers within the euro zone!


Looking at my bank statements from the Bank of Cyprus here in the eurozone, I see that I am charged nothing for incoming transfers from other eurozone countries but there is a 'transfer commission' of five euros for making outgoing transfers within the zone, so I think that is only partially true.


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Ana Naglić  Identity Verified
Croatia
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Not in Croatia Jan 9, 2014

Mary Worby wrote:

In fact, there are no fees at all for transfers within the euro zone!

When my client pays all fees, my bank (PBZ, member of Intesa Group) still takes 6.50 EUR for "incoming funds fee" from every transaction. And all banks in Croatia do the same if you have a business account (some of them charge even 10.00 EUR).
Hence minimum fees. If I charged someone 4.00 EUR, I'd lose money.


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