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Poll: In how many currencies do you accept payment?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 10:21
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Aug 22, 2014

Typically 3: EUR, GBP and USD (as I said last year to a very similar question). I have a preference for EUR, but any convertible currency which does not lose value against the Euro is acceptable. Over the years I have also accepted CAD, JPY, SEK…

 

Georgia Morgan  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 10:21
Member (2011)
Portuguese to English
Three Aug 22, 2014

I have bank accounts in three countries so I accept the three currencies of Brazil, Portugal and the UK. I don't accept cheques and I don't like PayPal but will use it at a pinch.

 

Crystal Samples  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:21
Member (2007)
French to English
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Paypal makes it easy Aug 22, 2014

I've provided quotes in 4 currencies: USD, EUR, CAD, and GBP. PayPal makes it easy to accept all kinds of currencies. Although I have a bank account in France, it's just a relic from my internship days. Since I don't live there, I have yet to accept any payment for freelance translation work in this French account.

-C.S.

[Edited at 2014-08-22 08:51 GMT]


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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1 Aug 22, 2014

As I think I've said here before, it's GBP or bust for me - and none of my customers are in the UK

They are in a better position to absorb currency fluctuations than I am


 

Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
Local time: 12:21
Turkish to English
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Three Aug 22, 2014

In principle, all currencies; in practice, three: GBP, EUR and USD. However, I see that the last time I invoiced in USD was over three years ago. European based translators, unfortunately, are too expensive for the American market now the dollar is weak.

 

Ben Harrison  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:21
Member (2013)
German to English
Other Aug 22, 2014

I've never not accepted payment in any currency as long as it comes out as an acceptable amount in £. The only ones I've ever dealt with though are GBP, EUR and USD.

 

M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:21
English to Polish
Three Aug 22, 2014

GBP, EUR, and USD.

I don't think I've ever been asked to quote in a different one.

Oh, wait, I was once, in RMB, when I lived in Hong Kong. A Chinese agency thought HK uses Chinese currency, because it is "one country".


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:21
Spanish to English
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One Aug 22, 2014

All my clients pay in euros. I wouldn't have it any other way!

 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 07:21
English to Portuguese
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Four, but actually only one Aug 22, 2014

According to Brazilan law, I can only receive in BRL, the local currency. The banks here are prepared to convert USD, EUR, and GBP immediately, and without any hassle.

Any other currency will cause me a lot of trouble here.


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 18:21
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
One Aug 22, 2014

I have a yen for yen. icon_biggrin.gif

Most payments are domestic anyway but the once-in-a-blue-moon overseas payment is either sent in yen after conversion by the sender's bank or automatically converted to yen once it is paid into my (Japanese) bank account.


 

Rudolf Frans Maulany  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 11:21
English to Indonesian
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Three Aug 22, 2014

Depending on request mainly three American, Asian and European currencies

[Edited at 2014-08-22 11:37 GMT]


 

ventnai  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:21
Member
German to English
+ ...
Two Aug 22, 2014

Euros for my Spanish account and pounds sterling for my UK account,

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:21
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Two Aug 22, 2014

USD and EUR, having set up a dual currency account with PayPal.

Sometimes both EUR and USD are sent to my bank account. Thus far, the bank fees, including those for currency conversion, were surprisingly low; in any case, lower than PayPal's fees.

[Edited at 2014-08-22 15:25 GMT]


 

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 10:21
Member (2010)
French to English
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Three Aug 22, 2014

Eur (preferably) GBP and USD though I would also accept Canadian.

I use PayPal only when bank transfers are more expensive.


 
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