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Poll: Which currency do you most often receive payments in?
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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Other - Split USD / BRL (local currency) Nov 25, 2015

Of course, it varies all the time, but I'd guess it's roughly an equal split.

 

564354352  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Danish to English
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Local currency Nov 25, 2015

Danish kroner

The vast majority of my work comes from Danish clients, which suits me perfectly, as bank transfers are free, i.e. there are no crazy PayPal fees to pay when receiving payments.


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 13:57
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
I have a yen... Nov 25, 2015

...for yen.

As I wrote in all previous polls resembling this.


 

Helen Hagon  Identity Verified
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Russian to English
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A mixture Nov 25, 2015

A mixture of EUR, USD and GBP in fairly equal measure.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:57
Member (2006)
German to English
Euro Nov 25, 2015

Only in Euro. I also only accept any foreign PO´s in Euro as I do not want to mess with any currency fluctuations.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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English to Portuguese
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EUR Nov 25, 2015

As I said before, my main bank accounts are in EUR, but I also have a special account for occasional payments in USD.

 

Huasha
China
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English to Chinese
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Euro and USD Nov 25, 2015

Euro, followed by USD.

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Local - without exception Nov 25, 2015

It's a no-brainer. You choose a UK-based supplier, you pay in pounds.

As I've said before, my customers are also in a much better position to deal with exchange rate fluctuations than I am.


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Out of curiosity... Nov 25, 2015

Helen Hagon wrote:

A mixture of EUR, USD and GBP in fairly equal measure.


Why?


 

Klára Kalamár  Identity Verified
Romania
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Member (2010)
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Mostly in EUR – Nov 25, 2015

from my European clients. But I have an American client who pays in USD. However PayPal transfer fees are supported by him, so I'm contented with the situationicon_smile.gif

 

ventnai  Identity Verified
Spain
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95% euro Nov 25, 2015

I'll occasionally work for a UK-based agency and accept pounds for my Sterling account.

 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:57
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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EUR & USD Nov 25, 2015

Currently slightly more EUR than USD - but it varies.

@ Chris S
The bank charges and conversion rates in Greece for receiving payment in USD to a EUR account are not very favourable so it made sense to open an account in USD and then choose myself when/if I will convert when exchange rates are good for me to do so. In the past I lost out when I took jobs in usd at a rate of 1.20/1.00 usd/euro and then was paid when the rate was practically 1.40/1.00. Lesson learned.


 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
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Diane Nov 25, 2015

DianeGM wrote:

Currently slightly more EUR than USD - but it varies.

@ Chris S
The bank charges and conversion rates in Greece for receiving payment in USD to a EUR account are not very favourable so it made sense to open an account in USD and then choose myself when/if I will convert when exchange rates are good for me to do so. In the past I lost out when I took jobs in usd at a rate of 1.20/1.00 usd/euro and then was paid when the rate was practically 1.40/1.00. Lesson learned.


Why not just bill everyone in euros?

We've had customers in 20 or more countries over the years and none has ever had a problem paying in sterling.


 

Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:57
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The zen of yen Nov 25, 2015

Julian Holmes wrote:

...for yen.

As I wrote in all previous polls resembling this.


Better yen than renminbi, eh?


 
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