Direct to Local Bank lets you withdraw your earnings from Upwork directly to your bank account, in your local currency. Like a global version of direct deposit. It can be the fastest and least expensive payment method for many.
The beneficiary name on your bank account must match the name on your Upwork profile. Exceptions may be made for transgender users and common name changes. (i.e. Robert to Bob) If your payment method was flagged for a name mismatch, please contact support to resolve the issue or add a new payment method.
To add a local bank account
- Go to Settings > Get Paid
- Click Add Method
- Click the Set Up button for your chosen method
- Enter your bank account details including bank codes
- Choose a payment schedule and click Next
For security reasons, your new payment method will become active in three days.
It's essential that you enter your bank information correctly. Any errors could result in a failed transfer or delay. If you've exceeded the character limit on the Name on Account field, please contact your bank to use an appropriate abbreviation.
You should also contact your bank if you're not sure you have the correct information or if you received an error when you tried to enter it in our system. Upwork charges $0.99 per withdrawal Direct to Local Bank. Timing and fees vary depending on your bank.