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How do Ukrainians receive USD?


by @nealbozeman | 4yr  | 7 comments

Iโ€™m finding it harder and harder to work with my friend from the Ukraine, to transfer money from the US, in USD to USD (he has an account that allows dollars).

  • I used to work with Western Union, which was a hefty fee around $60. They closed the account years ago on concerns I was operating a business (I am)
  • I opened an HSBC account to be able to wire internationally, with a $45 per wire fee, but they have stopped allowing transfers
  • Ria Money Transfer was great, but they stopped this week doing deposits in to UA

Arrgh! If a Ukrainian is on a freelancing site like UpWork, how do they get money from their accounts, especially US clients? It must be incredibly expensive by now?

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From the bitcoin side, here are ways to cash into/out of bitcoin for Ukrainians:

BTC to Local Currency:
https://btcu.biz
http://kuna.io/

USD to BTC:
https://bitwage.com

Cool thing to note about bitwage, it can be used with upwork! Also, your friend in Ukraine can look into using https://uphold.com to hold his money in USD, withdraw later in BTC.

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@mary_oleksiuk | 4yr

Payoneer is the best solution. Not really easy to get usd though. But you can get it via local bank, but fees are really crazy - around 10%. Personally i use Payoneer, but i usually stay abroad, so its not really an issue for me

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@jonnaro | 4yr

I agree with the bitcoin suggestion - this is one of the huge advantages of a distributed cryptocurrency!

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@dmftaras | 4yr

Why canโ€™t your friend open an account somewhere abroad in Europe to receive money from you with wire transfer?

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@borowis | 4yr

Hi! Iโ€™m from Ukraine though I work through a mediator that receives money for me.
However, payoneer and transferwise are the most common options for freelancers in Ukraine afaik.

They are not completely legal though because Ukraine forces a complicated set of rules thatโ€™s called a โ€˜foreign entrepreneurshipโ€™ and is the only legal way to get US$ there. Still, a few people are bothered by that and use payoneer or transferwise. We hope for paypal in the nearest future and there was some progress lately but no dates were named yet.

There are also options when a person in Ukraine gets a bank account in another country or opens an off-shore company say in Estonia to get money, but they are usually less common. To sum it up, payoneer and transferwise should be fine on initial stages.

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@dvc | 4yr

I was thinking transferwise too, but they normally only support sending money to a country in the countryโ€™s currency (eg their โ€œto USDโ€ page says to USA only, to EUR is eurozone only)

OP: As a last resort, how about bitcoin? I donโ€™t know quite how big the cost of converting currency to bitcoin and back is, though.

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@voskovek | 4yr

How about Payoneer? I donโ€™t know if it works in UA but he could give it a shot.
I receive payments to Argentina from my US clients via ACH transfer, paying 1% commission

How about Transferwise? Did you try that?

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by @anatoliykmetyuk | 3yr 2 years ago | 1 comment

Hi everyone!

I have recently opened a company in Estonia, and now looking for a bank to open a private account to receive salary to. Thing is, I am a Ukrainian citizen, and the fees are huge when making payments from my Estonian company bank account to the Ukrainian private account. For EU transfers, there are no fees. Also I do not feel my money are safe in Ukraine.

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So far I have looked at Swedbank, Rietumu and BlueOrange, all from Latvia. So far I had a great experience with Estonian corporate banking, so another Baltic country seemed like a good option to me. However, all of these banks have high maintenance fees for non-EU residents, from โ‚ฌ20 to โ‚ฌ50 per month. Also OrangeBlue has a minimal balance requirement of โ‚ฌ1000.

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