Delays of Receiving International Wire Transfers

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    onlineslotmachines

    onlineslotmachines Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    This is a rather odd topic, but I would like to see if anyone here has ever had the same problem. It involves international wire transfers from affiliate programs.

    I am not identifying the affiliate program here, but I had a strange problem of receiving a wire transfer from this program back in June, 2011. The problem appears to be my bank. I live in the USA and deal with a large bank. Back in June, the affiliate manager told me that the international wire transfer was sent on or about the 15th of the month. I keep very close watch on my bank account and there was no evidence of the wire transfer ever reaching me. I am aware that international wire transfers can take up to 72 business hours (???), not counting weekends and certain holidays at the sending or receiving end.

    I was back and forth with the affiliate program about the whereabouts of the wire transfer. I kept being told that the wire transfer had been sent on or about the 15th of June. To summarize, the money was not made available to me in my bank account until June 29, 2011. When I cross-referenced to my online banking account and to the hard copy bank statement, I saw that the date that the bank claimed to have received the transfer was June 22, 2011. The wire transfer fee was taken out on that date as well. Why was there such a delay for the money to be made available in my account?

    Has anyone here ever had a similar problem? The originating country was Belgium and I live in the USA.
     
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    lots0

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    June was when the DOJ seized funds from QT.

    There were a lot of delays in funds transfers during that time.
     
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    Aussie-Dave

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    I'm in Australia. However any wire which was sent via $USD seems to be routed through the USA. Wires were taking up to 5 working days to appear in my bank. I've since had funds recalculated by the program and either are sent in $AUD or GPB. These hit my bank within 24 hours - at most 48.

    I dare say wires passing via the US or, into the US get flagged. It's the only explaination I have for these funky delays.
     
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    After QT went out took me about 2-3 months to get all that was due me. Got it all in the end though, even the QT $$.
     
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    Aussie-Dave

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    Are you a US affiliate though?
     
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    slotplayer

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    yes, I'm in the US
     
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    onlineslotmachines

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    Payments

    Thanks for the input.

    Some wire transfers go through just fine without a problem. Believe it or not, I have never had a problem with C-Planet. But I won't get paid this month by C-Planet because they deleted circa 2,800 USD of my earnings last month.
     
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    Online18Casino

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    I am in the USA and bank with Bank Of America. (I also used to work for BofA) and can tell you I receive my wires as soon as my bank does. C-planet, Affactive, and AffiliateEdge all seem to take less then 7 days to show up into my bank with affactive being the fastest (usually 2 days). It also depends on the type of wire, are you using ACH or bank routing number? But in general.. 7 days.. 5 days before I start to worrie lol 7 days before I say anything.. It always happens to show up in my bank just a few hours after I contact my affiliate manager asking where my payment is... lol my bank account likes to make me look dumb...


    EDIT: Also you said "the money was not made available to me in my bank account until June 29, 2011" it sounds like your bank recieved the funds but then put a hold on them for 7 days to make sure they clear... This happens a lot with checks, I am not sure about wires but that is what it sounds like. If you carry a low balance or dont have the best history with the bank (IE recent overdrafts) or even if its a newer account this can happen. Another factor can be the sending bank, if that account had in the past not had the best standings or is unknown, this can happen as well. That it what it sounds like.. Call and ask.. Or just watch your online banking account next time to see if you can see the funds they should say 'pending' but will not yet be added to your 'available balance' until the hold period is up..

    All banks will be a different depending on what system they use, but thats to me what it sounds like... again, just call or send an email and ask if there is a temp. hold on your funds.. They should be more then happy to answer..
     
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