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.