Receiving payment from Macedonia to GB
Thread poster: Tom in London

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:21
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Jul 12

Colleagues:

I have not worked with anyone in Macedonia before. But now for the first time I have a client in Skopje who seems to find it difficult to pay me by bank transfer.

I would be grateful for alternative suggestions, preferably tha meet the following criteria:

1. I would prefer suggestions from colleagues or agencies in Macedonia who make payments to the UK;
2. I would strongly prefer a method that does not involve an intermediary holding my m
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Colleagues:

I have not worked with anyone in Macedonia before. But now for the first time I have a client in Skopje who seems to find it difficult to pay me by bank transfer.

I would be grateful for alternative suggestions, preferably tha meet the following criteria:

1. I would prefer suggestions from colleagues or agencies in Macedonia who make payments to the UK;
2. I would strongly prefer a method that does not involve an intermediary holding my money somewhere (e.g. PayPal) but that pays me directly.
3. Needless to say I would also like it to be as inexpensive as possible.
4. My client in Skopje should not have to bear any charges for the money transfer.

TIA !!!
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Nadica Gjosevska  Identity Verified
Macedonia (FYROM)
Local time: 12:21
Member (2009)
English to Macedonian
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Receiving payment from Macedonia to GB Jul 12

Hello Tom ,

I don't make payments from Macedonia to GB, but it seems that wire bank transfers should not be a problem.
I am not sure about the fees.

Please see the links of some banks in Macedonia which offer this service. Western Union is also available.

https://www.kb.com.mk/Default.aspx?sel=2140&lang=2&uc=1


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Hello Tom ,

I don't make payments from Macedonia to GB, but it seems that wire bank transfers should not be a problem.
I am not sure about the fees.

Please see the links of some banks in Macedonia which offer this service. Western Union is also available.

https://www.kb.com.mk/Default.aspx?sel=2140&lang=2&uc=1


https://www.stb.com.mk/en/individuals/funds-transfers/international-payment-operations/outflows/international-remittances/

https://nlb.mk/Физички_лица/Понуда/Плаќања/Платен_промет_со_странство.aspx


Best,
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 11:21
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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@Tom Jul 12

I have no clients in Macedonia but as like you I only accept payments by bank transfer some of my clients (EU and non-EU) pay me through Transferwise and they say that’s easier and cheaper than PayPal.
https://transferwise.com/pt


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:21
Member (2008)
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Nadica Jul 12

Thanks Nadica - very interesting

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:21
Member (2008)
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Teresa Jul 12

Teresa Borges wrote:

I have no clients in Macedonia but as like you I only accept payments by bank transfer some of my clients (EU and non-EU) pay me through Transferwise and they say that’s easier and cheaper than PayPal.
https://transferwise.com/pt


Thanks Teresa - I'll look into Transferwise


 

Daryo
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:21
Serbian to English
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If they operate in Macedonia Jul 12

Transferwise should be a pretty good option.

They just transfer money, and what it costs is reasonable. So, far as I know, they won't freeze your money or grab it back because the recipient claimed "never receiving the good" that you were unwise enough to send without requesting a proof of delivery, or some similar dirty trick, tolerated/made possible by some other unnamed payment service.

[Edited at 2019-07-16 00:09 GMT]


 

Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:21
Member (2007)
English
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Transferwise? Western Union? Jul 12

I've done business with a few of the Balkan states but not Macedonia. I see that Transferwise is perfectly possible there, so they should be able to credit your bank account with no problem.

I had a client in Russia who had problems and they sent me an email with a Western Union password. I went along to a local shop that provides a WU service (there are several in my town) and collected exactly the right number of euros in cash. It was pretty painless. Not something I'd do for ever
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I've done business with a few of the Balkan states but not Macedonia. I see that Transferwise is perfectly possible there, so they should be able to credit your bank account with no problem.

I had a client in Russia who had problems and they sent me an email with a Western Union password. I went along to a local shop that provides a WU service (there are several in my town) and collected exactly the right number of euros in cash. It was pretty painless. Not something I'd do for every client, but it worked well in the circumstances.
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Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:21
Member (2008)
Italian to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Sheila Jul 12

Sheila Wilson wrote:

I've done business with a few of the Balkan states but not Macedonia. I see that Transferwise is perfectly possible there, so they should be able to credit your bank account with no problem.

I had a client in Russia who had problems and they sent me an email with a Western Union password. I went along to a local shop that provides a WU service (there are several in my town) and collected exactly the right number of euros in cash. It was pretty painless. Not something I'd do for every client, but it worked well in the circumstances.


Thanks Sheila - there are lots of WU shops around here so I'll look into it.


 

Joshua Parker
Mexico
Local time: 03:21
Member (2016)
Spanish to English
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Transferwise Jul 12

I used TransferWise for the first time last week to receive money (in my case, from Portugal into a U.S. account).

It was very easy to set up and the fees worked out at just over $6 for $1,200. I had my money in my account within three days.

Worth looking into, I think. I'm not sure if it's available in Macedonia, though.


 

Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 20:21
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Transferwise Jul 13

+1, it even works with Russia which makes my life easier.

 


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