International Payments · Electronic Payments

Paying Developers in Eastern Europe via credit card?

Eugene Gekhter CEO, Memorable. Founder, SharePay.

February 20th, 2015

I worked with a great developer in Eastern Europe and am trying to send him money via credit card, specifically American Express. Is there an online service that allows sending money via Amex, while the recipient can connect their bank account located in Eastern Europe?

Lawrence Lerner Digitalization and Transformation Coach

February 20th, 2015

Have you considered Bitcoin?

Joel Garcia Software Development on Demand

February 20th, 2015

Did you try xoom.com?

Kate Hiscox

February 20th, 2015

Its probably easier to pay him via PayPal and link your credit card to PayPal?

Eugene Gekhter CEO, Memorable. Founder, SharePay.

February 20th, 2015

Thanks guys. Xoom doesn't list Eastern European countries. PayPal doesn't allow funding my transaction via cc, only bank account.

Shingai Samudzi

February 20th, 2015

Why not pay via a service like Paypal or Skrillex?

Shingai Samudzi

February 20th, 2015

As for paypal funding - you can set up your card as the primary funding source and simply send payment.  No need to transfer the money from cc to paypal prior to transaction.

Hugo Messer

February 21st, 2015

what country are you paying to? It makes a big difference, since some are in the EU, which is way more flexible. Ukraine is the worst case. 

Dmitry Meleshko WebDev Team Manager at Information Builders

February 21st, 2015

For Ukraine i had to use Moneygram. The delays and fees are unacceptable for a longer term relation. They say there is a way to transfer money directly to a bank card with a US account, but my devs didn't know the details.

Rick Stratton Great States Software / Feed.Us / MKEcribs

February 21st, 2015

I've used Plimus (which now seems to be called BlueSnap) to pay developers in Serbia with my Amex.

http://home.bluesnap.com/

Anonymous

February 21st, 2015

Open for him Amex your Corporate card here - as corporation employee  - in US bank. Put on his card account an agreed amount and simply mail him that credit cart