Lay My Hat home page Lay My Hat Forum
The forum for holiday rental owners


 
  FAQFAQ    SearchSearch    MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups    RegisterRegister  
  ProfileProfile    Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 

Payment from other country

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Lay My Hat Forum Index ->
Handling rental enquiries
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
bessie



Joined: 30 Sep 2012
Posts: 584

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Payment from other country Reply with quote

Please what is the best way to take payment from guest from Canada who does not have PayPal.I will have to return security bond after their stay.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
Posts: 13118
Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ase you are an on site owner, can you not take their security deposit in cash on arrival? A thorough check before they leave and you can refund.
They can set up a PP account without too much difficulty.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
anya752000



Joined: 06 Mar 2013
Posts: 464
Location: Pembrokeshire

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can they not do an online bank transfer using your IBAN and BIC codes?

You can get these from your bank if you don't already know them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Essar



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Posts: 3244
Location: Bournemouth

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anya752000 wrote:
Can they not do an online bank transfer using your IBAN and BIC codes?

You can get these from your bank if you don't already know them.



They will be shown on your paper bank statement and on the home page if you have on-line banking (bank dependent of course).
_________________
"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note"
"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise"
"As for my amnesia, I've had it as long as I can remember"
Real name: Steve
Gender: Male
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
kevsboredagain



Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 3209
Location: France

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currencyfair or Transferwise might be an option or simply setup a Paypal account. Transfers using IBAN can easily be done but will their bank will charge them. It used to cost me about $25 just to receive money into a US account from the EU so I imagine Canada is similar.
_________________
www.samoensalpineholiday.com
www.websiteproud.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bessie



Joined: 30 Sep 2012
Posts: 584

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a PayPal account but do they need one to pay me
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kevsboredagain



Joined: 20 Jan 2007
Posts: 3209
Location: France

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bessie wrote:
I have a PayPal account but do they need one to pay me


You would expect an easy answer to that but Paypal makes this option depend on several factors including type of account and country. It used to be possible to pay my invoices without an account but last time I tested it, because of a discussion on lmh, an account was going to be created with the info provided for the credit card.
_________________
www.samoensalpineholiday.com
www.websiteproud.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
pambon



Joined: 24 Apr 2008
Posts: 2959

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevsboredagain wrote:
Currencyfair or Transferwise might be an option or simply setup a Paypal account. Transfers using IBAN can easily be done but will their bank will charge them. It used to cost me about $25 just to receive money into a US account from the EU so I imagine Canada is similar.


Agree with Kev about using a forex . So much easier.

I recently had a bank transfer from Canada as the guest choose that rather than the forex option and it will cost him an extra 25 Euro when he arrives on Friday as this is what the bank charged for a deposit from which they deducted 12 euro less than what his bank in Canada sent. So this transfer has cost him 37 Euro above his rental rate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Essar



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Posts: 3244
Location: Bournemouth

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevsboredagain wrote:
bessie wrote:
I have a PayPal account but do they need one to pay me


You would expect an easy answer to that but Paypal makes this option depend on several factors including type of account and country. It used to be possible to pay my invoices without an account but last time I tested it, because of a discussion on lmh, an account was going to be created with the info provided for the credit card.


It seems that the payer only needs to set up a PP account if they in one of the "unverified account countries", the verified ones being USA, Canada & UK (there maybe others). In the verified countries the payer can opt to pay using a credit/debit card. This applied as of July this year, but PP do change stuff regularly.
_________________
"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note"
"There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise"
"As for my amnesia, I've had it as long as I can remember"
Real name: Steve
Gender: Male
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
petemcveigh



Joined: 30 May 2007
Posts: 72
Location: Davenport, Central Florida

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use PayPal quite a bit for overseas payments including Canada (from which i get a good number of guests). I normally send a PayPal invoice which the guest pays using credit or debit card, they do not need to have a PayPal account themselves. I used this method as recently as last week for a Canadian booking.

Pete
_________________
" Do I really look like a guy with a plan?"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
bessie



Joined: 30 Sep 2012
Posts: 584

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you all,at last I have managed to send payment request and PayPal finally told me they don't need an account by guest.
Guest happy and me now not looking like I can't accept payments from other countries .At some point I will have this manage holiday cottage yourself licked. Laughing
Guest paid ,now I know what to do in the future,like remember to add the charge. Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Lay My Hat Forum Index ->
Handling rental enquiries
All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group