Expense summary

TSC Contribution (2019)

Invoice #18452

Submitted by Toru Nagashima on May 17, 2020

Invoice items
One-time award for TSC members (https://github.com/eslint/finances/issues/7)Date: 5/17/2020

$5,000.00 USD

Total amount:
$5,000.00 USD

payout method


Fiscal Host

Open Source Collective 501(c)(6)

EIN 82-2037583 340 S LEMON AVE #3717 Walnut, CA 91789 USA


By Nicholas C. ZakasUpdated on May 18, 2020
Expense approved

Alina Manko

Posted on May 19, 2020

Hi Toru,

When I am trying to process your payment I get the following notification from TW:

What could be a good alternative solution?

Thank you,


Nicholas C. Zakas

Posted on May 19, 2020

Toru - would Transferwise work for you?

Alina Manko

Posted on May 19, 2020

Nicholas - it seems like Transferwise is where we are having the problem unfortunately. 

Toru Nagashima

Posted on May 19, 2020

Teach me how I should do -- this is the first transfer except GitHub Sponsors.

Transferwise told me:

> To send USD outside the US, we need to use the SWIFT network. It’s more expensive and slower, so it costs $3.2 extra and the transfer might take a day or two longer. Also note that intermediary banks and your recipient’s bank might charge extra fees. 

And the input form contains only name, swift code, and account number.
Therefore, I registered my bank's swift code and account number to Transferwise. That's the same value I wrote in this invoice.

Nicholas C. Zakas

Posted on May 20, 2020

Hmmm okay. Since I’ve never transferred money to Japan before, I’m not sure what the answer is.

Alina - do you usually use a SWIFT code for foreign transactions? Any idea if it’s an issue just for Japan?

Nicholas C. Zakas

Posted on May 20, 2020

Toru - it’s probably also a god idea to contact Transferwise and ask them how you can receive $5000 USD. 

Alina Manko

Posted on May 20, 2020

I agree with Nicholas recommendation of contacting TW directly. We haven't paid anyone in Japan through TW before I think so this is the first time I encounter this problem. 

I will raise it with the team as well and will keep you posted on updates from our end. 

Toru please keep us posted on what you hear back. I am so sorry this becomes a bit of a hustle

Pia Mancini

Posted on May 20, 2020

Toru - Is it a business account? 

We've encountered a problem in Brazil where we can only send funds via transferwise if the account is individual not business. I am not saying this is the case, just mentioning it in case you can talk to transferwise. 

We'll ask on our end, but yes - Transferwise support my help. 

Alina Manko

Posted on May 20, 2020

Toru - I am adding some more information that may help to solve this problem. I think the use of SWIFT to complete the transaction triggers the problem.  I think you are better off updating the payout instructions with your local bank information. This will require Bank Code, Branch Code and Account Number.

Alina Manko

Posted on May 26, 2020

Hi Toru - Just following up with you to see where you stand with it and whether we could try local bank details to complete the transaction?

Thank you

Collective balance
$77,234 USD

Fiscal Host: Open Source Collective 501(c)(6)

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