Deel Clients have many payment methods available to settle their invoices.
While Direct Debit is the recommended method, some clients may need to send international bank transfers through the SWIFT network.
Local bank transfers can take two to three business days to process.
International (SWIFT) bank transfers can take three to seven business days to process
✅ Step 1 – Click Pay on your Dashboard
Your Dashboard will show you have many payments are due. You can also access this information from the Contracts tab.
✅ Step 2 – Select the contractors you are including in the payment
By default all teams will be checked so you can pay everyone at once.
However, you can mass unselect all your teams and choose only individual contractors you wish to pay.
Then click Continue
✅ Step 3 – Select the bank transfer option and click Continue
✅ Step 4 – Fill out the details and click Continue
✅ Step 5 – Click Confirm and Pay to generate invoice
Deel must receive the payment by the date listed in the summary box.
✅ Step 6 – Click International in the account details box
If it is an international bank transfer via SWIFT, then make sure the International toggle is highlighted.
You can download the invoice on this page. Once the invoice is generated, you must send the payment manually from your bank and Deel must receive the payment by the listed date.
Make sure you choose correctly between a local transfer or international (SWIFT) transfer depending on the payment location.
Important! Please copy the Deel reference number listed in the details box.
This number is how we reconcile invoices to payments, so please copy the number for your records.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the “OUR,” “BEN,” and “SHA” options mean in the Details of charges section?
You can specify how transfer-related fees are handled when initiating an international bank transfer via SWIFT.
Most banks will charge a transfer fee to send a wire. Your sending bank may also need to route the payment through other banks to complete the payment. These are called intermediary or correspondent banks.
Those banks will often also deduct a fee from the amount before it reaches the final recipient. The total amount of these fees depends on your bank and intermediary/correspondent banks involved in processing the payment.
You must cover any transfer fees incurred when paying Deel invoices via international bank transfer, including intermediary bank fees—covering the costs guarantees that Deel receives your payment in full and that your contractors get paid on time. Field 71A (Details of Charges) on the form provided by your bank determines who will pay the transfer fees.
When in doubt, please check directly with your bank and confirm that the beneficiary will not be charged transfer-related fees. This ensures your contractors can be paid out on time.
Note: Always select "OUR" when sending an international wire to Deel.
Selecting OUR avoids additional intermediary bank fees and ensures Deel receives the total amount and can settle your payment immediately.
OUR: The sender covers transfer fees in full. The total transferred amount is delivered to the beneficiary. Payments to Deel must be made with OUR instructions.
BEN: The beneficiary covers the transfer fees. Any fees are deducted from the transfer amount. Therefore, the beneficiary receives the transferred amount net of all fees.
SHA: The transfer fees are shared. The sender covers fees charged by the sending bank. Any fees charged later by intermediary/correspondent banks are deducted. The beneficiary receives the transferred amount net of any intermediary bank fees.