We Convert Your PayPal Funds to Jamaican Dollars
Humbird eCash is an online service to Jamaican residents that converts your PayPal funds to Jamaican dollars and transfers it to your Jamaican bank account.
Humbird eCash is a division of Humbird Media and was originally developed to serve their Jamaican e-commerce website clients. With the popular PayPal gateway integrated into their website, they began getting paid by customers online, but had difficulty withdrawing their PayPal funds because they did not have a US-registered bank account (not to be confused with a Jamaican-registered bank account in USD currency).
With Humbird eCash, they were able to transfer their PayPal funds and receive the Jamaican equivalent in their Jamaican bank account within 1-3 business days.
The service is now open to all Jamaicans and signing up for a Humbird eCash account is quick and free.
As a Humbird eCash member, you no longer have to wait 2-4 weeks to receive a PayPal cheque in the mail and you can bypass going to the bank to encash your funds altogether.
Humbird eCash charges 12.5% of every amount transferred. This processing fee covers PayPal fees, banking fees & service fees.
Once the 12.5% processing fee is charged, the remaining amount is converted to Jamaican dollars at the Bank of Jamaica's (BOJ's) Daily Rate of Exchange. The final amount is deposited to your Jamaican bank account in Jamaican dollars.
Here's an example
Melissa requests a transfer of US$100.
After Humbird eCash charges 12.5% for processing fees, a total of US$87.50 remains.
This US$87.50 is converted to Jamaican dollars using the daily rate for that day. Let's say the daily rate is US$1: JM$136. That means the Jamaican equivalent that day would be JM$11,900.
JM$11,900 is tranferred to Melissa's bank account within 1-3 business days.
1-3 business days (excluding weekends & Public Holidays)
Daily Limits Per Account
Minimum Transfer Amount: US$100
Maximum Transfer Amount: US$1,000
Mondays - Fridays, 9am - 5pm (excluding weekends & Public Holidays)
Transfers requested outside of these hours will be processed in the next business day.
Ready to get your PayPal funds?
Before you request a transfer, there are a few things we'd like you to know about our process.