As far as I know, the only way to supposedly withdraw BAT to a bank account is through companies like Uphold, Gemini, Coinbase. Brave associated themselves primarily with Uphold.
Why are the Uphold reviews and trust score so low on trustpilot?
2.4 out of 5 now, in other words poor, 37% of the reviews are bad. You can also read individual reviews. A lot of people call them scammers and scams while telling their experience with Uphold.
To put into perspective what a huge red flag this is, another big company has 521,610 reviews on trustpilot, 4.7 out of 5 (Excellent) score, 89% Excellent reviews, I bought something from once, everything went well, 1 year later I made another purchase from them and I still had a bad frustrating experience despite their high trust score, I gave them a negative review. If this happened, imagine what could happen dealing with a company like Uphold that has bad trust score.
I know I’m not the only one who disliked Uphold right away for many reasons, like how complicated the sign up and verification are. A lot of people also reported bad experiences with Uphold, failure to transfer BAT to their bank account.
Gemini has even worse score: 1.5 out of 5 (bad), 79% bad reviews.
Coinbase 1.7 out of 5, bad, 77% bad reviews.
If you click on withdraw funds on the Brave wallet page, Brave links you directly to Uphold. Why would Brave associate themselves with these companies that lack trust, labeled as scams by so many people?
If a company associates with scammers and enables them, is on the road to become part of the problem. If so many people can’t even withdraw their BAT or use it in any way, BAT becomes a lie, dishonest. Now for the constructive criticism this forum asked. I suggest to the Brave team to cease working with Uphold at once, find a new partner or develop themselves a quicker, more reliable, practical, realist way to convert BAT to real money.