I had over $400 on hold at ClickBank because I wanted to minimize the amount of checks that my elderly parents needed to process by endorsing the check and posting to my Citi bank US bucks savings account. I set my payout threshold at $500 but now, after 3 payments I realized that we can get direct deposits to non-US bucks accounts. And even for international transfers to say the UK, it should be free of charges. Maybe this is not news to many people, but it was to me!
Actually, the prospect of receiving posted US$ denomination checks put me off promoting CB products. And couple that with having your parents handle the admin! But now, with direct deposit into my UK pound business A/C available, the tables turned!