First off, Patreon has done an incredible job on faster payment processing. It used to take days to do that; now sometimes (for me at least) I can get all of my payment processing to happen on the first of the month. Great work on that!
However, now the “automatic withdrawal” on the 5th seems like an artificial delay, and I depend on Patreon income to help with the bills, many of which would…er…like to be paid sooner than that. Obviously I would like to build up a buffer so that I’m not relying on something simple like a payout date but usually I just end up watching the payments process and hit the payout button when they all complete.
So here’s the question: Is there any reason this process couldn’t be “more” automatic? Patreon already automatically bills all my patrons, why can’t it just wait for all of the patron statuses to become not-Pending and then issue a payout then rather than waiting for an artificial date?
Or, could this be a beta feature? “[x] Pay as soon as processing completes [BETA]”