I've had two agents so far, and can't remember what the days are, but I have never had issues with getting paid from my agent, its more issues w getting paid from the publishers sometimes. The publishers can be slow sending money, and my agent has had to nudge them for that. I have had the option to have payments get split from publisher to me and my agent, but I run everything through my agency, because if we move, and I forget to change address or something I dont want things getting lost. It makes it easier to keep track, and my agency always emails me when payments come in and send a receipt for them. So for me this arrangement works better.