Questions tagged [wire-transfer]

a mechanism to electronically transfer funds from one account to another account. Generally used to cross-border transfer, i.e. moving money between accounts located in 2 different countries.

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Is it illegal to transfer money to my girlfriend in Taiwan?

I am working in America. My girlfriend is in Taiwan. Every month, I will transfer 800 USD to her via Bank of America. Is it illegal? Will it be considered money laundering?
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What are the conditions required by a US bank to withdraw an international wire transfer?

A friend of mine was probably close to being defrauded (he is a painter, someone sent him a document certifying that he did a wire transfer to his bank for three painting he wants to buy, asked for ...
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What is the difference between SEPA and a wire transfer

I am currently reading stellar documentation and I wondered about this part: Deposits and withdrawals should be processed through local domestic payment rails (ACH, SEPA, SPEI, etc.), not via wire ...
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Wire transfer - sent to the right account but wrong branch

I recently had to wire funds for an investment from Canada to the US. I used my bank (Simplii Financial) to wire the funds to a Wells Fargo account. I was asked to wire the funds to WFBIUS6S which is ...
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Why are outgoing international wires from the United States typically more expensive than outgoing domestic wires?

I see on https://www.finder.com/bank-fees-wire-transfers (mirror) that outgoing international wires from the US are typically more expensive than outgoing domestic wires: Bank Incoming domestic wire ...
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Wire instructions with an intermediary without an intermediary account number

I have an account with Citibank in Taiwan, and I want to wire money into it from the US from an Ally Bank account. Ally Bank doesn't do international wire transfers. I need to provide an American ...
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Why are ACH transfers typically free, while wire transfers cost money?

I read on finance.umich.edu: A wire is a real-time method of transferring immediate funds and supporting information between two financial institutions and is relatively expensive to use. An ACH is ...
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Settlement of wire transfers [duplicate]

How does a recipient bank, in international wire transfers, gets back its money which it credits to the recipient since there won't be any physical movement of cash from the sender's bank to that of ...
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Foreign Telegraphic Transfer: Correct IBAN but with a different bank SWIFT CODE

I have sent quite a large amount of money (in MYR) to Singapore from Malaysia. The IBAN is correct (recipient's bank is SINGAPORE OCBC with an OCBC account number) but unfortunately, for the swift ...
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How to pay a large invoice from a company in a European country from the US

Is a wire transfer the only way? I'm not near my normal bank who requires you to be in person to wire money so I'd prefer another option if it exists
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What is the difference between TT and OD currency exchange rates?

I was looking at Singapore dollar exchange rates provided by a bank: Source: Foreign Currencies - Foreign Exchange | POSB What is the difference between TT and OD?The webpage itself says: ...
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Scam — wire transfer recall not possible

I've been scammed in an online investment by wiring 10,000 USD to a mule account. I called my bank the same day to get it recalled. The beneficiary bank, Bank of America (BofA), asked for a police ...
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What forms if any do I have to fill out for international wire transfers of over $10K?

Family overseas wants to send me money via wire transfer to the us over 10k. I know that for all cash deposits over 10k i have to fill out a form. Is this the same for wire transfers and would the ...
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How long to wait before spending wire transfer money?

I made a trade online and someone wire transferred me some money. There's a possibility that the person might reverse the transaction. So how long should i wait before it is confirmed that the money ...
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Meet a girl at tinder, she's asking for me to wire transfer in her name

So I meet this girl on tinder, after a few weeks of chatting she tells me that she's sending me her bank account info (by the way the bank doesn't looks legit it's Ukraine base) and want me to ...
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Question regarding the acceptance of wire instructions

If a bank receives a wire instruction with the correct routing number but an erroneous prior bank name (due to a merger) will the bank still send the wire transfer or reject it and ask for accurate ...
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Is my money insured against bank failures during a wire transfer?

Suppose I am sending money by international wire transfer from my FDIC-insured bank account in the US to my CDIC-insured bank account in Canada. Suppose one of the banks become insolvent during the ...
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Should I use SHA or OUR for sending an international wire to my stock broker's bank account?

I am trying to send an international wire transfer to my US stock broker, TD Ameritrade. TD Ameritrade has asked me to send a wire to its bank account at First National Bank of Omaha. My local (non-US)...
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Is there a “structuring” risk when receiving international wire transfers?

I am trying to move a large sum of money from abroad to my bank account in the US via wire transfer and I don't want a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) being filed by my bank (if it's not necessary) ...
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How can you explain how international wire transfers work succinctly?

I'm interested in a conceptual explanation at the accounting level, i.e. who owes who what during the process. I couldn't find anything on the web or on YouTube. It's very cumbersome to describe in ...
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Why do Outbound Wire Transfers made in non-USD have no fee while Outbound Wire Transfers made in USD have a fee at Bank of America? [closed]

Why do Outbound Wire Transfers made in non-USD have no fee while Outbound Wire Transfers made in USD have a fee (45 USD this example) at Bank of America? Does that mean that Bank of America uses a bad ...
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Should I be worried about anything (IRS, taxes, bank problems) if I make transfers between my own accounts in different countries?

I have US bank accounts as a non-US person, and I'm not in the US anymore. So if I transfer money to my US bank accounts, would that be a problem? I created my accounts when I was a student in the US. ...
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How can enough money legally be transferred out of India to meet the investment requirements for the US EB-5 visa?

The current Liberalized Remittance Scheme only allows transfers of $250k out of India, however if an Indian wants to apply for EB5 in US or abroad which is close to a $1million, and not married with ...
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Is this company trying to scam me?

There is a marketplace that buys aged amazon accounts. I thought it might be a good idea to sell them my amz account and make some money. The team member was quite unprofessional when he reviewed my ...
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Why does HSBC ask whether one plans to receive or send international wire transfers when creating a new HSBC Direct savings account?

Why does HSBC ask whether one plans to receive or send international wire transfers when creating a new HSBC Direct savings account?
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Money Transfer with invalid IBAN

i made transfer with missing 1 number in IBAN so its invalid but the money never back into my account. In fact when my bank made correspondence, it is said that the money in credited to individual and ...
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Will an international wire transfer to France still work with the wrong bank address?

A few days ago I sent a wire transfer from Canada to France. All of the info (wire recipient's financial institution name, bank code, account number/IBAN, wire recipient's name, beneficiary name) is ...
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Is a credit or debit card refund is technically-speaking the same as a wire transfer?

I am trying to figure out some categories to encompass some sort of money transfers / transactions but my banking "expertise" is falling short. Ok what I am trying to group are the things below: ...
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Error wire transfer into intermediary bank [duplicate]

I want to know how many days does it take for a cancelled wire transfer to be reversed into my account.
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Wire transfer to an intermediary bank account

I sent money from a bank that doesn't have a space for intermediary bank, so I put the intermediary bank statement information where the beneficiary bank information is supposed to be. I don't know ...
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Domestic US wire - do they get my account details

If I send a domestic US wire from my bank to another US bank, does the person on the other end get my account number details? I understand that the receiving bank may get my account number details. ...
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Does the receiver of a large international server to server transmission have to pay Cost Of Transaction fees in advance

I've received documents for a large international server to server transmission. Do I present the documents to a bank? The Provider wants to remain confidential but did provide a passport photo and ...
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Stranger from US wants to send me 65 million dollars and asking for bank details

Some random stranger on Twitter followed me and I followed her back.. Then I received this message from her: "Thanks for the follow back. My name is Mrs Jimmy Joy from Canada, a cancer patient and ...
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Wired some money internationally without a SWIFT code and it is not received yet. I am worried

I wired some money from China (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) to Canada (Bank of Montreal). Both are big banks in their respective countries. Both accounts are in my mother's name. I did the ...
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How is a customer account affected by banks merging?

Suppose there are 2 banks, A & B. Bank A has merged into bank B, hence, Bank B is the anchor bank & bank A does not exist anymore. How is a salaried person who has submitted the Swift Code &...
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Bank of America - 5.4% charge for an international wire transfer fees?

I work in US and I needed to send some money home to Europe. I set up a dollar account in my European bank and sent the money via wire transfer from Bank of America. BoA charged me $45 and the ...
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posted Zelle transfer [closed]

I have received a transfer via Zelle on Thursday last week, and today Monday is still not available, it is shown below the "authorized" transfers as "posted" but not having the "authorized" sign ...
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Can I willingly reject a SWIFT transaction?

I live in Brazil and I have a broker account in Europe, provided by my company for stock options. I've recently sold some of my stocks and done my first transaction of this kind (International Wire ...
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Is this a cashier check scam?

I'm a personal trainer and I've received an email stating that someone wants me to train their kids while they are in the US for vacation. The request was for many sessions and would total well over $...
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I wired a scammer some money, what now?

I mistakenly made a wire transfer (through swift) to an online scammer. I then asked my bank to issue a recall, which didn't work. Then I let them issue a fraudulent recall, now the receiver says the ...
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How important is the bank address in a wire transfer?

I'm trying to wire transfer to someone at Bank of America, N.A. However, the ABA code I was given matches (with my bank's wire transfer system) to two different Bank of America addresses (in New York, ...
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Transferwise regulated by RBI India

According to RBI FEMA Act Section 10, only authorized person or company could transfer Forex from India. I have checked the website of Transferwise and can't find any information on this. How can I ...
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$$ xfered using Xoom from US bank to UK bank deposited twice. Xoom informed, couldn't resolve. Keep money?

We live in the United States but retain a bank account in the UK since we used to live there. Back in November we transferred a couple of thousand dollars from a checking account in the USA to a ...
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Is BIC really needed for TransferWise transfers?

I noticed that TransferWise when you do for example a crossborder money transfer, they only ask for IBAN, name and a reference. Then, they calculate a BIC code for that transaction based on the IBAN ...
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I sent money via Western Union for a friend and it has been flagged

I sent money via Western Union for a friend and it has been flagged. I don’t what it was for. Now he’s angry it did not go through. He's threatening my son and me. What should I do? I’m supposed to ...
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What is the cheapest way to send funds from Sweden to Switzerland? [closed]

I need to make a payment of about 6200 CHF to a Swiss bank account. My money is in SEK in a Swedish bank account. Would it be preferable to use Transferwise / something similar to it, or should I ...
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Which method CHATS, ECG, or TT should I use to transfer funds to account in Hong Kong Bank?

I've personal bank accounts with Shanghai Commercial Bank in Hong Kong (henceforth "SCB") and HSBC Hong Kong ("HSBCHK"). SCB accepts the FPS Identifier only to receive funds, and not to send funds to ...
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International wire transfer from US to UK

I'm planning to emigrate to the UK. I'd like to transfer my meager fortune from my local bank to a UK bank once I establish an account there. Does the US government want to know that I am taking my ...
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The alternatives to checks, credit cards, and cash, for transactions

So personally I pretty much just use a credit/debit card for most purchases, but cash is not uncommon, and checks are often used for paying rent to landlords or some small businesses. Then there are ...
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Unable to transfer funds from resident savings account to NRO account

I recently opened NRO and NRE accounts in India as it is illegal for an NRI to hold resident savings account in India. I want to transfer money from my Resident savings to account to my NRO account ...