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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Transfer Money from My Account in India to my account in the USA

I am an Indian citizen living in the USA. Can I wire transfer money from the my NRO account in India to my checking account in the USA? This money, I originally wire transferred from my checking ...
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How do wire transfers get settled?

Say I open accounts at Bank A and Bank B. I deposit $20 in Bank A. I then initiate a wire transfer to my account in Bank B. I drive over to Bank B and withdraw $20. Bank A now has $20 extra physical ...
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Cheapest way to wire or withdraw money from US account while living in Europe [closed]

I'm currently living overseas in Europe. I work as a consultant for a US based company which pays me US dollars deposited to my US bank account. It's getting to be pretty expensive when I withdraw ...
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A friend wants to use my account for a wire transfer. Is this a scam or is it legitimate?

I have a friend since July online and Exxon owe him for a balance on a 2014 contract off the shores of Liverpool. He is presently in the Gulf of Mexico completing a contract that last for one year. ...
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Is there any US bank that does not charge for incoming wire transfers? [closed]

I use CurrencyFair to exchange currency between EUR and USD. I was surprised to see a $10 wire transfer fee at the end of the chain when CurrencyFair transfered from their BofA account to my BofA ...
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Postbank (Germany) - transferring money to the US - what are the best options?

The German 'Postbank' offers money transfers to the US on their website. Has anyone experience with that? My question are for the cheapest and fastest way (of course); namely: should I pick 'transfer ...
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Can a transfer go through if the IBAN and SWIFT is correct, but the beneficiary name is wrong?

A customer of mine wants to pay me from the usa to my account with N26 bank.N26 Bank is a German online bank with no branches but available to customers in the euro-zone.I opened my account online in ...
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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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How to transfer thousands of dollars ($7000) to a friend?

If a friend wants to transfer $7000 to me, what is the best way to do it, especially if we don't share the same banks? We could do wire transfer, but that comes with its own fees. Could we also do ...
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2016, USA banks with low/no fee for incoming OVERSEAS USD wire transfers? [closed]

Regarding incoming wire transfers (i.e., SWIFT transfers) from overseas (this question has no connection to internal USA transfers of any kind) denominated in USD (this question has no connection to ...
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How can I avoid international wire fees or currency transfer fees?

I'm paid by an American company, but travel to France frequently and need to have a French bank account for various reasons. So far the cheapest procedure I've found to transfer money is withdraw ...
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Why is a transfer from an account to another not done instantly when it's not the same bank?

I own accounts at two different Romanian banks. When I transfer money to another account at the same bank, the money is transferred immediately. However, when I transfer money to an account at a ...
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What information do you need to provide for a domestic wire transfer?

I need to provide details to receive a domestic wire transfer to my US-based bank from another US-based bank. What details do I need to provide? This Yahoo! Answers questions suggests that the ...
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Why are wire transfers and other financial services in Canada so much more expensive than in Europe?

Why are wire transfers in Canada so expensive compared to Europe? The simple answer I've seen is because bankers are crooks, but I find that this oversimplifies the situation — I don't believe ...
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What's the difference between wire transfer and ACH?

My sponsors have two ways to transfer money. I wonder what's the difference?
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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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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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Why are domestic wire transfers free in France but cost ~20 USD in the United States?

Domestic wire transfers are typically free in France: example (mirror). Domestic wire transfers cost around 20 USD in the United States: see below for some examples, taken from nerdwallet (mirror) ...
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What is a maximum amount that I can wire transfer out of US?

Say, I would like to buy a property in Thailand. The price is about $200,000. I might wire it to my Thailand's checking account. Just want to know is the limitation of wire transfer. Also, is there ...
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Will I need to worry about "structuring" with wire transfers?

I am moving a large (for me) amount of money from a US bank account to a Danish one. Both are in my name. In order to even out the risk of transient exchange-rate spikes I'm planning to do it as a ...
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Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire

I need to legally and quickly transfer $300,000 from China to my US bank account. All of the funds that I need to transfer were obtained through legal means (with proof documents), however China has ...
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How to trace a failed SEPA bank transfer

A UK bank initiated a transfer for a client of mine to my own account. The wire was in EUR and my account is an IBAN EUR account. 7 days passed and the money are not with me. They did not return to ...
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Safe and cheap way to send money from Canada to South America [closed]

Does anyone knows how to send money from Canada to a country in South America in a safe and cheap way? In the past I transfered from my bank account here in Canada to a South American bank account ...
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Can a transfer go through if the IBAN and SWIFT is correct, but the address and country of the bank is wrong?

A customer of mine wants to pay me from the usa to my account with N26 bank.N26 Bank is a German online bank with no branches but available to customers in the euro-zone.I opened my account online in ...