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International Payments Service Transfer funds directly to an overseas bank account

Need to send money overseas?

Did you know that you can send money from your bank account to an overseas bank account via our International Payments Service, otherwise known as a “Telegraphic Transfer” or “Wire”.

What you need to send money overseas:

You will need to provide the full name of your beneficiary and full details of the beneficiary’s bank account, including their ^IBAN (International Bank Account Number) if they are in Europe.

To comply with Australian Government regulations, you must provide the beneficiary’s full street address. Include beneficiary bank’s code (sort code, SWIFT address, or routing number)**.

Features

Choose from a range of major currencies - over 130 available

With our International Payments Service, you can send money to 200 countries and territories in over 130 currencies. You can even arrange it through Internet Banking.

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Fast and efficient

Funds are normally credited within 2-3 business days1

Great value for money

Cost-effective; you can potentially save money by sending in your beneficiary’s local currency**

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1Funds are usually received by the beneficiary’s bank in 2 to 3 business days, however, there may be a delay in the beneficiary bank allocating funds to the beneficiary account. There is no delivery guarantee. Some currencies may take longer than others to process. 

**Please note that International Payments are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees, and payment delays, are out of our control.

^IBAN is used in some countries to uniquely identify a customer’s bank account. An IBAN is necessary for payments being sent from Australia to an IBAN mandatory country.