Information you'll need to make an International Money Transfer

Before you transfer money overseas, check what information you will need first. When you take the time to get it right, you’ll save time, money and stress.

Information you'll need to make an International Money Transfer

Every time you send money overseas, you'll need at least 4 pieces of information. Depending on which country you are sending the money too, you may need additional information or a bank code. 

 

Important Information for International Money TransfersInformation that is required every time:

1.   SWIFT code of the bank you are sending the money to

2.   The name of the bank

3.   An Account name

4.   An Account number

 

Other information you may need:

·       The address of the bank you are sending the money to

·       The address of the person or company you are sending the money to

 

Country specific bank codes

Along with the SWIFT code, some countries have a bank code. In Australia, we call them a BSB.  

·       International Money Transfers to the USA have a routing number (also known as an ABA). It is always 9 digits long

·       International Money Transfers to the UK have a sorting code. It is always 6 digits long

·       International Money Transfers to the European Union have an IBAN number. This is a 13-digit alpha-numeric code and includes the account number as well as the bank code

 

Useful tools

 

IBAN checker and calculator - enables you to validate an IBAN, but also to find one based on the bank and account details.

SWIFT code search - Find the SWIFT code by entering the institution name, city and country.

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