Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Westpac Bank account from abroad. You can receive money into your Westpac Bank account from a foreign country via International wire transfer. The transaction is initiated by the sender through a financial institution, however, you need to provide your banking details to the sender for successful transfer of money.
International Wire Transfer to Westpac Bank
International wire transfer is one of the fastest way to receive money from foreign countries. Banks use SWIFT network for exchanging messages required for performing international wire transfer. Usually, the receiving bank (in Australia) and the sending bank (in other country) need to have a direct arrangement in place to start the swift transfer – this is sometimes referred to as correspondent banking.
Incoming International Wire Transfer Instructions
To receive international wire transfer in your Westpac Bank account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:
|Bank Name:||Westpac Bank|
|SWIFT BIC Code for Westpac Bank:||For Westpac Bank, this code is WPACAU2S|
|Branch Name & Address:||Your bank branch name and address|
|Beneficiary Account Number:||Your complete Westpac Bank account number (including leading zeros, if any)|
|Beneficiary Name:||The full name of your account as it appears on your statement|
|Beneficiary Address:||Your complete address|
Note of Caution on Fees: If your money transfer involves currency conversion, there is a high chance you will get a poor exchange rate from the banks and as a result pay high hidden fees.
Outgoing International Wire Transfer Instructions
To send international wire transfer from your Westpac Bank account, You need to know the following information about the person or company receiving the money:
1. The recipient’s full name and address
2. The recipient’s IBAN or account number
3. Full bank name, address and the SWIFT/BIC code or Branch Number
Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Westpac Bank Australia
International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Westpac Bank is as follows:
|Into your account||$12|
|Into an account at another local bank in Australian dollars||$24|
|Into an account at another local bank in foreign currency||$50|
Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Westpac Bank Australia
International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Westpac Bank is as follows:
|When sending over the internet||$20|
|When requesting at a branch||$30|
|When requesting at a branch to Pacific Westpac accounts only||$10|
Apart from the wire transfer fees, if the transfer involves currency conversion, banks make money on currency conversion as well by giving retail conversion rates to you which is usually 1-2% lower than the market rate. We recommend using services like TransferWise for getting best conversion rates with lower wire transfer fees.
Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for Westpac Bank Australia
1. The Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for Westpac Bank differs. Please visit your nearest branch for cut-off time.
2. Any requests received after cutoff time will normally be processed the next working day.