Tips for International Wire Transfers

Tips for International Wire Transfers
A Bank State Branch (BSB) number is a numerical code that identifies an individual branch of a
financial institution within Australia. The BSB number is a six digit number. This six digit number plus
the account number and the BIC/SWIFT is what is required to send money to Australia.
1. Information to be Provided by Originator:
a. Beneficiary Name
b. Tax Identification Number (‘CNPJ’ for Companies ‘CPF’ for individuals, 14 digits) of the Beneficiary
c. Beneficiary Bank Name
d. Beneficiary Branch Name / Address
e. ‘Agencia’ Number (Branch of Beneficiary Bank)
f. Beneficiary Account Number
2. Contact Person at the Beneficiary Bank:
a Name
b. Telephone Number
c. E-Mail (if available)
d. Purpose of Payment
e. Remitter information
1. Beneficiary name
5. Bank name
2. Beneficiary address
6. Account number
3. Beneficiary phone number
7. SWIFT address/code
4. Bank Country
8. Bank address
European Countries
The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is an international standard for identifying bank accounts across
national borders. The IBAN consists of an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code, followed by two check digits, and
up to thirty alphanumeric characters for the domestic bank account number, called the BBAN (Basic Bank
Account Number). It carries all the routing information needed to get a payment from one bank to another
wherever it may be; it contains all the key bank account details such as Bank Identifier Codes, branch codes
(known as sort codes in the UK and Ireland) and account numbers and it contains check digits which can be
validated at source according to a single standard procedure.
Foreign U.S. Dollars (USD) Wire Transfer
When sending USD overseas, a beneficiary can save on the associated cost of a wire transfer by providing an
intermediary bank routing number and account number. The routing number typically ends with US33.

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