A bank transfer is a payment made by WorldRemit directly into your recipient’s bank account.

Please click on any of the following links to find out more information about bank transfers with WorldRemit:

Which countries can receive bank account transfers?

Please select the region your recipient lives in to see if bank transfer is an option there.

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What is a BIC or Swift code?

The Bank Identifier Code (BIC) is used in many countries around the world. It is sometimes referred to as a ‘Swift’ code – they are the same thing.

It is used to identify the country, bank and branch that an account is registered to.

The BIC/SWIFT is either 8 or 11 digits long and includes both numbers and letters.

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What is an IBAN?

The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is used in many countries around the world.

It is used to identify the customer’s country, bank, branch and account number.

The IBAN is up to 34 characters long and includes both numbers and letters.

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What is an ABA Routing Number?

An ABA Routing Number is a code used domestically within the USA.

It is 9 digits long and consists of only numbers.

A customer’s ABA Routing Number can usually be found on the bottom left hand corner of a US check.

For more information on this, or if you cannot find their ABA routing number, they should contact the check issuer.

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What is a Canada Transit Number?

The Canada Transit Number is a 5-digit code that identified the bank and branch that an account is registered to.

It can usually be found at the bottom left hand corner of the customer’s check.

For more information on this, or if you cannot find their Canada Transit Number, they should contact the check issuer.

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Can I send money to business accounts?

Please select the region your recipient lives in to see if transfers to business accounts are permitted there.

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When will my recipient receive the bank transfer?

Bank transfer delivery timescales vary per country but are usually credited within one working day. Please select the region your recipient lives in to see more specific information for the individual receive country.

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Can I cancel a bank account transfer?

As our bank transfers are usually instantaneous, it is not always possible to cancel these once initiated. Please select the region your recipient lives in and / or see the cancellations and refunds section for more information on this.

If you wish to cancel, please contact WorldRemit's customer service department as soon as possible.

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Why has my recipient not received the bank transfer?

If your recipient has not received their bank transfer within the expected timescale, there could be several reasons for this. These include:

  • In some cases, we need extra information from the sender before transactions can be processed. If we have not received this, it can cause delays.
  • In some cases, we need extra information from the recipient (such as recipient ID) before transactions can be processed. If we have not received this, it can cause delays.
  • Timescales for transaction delivery are counted in working days. This means that public holidays and / or weekends are not counted in the delivery timescale. Public holidays and / or weekends may extend delivery dates beyond what you may expect.
  • In a very small number of cases, technical issues can occur that affect the recipient's bank's ability to credit the transfer.

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Is there a limit on the maximum amount that I can send?

The maximum that you can send depends on a number of factors. These include:

  • Your recipient’s country
  • Your country of registration
  • Your payment method
  • Our local partner’s transaction limits

Please select the region your recipient lives in and / or see the send money from pages for more information on this.

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