Bank of India (India) Wire Transfer

Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Bank of India (India) account from abroad. You can receive money into your Bank of India 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 Bank of India

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 India) 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 Bank of India account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name:Bank of India (India)
SWIFT BIC Code for Bank of India:For Bank of India, this code is BKIDINBB
The Correspondent Bank Accounts for Remittance:Bank of India’s Nostro Account Numbers
Bank Branch Address:Your bank branch name and address
Beneficiary Account Number:Your complete Bank of India 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 Bank of India account, You need to know the following information about the person or company receiving the money:

1. The recipient’s account name and address.
2. The recipient’s IBAN or account number.
3. The name and address of recipient’s bank – including the BIC (Business Identifier Code) / SWIFT code / clearing code.

Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of India (India)

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of India is as follows:

Payment typeCost
Remittance Inward
(payment is to be made to a/c holders of Bank of India)
No Charge
Remittance Inward
(payment is to be made to a/c holders of other bank)
Rs. 250 per Transaction

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of India (India)

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of India is as follows:

Payment typeCost
Remittance OutwardRs.1000/- flat
(for individual remittances upto USD 500/- : Rs. 200/-)

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.

Outgoing Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for Bank of India (India)

1. The Cut-off Times for Bank of India 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.

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