Cathay Bank Wire Transfer

Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Cathay Bank account. You can receive money from within USA (Domestic Wire Transfers) or from a foreign country (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 Cathay 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 USA) 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.

Note: Banks in USA don’t use IBAN account number.

Incoming International Wire Transfer Instructions

To receive international wire transfer in your Cathay Bank account, please use the following wire instructions:

Bank Name:Cathay Bank
SWIFT Code for Cathay Bank:CATHUS6L
Routing Transit Number:122203950
Telegraphic Name:CATH BK LA
Bank Address, City & State:Cathay Bank
4128 Temple City Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(regardless of where your account is located)
Beneficiary Account Number:Your complete Cathay Bank account number
(including leading zeros)
Beneficiary Name:The name of your account as it appears on your statement

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.

Domestic Wire Transfer to Cathay Bank

Domestic wire transfers are run through either the Fedwire system or the Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS). Wire transfers are different from ACH transfers. Wire transfers are real time transfers (receiver usually get the money, same day) and costs more than ACH transfer (which takes 2-4 days for transfer of money).

Incoming Domestic Wire Transfer Instructions

You can receive funds to your Cathay Bank account from any bank within USA using domestic wire transfer. You need to provide the following details to sender of the funds who will initiate the domestic wire transfer through his/her financial institution.

Bank Name:Cathay Bank
Wire Transfer Routing Number:122203950
Account Holder Name:Your Name
Account Number:Your Bank Account Number
Bank Address, with City & State:Cathay Bank
4128 Temple City Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(regardless of where your account is located)

Wire Transfer Fees for Cathay Bank

International and Domestic Wire Transfer Fees for Cathay Bank are as follows:

InternationalIncoming/ Outgoing$10 to $45 for each transaction (Your bank disclose the fee at time of transaction depending on the account type)
DomesticIncoming/ Outgoing$10 to $30 for each transaction (Your bank disclose the fee at time of transaction depending on the account type)

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.

Sending Wire Transfer From Cathay Bank

To transfer funds to an International/Domestic account from your Cathay Bank account, you need to fill Wire Transfer Request Form which can be availed from any Cathay Bank branch.

  1. Complete all fields on this form as per Wire Transfer Instructions.
  2. The completed and signed Wire Transfer form can be provided to any of Cathay Bank branch.
  3. Keep the Wire Transfer Disclosure for your records.
  4. Wire transfer requests must be received and confirmed by cut-off time of Cathay Bank.
  5. There is a fee for sending a wire transfer.

Note: For international wires requested after Cathay Bank daily cut-off time, due to fluctuations in the foreign exchange rates, international wire transfers for amounts other than U.S. currency will be estimated and processed on the next business day at the foreign exchange rate valid at that time.

Wire Transfer Cut-off Time for Cathay Bank

  1. Contact Cathay Bank branch for applicable cut-off time for wire transfers
  2. Requests received after cut-off time will be processed the next business day.

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