Firstbank of Puerto Rico Wire Transfer

Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Firstbank of Puerto Rico 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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico

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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico account, please use the following wire instructions:

Bank Name:Firstbank of Puerto Rico
SWIFT Code for Firstbank of Puerto Rico:FBPRPRSJXXX
Routing Transit Number:221571473
Bank Address, City & State:Firstbank of Puerto Rico
1519 Ponce De Leon Ave .,
Santurce, PR 00909
(regardless of where your account is located)
Beneficiary Account Number:Your complete Firstbank of Puerto Rico 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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico

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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico 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:Firstbank of Puerto Rico
Wire Transfer Routing Number:221571473
Account Holder Name:Your Name
Account Number:Your Bank Account Number
Bank Address, with City & State:Firstbank of Puerto Rico
1519 Ponce De Leon Ave .,
Santurce, PR 00909
(regardless of where your account is located)

Wire Transfer Fees for Firstbank of Puerto Rico

International and Domestic Wire Transfer Fees for Firstbank of Puerto Rico are as follows:

InternationalIncoming$15 to $30 for each transaction (Your bank disclose the fee at time of transaction depending on the account type)
Outgoing$30 to $45 for each transaction (Your bank disclose the fee at time of transaction depending on the account type)
DomesticIncoming$0 to $20 for each transaction (Your bank disclose the fee at time of transaction depending on the account type)
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 Firstbank of PR

To transfer funds to an International/Domestic account from your Firstbank of Puerto Rico account, you need to fill Wire Transfer Request Form which can be availed from any Firstbank of Puerto Rico 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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico branch.
  3. Keep the Wire Transfer Disclosure for your records.
  4. Wire transfer requests must be received and confirmed by cut-off time of Firstbank of Puerto Rico.
  5. There is a fee for sending a wire transfer.

Note: For international wires requested after Firstbank of Puerto Rico 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 Firstbank of Puerto Rico

  1. Wire transfer daily cut-off time for Firstbank of Puerto Rico varies based on location, transaction type, and other factors. Information about processing hours is available upon request.
  2. Requests received after cut-off time will be processed the next business day.

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