OCBC (Singapore) Wire Transfer

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

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 Singapore) 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 OCBC account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name: OCBC Singapore
SWIFT BIC Code for OCBC: For OCBC, this code is OCBCSGSG
Beneficiary Account Number: Your complete OCBC 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 OCBC 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 OCBC Singapore

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for OCBC is as follows:

Inward Telegraphic Transfer Charges
To SGD / FCY accounts S$10
To time deposit account Free

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for OCBC Singapore

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for OCBC is as follows:

Outward Telegraphic Transfer Charges
Outgoing Wire Transfer Waived

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.

Incoming Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for OCBC Singapore

Action Cut-off time
Crediting of SGD to SGD current and savings account 4.30 pm
Crediting of foreign currencies to SGD current and savings account 4 pm
Crediting of USD / HKD / GBP to foreign currency account 4 pm

2. Any requests received after cutoff time will normally be processed the next working day.

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