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International Wire Transfers FAQs

  • Hide How do I send an international wire transfer?

    Sign in to Online Banking; hover over the Transfers tab, locate the Send money to someone section and select Using their account number at another bank. Before starting make sure you have all the correct recipient bank details.

  • Show What is a wire transfer?

    A wire transfer is an electronic payment service for transferring funds by wire, for example through SWIFT, the Federal Reserve Wire Network or the Clearing House Interbank Payments System.

  • Show Which Bank of America's SWIFT Code do I provide when I want to receive an inbound international wire?

    Bank of America’s SWIFT code BOFAUS3N should be used for incoming wires in U.S. dollars.

    Bank of America’s SWIFT code BOFAUS6S should be used for incoming wires in foreign currency. 

    If you do not know or are unsure of the type of currency being received please use BOFAUS3N  

    Someone sending an incoming international wire to you may also ask for Bank of America’s address. The address to provide is as follows:

    BOFAUS3N (US dollars or unknown currency)
                  Bank of America, NA 
                  222 Broadway 
                  New York, New York 10038

    BOFAUS6S (foreign currency)
                  Bank of America, NA
                  555 California St
                  San Francisco, CA 94104

  • Show What is an IBAN number?

    The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is the international standard for identifying international bank accounts across national borders.

    The IBAN is comprised of a maximum of 27 alphanumeric characters within Europe and a maximum of 34 outside of Europe (German IBAN: 22 characters). At present, the United States does not participate in IBAN. Therefore, Bank of America does not have an IBAN number.

    When sending wire transfers to countries that have IBAN numbers, we recommend including those numbers in your wire transfer documentation. According to the European Directive, only the account-keeping bank may calculate the IBAN / check digits. To obtain the IBAN numbers of another bank, please visit that banks website or contact them directly to obtain that information.