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Difference between Wire Transfer & Electronic Transfer

Difference between Wire Transfer & Electronic Transfer

There are countless way used by banks and other financial institutions to transfer funds. Wire transfer and electronic transfer are commonly used by banks and financial institutions to transfer funds. Wire transfer

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How to Monitor Incoming Wire Transfers

How to Monitor Incoming Wire Transfers

Before coming to the actual question we need to understand how does wire transfer work. It is simple as money from one bank account is deposited into another bank account. There are thousands of banks around the world and everyday there are countless wire transfers.

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How to Do an International Wire Transfer

How to Do an International Wire Transfer

Moving money from one account to another account is possible through a wire transfer. The best thing about the wire transfer is that money is transferred from one account to another account and you don’t have to do anything at all.

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SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication Code. You need Swift code when you are thinking about transferring money from one bank to another especially for internationally wire transfers. Swift codes have also other uses such as banks use these codes when there is an exchange of messages between them.


Normally there are eight or eleven characters in the Swift code. This is how the code is formatted.

WWWW XX YY ZZZ

This is a Swift code comprising of eleven characters. The first four characters are bank code and they are always letters. Next two characters are also letters and they are basically ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code. The two letter country code is assigned by International Organization for Standardization. Next comes the location code which comprises of two characters (can be numeric or alphabetic or a combination). Finally there are last three characters which denote the branch code. These characters include both letters and digits.


More than forty thousand "live" Swift codes exist currently. These live codes are mainly for the partners who are actively connected to the Swift network. In addition for manual transaction, there are more than fifty thousand codes which are mainly for the passive participants. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication is responsible for handling the registration of Swift Codes. They are headquartered in Belgium.