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How to send money overseas

Foreign draft – A foreign draft is a way of sending funds securely and conveniently overseas without knowing the receiver's bank account details.
Telegraphic transfer – A telegraphic transfer lets you electronically transfer funds directly into a receiver's overseas bank account.

Sending and receiving international payments

How to send a telegraphic transfer

In order to send a Telegraphic Transfer, you'll need to provide the following details of the intended beneficiary to us:

  • Bank Name:
  • Bank Address:
  • Account Number:
  • SWIFT code or routing number
  • IBAN (International Bank Account Number) - only required if funds are being sent to an European country, including the UK.
  • Beneficiary’s name and residential address

Receiving money from overseas

An incoming overseas payment allows our customers to receive foreign currency into their account after the funds have been converted into Australian dollars ($AUD). You'll need to provide the following information to the remitter of the funds.

  • Greater Bank SWIFT code – ASLLAU2CGBS
  • Greater Bank BSB – 637-000
  • Greater Bank address – 103 Tudor Street, Hamilton, NSW 2303
  • Beneficiary Account number
  • Beneficiary Account Name & address

Got a question about an international payment?


To arrange an outgoing International Payment, you can attend a branch or ring our Contact Centre on 13 13 86 between 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday to Friday, or 8:00am - 1:00pm Saturdays for further information.

Telegraphic transfers can take between 2-5 working days to be received by the beneficiary, however, may take longer depending on the country where the funds are being sent.

Fees apply to all Outgoing International Payments. Refer to our Banking Terms and Conditions for full details.

View our Banking Terms and Conditions

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International Payments are arranged through American Express International, Inc. (ABN 15 000 618 208 AFSL No. 237996). Incorporated with limited liability in Delaware USA. ® Registered Trademark of American Express Company.

View the American Express Telegraphic Transfer PDS. If you send or receive a Telegraphic Transfer through Greater Bank, we will receive a benefit which is a percentage of the $AUD amount of the transaction. Fees and charges apply. The sending and receiving banks (Overseas Bank & Australian Clearing Bank) may charge a fee for processing the transaction. The amount received and transferred will be the amount after all banks' fees have been charged. View our Financial Services Guide.

You can also view the relevant Target Market Determination here.