Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Bank of America 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 Bank of America

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 Bank of America account, please use the following wire instructions:

Bank Name : Bank of America NA
SWIFT Code for Bank of America NA: BOFAUS3N [for US dollars (USD) or unknown currency]
BOFAUS6S [foreign currency (non-USD) denominated wires]
Routing Transit Number: 026009593
Bank address, City & State : Bank of America, N.A.
222 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
(regardless of where your account is located)
Beneficiary Account Number : Your complete Bank of America NA 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 Bank of America

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 Bank of America NA 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 : Bank of America NA
Wire Transfer Routing Number : 026009593
Account Holder Name : Your Name
Account Number : Your Bank Account Number
Bank Address, with City & State: Bank of America, N.A.
222 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
(regardless of where your account is located)

Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of America

International and Domestic Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of America are as follows:

International Incoming Incoming International Wire Transfer Fees varies based on your account type but it is usually between $0 to $15
Outgoing $35 (if wire is in foreign currency) or $45 (if wire is in US dollars) for each transaction
Domestic Incoming Incoming Domestic Wire Transfer Fees varies based on your account type but it is usually between $0 to $15
Outgoing $30 for each transaction

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.

Sending Wire Transfer From Bank of America

Offline Process

For offline fund transfer to an International/Domestic account from your Bank of America account, you need to fill Wire Transfer Request Form which can be availed from any Bank of America 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 Bank of America NA Branch.
  3. Keep the Wire Transfer Disclosure for your records.
  4. Wire transfer requests must be received and confirmed by cut-off time of Bank of America NA.
  5. There is a fee for sending a wire transfer.

Online Process

For Online fund transfer to an International/Domestic account from your Bank of America account, you need to follow these steps
1. Recipient Bank Details:
In order to complete an international wire transfer online, you’ll need the following information about the bank receiving the funds:

  1. Recipient bank name, address and country.
  2. Recipient bank’s routing code and recipient’s account number.
  3. SWIFT Code, National ID or IBAN number of the bank where the receiving account is located.
  4. Currency of choice (choosing between foreign currency and U.S. dollars).
  5. Purpose for transfer.

2. Sign into Bank of America’s Online Banking:
Make sure you have all the correct recipient bank details to send an international wire and sign in to Online Banking. Opens a modal window and select the Using their account number at another bank link from the Send Money To Someone section of the Transfers navigation menu and follow the instructions. If you need to add a new recipient, follow the instructions on the Add Account/Recipient screen.
3. Set up SafePass:
Bank of America recommends that wire transfer customers sign up for their SafePass feature.
The SafePass feature provides an extra layer of security that allows for wire transfers greater than $1,000 in Online Banking. It is required for both domestic and international transfers.
Set up SafePass by following these easy steps:

  1. Sign in to Online Banking, select Profile & Settings and then click Manage SafePass.
  2. Select a SafePass device and follow the on-screen instructions.

Note: For international wires requested after Bank of America NA 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 Bank of America NA

  1. Wire Transfer daily Cut-off Time for all type of wire transfers is 4:45 p.m. CT (Central Time).
  2. Requests received after Cut-off Time will be processed the next business day.