Quickly and easily send and/or receive money with wire transfers. Funds are securely moved using an electronic payment service from one business or person to another, in the US and around the globe.
Benefits of using a wire transfer include:
What will you need to send or receive a wire? View FAQs below:
Funds are sent electronically using an electronic payment service, such as The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), the Federal Reserve Wire Network or the Clearing House Interbank Payments Systems. They can be sent to a recipient account at another bank or sent by someone else to your checking or savings account at German American Bank.
Visit your nearest German American Bank office to send money to both personal and business accounts in the US and internationally. Businesses may visit or call the nearest German American Bank office for wire transfer assistance. Those businesses who often send wires may choose to do so within Business Online Banking. Contact a Treasury Management Sales Representative for more details.
|SENDING A WIRE: |
What will you need?
|Recipient's bank name, recipient’s physical address and country||X||X|
|Recipient bank's routing number||X|
|Recipient account number (1)||X||X|
|Recipient bank’s SWIFT/BIC for National ID (2)||X|
|Currency of recipient's account (Foreign or US)||X|
|Purpose of transfer||X||X|
Wires going to foreign countries require different numbers depending on the receiving foreign country.
1. For international wires you may need a country-specific account structure, for example a CLABE for Mexico or an IBAN. Other countries might require a SWIFT Bank Identifier Code or a National ID with the recipient’s account number.
2. All wire transfer payments should include a SWIFT Bank Identifier Code or a National ID as applicable, and for participating countries the beneficiary’s International Bank Account Number (IBAN). Mexican banks require a CLABE number in addition to the SWIFT BIC.
|RECEIVING A WIRE:|
What will you need?
|ABA Routing Number for German American Bank / 083904563||X|
|German American Bank SWIFT code / GEAEUS31||X|
|Your full account number||X||X|
|Title on the account (1)||X||X|
For Eurodollar (EUR), British Pound Sterling (GBP) and Canadian Dollar (CAD) incoming wires, please contact a German American Bank office for instructions.
1. The name on your account, as it appears on your statement.
The German American Bank SWIFT code is GEAEUS31XXX. This is a unique code that may be required for the completion of international wire transfers by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT).
The daily cut-off time for all wire transfer requests is 3 PM Central Time / 4 PM Eastern Time on bank business days. A business day is every day except Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.
Visit or call your nearest German American Bank office to send money to both business and personal accounts in the US and countries worldwide. If your company regularly sends wires, you may benefit from speaking with our Treasury Management Sales Representatives to learn about your options.
Learn more about wire transfers for individuals.