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We know that everyone's situation is unique and we aim to help you find the right product for you. We may receive compensation when you visit our partners' sites or are approved for their products. You can read more about how we maintain editorial independence and how we make money here.A respected global financial institution, Citibank offers a broad range of banking products and services to personal and business customers around the world. If you need to move money internationally, Citibank provides two competitive and secure options:
- Citibank Global Transfers. Send money from your Citibank account to other Citibank accounts in more than 20 countries — all without paying a transfer fee.
- International wire transfers. Send money to more than 7,000 banks worldwide.
You can initiate a transfer from your local bank branch, online or through a Citibank ATM.
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- Bank-to-bank transfers. You must have a bank account with Citibank to make a transfer with the financial institution. And you can only transfer money to a bank account. Your recipient cannot pick up cash.
- Large transfers. Depending on the type of account you hold with Citibank, you can send up to $250,000 a day.
How much will I pay to transfer money with Citibank?
If you use Citibank Global Transfers, you won’t pay a transfer fee for your international money transfers. You can send and receive money internationally without incurring any charges.
International wire transfer fees vary depending on the type of account you have:
- Citigold and Citipriority — $25 per transfer
- Citi Private Bank — $0 transfer fee
- Citi International Personal — $30
- Citigold International — $20
- Citigold Private Client — $0
- Citi Global Executive — $30
- Citi Global Executive Preferred — $30
- All other Citi accounts — $35 per transfer
- Wires initiated at a bank branch — $45 per transfer
How are Citibank’s exchange rates?
Citibank’s exchange rates are regularly updated to keep pace with market fluctuations, so it’s important that you check the rates that apply to your transaction before you send any money.
Because it’s a global bank, Citibank can typically offer more competitive exchange rates than banks with a presence in the US only.
What types of transfers can I make with Citibank?
- One-off transfers. Send a one-time transfer from your Citibank account.
- Recurring transfers. This option is only available for Citibank-to-Citibank transfers.
- Bank-to-bank transfers. Citibank only gives you the option to transfer money to a bank account. Your recipient cannot pick up cash.
Pros and cons of using Citibank
- Fee-free transfers. With Citibank Global Transfers, you can send money to other Citibank account holders in more than 20 countries without incurring any fees.
- Simple process. Quickly and easily send a money transfer from your online account.
- Fast transfer speeds. International money transfers are sent the same business day if received before 5:15 p.m. ET.
- Transfer options. Transfers can be sent online, from ATMs or by visiting your nearest branch, and they can be funded from a checking, savings or money market account.
- Worldwide access. Citibank makes it possible to send money to just about anywhere in the world.
- High wire transfer fees. Prepare to pay a fee when you send money by wire transfer to a non-Citibank account.
- Transfer limits. Depending on your account type, how much you can transfer at one time is typically limited to $50,000 a day.
How do I send money overseas with Citibank?
Citibank offers two options for you to send money overseas: Citibank Global Transfers and international wire transfers.
Citibank Global Transfers
Citibank Global Transfers can be sent to any Citibank account in more than 20 countries around the world at no charge. You can initiate a transfer online, at a branch or through an ATM with only your recipient’s name and Citibank account number.
International wire transfers through Citibank
With a wire transfer, you can send your money to more than 7,000 banks worldwide.
Citibank account holders pay a $35 transfer fee, while Citigold account holders pay $25. Citibank Private Bank accounts are waived of all fees, no matter the type of transfer. If you’re making an outbound domestic wire transfer, you’ll pay lower fees.
For a wire transfer, you provide the name of your recipient and their bank’s routing, account and SWIFT numbers.
Whichever transfer option you choose, you’ll need a Citibank checking, savings or money market account. Same-day processing of transfers is typically available, with the funds deposited directly into your beneficiary’s bank account.
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Does Zelle work with Citibank?
Yes. Zelle, a new peer-to-peer payment service, is available through the mobile apps Citi Mobile and Citibank Online. To send money to other Zelle accounts you need to:
- Log in and select Send money with Zelle.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to choose who you want to send it to and how much.
How do I register and transfer funds with Citibank?
To set up a Citibank Global Transfer, you specify your recipient’s name and account number. After you confirm the details of your transaction, the money is debited from your account and sent to your recipient’s account.
For international wire transfers, you’ll need to provide:
- Your recipient’s full name.
- Your recipient’s bank name, address, and SWIFT code.
- Your recipient’s bank routing and account numbers.
International money transfers are sent the same business day if received before 5:15 p.m. ET.
Where can I send money?
Citibank Global Transfers allow you to send funds to:
- Hong Kong
- Japan SMBC Trust Bank Ltd
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
More countries are available for Citibank’s Wire Transfer service.
Citibank offers two easy, effective solutions when you need to send money overseas. But before you commit to any international transaction, compare your available options to make sure you get the best value for your money.