​International Transfers

Anywhere, anytime, around the globe

How can International Transfers make your life easier?​

How can International Transfers solve your needs?

  • Buy an overseas property or holiday home abroad

  • Pay for overseas tuition fees for child or grandchild

  • Overseas investments

  • Send money to friends or family who live overseas

  • Pay for accommodation/luxury holidays overseas

  • Support a family member who is travelling overseas

  • Pay for a wedding abroad

  • Overseas mortgage payments

  • Pay for work to be completed overseas

  • Pay for overseas medical expenses

  • Pay for bills overseas

  • Anytime, anywhere, around the globe

What you need to know

We've anticipated the most common questions you may have about International Transfers

How do I make an International Transfer?

Make a transfer in three simple steps:

  1. Complete your one-time registration through online banking to get started. (Note: You will need ID on hand in order to comolete the registration)
  2. Add your recipient so we know where to send money
  3. Book your international transfer

Done! 

​What is the maximum and minimum transfer amount?

You can transfer as much as your credit union allows, or as little as $10.

​How do I keep track of my transfer?

Your transfer will appear in your transaction history in online banking in real-time, plus, you’ll receive an email notification when the transfer has left your account and when it arrives at the recipient’s account.

​When can I make international transfers?

Anytime, anywhere. 

​How long does the transfer take?

Quick 2-5 business day delivery. Time varies depending on the destination.

​How safe is my transfer?

Your transfer is protected with AES 256-bit encryption, automated identity verification, anti-money laundering procedures, automated online checks, advanced anti-fraud safeguards and insurance coverage - all through a FINTRAC-regulated entity.

​What are the exchange rates?

With live pricing, you get the real exchange rate—every time.

​What are the fees?

  • The International Transfer fees are displayed at the time of transaction (typically under $500 is $2.50)
  • There is also a $1 bill payment fee charged by Biggar & District Credit Union.

​How do I know how much the recipient will receive?

With our guaranteed transfer amount, what is sent is what is received—there are no deductions ever.