How To Receive USD Wires To Canadian Bank Accounts
posted this on July 18, 2012 18:47
For campaigns that have received contributions via direct credit card, you will need to provide your bank account information to receive your funds after your campaign ends. If your campaign is raising funds in CAD (C$), you must have a bank account in Canada to enable payments by direct credit. Please review the tool tips provided next to each bank field before entering your bank information.
Canadian banks often have special requirements for receiving payments in USD ($) from the United States. If your campaign is connected to a Canadian bank account and is raising funds in USD, read this article to make sure that your bank account information has been input correctly.
What Information Do I Need?
In order for your disbursement to be sent, there are five key pieces of information that you may need to provide Indiegogo:
The name on the bank account
Your bank account number
The Bank ID or SWIFT Code for your Beneficiary Bank
Your transit code
The Bank ID or SWIFT Code for your Intermediary Bank. Not all Canadian banks use an Intermediary.
Any additional instructions. You will only need this field if your bank is a credit union.
Common Beneficiary Bank IDs
Below are the SWIFT codes for a few of the most popular banks in Canada:
TD Canada Trust: TDOMCATTTOR
Presidents Choice Financial: CIBCCATT
Royal Bank of Canada: ROYCCAT2
Bank of Montreal: BOFMCAM2
National Bank: BNDCCAMMINT
Caisse centrale Dejardins: CCDQCAMM
Central 1 Credit Union: CUCXCATT (used for all credit union banks)
How Do I Know if My Bank Uses an Intermediary Bank?
Your bank will have instructions on how to receive a wire from the United States. If in those instructions you are told to send money "through" or "by" a given SWIFT code, that is probably an Intermediary Bank SWIFT code. Below are some common Intermediary bank SWIFT codes:
PNBPUS3NNYC (Wells Fargo)
CHASUS33 (JP Morgan Chase)
BOFAUS3N (Bank of America)
The best way to know with certainty if your bank requires an Intermediary is to call your bank.
What if My Bank is a Credit Union?
All Canadian credit union banks route money through the Central 1 Credit Union. Input the following information in the respective fields:
IBAN: Your bank account number at the credit union
Bank ID (SWIFT): CUCXCATTVAN
Bank Name: Central 1 Credit Union
Intermediary SWIFT: CHASUS33
Bank to Bank Instructions: ATTN: Name of your credit union bank
Transit Codes are required for bank accounts in Canada and can be entered in the format XXXYYYYY, where XXX is the Institution Number, and YYYYY is the Branch Number. If you don’t know your bank’s Transit code, contact them directly.
What To Ask Your Bank About Fees
Many Canadian banks, particularly credit union banks, charge extra fees for international funds transfers because they rely on Intermediary banks to help transfer the money. We recommend that you call your bank to ask about any additional wire transfer fees that you may incur.