Wire transfers

Sending wire transfers

As a Vancity member, you can transfer funds quickly and securely to just about anyone, anywhere.

Whether you need to send money within Canada or internationally, in Canadian funds or another currency, you can arrange wire transfers at any Vancity branch. Generally, you can expect the funds to arrive within three to five business days.

Additional fees may apply if an intermediary financial institution is required to relay the transfer to its final destination. You can minimize any currency exchange costs by sending the funds in the currency of the recipient's financial institution.

You can set up a wire transfer at any branch. Before you come into the branch, make sure you have all the information you'll need to complete the transfer. Use the following forms to help you obtain the information required:

If you're not able to visit a branch in person, please call our Member Services Centre at 604.877.7000 or toll free at 1.888.Vancity (826.2489) to make alternative arrangements.

Here's a list of foreign currencies that your wire can be sent in:

  • Australian dollars- AUD
  • Canadian dollars - CAD
  • Danish krone - DKK
  • Euro - EUR
  • Fijian dollars - FJD
  • Great British pound - GBP
  • Hong Kong dollars - HKD
  • Indian rupee - INR
  • Japanese yen - JPY
  • Mexican peso - MXN
  • New Zealand dollars - NZD
  • Norwegian krone - NOK
  • Singapore dollars - SGD
  • South African rand - ZAR
  • Swedish krone - SEK
  • Swiss francs - CHF
  • United States dollars - USD

Please ensure that the recipient financial institution is able to receive funds in the currency you wish to send. Wire fees are $20 if the funds are going outside of Canada and $10 if within.


Receiving wire transfers

If you wish to receive a wire transfer, you will need to provide your wiring instructions. What currency is the wire going to be sent in?

  • Australian dollars [AUD]
  • Canadian dollars [CAD]
  • Danish krone [DKK]
  • Euro [EUR]
  • Fijian dollars [FJD]
  • Great British pound [GBP]
  • Hong Kong dollars [HKD]
  • Japanese yen [JPY]
  • Mexican peso [MXN]
  • New Zealand dollars [NZD]
  • Norwegian krone [NOK]
  • Singapore dollars [SGD]
  • South African rand [ZAR]
  • Swedish krone [SEK]
  • Swiss francs [CHF]
  • United States dollars [USD]

If you're mailing or faxing revised “Wire Payment Instructions” to your Sender(s), we recommend you enclose the following cover letter.

Please note incomplete wire instructions may result in funds being returned to the sending financial institution. The sending institution and intermediary financial institution may deduct service charges prior to the wire arriving at Vancity. We have no control over the imposition of these fees and are not advised of these fees in advance of the funds being sent. Vancity charges a $5.00 service fee for processing incoming wire transfers.

For assistance with incoming wire transfer instructions, please contact the Member Service Centre at 604.877.7000 or toll-free within North America at 1.888.Vancity (826.2489)