International Transfers

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


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.

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