USD Transfers

USD Transfers

Here you'll find everything you need to know about sending to and from US dollars (USD).

USD transfers have different limits depending on in which state you opened your bank account.

You can see our per transfer limits in the from USD table below.

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Sending to USD
Sending from USD
USD refunds


Sending to USDalt

Basic information   Notes
Delivery time 1–2 working days within US After payout. Please keep in mind that TransferWise can take up to 2 working days to convert your money after receiving it
Maximum amount (per transfer) 1,000,000 GBP in USD Upper limit is equivalent of 1,000,000 GBP in USD at the current mid-market rate
Countries we can send to USA/some countries outside of the US For Further Credit (FFC) payments to US accounts are not recommended.

FFC payments to accounts outside the US are not allowed
Pay out method ACH electronic payment  
Reference Yes 10 character maximum, 5 character minimum
Required details    
Recipient full name Yes When sending to individuals, please include first name and surname. There is an 18 character limit. Please use only standard Latin letters (a–z)
Recipient full address Yes If your recipient is a business, we'll need the business address. We cannot remit payment to any USD recipient if you provide a PO box address so please use a physical address for your USD recipient
Recipient electronic/check routing number Yes See where your recipient can find their routing number
Recipient account number Yes Varies in length, always only numbers
Amount lock transfers Yes The currency you're sending from must also be able to send fixed amounts. Please see our Currencies pages for more information
Guaranteed rate Yes  
Transfers to brokerages and intermediary banks No We can only send money to an account that is a final destination of the transfer
Accepted bank accounts Checking and saving accounts Please note that some businesses may not accept payments via a third party
Sending USD to an account outside of US Yes, to some countries Please note the fees, delivery time, required recipient details and pay out method will differ for these transfers

Sending from USDalt

Basic information   Notes
Time for deposit to reach TransferWise 1–4 working days, depending on how you send money  

Maximum amount per transfer (from within unlicensed states and US territories)

50,000 USD (personal) These limits apply if you are sending from any of the unlicensed states (Nevada and Hawaii) or US territories (Puerto Rico, Guam and Virgin Islands).

We can't currently accept card payments from these states and territories.

Limit for ACH bank debit payments is 10,000 USD per order per 24 hours
250,000 USD (business)

Maximum amount per transfer (from within licensed sates)

1,000,000 USD (personal) Limit for ACH bank debit payment is 15,000 USD per order per 24 hours.

You can read more about transferring USD from licensed states
1,000,000 USD (business)
How to send money ACH direct debit Debit/credit card payments are available in licensed states only. SWIFT available for payments from outside the US. More information on each payment method can be found by clicking the links to the left
Domestic wire
Debit/credit card
Apple Pay
Additional sending fees Your bank is likely to charge for domestic wire and SWIFT transfers Typically these fees are 15–30 USD, but vary depending on your sending bank. You can check with them to find out their standard fee for wire and SWIFT transfers
Availability Widely available From all US states. USD can be received from outside the USA via SWIFT payment only
Additional requirements    
Recipient's full address Yes  
Your SSN/ID verification Yes An SSN is requested from every customer sending from USD. If you don't have one, our system will ask you for a bit more info and to upload an ID document issued outside of the US
Guaranteed rate Yes For payments from USD, the exchange rate is fixed providing we receive your money before 4:00 pm (EST) the following working day. With ACH bank debit payments, the rate stays locked beyond this period providing a successful attempt is made before 7:00 pm (EST) the following day
Amount lock transfers No Providing the conditions for the 24-hour rate fix are met, the guaranteed rate would theoretically provide a fixed amount. However, please keep in mind that if the conditions aren't met, we can't guarantee a fixed amount
Business payments Yes  

USD refunds

If you cancel your transfer from the US after you've sent your money to us, and before the transfer has been completed, we can refund your money back to you. See what's required to complete the refund below.

ACH bank debit

ACH bank debits must be completed before we can refund it. As soon as your money reaches us, we'll send it back to the account it came from via ACH.

It'll take 1–3 working days maximum for you to get the money back in your account.

Domestic wire transfer

If you want us to refund your wire, you can cancel your transfer on your account. We'll ask our bank to reject this transfer.

If this is unsuccessful, we'll contact you and request the following details of your sending account:
  • Name of the account holder
  • ACH routing number
  • Account number

We'll refund your money via ACH. It'll take 2 working days maximum for you to get the money back in your account.

SWIFT international transfer

If you want us to refund a SWIFT payment, we need the following details to send your money back to you:
  • Account holder name
  • IBAN
  • Bank code (SWIFT/BIC)

The refund will take 5 working days maximum for you to get the money back in your account.

ACH electronic payment

If you've sent your money to us via ACH electronic payment, we just need your ACH account details to send it back to you:
  • Account holder name
  • ACH routing number
  • Account number

The refund will take 1–3 working days maximum for you to get the money back in your account.


If your money has been sent to us via check, it will be refunded to you by our bank in the US. We won't need any details from you.

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