Skip to Bank Debit (ACH) features
With ACH bank debit, TransferWise will debit money from your bank account once you have authorised the payment through our website.
Once you've set up a transfer, all you need to do is click on the bank debit payment method, enter in your bank details, log in to your online banking and you're away! This will then set up a one-time debit from your checking account to ours, meaning that these login details will need to be entered each time you make a payment via bank debit.
Here's all the information you need to know about ACH bank debit transfers:
Bank Debit (ACH) Features:
|General availability||US only||Cannot be used for transfers from outside the US|
|Availability from banks||Widely available||Most banks should support ACH bank debit as it's the same method most companies use to pay their employees. If you're unsure, please check with your bank|
|Time for your money to be cleared to TransferWise||1-4 working days||It's almost always on the lower end of the scale, but please keep in mind that it can take up to 4 days in addition to the regular conversion time for your money to be cleared to our system when sending money via ACH bank debit. Sometimes for the transfers that will take the full 4 days to clear to us, a speed code can be used to make your transfer happen a little faster.|
|Required Details*||*In addition to the required details for the country you're sending to|
|Recipient's address||Yes||Must be a residential address and not a PO box address|
|Your US state and ZIP code (or full address for non-US residents)||Yes|
|SSN Verification/ID Verification||Yes||An SSN is requested from every customer sending from the US. Failing this, you will also have the option to provide a US or non-US ID document (except in the case of ITIN's where a non-US document is required). If you do not have an SSN, you will be asked to provide a reason for this.|
|Amount Lock Transfers||No||Not available via any US payment method. However, if you successfully set up the ACH bank debit before 19:00 EST the next business day after creating the transfer, you will get an effective specific amount due to the fixed exchange rate. You can read more about 24 hour rate lock below.|
|Minimum/Maximum transfer size||$3/$15,000*||*Upper limit is for ACH bank debit only. A single debit or a sum of those cannot go over the limit, which resets every 24 hours. The ACH limit in Louisiana (LA), Nevada (NV), and Hawaii (HI) is $10,000.|
|Transfers to an email address||No|
|24 hour rate lock||Yes||For transfers from USD, the exchange rate is fixed providing we receive your money by 19:00 EST the following working day after you set up the transfer. With ACH bank debit payments, the rate stays locked beyond this time providing a 'successful' attempt is made by this time.|
How to Debit money through Bank Debit (ACH)
Once you choose Bank Debit (ACH) as your payment method, you'll see the image below.
Simply choose your bank by clicking on it. If it's not on the list, choose "All other banks".
A) If you choose your bank from the list, a popup window will allow you to log in.
Or, if you have more than one account with the same logins, you can easily choose between them once the details have been entered
B) If your bank is not in the list, simply click on the "All other banks" and you'll be redirected here:
C) If you have made a previous successful Bank Debit (ACH), you'll see a screen with already saved details. To use a different account click on "Use another account".
Note: TransferWise takes security extremely seriously and operates within data usage regulations. All your data is kept strictly secure. Log in details are not saved or accessible by anyone at TransferWise - they are only used to automatically verify your checking account with your bank and are not manually accessible in any capacity.