Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your Bank of China (BOC) account from abroad. You can receive money into your Bank of China account from a foreign country via International wire transfer. The transaction is initiated by the sender through a financial institution, however, you need to provide your banking details to the sender for successful transfer of money.

International Wire Transfer to Bank of China

International wire transfer is one of the fastest way to receive money from foreign countries. Banks use SWIFT network for exchanging messages required for performing international wire transfer. Usually, the receiving bank (in China) and the sending bank (in other country) need to have a direct arrangement in place to start the swift transfer – this is sometimes referred to as correspondent banking.

Incoming International Wire Transfer Instructions

To receive international wire transfer in your Bank of China account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name: Bank of China
SWIFT BIC Code for Bank of China: For Bank of China, this code is BKCHCNBJ
Beneficiary Account Number: Your complete Bank of China account number (including leading zeros, if any)
Beneficiary Name: The full name of your account as it appears on your statement
Beneficiary Address: Your complete address

Outgoing International Wire Transfer Instructions

To send international wire transfer from your Bank of China account, You need to know the following information about the person or company receiving the money:

1. The recipient’s account name and address
2. The recipient’s IBAN or account number
3. The name and address of recipient’s bank – including the BIC (Business Identifier Code) / SWIFT code / clearing code

Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of China

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of China is as follows:

Payment type Cost
International remittance transfer of foreign currencies 1.3‰ of the account transfer amount
(CNY26.00 per transaction at the lowest or CNY260.00 per transaction at the highest)
International remittance T/T (including remittance to Hongkong/Macao/Taiwan) 1‰ of the account transfer amount
(CNY50.00 per transaction at the lowest or CNY260.00 per transaction at the highest)

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of China

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for Bank of China is as follows:

Payment type Cost
International remittance outward transfer account CNY0.50 + CNY T/T fee
(maximally CNY200.00 per transaction)

Apart from the wire transfer fees, if the transfer involves currency conversion, banks make money on currency conversion as well by giving retail conversion rates to you which is usually 1-2% lower than the market rate. We recommend using services like TransferWise for getting best conversion rates with lower wire transfer fees.

Wire Transfer Cutoff Time for Bank of China

1. The Cut-off Times for Bank of China differs. Please visit your nearest branch for cut-off time.
2. Any requests received after cutoff time will normally be processed the next working day.