Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your KfW Bankengruppe (Germany) account from abroad. You can receive money into your KfW Bankengruppe 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 KfW Bankengruppe

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 Germany) 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 KfW Bankengruppe account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name: KfW Bankengruppe Germany
SWIFT BIC Code for KfW Bankengruppe: For KfW Bankengruppe, this code is KFWIDEFF
Bank Address: Your complete bank branch address
Beneficiary Account Number: Your complete KfW Bankengruppe 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 KfW Bankengruppe 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 KfW Bankengruppe Germany

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for KfW Bankengruppe is as follows:

Payment type Cost
Inward Remittance Waived

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for KfW Bankengruppe Germany

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for KfW Bankengruppe is as follows:

Payment type Cost
Outward Remittance Waived

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 KfW Bankengruppe Germany

1. The Cut-off Times for KfW Bankengruppe 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.