United Overseas Bank (Singapore) Wire Transfer

Wire transfer is the fastest mode of receiving money in your United Overseas Bank (UOB) (Singapore) account from abroad. You can receive money into your United Overseas Bank 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 UOB Singapore

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 Singapore) 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 United Overseas Bank account, please provide the following wire instructions to the sending financial institution:

Bank Name: United Overseas Bank
SWIFT BIC Code for United Overseas Bank: For United Overseas Bank, this code is UOVBSGSG
Beneficiary Account Number: Your complete United Overseas Bank 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 United Overseas Bank 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 UOB Singapore

International Incoming Wire Transfer Fees for United Overseas Bank is as follows:

Inward Telegraphic Transfer Cost
Credit to an account holder S$10 or equivalent
plus agent charges if any
Credit to a non-account holder
In Singapore Dollar S$20 or equivalent
In Foreign Currency 1/8%, min. S$10 plus cable charges
plus agent charges if any

Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for UOB Singapore

International Outgoing Wire Transfer Fees for United Overseas Bank is as follows:

Outward Telegraphic Transfer Cost
Debit S$ account with UOB 1/8%, min. S$10 max. S$100 plus cable charges
plus agent charges if any
Debit Global Currency Account
in a different currency
1/8%, min. S$10 max. S$100 plus cable charges
plus agent charges if any
Debit Global Currency Account
in the same currency
1/8%, min. S$10 max. S$300 plus cable charges
plus agent charges if any

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 UOB Singapore

1. The Cut-off Times for UOB 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.