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Foreign Transfer Online

Send money overseas anytime, from anywhere!
A new service available through Horizon’s internet banking.

You can now use Horizon’s internet banking service to reliably and conveniently send money overseas to more than 200 countries and territories, in over 130 different currencies.

If you can’t make it into a branch, or need to send money overseas on the fly, you can easily make an International Telegraphic Transfer (TT) using HandyNet (online banking) via your computer or laptop. The funds will be in the currency of the country to which you are sending.

Simply log on to HandyNet, go to the Payments tab and select International Transfer. The country specific information and ‘help text’ will guide you through your transfer from start to finish.

Security

As an added security measure you must be registered for SMS One Time Password in HandyNet. This means that every transfer attempted on your account will require a code (that is sent to your mobile phone) to be entered before the transfer can commence. To register for SMS One Time Password log onto HandyNet and choose Setup Security Options.

What is a Telegraphic Transfer (TT)?
A Telegraphic Transfer (also known as a “Wire”) is an electronic transfer of funds directly credited to a beneficiary’s overseas bank account. A choice of more than 130 currencies is offered - click here for more details.

Why should I use a TT?

  • In most cases a TT is the quickest way to send funds abroad (a TT will normally take one to two business days* to reach the beneficiary), and is a reliable way to send funds to a bank account internationally.
  • Sending a TT in the beneficiary’s currency is usually more cost effective and helps ensure the funds are credited more quickly, as the payment can go “straight through” – use the drop down below for more details.
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What details do I need to send a TT?

  • You will need to provide full details of the beneficiary's bank account, including their IBAN (International Bank Account Number) if they are in Europe.
  • To comply with Australian Government regulations you must also provide the beneficiary's full street address.
  • Please note that TT’s are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees are out of Horizon Credit Union and Western Union Business Solutions control. Given that a network of banks is used to complete your telegraphic transfer, the time it takes for your payment to be credited cannot be guaranteed.

*Please note that TT’s are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees, and payment delays, are out of our control.

Click here to view the Miscellanous Fee for Telegraphic Transfer in foreign amount 

Drafts

Drafts are like an international bank cheque, made out to the beneficiary in their local currency. You can send them in the mail so they're ideal if you want to enclose the payment with a card or letter. Drafts are also a good option if you don't have the beneficiary's bank account details. Drafts are available in a wide range of currencies.

International Transfers (to Horizon)

Otherwise known as SWIFT/IPEX/RTGS

When someone wishes to transfer money from overseas to a Horizon account quickly, the preferred method of transfer is SWIFT or IPEX or RTGS. The information needed by the transferor will be as follows:

*Swift Code: CUSCAU2S - when sending a SWIFT from Europe or the UK use CUSCAU2SXXX if the sending institution requires an 11 digit SWIFT code.

Beneficiary Bank: Cuscal Limited

**BSB: 802 124

*Account Number: Member number / account number of beneficiary

**Institution Name: Horizon Credit Union

Institution Address: 27 Stewart Street, Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia

Email Addressinfo@horizon.org.au

(Note: Some institutions may not require address or email. BSB and Institution Name are preferred. The minimum requirement is normally BSB or Institution Name).

  Additional Information
Ask Horizon CUCall 1300 366 565

*Please note that TT's are sent via a network of correspondent banks, which sometimes levy a small handling charge on your payment. Any such fees, and payment delays, are out of our control.
**Check with the financial institution for current fees.
The financial products (Drafts and Telegraphic Transfers) referred to in this communication are provided by Western Union Business Solutions (Australia) Pty Ltd ABN 24 150 129 749 AFSL 40409, trading as Western Union Business Solutions (“WUBS”), under its agreement(s) with Horizon Credit Union. Fees & Charges and Terms & Conditions apply.
It's important for you to consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (“PDS”) and any other relevant WUBS documents before you decide whether or not a financial product is right for you. A Draft PDS is available for each financial product issued by WUBS from Horizon Credit Union or on the compliance section of our website http://business.westernunion.com.au/about/compliance/. Any advice provided above is general and does not take account of your personal objectives, financial situation or needs.
This communication has been prepared solely for informational purposes and does not in any way create any binding obligations. The relationship relating to the financial products referred to in this communication are solely between you and Horizon Credit Union. No representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, are made in this communication.
Western Union Business Solutions is an operating division of the Western Union Company. Western Union is the issuer of the financial products referred to in this communication.