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Cross-border payment

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You can transfer funds to any country of the world

 

You can transfer funds in the required foreign currency to another account opened with a bank that operates abroad. International transfers are available online or at a bank unit of your choice.

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To choose the best way to transfer your money cross-border, consider the destination country, the currency and how fast you need your funds transferred.

This method is used to transfer funds in different currencies to just about all countries in the world. The transfer is performed via correspondent accounts opened with correspondent banks, therefore you have to specify the details of your selected correspondent bank as well as the beneficiary’s account number and the bank’s BIC code.

How to transfer funds?

The most convenient way to transfer money in a foreign currency is via the internet bank:

  • Log in to the internet bank, select “Payments” → “New payment”, complete the required fields of the payment order and confirm the transaction

If you are unable to make the transfer in the internet bank, you can book a meeting at any branch of SEB. Remember to take your personal identity document and fill in the required payment order:

Receiving money

If funds are transferred to you from an account opened with another bank operating abroad, it will be credited to your account on the same day it reaches the SEB. The funds received from another bank after 5.00 p.m. may be credited to the payee's account on the next business day.

Adding beneficiary's address in cross-border payments

Cross-border payments can be forwarded to beneficiary, if the beneficiary’s address is added to the payment order as follows:

  • From 1st of June 2021 to payments to Canada in any currency, and/or to payments in Canadian dollars (CAD) to any country.
  • From 1st of July 2021 to payments to Russia or Ukraine in any currency, and/or to payments in Russian rubles (RUB) to any country.

Beneficiary´s address has to be entered in the corresponding field of payment order or in business customer’s file in case of file import.

Restrictions
Restrictions in making US dollar payments

SEB bank provides US dollar payment service only to persons and companies that have indicated their place of residence or company registration in Estonia. SEB will not be able to make payments in US dollars to other customers due to restrictions imposed by intermediary banks.

For your convenience, we advise you to make money transfers or receive incoming payments in SEB in euros or to execute payment orders in US dollars through a bank in the country of your residence or company registration.

Outgoing payments At a bank office Electronic services (incl. standing payment order, banklink payment)
1. Internal payment (1)
the internal payment on the transfer order EUR 2.30  EUR 0.16
in foreign currency EUR 3 EUR 2
intra-account conversion free of charge free of charge

2. European payment (1,2)

ordinary payment (incl. instant payment (3)) EUR 3.50  EUR 0.38
express payment (4) EUR 35 EUR 30
3. Cross border payment
ordinary payment:

with shared charges (5)

EUR 25 EUR 6

without charges to beneficiary (6)

EUR 45 EUR 26
Urgent payment:

with shared charges (5)

EUR 35 EUR 14
without charges to beneficiary (6) EUR 55 EUR 34
express payment in euros

with shared charges (5)

EUR 35 EUR 30

without charges to beneficiary (6)

EUR 55 EUR 50
express payment in foreign currency (7)

with shared charges (5)

EUR 60 EUR 39

without charges to beneficiary (6)

EUR 80 EUR 59
4. Transfer order for debiting in consolidated amount (8) - EUR 0.16
the internal payment on the transfer order - free of charge
the ordinary European payment on the transfer order EUR 0.38
5. Exchange rates used for executing a payment transaction
an amount corresponding to 10 000 euros or equivalent in other currency transfer purchase or sale rate of the respective currency valid at the bank at the moment of debiting transfer purchase or sale rate of the respective currency valid at the bank at the moment of debiting
an amount starting from 10 000 euros or equivalent in other currency Market rate determined by the bank, if the payment is made on a settlement day from 9.00 to 17.00.
For payments made outside the specified time limit, the transfer purchase or sale rate of the respective currency valid at the bank at the moment of debiting shall be used.
Market rate determined by the bank, if the payment is made on a settlement day from 9.00 to 17.00.
For payments made outside the specified time limit, the transfer purchase or sale rate of the respective currency valid at the bank at the moment of debiting shall be used.

 

(1) Upon compulsory collection (attachment order of a bailiff, tax administrator, other entitled persons) the fee for a payment made at a branch office shall apply.
(2) Payments in euros, shared charges, beneficiary's account number must be indicated with IBAN. If the beneficiary's bank is outside Estonia, the beneficiary's bank must have a correct BIC. The beneficiary's bank is in a member state of the European Union, Island, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, San Marino, the United Kingdom or Monaco.
(3) Instant payments can be made only in electronic channels – in Internet Bank (including import of payments) and SEB mobile app.
(4) Payment originated in euros only to a member state of the Eurozone (Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Spain, Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, France, Germany, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Finland), if the bank has accepted the payment before 17.45. The beneficiary's bank must have a correct BIC and account number must be indicated with IBAN.
(5) If a payment in any currency is made to an European Union Member State, Island, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra, San Marino, the United Kingdom or Monaco and the account number on the payment order is not in the IBAN format, a fee in addition to the above commission fees may be charged in amount, corresponding to 12 euros.
(6) Can be made only to a beneficiary’s bank outside the EEA contracting country. If the actual costs of other payment service providers, participating in processing a cross border payment, exceed EUR 20, the bank may later debit in addition the difference of the commission fees from the client’s account, however not more than within an amount, corresponding to EUR 75. The bank ensures transfer of the cross border payment in full amount from the bank’s correspondent account, however shall not guarantee that the payment is received in the beneficiary’s account in full amount.
(7) Upon agreement with the Markets department.
(8) A transfer order for debiting a consolidated amount can be forwarded from electronic channels via Host to host banking interface and SEB Internet Bank for Business.

The service fee for a cross-border payment has up to three different components depending on the type of payment:
1. the SEB Estonia services fee
2. the services fees of foreign banks
3. the services fees for handling a payment order as an urgent payment

Receivables  
1. Internal free of charge
2. European payment (1) free of charge
3. Cross border payment International (2) EUR 5.75
from the Baltic banks of the SEB Group free of charge

 

(1) Cross-border receivable in euros with shared charges. Beneficiary's account number must be indicated with a proper IBAN and remitter's bank has to be an European bank.
(2) An incoming payment is free of charge if the transfer order has been marked by remitter's bank as "without charges to beneficiary". An exception is a transfer order received from an European bank marked as "without charges to beneficiary", where the remitting bank has not indicated currency conversion.