Answers about Wire Transfers

How much can a bank charge for a wire transfer?

Federal banking laws and regulations do not establish either of the following:

  • the services for which fees may be imposed
  • the maximum amount that national banks can charge for wire transfers

These decisions are made by the bank and, in some instances, are prescribed by State law.

National banks are required to disclose any fees when the deposit account is established. Therefore, you may want to review your account agreement with the bank as well as any current fee schedule.

If you feel that your bank imposes exorbitant wire transfer fees, shop around—and purchase your financial services accordingly.