Overseas Transfers / Currency

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Transfer Money Overseas

Telegraphic Transfer

A Telegraphic Transfer (T/T) also known as a International Money Transfer (IMT) from Border Bank, is a secure and convenient electronic transfer of funds to a nominated overseas account at another financial institution.

Border Bank have partnered with Western Union Business Solutions, which means you can send money to over 130 countries across the globe in the destination currency.

Overseas Drafts

An Overseas Draft is a bank cheque that can be drawn in foreign currency, or Australian Dollars, and deposited at an overseas financial institution. (May be subject to clearance period in country of deposit.) It is a traditional and simple method of making foreign payments which is still favoured by many Members.

Travel with Money Overseas

Cash Passport™ Platinum Mastercard®


The Cash Passport™ Platinum Mastercard® available from Border Bank is a great way to travel overseas with money.

If you are travelling overseas either for work or for leisure purposes, Cash Passport is the ideal way to carry your travel spending money.

It is accepted at over 29 million MasterCard retailers globally and it allows you access to your money in local currency from over 1.9 million MasterCard ATMs worldwide.

Receive Money from Overseas

Border Bank can assist you when receiving payments from overseas in a foreign currency. We can help you determine the best way to handle these payments and provide the services to deposit them into your Border Bank Account.

Telegraphic Transfer

In general, the quickest and most convenient way for someone to send you funds from overseas is via a Telegraphic Transfer.

If you’re receiving a large amount of money, we recommend you request a Telegraphic Transfer for security and speed.

Foreign Currency Cheques (Cash Letters)

Many entities overseas still choose to send people in Australia a foreign payment in the form of a Foreign Draft or a Foreign Cheque. This is known as a Cash Letter.

Cash Letters are foreign Cheques or foreign drafts drawn on a bank in the same foreign country. Border Bank can exchange these documents into Australian dollars on your behalf. Clearance time for funds being converted into Australian dollars can vary, contact your local Branch for clearance time frames.

International Collections

International Collection items are foreign currency cheques or drafts drawn on a bank not in the same country as the currency of issue. With items such as these, Border Bank will send this item off for collection, clearance time for funds being converted into Australian dollars can vary, contact your local Branch for clearance time frames.

Other Foreign Money Services

Foreign Cash

Choice of over 35 currencies available
Convenient: Ideal for arrival overseas to pay for taxis, tips etc
Save on fees: No need to go to banks or bureaux

This service is currently unavailable

Terms & Conditions

Effective Date: 1 July 2015.

Western Union Terms and Conditions