How Do I Send a Wire from My Wells Fargo Account?

When you need to send money to someone, domestic or international, you can wire funds directly from your Wells Fargo deposit account to the recipient's account with just a few clicks of the mouse. Log into your online banking access, enroll in online wires, add the recipient and schedule a transfer. Most transfers are completed within a few minutes, or instantly, with international transfers taking up to 30 minutes to process.

Wells Fargo customers enjoy the convenience of sending both domestic and international wire transfers, but how do you send a wire from your account? You can learn more about account features and services by calling Wells Fargo customer support, and below is what you need to know to complete a wire transfer.

What You Need Before Initiating the Transfer

There are some things you need to know before sending a wire transfer, as listed below:

  • Wells Fargo does place limits on how much can be sent via wire, so make sure you are not exceeding the limit.
  • Wire transfers can be completed online.
  • You will need the recipient's name and address, the name and address of their bank, and a valid contact phone number.
  • For domestic transfers, you must have the recipient's routing and account number.
  • For international transfer, you must have the bank's SWIFT or BIC code along with the recipient's International Bank Account Number (IBAN).
  • Transfers to Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India, Mexico or New Zealand require additional codes.
  • Some countries require the sender to list the purpose for the transfer as well.

Sending a Wire

To send a wire from your Wells Fargo account, do the following:

  1. Log into your Wells Fargo online bank account via computer or mobile app.
  2. Select "Transfers and Pay."
  3. Enroll in "Online Wires."
  4. Add the information on the recipient.
  5. Select the account from which the funds will be drafted.
  6. Enter the wire amount.
  7. Add additional information or code required.
  8. Review your wire transfer information and click "Continue" if the information is correct.
  9. Check your account for status updates to make sure the wire was successful. Status updates could be one of the following: scheduled, pending, completed, failed, canceled or returned.

Additional Information

Wire transfers still in the scheduled status can be canceled; however, depending on when the transfer is requested and if it is domestic or international will determine the window of opportunity to cancel a wire. Domestic wires can be instantaneous, and international wires can take up to 30 minutes to complete.

Wiring money to someone can be done quickly online. If you have difficulties completing a wire, you can visit a Wells Fargo branch location or call customer service for assistance or additional information.

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