Wire transfers, or KTT transfers, are a secure way to transfer large amounts of money internationally
There is no exclusive list of banks that do KTT (Knowledge Transfer). KTT is a term used by the academic community to refer to the transfer of knowledge, so there may be some confusion as to the correct term. As for international bank transfers, many banks around the world offer this service, either through their online platform or at a physical branch.
Some of the larger banks that offer KTT transfers include Citibank, Bank of America, HSBC, Chase and Wells Fargo, although the availability of specific services varies by country and region. It is necessary to contact each bank in order to find out which banks make KTT transfers.
KTT or wire transfer payments are generally made with MT 103 and MT 202, or MT103-202 forms.
MT 103 is a one-time direct payment. MT 202 is an interbank order from a correspondent bank confirming the sending bank's obligation to honor the beneficiary or receiving bank. MT 103-202s are widely used around the world to fulfill investment opportunities, trade obligations or payments to beneficiaries.
They can also be structured to establish private financial arrangements and private placements. This message is sent directly or on behalf of the originating institution, or through correspondents, to the beneficiary institution's financial institution. All parties identified in the message must be financial institutions.
What is a telegraphic transfer?
A telegraphic transfer is a method of transferring money between accounts using wires, radio or telephone. The term "telegraphic" refers to when transfers were made by telex. Today, money transfers are done electronically through the SWIFT network, but the term telegraphic transfers is still used interchangeably with wire transfers and means any electronic transfer of funds. Telegraphic transfer, also known as international bank transfer or KTT transfer, is a method used in some countries such as the United Kingdom and Hong Kong to move money between financial institutions in order to get the amount to the desired destination. This process involves the electronic transfer of funds between correspondent banks until the money reaches its final destination.
How are wire transfers different from bank transfers?
Technically, there is no difference between a telegraphic money transfer and a wire transfer. When you make an international money transfer through your bank, you are sending your money as a telex transfer. In the U.S., the most commonly used term for this is a wire transfer, while in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K., it is more often called a telegraphic transfer.
How do wire transfers work?
A telegraphic transfer occurs electronically and works by transferring money between different banks until it reaches its destination. Once the transfer is initiated at the originating bank, the money passes between banks with pre-existing relationships. These banks are known as correspondent banks. Each of the intermediary banks in this process will have their own processing time and fees, which can make wire transfers of money slow and expensive depending on your transfer route.
How much do wire transfers cost?
The cost of a wire transfer will depend on several factors, including the amount you are transferring and the currencies involved. Each money transfer goes through several banks, which means that each of the intermediary banks may charge a fee. Typically, you may have to pay a sending fee, an intermediary bank commission, an exchange rate margin and a receiving fee. Therefore, the total cost can add up quickly and the total money that arrives in the beneficiary's account may be much less than expected.
How fast are wire transfers?
Generally, a telegraphic transfer takes 2 to 4 days to complete, depending on several factors, including the origin and destination of the transfer, the currencies involved and the amount being transferred. However, in some cases, same-day transfers are possible, but this is not true for all transfers and is generally limited to more common currency routes. In some currency routes, the transfer may take up to a week.