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Standard International Transfer ("StandardAuslandsüberweisung")

Main features

  • For transfers in any currency.
  • Any amount.
  • Worldwide.

A standard international transfer is an order given by the payer to debit a specified amount to the payer's account and credit it to the recipient's account.

The easiest way to give instructions for an international transfer is by using an "International Transfer Order" form.
Forms are available at any branch and you can also download the form from this website. If a typewriter or a PC is used for completing the form, the payment can be processed quickly.
An international transfer can be made to the debit of a euro account or of a credit balance in foreign currency.

Transfers can also be made without using an account (cash payment at the bank counter).
Instructions can be issued in the form of a payment order or as a cheque payment.

Instructions for international payments can also be given via OnlineBanking or TelefonBanking.

Charges for international transfers

  • "Free of charge for the beneficiary" = charges of the payer's bank and of the recipient's bank are borne by the payer (e.g. payments to public authorities, health insurance and pension insurance institutions, congress fees).
  • "Free of charge for the payer" = if the payer pays only the effective amount to be transferred, the domestic charges will also be debited to the account of the foreign recipient.

IBAN calculator

Bank Austria has decided not to make available an IBAN calculator. Tests of IBAN calculators made available by banks and other providers have shown that input mistakes – e.g. input of a 9-digit account number – can lead to wrong results. In such cases, payment orders cannot be executed at the same price as domestic transfers, or not at all. Therefore the recipient should be contacted directly to find out the IBAN of his/her account.

You can use the 24h ServiceLine (within Austria: 050505 25) around the clock to enquire for an IBAN at Bank Austria. For any such enquiry, a correct 11-digit Bank Austria account number must be indicated.