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Ready. Aim. Wire.

WIRE INSTRUCTIONS

Rocket-Fast Money Wires with NASA Federal 

Whether you're sending money within the states or across oceans, we'll help get your funds where they need to be, fast and secure.

The information needed to perform your wire transfer depends on:

  • Whether you are sending or receiving funds
  • The final destination of the funds


Simply follow the step-by-step instructions below to begin your wire transfer. If you need assistance, please call us at 1-888-NASA FCU or view our FAQs.

Submit icon 2-color_67x54  Step 2:  Submit Wire Transfer

We offer 3 easy ways to submit your Wire Transfer:

  • Complete via eBranch (easiest/fastest)
    • - In eBranch, select "Transfers," then "Send a Wire"

  • Visit a Branch

     
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    DOMESTIC WIRE INSTRUCTIONS

    Domestic Transfers

    Safely and securely transfer funds within the United States and territories. 
    There is a $15 fee for this service.

    Here's what you'll need:

     

    Your Information

    • Name
    • Address
    • Account Number


    Payee Information

    • Name
    • Payee Address (P.O. Box not accepted)
    • Account Number
    • Account Type (checking, savings, brokerage, etc.)

     

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    Transfer Information

    • Transfer Amount
    • Wire Purpose
    • Additional Wiring Instructions (if applicable)


    Receiving Financial Institution Information

    • Name & Address
    • Routing Number (ABA)
    • Corresponding or Intermediary Bank Name & Routing Number (if applicable)
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    INTERNATIONAL WIRE INSTRUCTIONS

    International Transfers

    To wire funds overseas, you can send the money in U.S. dollars or foreign currency. Please contact the payee for their financial institution's wiring instructions to ensure the money reaches the intended destination. There is a $60 fee for this service.

    Here's what you'll need:

     

    Your Information

    • Name
    • Address
    • Account Number


    Payee Information

    • Name
    • Address (P.O. Box not accepted)
    • Account Number
    • Account Type (checking, savings, brokerage, etc.)
    • International Bank Account Number (IBAN) or Clave Bancaria Estandarizada (CLABE)

     

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    Transfer Information

    • Transfer Amount
    • Wire Purpose
    • Any Remarks Needed On Wire
    • Any Additional Wiring Instructions
    • Currency Type


    Receiving Financial Institution Information

    • Name & Address (P.O. Box not accepted)
    • SWIFT or Business Identifier Code (BIC)
    • Corresponding or Intermediary Bank Name & Routing Number (if applicable)
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    REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR RECIPIENTS

    Required Information for Recipients

    Please note, NASA Federal only receives U.S. currency. For international transfers, we ask that you instruct the sending financial institution to use a corresponding bank to facilitate the transfer to your account, as NASA Federal is not part of the SWIFT network.

    Here's what you'll need:

     

    • Member Name
    • Member Account Number
    • Our Name & Address: NASA Federal Credit Union  |  P.O. Box 1588  |  Bowie, MD 20717-1588
      • Our ABA/Routing Number: 255077833
      • Any Special Wiring Instructions

       

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      FAQs

      What is a Wire Transfer?

      A wire transfer is a type of electronic payment service for transferring funds between financial institutions via wire through the Federal Reserve, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) network or the Clearing House Interbank Payment System (CHIPS).

      While NASA Federal only handles wire transfers through the Federal Reserve System, we are able to process international wire transfers through our dedicated correspondent bank.

      What are SWIFT, BIC, IBAN and CLABE number and where can I find them?

      The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) and Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) are used to locate and identify financial institutions primarily overseas.

      An International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is a series of alphanumeric characters that uniquely identifies an account held predominately by banks in Eurozone countries. Clave Bancaria Estandarizada (CLABE) is a standard 18-digit number for bank accounts in Mexico.

      You can obtain any of these numbers by asking the intended payee for their wiring instructions.

      How are exchange rates calculated for sending funds in foreign currency?

      We partner with a correspondent bank to provide exchange rates for converting funds. This rate factors the cost of exchanging the funds in addition to the actual exchange rate. Prior to sending funds to be converted, you'll be quoted an exchange rate, which will include the total amount to be received. At this point, you'll have the option to agree to or decline the quoted rate. Once agreed to and authorized by you, the rate is "locked" in and will be sent according to that agreed upon rate.

      Can I cancel a wire?

      Yes, we can cancel the wire if it's still at NASA Federal. Please call us at 1-888-NASA-FCU (627-2328) to cancel your transaction.

      If your wire has already been processed, please call us at 1-888-NASA-FCU (627-2328) to review options to retrieve.

      Federal law requires that we obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. As such, we ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also request to see your driver's license and/or other identifying documentation. Additional information may also be required, depending on the country to which you're sending funds. There may be a delay in the transferring of funds as a result of this verification.

       

      Confidential information such as account numbers and social security numbers should not be sent by email for security reasons. Instead, please contact us directly at 1-888-NASA-FCU, send us a secure message through eBranch Online Banking or Mobile Banking, or visit your nearest branch.

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