Qonto allows you to make transfers from most countries in the world, in most currencies, via the SWIFT network (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication).
What does that mean? 🤔
It’s possible to send Zlotys (PLN) to Spain, or Yens (JPY) to Belgium. You can, of course, also send US Dollars (USD) to the United States, or Sterling Pounds (GBP) to the United Kingdom. Your choice.
However, it’s not possible to send Euros (EUR), to the United States for example. On the other hand, it is possible to make transfers in the SEPA zone, in Euro, by following the SEPA transfer procedure.
👉 See below In which currencies and to which countries ?
What is the fee?
The fees for SWIFT transfers applied will be as follow : 5€ for ALL PLANS and decreasing percentage according to the plan you chose.
Solo - Basic: 1%
Solo - Smart: 0.9%
Solo - Premium: 0.8%
Team - Essential: 1%
Team - Business: 0.75%
Team - Entreprise: 0.5%
💡Good to know: the exchange rate indicated will in most cases be the rate applied to the transaction, but in rare cases it may be a different rate.
It can also happen if you delay in validating the transfer or if a request for information is sent to you by our Compliance department.
What's the receiving time? ⏱
The time to receive a SWIFT transfer is 5 business days. There is no bank exchange on weekends. Different time zones can also affect the delay of transmission and reception of the transfer.
👆Good to know:
SWIFT transfers can be submitted during markets open hours only.
This means that most of banks don’t process transfers during weekends and bank holidays. In a case of SWIFT transfers, please keep in mind that you have several holidays around the world, where banks are not working. Your transfers will be processed the next open day during markets open hours.
At this day, your Qonto account does not allow you to transfer currencies to individuals abroad. In case you want to pay an individual, please provide a contractual agreement that highlights the payment purpose. Your transfer might be declined if supporting documentation is not provided, and the euro equivalent might be affected when we credit back your account.
List of accepted currencies ✅ (outgoing SWIFT transfers)
United Arab Emirates Dirham
Chinese Yuan (Renminbi)
Hong Kong dollar
New Zealand dollar
United States Dollar
South African Rand
List of accepted countries ✅ (outgoing SWIFT transfers)
United Arab Emirates
How can I initiate a SWIFT transfer?
Go to the Business Account section
Click on the Transfers tab and click on Make a transfer
Select International transfer in foreign currency
In case you have several accounts, select the one you want to debit;
Select a beneficiary or enter the information about a new beneficiary: complete name as indicated on the RIB (name/first name / company name), IBAN, VAT rate, Category or Associated labels, etc. We will save this beneficiary automatically so that you won't have to create it again.
Select Bank country and Currency
Enter the transfer reference and amount;
Add an Attachment such as a bank statement or an invoice, so the transfer can be verified
💡 Once you have validated your transfer, if you realize that you have made an error with the beneficiary, a simple modification will not be sufficient (our system will not take it into account).
It is necessary to cancel the transfer (contact our support if necessary), delete the beneficiary from your list, and create a new one.
You can then make your transfer by choosing the updated beneficiary.
You have other options in order to personalise your transfer. Click on the toggles of the following options you want to use:
Beneficiary notification, in case you want us to send an email to the beneficiary with transfer details
Bookkeeping details, which allows you to define beneficiary VAT rate, custom labels in case you have it in your price plan, and a note to remember what this transfer is about
Click on Continue
Take a last look on the transfer details, and click on Submit
You will probably be asked to confirm the operation with you mobile phone
💡 Please keep in mind that a minimum amount will be necessary in order to execute some swift-out transfers, around 10€ for all currencies / 36€ for Kenyan Shillings.