Making payments

Making international payments

  • Log on to NetBank or CommBiz to send funds in over 30 currencies to a beneficiary’s bank account
  • Payment is sent electronically as cleared funds
  • Funds are usually available to your beneficiary within 2 to 3 business days
  • Currency cut-off times, which determine whether a payment may be held over to the following day due to time-zone differences, apply
  • Extended cut-off times are provided, allowing later payments that are still sent on the same day
  • Receipt of funds is subject to domestic regulations and individual bank practices in the beneficiary’s country
  • Additional fee, to cover overseas banks charges, can be paid upfront in CommBiz for selected countries and currencies

Receiving payments

Receiving international payments

  • Overseas payments are processed in one of the following ways:
    • As per the instruction from the remitter – i.e., payments will only be credited to the account specified by the remitter
    • If the payment is in a foreign currency and the account to be credited is in another currency, the carded rate will be applied to amounts less than or equal to A$250,000
    • If the payment is in a foreign currency and the account to be credited is in another currency, a dealer’s rate will be applied for amounts over A$250,000
  • Before overseas payments are processed, you will need to provide:
    • CommBank's SWIFT code: CTBAAU2S
    • 14 digit account number, account name and account address
  • Fees and charges apply when making or receiving international money transfers, or when initiating an enquiry, cancellation or amendment
  • An alternative way to receive money from overseas is to open a foreign currency account that will:
    • Let you hold funds in the remitted currency
    • Provide the flexibility to either hold the funds or convert them when you choose 

New CommBiz International Payments Platform

The new CommBiz International Payments Platform lets you use your AUD and Foreign Currency Accounts, to access real-time foreign exchange rates for over 30 currencies, settle transactions on the same day, and make payments 24 hours a day – Monday to Friday.

Products & services

  • Make and receive payments in foreign currency 
  • Manage exchange risk.

Foreign cheques are an alternative way to receive funds from overseas . Visit your nearest branch for more information.