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Mumbai: ICICI Bank today announced the launch of an online solution to help its customers carry out SWIFT based inward remittances in a faster and hassle-free manner. Named, ‘Smart Wire’, the facility allows both NRIs and resident customers to undertake inward remittance transactions in an online and paperless way. 

ICICI Bank is the first bank in the country to introduce this faster online solution to receive inward wire remittances.

The industry-first facility enables the beneficiary to initiate the wire transfer request, submit online declaration / documents, block the exchange rates in advance and track the status of the transaction. Through this facility, accurate information related to the beneficiary, purpose of the inward remittance and declaration, where required, are captured in advance and shared with the remitter instantly. This facilitates seamless processing of the remittance and saves time of the beneficiary who can use this facility for various purposes of remittances including family maintenance and savings, personal gift / financial support, NRE/ NRO repatriation, salary, business and management consultancy.

Speaking on the initiative, Sriram H. Iyer, Head - International Banking Group, ICICI Bank said, “We, at ICICI Bank, are committed to offer enhanced convenience to our customers through innovative products and services at the fastest possible speed, with the highest level of security. With the launch of ‘Smart Wire’ facility, which is an industry-first initiative, we are offering our NRI and resident customers a unique combination of speed and an enriched experience of executing a cross-border transaction. We believe this new facility will help our customers to conveniently carry out quick and hassle-free money transfers."

Smart Wire’ facility: Key features

  • Online submission of details: The beneficiary can generate pre-filled wire transfer request form online
  • Digital declarations: For seamless processing of the transaction, the facility enables beneficiary to submit required details/declarations online while initiating wire transaction
  • Block exchange rates: The beneficiary can block exchange rate for the expected inward wire transfer. The deal booking facility is available for USD, EUR, GBP, AED, CAD, SGD and AUD
  • Online tracking: The beneficiary can also track the transactions online by logging in internet banking portal anytime and anywhere
  • Email request to remitter: Once the beneficiary initiates the remittance request, the remitter gets complete details of the wire transfer immediately via system generated email

Customers can avail the ‘Smart Wire’ facility by logging into internet banking platform.

ICICI Bank Smart Wire’ facility: How it works?

 

  • Login to Internet Banking Go to ‘Payments & Transfer’ tab Click on ‘Inward Remittance’ tab.
  • Select the Account Number where funds are expected/to be credited and click on ‘Generate request’
  • Select the appropriate mode of payment and provide the remittance details.

-For NRI customers you can also place a request to book a deposit (FCNR/NRE/NRO)

  • Fill up the declaration (if any) and generate the pre-filled wire transfer request form.

-A pre-filled form along with the complete details will be sent to the Account holders registered e-mail ID.

-Account holder has to share these details to the remitter for initiating the money transfer.

  • Now remitter can instantly transfer the funds from overseas bank as per the pre-filled form.

 

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