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If you're travelling overseas and taking your mobile phone with you, you'll still be able to use mobile banking and receive your one-time-password for transactions. If you're using an international mobile number we won't be able to send you your one-time password to this number. If you're not taking your mobile phone with you just call us on 13 1905 before you go and we'll make other arrangements for you. Please note international roaming charges may apply if you receive an SMS while you're overseas.

To start the process of receiving money from overseas, complete this online form

In it, you will need to:

  • Choose the country from which you are receiving funds
  • Complete the relevant information in the form and submit.

You will then be presented with the PDF deposit instructions. Please save this for your reference.

The best way to contact us from overseas is by phoning +61 7 3845 4851. For general queries, you may email us at banking@racq.com.au. For other contact options, visit our Contact page.

A SWIFT code (Also known as a BIC code) is an international bank-identifying code. RACQ Bank uses SWIFT codes to send money to overseas banks. When making an overseas transfer, you will need to know the SWIFT/BIC code of the bank you wish to send money to.

 

An IBAN, or International Bank Account Number, is a code used to process international payments, typically within Europe.

International payments from Australian accounts to IBAN-recognised countries will require a valid IBAN. IBANs tend to be very long, so make sure you have the correct information before transferring.

The Cash Passport Platinum is a card which you can load your travel funds on to and use to make purchases or foreign cash withdrawals abroad as you would a regular debit card. 

Added benefits such as security, free global Wi-Fi access, PayPass functionality, automatic conversion across 11 currencies and support if you need it make the Cash Passport Platinum a must-have for the savvy traveller.

Grab a Cash Passport Platinum at your local RACQ Bank branch.
For a full run-down of fees and charges for using your credit card overseas, view the Credit Card Rate and Fee Guide.
 

Visa Debit card transactions made overseas incur a $4.50 transaction fee and 3% of the value of transaction fee.

View the Fees and charges schedule for more details. 

 

RACQ Bank do not issue travellers’ cheques; however, we offer the Cash Passport Platinum.

The Cash Passport Platinum is a multi-currency card which you can load your travel funds on to and use to make purchases or foreign cash withdrawals abroad as you would a regular debit card. 

Added benefits such as security, free global Wi-Fi access, PayPass functionality, automatic conversion across 11 currencies and support if you need it make the Cash Passport Platinum a must-have for the savvy traveller.

Grab a Cash Passport at your local RACQ Bank branch.

Yes. Your existing Multi Currency Cash Passport is valid for 5 years after purchase. To top up your cash passport online, visit www.cashpassport.com.au. To purchase a new Cash Passport Platinumdrop in to your local RACQ Bank Branch.

Foreign currency exchange rates are primarily determined by supply and demand. Worldwide, banks are constantly buying and selling currencies according to their customers’ needs. If the demand of a certain currency rises of falls, so does its value.  Certain currencies are ‘pegged’ to another currency’s value, a mixture of others, or a different measure of value, such as gold.  

In most cases a Telegraphic Transfer (TT) – also known as a "wire" – is the quickest way to send funds abroad.

A TT will normally take 2-3 business days for major currencies, and up to 10 business days for minor or exotic currencies to reach the beneficiary. Please note no guarantee can be placed on transfer times as we are always reliant on the efficiency of the receiving bank to credit the beneficiary. You may send a TT by visiting your RACQ Bank branch.

Sending a TT in the beneficiary’s currency is usually more cost effective and helps ensure the funds are credited more quickly, as the payment can go "straight through".

A Draft – similar to a bank cheque made out in a foreign currency –  is another way for you to make payments and settle a transaction overseas. Drafts can be sent overseas via mail and are available in a wide range of currencies.  This is also a service which requires you to visit an RACQ Bank Branch offer in-branch only.

For more information on sending money internationally, visit racq.com.au/banking/travel-and-international-services/sending-money.

To get started, you may download and complete the Telegraphic Transfer Form, or our Foreign Bank Draft Order Form for drafts, and bring it along to your nearest RACQ Bank branch.

 

Check out our Inward Payments Form. Here you will find all the information required to complete your transfer overseas.

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You can only create a PayID within mobile or internet banking by linking it to an eligible account. Not available on some accounts.

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