You may transfer your money - whether it is Hong Kong Dollars or foreign currency - from other local banks directly to your Citi account by following the steps below:
1 Prepare your Citi account details
Bank code: 250 | Branch code: 390
(except accounts opened in Citibank N.A. for which the branch code is 790)
2 Transferring in Hong Kong Dollars may require a different account number from transferring in foreign currencies
- Enter your Citi HKD account number (8 digits)
If your local bank only asks for Bank code and account number without requesting a Branch code separately, you will need to insert your Branch code (i.e. 390 or 790) in front of your Citi account number
- Enter your Citi multi-currency (Call Deposit) bank account number (8 digits)
Are you still not sure what to do? Just logon to your other local bank's online or mobile banking, and then follow the steps below to set the above information as the new payee.
Let’s take the transfer in of USD as an example:
- When you initiate a transfer or add a new payee, make sure that the payee name is the same as the name you previously used to open your account/s at Citi.
- Usually, you can transfer a larger amount of money (up to HK$ 1,000,000 - HK$ 3,000,000, which may vary in different banks) to Citi if you add your Citi account as a registered payee.
- While Citi does not charge any handling fees for inward fund transfers, some banks may charge a fee for foreign currency transfers, especially telegraphic transfers.Depending on the other bank’s supported transfer mode, RMB transfers are usually processed via the FPS network, USD and EUR transfers are usually processed via CHATS, and other currencies are processed via telegraphic transfers.
Need to share your Citi account registered name with others?
You can use either format, ‘Last Name + First Name’ or ‘First Name + Last Name, to receive payments.
For joint accounts, just include the name of any account holders. You can use any one of these – AND, OR, & or / to link up the names for different account holders if you wish to, but always remember to include the name of the Primary Account Holder.
e.g., LEE MAN KWOK AND CHAN TAI MAN