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Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Overview

Payment Type Priority Regular
Cut off time (UK Time) 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Delivery time frame 0 days 0 days
Maximum payment size No limit CAD 100,000
Payment Scheme SWIFT Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
Destination countries Any (excluding sanctioned) Canada
Traces Yes No
Recalls Yes No
Ultimate payer displayed? Yes No

Required details

Regular Payment

Field Individual Company Permitted Data Notes
Beneficiary Entity Type Yes Yes ‘individual’ or ‘company’ only
Beneficiary First Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Last Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Company Name No Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Address Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary City Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Postcode Yes Yes 1-12 characters*
Beneficiary State or Province Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Country Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Account Number Yes Yes 7-35 digits
Bank Code Yes Yes 3 digits Also known as ‘(Financial) Institution Number’. The Bank Code indicates which bank the payment should be sent to. The full list of Bank Codes is available at Payments Canada.

A combination of Bank Code and Branch Code is often referred to as a Routing Number. A Routing Number takes the format 0XXXYYYYY and is made up of:
  • a leading 0
  • the 3 digit Bank Code (XXX),
  • the 5 digit Branch Code (YYYYY).
A Routing Number of 034300012 represents Bank Code 343, Branch Code 00012.
Branch Code Yes Yes 5 digits Also known as ‘(Financial) Institution Number’. The Bank Code indicates which bank the payment should be sent to. The full list of Bank Codes is available at Payments Canada.

A combination of Bank Code and Branch Code is often referred to as a Routing Number. A Routing Number takes the format 0XXXYYYYY and is made up of:
  • a leading 0
  • the 3 digit Bank Code (XXX),
  • the 5 digit Branch Code (YYYYY).
A Routing Number of 034300012 represents Bank Code 343, Branch Code 00012.
Payment Currency Yes Yes 3 letter ISO currency code
Payment Amount Yes Yes Numeric amount
Payment Reference Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payment Reason Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Entity Type Yes Yes ‘individual’ or ‘company’ only
Payer First Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Payer Last Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Payer Company Name No Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Address Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer City Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Postcode Yes Yes 1-12 characters*
Payer State or Province Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Country Yes Yes 2 letter ISO country code
Payer Date of Birth Yes No ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD).

Priority payment

Field Individual Company Permitted Data Notes
Beneficiary Entity Type Yes Yes ‘individual’ or ‘company’ only
Beneficiary First Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Last Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Company Name No Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Address Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary City Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Beneficiary Postcode Yes Yes 1-12 characters* Only required when sending payments to Canada, Mexico and the USA.
Beneficiary State or Province Yes Yes 1-255 characters* Only required when sending payments to Canada, Mexico and the USA.
Beneficiary Country Yes Yes 2 letter ISO country code
IBAN Yes Yes 15-34 alphanumeric characters; spaces permitted IBAN must be used when sending to all IBAN countries. When sending to non-IBAN countries, account number must be used.
Account Number Yes Yes Varies per destination country When sending to non-IBAN countries, account number must be used. IBAN must be used when sending to all IBAN countries.
CLABE Yes Yes 18 digits CLABE must be used instead of account number or IBAN when sending payments in any currency to Mexico. CLABE is the banking standard for the numbering of bank accounts in Mexico (equivalent to the Account Number in other jurisdictions).
BIC SWIFT Yes Yes Valid ISO 9362 SWIFT BIC code; 8 or 11 alphanumeric characters BIC SWIFT must be used when sending payments to any country except the USA. When sending to the USA, ABA must be used.
ABA Yes Yes 9 digits American banks are identified by a 9 digit ABA number, also known as ‘Routing Number’. The ABA should be valid for FedWIRE payments. Some ABA values are only valid for FedACH payments. Payments to FedACH-only ABAs will fail. The ABA is required for all payments to the USA.
Payment Currency Yes Yes 3 letter ISO currency code
Payment Amount Yes Yes Numeric amount
Payment Reference Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payment Reason Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Entity Type Yes Yes ‘individual’ or ‘company’ only
Payer First Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Payer Last Name Yes No 1-255 characters*
Payer Company Name No Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Address Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer City Yes Yes 1-255 characters*
Payer Postcode Yes Yes 1-12 characters* Only required when sending payments to Canada, Mexico and the USA.
Payer State or Province Yes Yes 1-255 characters* Only required when sending payments to Canada, Mexico and the USA.
Payer Country Yes Yes 2 letter ISO country code
Payer Date of Birth Yes No ISO 8601 format (YYYY-MM-DD).
Payer Identification Type No Yes ‘incorporation_number’ only
Payer Identification Value No Yes 1-255 characters*
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Excel Currencies are a fully Authorised Payment Institution with the UK Financial Conduct Authority. ( Ref: 911228) and HM Revenue & Customs (MSB No: 12190705) as a Money Services Business. Excel Currencies ltd are also members of the UK Money Transfers Association (MTA) and the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP).

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