Q1. What happens if the payment instruction has missing, unclear or incorrect information?
||If the inward or outward payment instruction
has missing, unclear or incorrect
information, Standard Chartered will seek
clarification from you, the applicant, unless we
believe the information can be corrected
without referring to you. Standard Chartered
will also advise you (the authorised operators
of the account as specified in the account
opening documents) if a new instruction is to
be submitted. If the payment instruction is not
in compliance with local/Standard Chartered
Group policies, Standard Chartered will advise
you to cancel the payment instruction. For
inward payment instructions, funds will be
returned to the remitter accordingly. In some
cases, the instruction may be rejected and
returned to you.
Q2. Can I amend or cancel instructions after I have sent them to Standard Chartered?
Once an instruction has been submitted to
Standard Chartered, it cannot be amended.
You will need to submit a written request
signed by the authorised account signatories to
cancel the original payment instruction.
Standard Chartered cannot act on telephone,
e-mail or verbal requests to cancel payment
While Standard Chartered will try to act on your
request to stop or cancel your payment
applications, we cannot always do so as the
payment instruction may have already been
processed by the time we receive the
cancellation instruction. To avoid duplication of
payment instructions, please submit new
instructions only after the cancellation of the
previous instructions has been confirmed by
Q3. Can Standard Chartered recall funds after the payment has been processed?
Once a payment has been processed, the funds have
been remitted. Therefore, Standard Chartered can
only contact the receiving bank to recall the payment
instructions. The success of any such recall depends
on a number of factors that are outside Standard
Chartered’s control, such as exchange control
restrictions in other countries, availability of funds in
the beneficiary’s account, policies of the receiving
bank, etc. There is also no specific timeframe within
which funds that are recalled may be returned. In
many cases, payments may be returned after several
weeks. The receiving bank may also levy a charge for
processing/returning the funds.
Therefore, please ensure you double-check to
confirm the payment details are accurate before
sending the instruction to Standard Chartered.
Q4. If I am expecting an inward remittance crediting my account
maintained with Standard Chartered, how can I check if I
have received the funds? Will I be notified of the funds
credited to my account?
Standard Chartered’s electronic banking platform,
Straight2Bank, allows you to receive electronic bank
statements which capture inward remittance
transactions. Alternatively, our e-mail notification
service highlights all inward remittances credited to
your account. Your Client Services Representative will
be glad to provide details about these services and
Q5. Will I receive a notice when inward remittance transactions are
sent to my account with Standard Chartered?
Yes, Standard Chartered will send you a credit advice
for these transactions.
Q6. What information does my remitter need for them to make a
payment to my Standard Chartered account?
Please advise the remitter to provide the following
information to the sending bank:
• Account Name: (the account name that has been
maintained in Standard Chartered’s records)
• Account Number: (your Standard Chartered
• Bank Name: Standard Chartered
• Bank Address: (Go to
for list of Standard Chartered’s address)
• Standard Chartered SWIFT BIC code (Go to
for list of Standard Chartered’s SWIFT BIC codes)
• Standard Chartered’s corresponding agent bank
• Sender Name: Remitter’s Name
Q7. What is an IBAN and why do I need to provide this information
when I make a payment through Standard Chartered?
An IBAN is the International Bank Account Number that
banks in the European Union and many other countries
have adopted in order to ensure efficient processing of
transactions. Failure to provide the correct IBAN will
cause a processing delay or rejection of the transaction
by the receiving bank.
Please go to the following website for more information
on what the IBAN is and countries where IBAN is
required. You will also find the IBAN Checker tool that
will help you determine the correct IBAN for your
Q8. What are the available methods of making cross-border
payments with Standard Chartered?
||Wire transfer to an overseas beneficiary account. May
incur fees such as correspondent bank, beneficiary
bank and repair charges.
|Demand Draft (over the counter)
||International bank cheque handed to you at our
counter that you can deliver to your beneficiary for
|Demand Draft (courier)
||International bank cheque sent to the designated
address via local courier.
|Demand Draft (beneficiary)
||International bank cheque sent to your overseas
beneficiary via international courier services.
||Please contact your nearest Client Services
Representative for more details on the options available
in your country.
Q9. How will I know the status of my payment that had been made?
Straight2Bank users will be able to view the status of
their transactions online.
Manual transaction status can be found by contacting
your nearest Client Services Representative.
Note that Standard Chartered will only be able to update
you on outbound payment status. Payment receipt must
be confirmed by the correspondent bank.
Q10. When will beneficiaries receive the funds if I make a
crossborder payment to an overseas account today?
When the beneficiary receives the funds depends on the
processing time of the intermediary bank(s)/beneficiary
bank or its branches. Normally it takes one to four
business day(s) for beneficiaries to receive the funds.
However, it may take longer time for payment to countries
• exchange controls are in place;
• it is the receiving bank's requirement to release funds
upon contact with the beneficiary; or
• the payment has to go through a number of banks
To ensure the remittance can be processed accurately
and efficiently throughout the payment chain, please
provide the correct SWIFT Bank Identifier Code/domestic
clearing number of the relevant beneficiary bank
branch/IBAN, if applicable.
Q11. How much will the beneficiary bank and correspondent bank
charge for the remittance?
Each bank has its own tariff and the pricing is subject to
change. Please contact your nearest Standard Chartered
Client Services Representative for more information.
Q12. After I place a payment instruction, when will the funds be
debited from my account?
The funds will be debited from your indicated account on
the same day your application is received, or the next
business day as per submission and processing cutoff
times. Please contact your nearest Client Services
Representative for the cutoff time details applicable to
Q13. What do the abbreviations BEN/SHA/OUR mean?
When payments are made locally and overseas, charges
are imposed by various banks, such as the remitting
bank, the beneficiary bank, the intermediary bank, etc.
These charges can be paid or settled in one of the
1. BEN: Charges are borne by the beneficiary.
The beneficiary bears all charges of the banks
engaged in the transfer of the payment. You only pay
the remittance amount. All charges (Standard
Chartered’s as well those of the intermediary bank,
beneficiary bank, etc.) will be deducted from the
remittance amount and the beneficiary will receive the
2. SHA: Charges are shared.
You pay Standard Chartered’s charges and the
remittance amount. Your beneficiary bears the
charges of all the other banks (the intermediary
bank, beneficiary bank, etc.). The beneficiary will
receive the remaining balance.
This is the most common type of charge, where
each party bears their respective charges.
3. OUR: Charges are borne by the remitter.
You bear all charges of the payment, which
includes the remittance amount, Standard
Chartered’s charges, as well as all the other
banks' fees (intermediary bank, beneficiary bank,
etc.), so the beneficiary receives the complete
payment. Standard Chartered will debit your
account for payment of the charges after the
exact amount has been identified.
In the case where Standard Chartered has an
OUR arrangement with our correspondent bank,
we will debit the agent charges upfront. However,
Standard Chartered will not be held liable if our
correspondent or the beneficiary's bank does not
follow the instructions or if full payment fails to
reach the beneficiary's account for any other
Q14. Which fields are compulsory on the Telegraphic Transfer (TT)
To ensure that your application is processed
promptly, please provide the following information
• Your name, address and account number
• Payment currency code and amount
• Receiving/beneficiary bank's name and address
• Beneficiary bank’s routing code
• Name of intermediary bank, if available
• Beneficiary's account number or IBAN for
payments to European countries
• Beneficiary’s name
Q15. I see different charges reflected on the debit advice. What are
these charges for?
The charges are usually for the following:
• Commission: Standard Chartered’s handling
• Agent Charge: Charges imposed by our
Q16. What are the ways I can send a payment instruction to Standard Chartered?
You may send your payment instructions through our online banking platform, Straight2Bank;
or alternatively send your instructions on the telegraphic transfer form (available for download
at the locations listed below) to any of our branches. Please contact your nearest Client
Services Representative for more information.
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