What is the cost for fund transfers using the Alpha e-Banking services?

Transfers between Alpha Bank accounts

Transfers between Alpha Bank accounts via the Alpha e-Banking services (regardless of the amount to be transferred) are free of charge.

Transfers within Greece

For transfers from an Alpha Bank account to accounts held with other domestic banks, the following charges apply, depending on your choice of payment regarding charges:

Shared (SHA). 
Alpha Bank's charges are paid by the sender according to the Bank's current Price list and the other bank's charges by the beneficiary according to the current price list of the recipient bank.

Paid by the sender (ΟUR). 
The sender pays all charges for the fund transfer, which include:
- Alpha Bank's charges: in accordance  according to the Bank's current Price list (click here)
- Surcharge for covering beneficiary's bank charges (OUR): additional interbank charges based on bilateral agreements between Alpha Bank and the corresponding recipient banks.  

The charges are not refunded if the remittance is rejected by the other bank for any reason, e.g. inconsistent beneficiary name.

For immediate fund transfers to accounts held with other domestic banks (available for transfers to domestic banks participating in the IRIS Online Payments system, on working days (08:00 -16:15) for amounts up to Euro 12,500), the sender pays an additional charge according to Alpha Bank’s current Price list.

Transfers abroad

For fund transfers to accounts held with banks abroad, the payment method for the charges is SHA, which means that Alpha Bank's charges are paid by the sender and the recipient bank's charges by the beneficiary. If the recipient bank is not in the EU or if it is within EU but the currency of the transfer is not Euro, the amount credited to the beneficiary's account may be reduced by the charges incurred by the correspondent banks that act as intermediaries for the transfer of the amount to the recipient bank.
To view Alpha Bank's charges for simple fund transfers to accounts in other banks abroad, click here

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