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[Discussion] Pay a foreign mortgage account from the US (via Wire Transfer)

July 21, 2020 at 10:25PM

I live in the US and I'm trying to pay a mortgage account with Davivienda bank in El Salvador (just a regular, planned mortgage payment). This is the closest post I could find.

The bank sent me instructions to initiate a wire transfer to them. Normally, I'd think this would be an 'international' wire. But their instructions make it seem like it should be a 'domestic' transfer to one of the US banks on the list. Like, maybe Davivienda has an account at each of these US banks? Their support has been unhelpful, as well as my own bank's.

I tried initiating the wire transfer through my bank's website but the options just don't match up. I'm scared to make the wrong choices, since a wire is final.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

I took their PDF instructions and translated it (poorly) below…

DAVIVIENDA DATA REQUIRED TO RECEIVE SATISFACTORY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS FROM ABROAD Beneficiary data: Beneficiary Account Name: Name of your account at Banco Davivienda Salvadoreño Account number: Account number at Banco Davivienda Salvadoreño Beneficiary Bank Information: Beneficiary Bank Name: BANCO DAVIVIENDA SALVADOREÑO Beneficiary Bank Code: BSALSVSSXXX Beneficiary Bank Address: Avenida Olímpica, Dr. Manuel Enrique Araujo N.3550, San Salvador, El Salvador Correspondent Bank Data: Select any of the banks of your choice detailed below Payments in USD: 
Correspondent's Bank ABA BIC Account Number
THE BANK OF NEW YORK 021000018 IRVTUS3N 8900256613
CITIBANK N.A 021000089 CITIUS33 10935651
WELLS FARGO BANK 026005092 WFBIUS6S 2000192001083
STANDARD CHARTERED 026002561 SCBLUS33 3544026889001
DEUTSCHE BANK N/A BKTRUS33 04458385
HSBC 021004823 MRMDUS33 000156892
Payments in EUR: (blah blah blah) In case you require this digital format or more information, we make it available to you our Payments and Cash Management telephone support team at 2556-2300 or mail ayudabancaempresa@davivienda.com.sv 

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