International payments

Through TBB Bank, you can make transfers to foreign banks or have money transferred from abroad to your account. If there is no currency in your account in which you want to make a payment, the bank will convert the required amount based on the exchange rate valid at the time of payment. In order to make a transfer abroad, it is necessary to execute cross-border payment order.

List of territories, which are not a low tax rate territories

At the commission of payments in yuans in the first line of the column “Purpose of payment,” it is necessary to specify the value of the mentioned payment code of operation (from 1-to 5).

NB! Without this code, payments won’t be accepted to processing and CNY payment will be returned to the sender.

Codes and Definition of codes:

1. /TRADE/GOODS

Definition: cross-border settlement conducted for trade in goods, including individual retail consumptions, general merchandise, goods for processing, goods required for repairing, goods procured in ports by carriers, transactions to be settled by letter of credit, bills for collection, payment of import equipment and advanced payment, etc.

2. /TRADE/SERVICE

Definition: cross-border settlement conducted for trade in services, including individual bill payments, services or fees relating to transportation, travel, communications, construction services, installation projects and their subcontract services, insurance, financial services, computer and information services, royalties and license fees, sports and entertainment, water, electricity and gas bills to be paid by corporations or financial institutions, rent, audit fees, hotel accommodation fees, legal fees, advertising and promotion fees, copyright and design fees, research and development fees, company registration fees, medical expenses, government services not mentioned above and other commercial services, etc.

3. /CAPITAL/TRF

Definition: Capital account transactions, (capital transfers and acquisition/disposal of non-productive or non-financial assets), capital injection, capital reduction, capital payment, direct investments, securities investments, other investments, shareholder’s loan/repayment, other capital payments as approved by relevant regulatory authorities, fund transfers for foreign direct investment (FDI) by enterprises and RMB Qualified Foreign Instructional Investor (RQFII) projects by enterprises, fund transfer between enterprises, individual investments, etc.

4. /CURRENT/TRF

Definition: Income and current transfers, remittance of profits, bonus, dividend payment, tax payment and scholarships, etc.

5. /DONATION/

Definition: Donation to charities (non-profit making organizations)

Based on the preparation and publication of the balance of payment statistics of the United Arab Emirates, the Central Bank of UAE from 01 September 2018 has decided that all inflows to the UAE should include the payment purpose codes (https://www.centralbank.ae/en/laws-and-regulations).

Please indicate this code in the field of payment purposes. If this code is not specified, then the Beneficiary Bank can return the payment to the sender. You can find codes here.

Forbidden countries

As a result of the international sanctions and in connection with the terms and conditions of our correspondent banks, restrictions on making international payments to countries mentioned may occur. TBB pank does not recommend you to make payments to the following countries, without consulting Bank in advance. Otherwise, payments can be blocked. Blocked payments cannot be canceled or changed.

Established restrictions can change in time and vary depending on the country and currency.

Iraan
Põhja-Korea
Süüria
Krimm

Forbidden banks

NB! TBB Bank does not make payments through the Savings Bank of the Russian Federation due to EU sanctions.

Due to sanctions imposed by the European Union and in connection with orders from the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, payments to the following banks and their branches are blocked

BELAGROPROMBANK Belarus BAPBBY
ALFA-BANK Belarus ALFABY
ALFA-BANK Kazakhstan ALFAKZ
ALFA-BANK RF ALFARU
ALFA-BANK Ukraine ALFAUA
VEB.RF RF BFEARU
BANK OTKRITIE RF BINORU
JOINT-STOCK COMPANY DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE REPUBLIK OF BELARUS Belarus BRRBBY
COMMERCIAL BANK NOVIKOMBANK RF CNOVRU
ORIENT EXPRESS BANK RF DALVRU
EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA RF EXIRRU
BANK OTKRITIE FINANCIAL CORPORATION RF JSNMRU
BANK MOSCOW-MINSK JSC Belarus MMBNBY
BANK OF MOSCOW RF MOSWRU
BANK OTKRITIE FINANCIAL CORPORATION RF MPRIRU
OTKRITIE BROKER JOINT STOCK COMPANY RF OBJSRU
POST BANK JSC RF POSBRU
PROMSVYAZBANK RF PRMSRU
BANK ”ROSSIYA” RF ROSYRU
BANK OTKRITIE FINANCIAL CORPORATION RF RUDLRU
BANK OTKRITIE FINANCIAL CORPORATION RF RUIDRU
SOVCOMBANK RF SOMRRU
JSC VTB BANK RF VTBRRU
JSC VTB CAPITAL RF VTCARU

The list of banks may change. in this case we will update the information immediately.

You can consult with TBB pank by phone +372 66 88 066 or by e-mail helpdesk@tbb.ee

This charter lists countries inEuropa Region, as designated by MasterCard:

Albania

Andorra

Antarctica

Armenia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Channel Islands

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Georgia

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan

Latvia

Liechtenstein
Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

St. Helena

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Sweden

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

Vatican City

Correspondent Banks

Zhejiang Chouzhou Commercial Bank Hangzhou, Zheijang,  China
CNY
USD
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15601142320800000498
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CZCBCN2X
Banking Circle Copenhagen, Denmark DKK

GBP

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DK4089000000022120

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Payments in USD through TBB pank

As part of internal policies of partner banks, outgoing USD payments are currently executed only if the beneficiary’s bank matches one of the banks published in the following list. We draw the attention of customers that the presence of a bank in the list does not guarantee the execution of the payment.

USD payments to recipients who hold accounts in banks not mentioned on the list, will not be executed and shall be returned to the payer. TBB is currently working on expanding payment options. We will be publishing updates to the list, should there be any changes to it.

To reiterate, these restrictions apply only to payments being sent from TBB pank in USD. Incoming payments in USD are not subject to aforementioned restrictions.

Information for the customer with regard to the transfer of data to third countries

Pursuant to the general terms of the bank and the principles of processing customer data, when entering into a business relationship with the bank or expressing a wish to enter into a business relationship with the bank, the customer grants its consent to the bank for processing and transferring of personal data to third parties. Upon fulfilment of the agreement entered into with the customer, the bank will transfer the data to third parties, including other countries, in accordance with the principles of processing the customer data. The bank may transfer the customer’s personal data, including personal data and the data covered by banking secrecy, to correspondent banks and payment institutions involved in the execution of domestic urgent payments and international banking transactions (domestic and international payments in foreign currency; international payments and securities transactions; check processing, etc.), incl SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication). See www.swift.com.

According to SWIFT’s privacy policy (Frequently Asked Questions | SWIFT – The global provider of secure financial messaging services) SWIFT data processing centres are located in the member state of the European Union and in the United States, thus the banking transaction data, including the personal data of the originator and recipient of the transaction, is retained, regardless of where the transfer takes place, both at the SWIFT-owned processing centre in a member state of the European Union and in the United States.

The bank complies with the requirements arising from the money laundering and terrorist financing prevention act and data protection legislation. When executing a banking transaction, the bank, payment institution or SWIFT involved in the transaction may be required to disclose the details of the banking transaction and the personal data of the related customer to the competent national authority of the relevant country of location in the cases provided for in the legal acts of the country of location, in particular for money laundering and terrorist financing prevention purposes.

If an international banking transaction involves the financial institution (correspondent bank or other payment institution) in a country with an inadequate level of data protection (i.e. a country that has not acceded to the EEA Agreement and has not been considered by the European Commission as having an adequate level of data protection (e.g. China), see the list of countries here), the bank cannot ensure that  in processing the customer’s personal data by the financial institutions located in those countries the data processor has the same obligations and the customer has the same rights as when processing the data in a member state of the European Union or in another country with an adequate level of data protection.

Information about the bank’s correspondent banks can be found on this page 

The bank shall take all measures necessary to protect the personal data of customers.