Interbank GIRO (IBG) Money Transfer in Malaysia

Interbank GIRO (IBG) is an electronic fund transfer payment system which allows transfer of money in between paticipating financial institutions within Malaysia. The IBG system is managed by MyClear, a subsidisary of Bank Negara Malaysia.

IBG fund transfer is secure, convenient and cost effective way to move fund between different banks. IBG Services allow customers to transfer fund between own or third party for the purpose of normal money transfer or payment to loan or credit card accounts.

Individual can perform IBG transaction via ATM machines or internet banking or over the counter. The maximium limit for fund transfer via internet banking is up to RM10,000 per day depending on banks, while over the counter IBG transfer can be as high as RM1,000,000.

The charges for IBG transfer is only RM1.00 for ATM machines transaction, RM0.10 for Internet Banking transactions and RM2.00 for transaction over the counter transaction.

Funds Availability for money transfer to Savings or Current Account.

Funds Transfer Funds Receive Refund
Day Time Day Time Day Time
Business Day (Monday to Friday) Before 5.00 am Same Day 11.00 am Same Day 5.00 pm
5.01 am – 8.00 am Same Day 2.00 pm Same Day 8.20 pm
8.01 am – 11.00 am Same Day 5.00 pm Same Day 11.00 pm
11.01 am – 2.00 pm Same Day 8.20 pm Next Business Day 11.00 am
2.01 pm – 5.00 pm Same Day 11.00 pm Next Business Day 11.00 am
After 5.00 pm Next Business Day 11.00 am Next Business Day 5.00 pm
Non-Business Day in Federal Territory Next Business Day 11.00 am Next Business Day 5.00 pm

For loan and credit card payments initiated up to and including 12.30pm (internet banking & OTC) or 10.45am (ATM) on Business Days, funds will be available in the beneficiary’s account before 12 midnight on the same business day.

Paticipating banks are Affin Bank, Agrobank, Alliance Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank, AmBank, Bank Islam, Bank of China (soon), Bank Rakyat, Bank Muamalat, Bank of America, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, CIMB Bank, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Hong Leong Bank, HSBC Bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), JP Morgan Chase, Kuwait Finance House, Maybank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, OCBC Bank, Public Bank, RHB Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland (soon), Standard Chartered Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and United Overseas Bank.

Ways to Send & Receive Money Internationally in Malaysia

If you are in Malaysia. there are many ways to send or receive money to/from overseas. Each methods differ in terms of transfer speed and fees involved.

Some methods also requires additional the sender or recipient utilize their cards such as VISA Money Transfer.

The table below is some of the methods to send and receive money to/from overseas. Transfer speed and fees is relative.

 No Speeds Fees Remarks
1 Foreign Telegraphic Transfer / Wire Transfer Fast to Slow Low Speed depends on the recipient country, Bank & whether any intermediate bank involved
2 Western Union Very Fast High
3 MoneyGram Very Fast High
4 International Money Orders Slow Low Limited to 21 countries
5 VISA Money Transfer Very Fast Low Service by M2U Visa Direct & UOB Visa Money Transfer. Recipient must have VISA Card
6 PayPal Instant High No fees for country allow personal payment.
7 Citibank Global Transfer Instant Free Limited to certain countries & must have Citibank account.