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Colombia

Overview

Payment methodLocalSWIFT
Supported currency(ies)COPAUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
Payment SchemeCENIT
Flight time (business days)1-20-3
Maximum transaction limitNo limit*No limit
Ultimate payer displayedYes

* Note that Airwallex may request for further information if transfer exceeds the monthly compliance limit of 15,000 USD per beneficiary.

Local COP payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeShould be COP
account_nameUp to 100 charactersAccount holder name of the beneficiary’s bank account
account_number3-18 digits
account_routing_type1bank_code only
account_routing_value12-3 digitsShould be a valid and supported bank code
bank_account_categoryOne of Checking, SavingsConfirm bank account type with the recipient to avoid transfer delays
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be CO

Colombian account number formats

Depending on the Colombian bank and bank account type which you’re paying to, the account number length is different:

Bank nameBank codeCheckings account number length (up to)Savings account number length (up to)
Agrario04012 digits12 digits
Av. Villas05213 digits11 digits
Banco de Bogotá00111 digits11 digits
Banco de Occidente0239 digits9 digits
Bancolombia00711 digits11 digits
Bancoomeva06112 digits12 digits
BBVA01316 digits16 digits
Caja social BCSC03212 digits12 digits
Confiar2929 digits9 digits
Coopcentral S.A.0669 digits-
Cooperativa financiera de Antioquía28311 digits-
Cotrafa cooperativa financiera28913 digits-
Davivienda05118 digits18 digits
Falabella S.A.06212 digits12 digits
Financiera Juriscoop12112 digits-
Itau0149 digits9 digits
Pinchincha0609 digits9 digits
Popular0029 digits9 digits
Procredit05813 digits13 digits
Santander0069 digits9 digits
Scotiabank Colpatria01910 digits10 digits
Sudameris01211 digits8 digits
Other banks18 digits18 digits

Beneficiary ID

For local payouts to Chile, you will need to provide ID number and email/mobile number as part of beneficiary information:

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
For business beneficiaries (COMPANY)
business_phone_numberUp to 20 characters
business_registration_number10-11 digitsTax ID (NIT: Número de Identificación Tributaria) as registered with the bank account
For individual beneficiaries (PERSONAL)
personal_emailUp to 100 charactersShould be a valid email address
personal_id_typeShould be NATIONAL_ID, FOREIGN_ID, INDIVIDUAL_TAX_ID, or PASSPORTNational ID (CC: Cedula de Ciudadania); Foreigner ID (CE: Cédula de Extranjería); Tax ID (NIT: Número de Identificación Tributaria); or Passport, as registered with the bank account
personal_id_numberUp to 12 alphanumeric charactersNational ID: 6-10 digits; Foreign ID: Up to 12 alphanumeric characters; Tax ID: 10 digits; Passport: Up to 12 alphanumeric characters
personal_mobile_numberUp to 20 characters

Tax

The Colombian government sets a 0.40% tax (Gravamen a los Movimientos Financieros: Tax on Financial Operations) per transaction, which is collected as part of transfer fees. Learn more about financial transaction taxes here .

SWIFT payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeOne of AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
account_name2-200 charactersAccount holder name of the recipient’s bank account
account_numberUp to 50 alphanumeric characters
swift_code8-11 alphanumeric charactersShould be a valid and supported BIC-8 or BIC-11 code
bank_country_code2-letter ISO 3166-2 country codeShould be CO
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