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Uruguay

Overview

Payment methodLocalSWIFT
Supported currency(ies)UYUAUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, USD, ZAR
Payment SchemeSPI
Flight time (business days)0-10-3
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 10,000 USD per beneficiary.

Please refer to the sections below for the key required bank details and other considerations for each supported payment method.

Local UYU payout

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
account_currency3-letter ISO 4217 currency codeShould be UYU
account_nameUp to 100 charactersAccount holder name of the beneficiary’s bank account
account_number4-14 digits
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 UY

Uruguayan account number formats

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

Bank nameBank codeAccount number format
BBVA153XXXXXXXXX; Account number can be up to 9-digits (with no leading zeros).
BHU091WWWZZXXXXXXV; This should be 12 digits: 3-digits bank branch code (starts with 0), followed by a 2-digit product number and a 10-digit account number (with leading zeros), ending with a verification digit.
BROU001XXXXXXXXXYYYYY; This should be 14 digits: 9-digit account number followed by a 5-digit sub-account number.
Citibank205XXXXXXXXXX; This should be 10 digits starting with 0, 1 or 5 (with leading zeros).
Heritage162XXXXXXXYY; This should be 9 digits: 7-digit account number (with leading zeros) followed by a 2 digits sub-account number.
HSBC157XXXXXXXXXX; This should be 10 digits (with leading zeros).
Itau113XXXXXXX; This should be 7 digits (with leading zeros).
Nacion246XXXXXXXXXXXX; This should be 12 digits (with leading zeros).
Santander137XXXXXXXXXXXX; This should be 12 digits (with leading zeros).
Scotiabank128XXXXXXX; This should be 7 digits (with leading zeros).
Scotiabank128CCCCCCCCII; This should be 10 digits: 8-digit client number followed by a 2-digit account ID.
Other banksThis should be 4-14 digits.

* Note:

  • C: Client number
  • I: Account ID
  • V: Verification digit
  • W: Bank branch code
  • X: Account number
  • Y: Sub-account number
  • Z: Product number

Beneficiary ID

For local payouts to Uruguay, you will need to provide ID number as part of beneficiary information:

Required fieldsPermitted DataNotes
For business beneficiaries (COMPANY)
business_registration_number12 digitsTax ID (RUT: Registro Único Tributario) as registered with the bank account
For individual beneficiaries (PERSONAL)
personal_id_typeOne of NATIONAL_ID, FOREIGN_ID, PASSPORT, INDIVIDUAL_TAX_ID,National ID (CI: Cédula de Identidad); Foreigner ID (DE: Documento Extranjero), Passport or Tax ID (RUT: Registro Único Tributario), as registered with the bank account
personal_id_numberUp to 100 alphanumeric charactersNational ID: 8 digits; Foreign ID: up to 100 digits; Passport: Up to 100 alphanumeric characters; Tax ID: 12 digits

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 digits
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 UY
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