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Posted: 9/2/2015 5:07:40 PM EST
My customer (outside the USA) is paying me periodically via wire transfer.  Every payment has ~$50 deducted for intermediary bank fees, plus my bank charges me an additional ~$15 for receiving a wire transfer.  

I have no problem paying my bank's fees.  



Question: who normally pays these intermediary bank fees?  

In my view, it's up to the customer to get the funds to me.  They can send a check, cash, wire transfer, or whatever.  But if some intermediary banks make a deduction from their payment, it's up to my customer to cover it.  

Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:16:17 PM EST
[#1]
Just add the Intermediary bank fees to future invoices.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:18:23 PM EST
[#2]
I've both sent and received wire transfers, but only from US banks.  USAA charged me $20 to send a transfer, but did not charge to receive a transfer.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:19:07 PM EST
[#3]
Price it into your product. Most banks charge a fee to receive wires, though a few don't. Check your customer agreement for your bank's list of charges.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:19:17 PM EST
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My customer (outside the USA) is paying me periodically via wire transfer.  Every payment has ~$50 deducted for intermediary bank fees, plus my bank charges me an additional ~$15 for receiving a wire transfer.  
I have no problem paying my bank's fees.  

Question: who normally pays these intermediary bank fees?  
In my view, it's up to the customer to get the funds to me.  They can send a check, cash, wire transfer, or whatever.  But if some intermediary banks make a deduction from their payment, it's up to my customer to cover it.  
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Agree with you.


They are sending you a specific amount, so they are are responsible for the fees in getting the payment to you.   They have other options.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:27:25 PM EST
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Agree with you.


They are sending you a specific amount, so they are are responsible for the fees in getting the payment to you.   They have other options.
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My customer (outside the USA) is paying me periodically via wire transfer.  Every payment has ~$50 deducted for intermediary bank fees, plus my bank charges me an additional ~$15 for receiving a wire transfer.  
I have no problem paying my bank's fees.  

Question: who normally pays these intermediary bank fees?  
In my view, it's up to the customer to get the funds to me.  They can send a check, cash, wire transfer, or whatever.  But if some intermediary banks make a deduction from their payment, it's up to my customer to cover it.  



Agree with you.


They are sending you a specific amount, so they are are responsible for the fees in getting the payment to you.   They have other options.


^ This.

The only other thing would be if there is a currency conversion going on. It is possible that the conversion rate the bank is using is slightly different than the market trend.
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:32:04 PM EST
[#6]
is he paying you because he owes you money or is he still buying product?
Link Posted: 9/2/2015 5:38:45 PM EST
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is he paying you because he owes you money or is he still buying product?
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He's buying services, but his bank is in London.  



I really don't like paying ~$65 per transaction in bank fees.  



 
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