wire transfer(redirected from Bank transfer)
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Electronic transfer of funds; usually involves large dollar payments.
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The direct, electronic transfer of funds from one bank account to another. Wire transfer is instantaneous and is a fairly common way to send funds to another party very quickly. However, wire transfers sometimes have higher fees than, say, writing checks. Outside North America, wire transfers are sometimes known as telegraph transfers.
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