Wire Transfers

Wire Transfer

City National's wire transfer service is an easy and fast way to send and receive funds electronically when completing personal or business transactions within the U.S. or internationally. Wire transfers are the ideal payment method for large transactions such as purchasing a home or business or when an immediate transfer of funds is required.

Benefits of Foreign Currency Wire Transfers

When completing financial transactions internationally, you may take advantage of sending or receiving funds in a foreign currency using our foreign currency wire transfer service.

Foreign Currency Wire Transfer Benefits Include:

  • Fair and competitive exchange rates may be negotiated up front
  • Know the U.S. dollar equivalent before moving funds
  • More favorable terms for the transaction may be available in the foreign currency
  • Available via International Banking Online

Please refer to the wire transfer instructions and information below when you need to send funds or provide instructions to originating banks and other senders who may be transferring funds to your City National account.

Wire Transfer Instructions

Incoming Wire in U.S. Dollars

To minimize delays in crediting incoming funds to your City National account, please provide the following information to the individual or business that is initiating the wire:

  • For Domestic Wires: Wire Routing Transit Number (RTN/ABA) 122016066
  • For International: SWIFT/BIC code {{swift_code}}
  • Bank name: City National Bank
  • City, State: Los Angeles, CA (regardless of where your account is located)
  • Beneficiary name and account no.: Name of account (as it shows on your bank statement), address, full account number

Outgoing Wire in U.S. Dollars

  • Contact a Funds Transfer Client Service specialist at (800) 575-5501 or your relationship manager .

Incoming Wire in Foreign Currency

Outgoing Wire in Foreign Currency

  • Contact a Funds Transfer Client Service specialist at (800) 575-5501 or your relationship manager  

What is our SWIFT Code?

The SWIFT address is an 8 or 11 alphanumeric characters long international standard uniquely identifying any financial institution. The SWIFT address is also known as the Bank Identifier Code or BIC.

City National Bank's SWIFT Code is:


Getting Started

To learn more, call us at (800) 575-5501, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PT). You can also contact us online or visit one of our local City National locations.