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What Are Wire Transfers?

Wire transfers are a safe, reliable way to transfer funds from an account at one financial institution to an account at a different institution. Wire transfers travel through the Federal Reserve System.

Wire Transfer Info

Where can wire transfers be sent?

Wire transfers can be sent to just about any financial institution in the world.

What does it cost to send a wire transfer?

Please see our Schedule of Fees for the amounts. POPA FCU reserves the right to amend these fees —please contact us for current fee information.

How long does it take to receive funds from a wire transfer?

Wire transfers to US institutions usually take about half of a business day to be received. Usually if they are sent in the morning they are received that afternoon.

How much is my receiver charged when picking up the funds?

Your receiver would need to check with their financial institution to see if they will be charged a fee for receiving a wire transfer. POPA Federal Credit Union does not charge a fee for incoming wire transfers (domestic and international).

Can I do a wire transfer over the phone or do I need to come in to POPA FCU in person?

You need to complete the wire request form either in person or via fax. Please note that we do call and verify faxed requests to help ensure your safety. View Wire Transfer forms.

Where do I go to send a wire transfer?

Simply visit one of our offices in Cerritos, Monterey Park, San Dimas, Valencia or call us at 800-369-7672 for assistance.

What information do I need to send a wire transfer?

We strongly recommend either you or your receiver contact the financial institution for their wiring instructions. Generally you will need:

  • the name of your receiver,
  • the address of your receiver,
  • the account number of your receiver,
  • the name of their financial institution,
  • the routing number of the financial institution (we may require a SWIFT number for an international financial institution),
  • the city and state of the financial institution, and
  • any special instructions.

When can I send a wire transfer?

Wire transfers can be sent: Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The cut-off time for same-day wire transfers is 11:00am.

Do I have to have an account at POPA FCU to send wire transfers?

Yes, our services are for our members. Join today!

Wire Transfer FAQ

What do I need to send a wire transfer to POPA Federal Credit Union?

Your wire transfer request must be made with the institution sending the funds. You will need to give them these instructions:

  • Routing number: 311990511
  • Institution Name: Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union
  • Institution Address: 6801 Parkwood Blvd., Plano TX 75024
  • Respondent Name: POPA Federal Credit Union
  • Account Number: 322085318
  • Final Credit: Your name and account number at POPA FCU (must specify Checking or Savings)

What is the cost to receive a wire transfer?

Free. POPA FCU does not charge a fee for incoming wire transfers (domestic and international).

What if the institution sending the wire transfer has questions?

The institution can contact the Accounting Department at 800-369-7672.

Do I have to have an account at POPA FCU to receive wire transfers?

Yes, our services are for our members. Join today!

Are the funds from wire transfers available immediately?

Yes, once they have been deposited into your account.

Where are the funds from a wire transfer posted?

Unless specified, we post incoming wire transfers to your Checking Account . If you would like your funds posted to savings, please specify that in your Wire Transfer Request > Special Instructions section.

How will I know when my wire transfer has been received?

There are three different ways you can confirm that your wire transfer has been received and posted:

  1. You may call the Accounting Department at 562-229-9181, or 800-369-7672,
  2. You can use POPA Online Banking, or
  3. Call POPA Phone Banking at 800-910-2824.

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Who is Eligible for POPA FCU Membership?

Membership at POPA FCU gives you access to any of our convenient products and services, such as online banking, bill pay, direct deposit, and so much more. You also receive one vote during an election at our annual membership meeting.