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Money to India: What you can do when you send money to India to the wrong account

When it comes to sending money to India or any other account, there are plenty of options you can consider. For one, you can always make a physical transfer, by sending funds through a bank. Otherwise, you can do it through online bank transactions. Alternatively plenty of mobile banking apps is available to make the required transfer, through a simple log in.

However, no matter the choice of medium of money transfer, there is always a risk of error when making the transfer. In the event, you make a wrong money transfer when you want to remit to India,here a few steps you can take.

  • First, you need to remember the legal implementation by the Reserve Bank of India. The RBI has indicated that the transfer of funds electronically depends on the account number. In the event, you have punched in a wrong account or wallet number, which does not exist when you want to transfer money to India, you need not worry. The money will be transferred back to your account automatically. You can always contact your bank to hasten the process. Normally, it would take about a few days to a week for the money to be transferred back into your account.
  • There are instances where you want to send money to India and have unintendedly punched in the wrong account or wallet number, but yet have the right beneficiary named. In this case, you can contact your bank and provide evidence that the transfer you made was a mistake. In this case, the bank, on your behalf will reach out to the account holder and ask for the amount to be returned. However, in this case, your bank will only function as a facilitator.
  • Additionally, there are instances wherein you have typed in the wrong account o wallet number when you want to transfer money to India. However, the name of the unintended account belongs to a person who shares the same name. In this case, you will need to prove to the bank that the transaction made is wrong. However, like the previous case, the bank can only act as a facilitator.

In each of these cases, the funds that are deposited in the unintended account cannot be returned and given back to you. Once you have initiated the transaction to send money to India, the case is between you and the person you have transferred it to. Such situations normally become worse, if there is a combination of different banks, cities and branches.

However, to prevent such instances from occurring, here a few things you can take care of:

  • Take extra effort to check whether the account number and the beneficiary names match appropriately, especially when you remit to India.
  • Your bank may ask you to type your account number twice. If you happen to put in the wrong account number, the mismatched number will not allow you to proceed further.
  • If you need to make a wallet transfer, ensure that the wallet you use is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard compliant.



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