wire transfer


: a transfer of funds (as from one bank account to another) by electronic or formerly by telegraphic means
… has steadily built alliances with financial-service providers … enabling it to offer services such as bargain-priced money orders and wire transfers.Wendy Zellner

Examples of wire transfer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Among the queries that yielded no response from Brettler are whether Ohtani gave Mizuhara access to his bank account and who in his orbit should have been aware of large wire transfers to a bookmaking operation. Paul Pringle, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Those wire transfers were sent from Ohtani’s account to an associate of Bowyer’s, the person said. Rebecca Cohen, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024 The Dodgers fired Ohtani’s longtime interpreter, after questions regarding $4.5 million in wire transfers from Ohtani’s accounts were sent to a gambling operation in California. Trisha Garcia-Easto, Sacramento Bee, 21 Mar. 2024 Bank wire transfer is also a cashout option, but the minimum amount required to process this is $300. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 13 Jan. 2024 But bank-to-bank wire transfers are not covered by the EFTA. Roxana Popescu, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 Regular payment methods are limited to wire transfers, credit and debit cards, Person to Person, and Money Orders. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 7 Mar. 2024 The scam, spanning more than a decade, had spiraled into multiple complex operations involving 99 wire transfers, more than 150 people and at least 12 Mexican bank accounts, with Stephen making the final payment in December, according to documents reviewed by USA TODAY and The Courier Journal. Steve Fisher, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 And $344 million was lost through wire transfers of money to criminals. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wire transfer was in 1878

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“Wire transfer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wire%20transfer. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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