I tried to make the payment today over the phone through ANZ but ran into the following problems:
- I was told the swift code I had was invalid, even though I've checked it online at http://www.swiftbic.com/ and it says it's valid for the bank I am paying.
- I was told that in addition to the $25 bank fee, I should add money for a "receiving fee". The guy at the bank said there was no way of knowing what the receiving bank would charge, so that adding AUD$30 would be a good guess. Does this sound right? Sounds very... uncertain.
Would appreciate any advice.