Munich - Money Transfers
Wire transfer within Germany
Money transfer (Überweisung) between banks within Germany is very easy. All you need to do is fill out an Überweisung slip with the details of the account you wish to transfer the money to and the account you're withdrawing the money from. Then you simply drop the slip in the box at a branch of the bank from which you are withdrawing the money, and within a few days the transfer will go through.
Generally all bills you receive will come with a Überweisung slip with the payee details already filled out. All you then have to do is fill out your bank details and drop the slip in at the bank. With this sort of transfer you have up to 14 days to retract the payment. An alternative way to pay bills is by standing order Dauerauftrag or direct debit Abbuchung. The very first bill you receive from a company will have details of how you can arrange this type of payment.
International Wire Transfers
Money transfers from overseas is trickier and takes a lot longer. Instead of doing this, we have found it faster and easier to top up our overseas credit card via internet banking (this ensures that we are not charged hideous rates of interest), and then withdraw a cash advance from the credit card account.