Connecting Businesses with Opportunities in India
Connecting Businesses with Opportunities in India

ENTRY INDIA - An India Business & Travel Guide


Market exchange rate as of
31 Minutes ago
65.02
30 Day Trend

Comparison of Dollar to Rupee Exchange Rates

The Indian Rupee is the official currency of India.

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) remitted nearly $70 billion to India last year. But even so, most NRIs wonder if they are using the right service provider for sending money to India. Is it safe to use this service? How long will it take before the money reaches the destination? Am I getting competitive exchange rates? Should I wait for a few days to transfer money to India to get a better rate?

To answer these questions, we have prepared a table of financial institutions that send money to India as shown below. Exchange Rates vary by the transaction amount and the method of transfer. The rates and fee shown to send money to India are for online transfer of under $1000 from USA.

Scroll past the rate table to see the Exchange Rate Discussion Board.

Institution
 ₹ Per $ 
Type
Fee Time Comments


Axis Bank

1-855-205-5577

63.96

Fixed
0.00 5 Days
  • Get upto 25 paisa extra on your remittance to any Axis Bank Account*
  • Transfer money to 150 banks in India
  • 0 Processing Fee Fixed exchange rates
  • Conveniently schedule your payments with recurring payment facility for ACH Transfers
  • Get an exciting gift on your first remittance
  • Track your remittances anywhere & anytime
  • For assistance contact nri.services@axisbank.com or call (1-855-205-5577) Toll-free


ICICI Bank

1-866-424-2448

64.23

Fixed
2.00 2 Days
  • Remittance Service Charge of $2.00 (inclusive of service tax @10.30%) for amounts of $1000 or below
  • Fixed exchange rates
  • ACH mechanism of transfer into any ICICI Bank Remittance card or into any resident Visa Debit Card account issued in India
  • Money deposited into any ICICI bank account with over 2,500 branches in India OR into bank accounts with over 100 banks in India
  • Other Delivery Mechanisms: Demand Draft, Cash


IndusInd Bank

+91- 22- 4406 6666

64.45

Fixed
0.00 3 - 5 Days
  • $0 fees to transfer to any Bank in India
  • Exchange rates are guaranteed, locked-in
  • Regular users of IndusFastRemit are automatically upgraded to faster payments
  • Bank uses ACH mechanism to transfer funds
  • It takes 3-4 days before the money is available in the Indian account
  • Other Delivey Mechanisms: By Direct Depost to any IndiusInd Bank account and by Cheque


Moneydart

1-866-372-3874

64.74

Fixed
3.00 2 - 3 Days
  • Money2anywhere.com, has $0 fees for above $1000 transactions and $3 fees for below $1000.
  • Guaranteed Exchange Rate
  • Bank Transfer (ACH mechanism) takes 24-48 hrs for transfer
  • Unlimited amount for bank deposit or draft delivery at home
  • Bank draft delivery at home takes 3 days only
  • Xpress Money option delivers cash at agent locations immediately (Rs. 50,000 max.)


Remit2India

1-888-736-4886

64.28

Indicative
5.00 2 Days
  • Free $25 Amazon voucher on first transaction   
  • Zero fees for transfer above $999
  • Option to choose guaranteed or indicative rate
  • Transfer takes 4 days* for ACH and 1 day* for wire transfer
  • No upper limit on transaction
  • Method of receiving in India is bank deposit
  • Get Rs. 1000 with every referral, who registers and transacts
  • For assistance, mail at info@remit2india.com or call toll free at 1-888-736-4886


RemitLite

1-855-346-5820

64.94

Indicative
2.99 6 Days
  • Transfer Fee as low as USD 2.99
  • Pay Modes: (a) ACH Transfer (Direct Debit) (b) Wire Transfer (Guaranteed Rate Transfer)
  • Simple and Clutter-Free Website, with a seamless transacting experience
  • Handy FAQs, for all possible queries
  • Get in touch with us at service@remitlite.com


Remitly

1-888-REMITLY

65.08

Fixed
1.99 4 Indian banking hours (Express) or 3 business days (Economy)
  • $0 fee for transfer over $1000. Fee of $1.99 for transfers below $1000.
  • Guaranteed Exchange Rate
  • Take 3 business days to transfer from your Bank account
  • Deposits can be made to all the major banks in India
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  • 24/7 Customer Support


Ria Money Transfer

1-877-443-1399

64.70

Fixed
0.00 3 Days
  • $0 transfer fee via debit card
  • Great exchange rates
  • Deposit to almost any bank in India within 24 hours
  • Cash pick-up available
  • 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  • More than 230,000 Worldwide Agent Locations in more than 130 Countries


State Bank of India

1-212-521-3284

64.44

Indicative
0.00 4 - 5 Days
  • $0 fee for online transfer to SBI Banks and fee of Rs. 6 for online transfer of amount less than $500 to any other bank
  • Foreign Currency Conversion charges of Rs.250/- levied on every remittance.
  • Service tax of .14% or Rs. 35 (whichever is higher) for amounts upto Rs. 100,000 received in India
  • 2 days for transfer to account in SBI bank and 4-5 days to accounts in other banks
  • Min remittance amount in a single transaction is $50
  • Max remittance of $10,000 in a single transaction to account in SBI and of $5000 in account with any other bank
  • Other Transfer modes: Instant transfer, SWIFT/Wire transfer, Draft Cashier's Cheques and Foreign currency cheques.
     


TRANSFAST

1-888-973-6383

64.70

Fixed
0.00 3 Days
  • Highest Locked-In Exchange Rate Guarantee
  • Instant Bank Deposits to Bank Across India
  • Cash PickUp to Over 20,000 Location Across India
  • No fee for transfers over $1,000
  • Minimum amount to send $50, Maximum amount $2,950
  • 24/7 Customer Service and Live Web Chat
  • Accept ACH & Credit Card for payment
  • Remittance can also be made in person at their agent location


Western Union

1-877-989-3268

63.87

Fixed
10.00 3 Days
  • The rate shown is for the city of Edison in New Jersey, USA. The exchange rate differs depending on the location of transfer (over 47000 locations in US)
  • Rate given at the location of transfer is Guaranteed
  • Money in 3 business days: Fees of $10
  • Best option in case of emergency, money received with-in mins
  • Send money by visiting agent location or online direct bank transfer/credit/debit card
  • Receive money by direct credit to bank account (including NRE/NRO) or cash pick up at a western union agent location


Xoom

1-877-815-1531

63.20

Fixed
4.99 1 - 4 Hours
  • Fee of $4.99 if paid with a US Bank account and fee of $29.99 if paid with Debit/Credit card. This fee is based on $1000 transfer.
  • Guaranteed Exchange Rate
  • Bank deposits within 24 Hours to most bank accounts in India
  • Other modes of delivery in India: Cash Pickup by recipients, Cash Delivery

Discussion Board

That's impossible, how can

That's impossible, how can they charge $1000. Are you saying you lost close to 50000 Rs/-? Something is missing here, did you mean 1000 Rs/-

     
For general information to

For general information to all: All banks offer higher rates (than board rates) after a certain limit. The limit varies from bank to bank and country to country. This higher rate is usually termed as staff rate or preferential rates. If the amount is much higher than the limit than you can have a permanent agreement with bank for a fix IBR - X paisa formula for any remittance. For HDFC and HSBC it is used by me but not sure about the other banks.

     
IBR

Hi Anil..could you explain this IBR-X formula and what is the full form of IBR

     
Wonderful knowledge is being shared here

Great

     
Based on my personal

Based on my personal experience with different banks, I find Bank of India as the best option. You can always negotiate with them if the amount is on the higher side.

     
I want to send money to

I want to send money to India: Which BANK shall I use ? Please recommend.

I send money to India very often but its almost everytime that the exchanage rate used to convert dollar to rupee in India is less than the exchange rate posted on the day of transfer. And almost everytime it takes 4-5 business days eventhough the dollars have been debited from my account on day 1.

     
If you have SBI account you

If you have SBI account you can could register on https://remit.onlinesbi.com/ and they will provide you instructions to wire transfer to a local bank in US(local wire transfer) and the money would be in your SBI account in a day. Good rate & safe bet I guess....

     
Sending Money to India - Use SBI

SBI takes about 5-6 days and has indicative exchange rate.. Money gets deposited on 6th working day approximately. The rate is applied on the day money is deposited but the dollars are withdrawn from the back on 2nd or 3rd day!! Like every bank, SBI is also sitting on your money but it charges minimum.

I think, it is wise to go by big banks only. XOOM has a limitation of 2500 dollars. R2I is hopeless, BOI is OK.. HDFC charges are high. Citi Bank- forget it. Axis bank, I have heard complaints and will not try. My friend tried Axis Bank and they never responded back. He turned to XOOM, which on any day gives you much much lower rate but the confirmed rate.

     
Exchange Rate less than promised

I have the same experience. Did you find a good answer for your question?

     
Sending moery to india

I am using IndusInd Bank and am happy with thier rates & service.

     

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