International money transfers

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Find out how much it costs to send money abroad

Sending 1,000 USD withRecipient gets(Total after fees)and transfer speed
Remitly
1,369,070 KRW
Transfer fee
0 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD KRW)
1,369.07
Exchange rate markup
8.01 USD
Cost of transfer
8.01 USD

Wise
1,366,425 KRW- 2,645 KRW
Transfer fee
9.93 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD KRW)
1,380.13
Exchange rate markup
0 USD
Cost of transfer
9.93 USD

Instarem.
1,359,960 KRW- 9,110 KRW
Transfer fee
0 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD KRW)
1,359.96
Exchange rate markup
14.61 USD
Cost of transfer
14.61 USD

Xe
1,350,260 KRW- 18,810 KRW
Transfer fee
0 USD
Exchange rate(1 USD KRW)
1,350.26
Exchange rate markup
21.64 USD
Cost of transfer
21.64 USD

This applies when you pay in via bank transfer or ACH payments. How do we collect this data?
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Send money abroad from South Korea in 3 easy steps

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Moving big money? Get our how to guide and start a chat with our team of large-amount experts.

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How to send money abroad from South Korea

How to send money abroad from South Korea

  1. Just tap in how much, and where to.
  2. Then make a local payment to Wise, whether it's with a bank transfer, swift or your debit or credit card.
  3. And that's it.

Wise converts your money at the 'inter-bank' rate – the real rate – so you save big time (even versus the guys saying there's 'zero' commission). On Wise, there's no room for sneaky bank surcharges or creeping hidden charges.

How much does it cost to transfer USD to KRW?

Pay a small, flat fee and percentage

To send money in USD to KRW, you pay a small, flat fee of 5.01 USD + 0.72% of the amount that's converted (you'll always see the total cost upfront). See our transfer calculator.


Fee depends on your chosen transfer type

Some transfer types have different fees which are usually tiny.


No hidden fees

No big fees, hidden or otherwise. So it's cheaper than what you're used to.

Wise
Fees for our low cost transfers
Fixed fee
5.01 USD
Variable feeup to 124,500.00 USD/month
0.72%
Variable feemore than 124,500.00 USD/month

How long will a money transfer take?

On many popular routes, Wise can send your money within one day, as a same day transfer, or even an instant money transfer.

Sometimes, different payment methods or routine checks may affect the transfer delivery time. We’ll always keep you updated, and you can track each step in your account.

Your transfer route

USD
KRW

Should arrive

in 3 minutes

How to send money from USD to KRW

Best ways to send money internationally

  • Direct Debit

    Direct Debit is a convenient option that lets us take money from your account once you have authorised the payment on our site. It takes a little more time for your money to reach Wise, and it can be more expensive than a bank transfer.
  • Bank Transfer

    Bank transfers are usually the cheapest option when it comes to funding your international money transfer with Wise. Bank transfers can be slower than debit or credit cards, but they usually give you the best value for your money. Read more how to use bank transfers as a payment option.
  • Debit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a debit card is easy and fast. It’s also usually cheaper than credit card, as credit cards are more expensive to process. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a debit card.
  • Credit Card

    Paying for your transfer with a credit card is easy and fast. Wise accepts Visa, Mastercard and some Maestro cards. Read more about how to pay for your money transfer with a credit card.

Protecting you and your money

Safeguarded with leading banks

We hold your money with established financial institutions, so it’s separate from our own accounts and in our normal course of business not accessible to our partners. Read more here.

Extra-secure transactions

We use 2-factor authentication to protect your account and transactions. That means you — and only you — can get to your money.

Data protection

We’re committed to keeping your personal data safe, and we’re transparent in how we collect, process, and store it.

Dedicated anti-fraud team

We work round the clock to keep your account and money protected from even the most sophisticated fraud.

Online scams are on the rise. Learn how to stay safe.

Send money abroad with the most international app

Looking for an app to send money abroad? Send money, receive payments from abroad, check exchange rates – all in one app.

  • Cheaper transfers abroad - free from hidden fees and exchange rate markups.
  • Check exchange rates - see on the app how exchange rates have changed over time.
  • Repeat your previous transfers - save the details, and make your monthly payments easier.
Learn more about the Wise app

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