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Wish your loved ones in mainland China a prosperous New Year by sending an Alipay Transfer from our Mobile App.1, 3

A man sends his mother funds using Alipay.

Discover the Advantages of Alipay Transfers 1,2

  • Low, $15 per transfer fee
  • Fast and efficient, delivery from minutes to 4 days 2
  • No fees for the recipient of the Alipay Transfer
  • Competitive maximum transfer amount

Alipay Transfers

Ways to stay on top of your finances If you need to send money to Alipay users in China, you can use your account to transfer money directly into their Alipay linked bank account. All you need is the recipient’s name and Alipay ID. 2

Sending funds using Alipay on a mobile device.
  1. Go to Transfer & Pay

    Tap "Transfer & Pay" on the bottom navigation bar, then tap "Transfers".

  2. Select or create an Alipay recipient

    Select an existing Alipay recipient or tap "+ Add" to create a new recipient.

  3. Provide transfer details

    Enter the transfer amount in USD. We’ll display the applicable foreign currency exchange rate and delivery amount converted to CNY directly below the amount entered. Then select your send "From" account and Purpose, and tap Continue.

  4. Submit

    Confirm the send amount and delivery details, then Swipe to initiate your transfer.

Receiving funds using Alipay on a mobile device.
  1. Find the remittance mini-program in Alipay

    Launch the mini-program "跨境汇款" by searching the keyword.

  2. Choose a collection method

    Select "汇入中国" to choose a collection method to receive funds. Click here to get more detailed guidance.


  3. Choose a bank account

    Select ”闪速收款” to choose a bank account to receive funds. Click here to get more detailed guidance.

Source: Alipay mobile app and mini program

Disclaimer: You are obtaining this remittance service from East West Bank. Remittances to the receiving market are facilitated by East West Bank and Alipay, and powered by Alipay's technology.

The Alipay information provided above is for your convenience only, and is subject to change. East West Bank does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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1 Alipay transfers are available for limited, personal use purposes only. Receiving account must be in mainland China. Available transfer limits and delivery times will vary, and may be affected by East West Bank’s and Alipay’s processing times and policies. For service and account eligibility requirements, refer to the “Transfer Services” section of the Bank’s Online Banking Agreement. Bank processing fees may apply.

2 Alipay Transfer recipients who have designated a linked bank account for receiving international transfers typically receive funds within minutes. If additional verification checks are needed, it can take up to 4 days (or longer, if the recipient does not have a designed linked account) for the transaction to be processed or cancelled. 

3 East West Bank does not charge for Mobile Banking. However, your mobile service provider may charge for sending and receiving text messages on your phone. Check with your service provider for details on specific fees and data charges that may apply.