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In-&-Out @CYS? Yes, We Deliver!

Updated: Mar 20

A Report by CYS Global Remit Digital Media Marketing Team 

In today's interconnected world, where global transactions are commonplace, having a firm grasp of cross-border payment is essential for individuals and businesses alike. In this blog post, we'll delve into the concept of inward and outward cross-border payments, exploring their significance and key differences.  


What is Cross-Border Payment?  

Cross-border payment is the same as remittance, originating from the word "remit," refers to the transfer of funds between two parties, often across borders, hence cross-border.   Whether it's supporting families, funding investments, or aiding disaster relief efforts, cross-border payment serves various purposes and plays a pivotal role in economic growth and infrastructural development. 


  • What is Inward Cross-Border Payment?  

Inward cross-border payment involves the transfer of funds into an account, either domestically or from an overseas location.  Individuals may receive salary payments from foreign employers or send financial support to family members.  For businesses, inward cross-border payment could facilitate international investments or payments from global clientele.  


How Does Inward Cross-Border Payment Work?  


There are several methods through which individuals and businesses can receive inward cross-border payment:  

  • Wire Transfer – Swift and reliable, wire transfers facilitate seamless money movement between bank accounts via secure networks like SWIFT[1].  

  • Bank Transfer – Similar to wire transfers, bank transfers enable smooth fund transfers between accounts, utilizing provided account details and routing numbers. 

  • Peer-to-Peer Apps – Leveraging technological strides, P2P apps offer convenient remittance options, allowing users to transfer funds using credit or debit cards through user-friendly platforms.  



[1] SWIFT is a vast messaging network used by financial institutions to quickly, accurately, and securely send and receive information, such as money transfer instructions. 


What is Outward Cross-Border Payment? 

Conversely, outward cross-border payment involves the transfer of funds from one's home country to another.  This could encompass various purposes, from educational payments to business transactions or international investments. 


Differences in Inward and Outward Cross-Border Payment 

The primary disparity lies in the direction of fund flow, with inward cross-border payment signifying funds received and outward cross-border payment indicating funds sent abroad.   Additionally, regulatory frameworks and processes may vary across different jurisdictions.  


What Is In It for Me? 

Inward and outward cross-border payments serve as indispensable pillars of the global financial ecosystem, facilitating cross-border transactions and supporting individuals and businesses worldwide.  By understanding these nuances and leveraging efficient methods for cross-border payments, individuals and organizations can navigate international financial terrain with ease and confidence.  

Choose CYS Global Remit today as your trusted payments partner and unlock seamless cross-border transactions.  Stay tuned for more insightful articles and updates from our blog. 


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