How to transfer funds from HDFC Bank to Vested

by Vested Team
March 27, 2023
5 min read
How to transfer funds from HDFC Bank to Vested


Indian investors seeking to diversify their portfolios may consider investing in the US stock market. To invest in US equities, you must transfer USD to your Vested Brokerage account. In this article, we will explain how to transfer US dollars from your HDFC Bank account to your Vested Brokerage account (or more commonly known as your Vested Invest account).

How to transfer USD from HDFC Bank to Vested Brokerage account

  • Step 1: Visit the HDFC Bank NetBanking portal and log in to your account using your customer ID or user ID (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Log in to your HDFC Bank account
  • Step 2: Select “Funds Transfer” to initiate the process of funds transfer (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Select “Funds Transfer

Please note that Steps 3 through 8 apply only if this is your first time adding US dollars to your Vested Brokerage account via HDFC Bank. Steps 3–8 can be skipped for subsequent transfers.

  • Step 3: Go to the “Transfer Money” tab and select “Add a Beneficiary” under the “Request” dropdown (see Figure 3 and Figure 3a).
Figure 3: Under the “Funds Transfer” tab, select “Request”
Figure 3a: Select “Add a Beneficiary”
  • Step 4: Under “RemitNow” section, select “Go” (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Select “Go” to add beneficiary details
  • Step 5: Add beneficiary details as shown below (see Figure 5). This is our custodian’s bank account information where the USD will be sent to.
Figure 5: Enter the beneficiary details 

Please enter the following beneficiary details

Transaction Type Foreign Outward Remittance
Beneficiary Name DriveWealth LLC
Beneficiary Address 15 Exchange Place, 10th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
Country United States
Currency USD-US Dollars
Beneficiary Contact Number 8004612680
Beneficiary Bank Name JPMorgan Chase Bank
Beneficiary Bank Address 1111 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH, 43240
Enter Beneficiary Account Number Please do not share this number with others. This account number is unique to you.

To get the account number:  Log into your Vested Brokerage account (via the app or the web application. Then go to the “Transfer” tab > “Add funds” > “Indian Banks” > View “General bank instructions” > see “Account number” (see Figure 5a)
Re-Enter Beneficiary Account Number Enter the beneficiary account number again. 
Enter SWIFT code of Beneficiary Bank (8 or 11 characters) CHASUS33
ABA Number (9 characters) 021000021
CHIP UID (6 characters) Leave blank 
IBAN Number (up to 34 characters) Leave blank 
Intermediary Bank Details Leave blank 
Figure 5a: Select this to get your account information
  • Step 6: Verify the details, check the checkbox and select “Confirm” (see Figure 6).
Figure 6: Check the checkbox and select “Confirm”
  • Step 7: Verify your mobile number, check the checkbox and select “Continue” (see Figure 7). 
Figure 7: Check the checkbox and select “Continue”
  • Step 8: Enter the OTP (One Time Password) sent to your registered mobile number and select “Continue” (see Figure 8).
Figure 8: Enter the OTP to finalize beneficiary addition

Note: After adding a beneficiary for the first time, there is a 30-minute cooling period before you can remit USD. Please return to the platform to continue with the USD fund transfer in 30 minutes.

  • Step 9: After you have added the beneficiary, you can now initiate the USD transfer. Go to the “Transfer Money” tab and select “Go” under the “RemitNow” transaction type. (see Figure 9)
Figure 9: Select “Go” under “Remit Now” transaction type
  • Step 10: Under “From Account,” select your personal account from the dropdown. Select “Beneficiary” and choose DriveWealth LLC as a beneficiary (the beneficiary you added in Step 5 (see Figure 10).
Figure 10: Select “From Account” and “Beneficiary” from the dropdown to initiate the funds transfer
  • Step 11: Add other transaction details (see Figure 11).

Figure 11: Add details about the transfer

Note: If your account is less than 1 year old, then you are required to email your 12-month statement of an existing account held by you with any other bank or the latest IT assessment order or returns filed with Income Tax authorities to within 24 hrs after submitting the funds transfer request.

Add the following details to the page

Transfer Amount (in terms of foreign currency) The amount you wish to transfer in USD. Example: 1,000
Mode of Remittance SWIFT-Wire Transfer
Purpose of Remittance Indian Portfolio Investment Abroad – in Equities
Source of Funds Own Funds
I accept and agree to self declare the conditions under the capital account transactions under Liberalised Remittance Scheme (LRS) Check the checkbox
(Note: You will not be able to proceed unless you click on the terms and conditions.)
Email ID The email address associated with your account will be automatically retrieved by the bank
Correspondent Bank Charges to be borne by Self
Send to Receiver Info This is your DriveWealth ID. It is a 10 digit serial number that starts with a ‘V’ (for example: VSGD102XXX)
You can get your DriveWealth ID from the Profile section in the app
I have read and accepted all the Terms & Conditions of the Bank and agree with Charges & Deductions Check the checkbox
(Note: You will not be able to proceed unless you click on the terms and conditions.)
I confirm that I am Resident Individual as per the provision of Income Tax Act, 1961. Select “Yes”
  • Step 12: Select “Confirm” to approve the transaction (see Figure 12).
Figure 12: Select “Confirm” to approve the transaction
Figure 13: Sample SWIFT copy

What happens after you initiate USD transfer to your Vested Brokerage with HDFC bank?

Once you submit the transaction, HDFC bank will review it. Once approved, your funds will be transferred via international SWIFT. It may take 2-3 business days before the funds are reflected in your Vested Brokerage account. Once the funds are available, you can start investing in US stocks, ETFs, and other securities through the Vested platform.

Using Vested to invest in the US stock market is one of the simplest ways to diversify your portfolio. Transferring funds from HDFC Bank to your Vested Brokerage account is a simple and straightforward process. You can begin investing in US stocks by transferring funds to your Vested Brokerage account and following the steps outlined above. Finally, before making any investment decisions, always review and understand the investment risks.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the minimum amount I can transfer to my Vested Brokerage account from HDFC Bank?

The minimum amount for transferring funds from HDFC Bank to your Vested Brokerage account is $100. This is a requirement from HDFC Bank.

2. Can I transfer funds to a Vested Brokerage account using any other bank than HDFC Bank?

Yes, you can transfer funds to your Vested Brokerage account from any bank that allows international transfers. You can transfer using other banks such as SBI, Axis Bank, ICICI Bank, Kotak Bank, and IDFC First Bank. The process and fees may vary depending on the different banks and the transfer modes. 

To download USD transfer instructions for banks other than HDFC Bank:

  • Log in to your Vested Brokerage account, and select the following: Transfer > Add funds > Indian Banks > Select Bank > Download Instructions. You can also watch this video, where we break down the process for you.

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