Envato charges $25USD for each wire transfer. This cost comprises the fees charged by our bank plus our administration cost. Authors should be aware that depending on your bank or the country in which you are located, your financial institution or the intermediary bank may charge the recipient (you) for receiving money (US Dollars) via wire transfer and may deduct any additional charges/commissions from the total amount received.
Due to the hidden costs related to International Bank Transfer, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the fees which your financial institution charges when you receive SWIFT payments. This includes those fees that may be incurred when receiving wire transfers from an Australian bank. All wire transfers from Envato are sent in US Dollars from an Australian bank (Commonwealth Bank).
What does an Intermediary Bank do?
With an international wire transfer, an intermediary bank may be involved. The money is first transferred to the intermediary bank who then transfer the money to the recipient's bank. Each bank may differ, but intermediary banks normally charge the recipient (you) fees/commissions for this service.