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How to deposit SGD to Gemini

How to deposit SGD to Gemini

Latest from Gemini staff (Jan 12):

Disclaimer: This is the latest info from Gemini (Click image to enlarge!). For those of you who are using this, would appreciate if you can confirm whether it works in the comments below, thanks!

While CoinHako and Coinbase are convenient and easy to use, people are looking for a cheaper alternative to buy Bitcoin/ETH with SGD. This is a guide for people who are looking to buy Bitcoin at a lower price.

Gemini is an exchange started by the Winklevoss twins. Account opening and verification takes around 2 days if you send in proper documentation.

Adding bank account to Gemini

The first step is to add a bank account to Gemini. Personally I used the USD(Bank Transfer).

Gemini SGD

You will then receive an email with the instructions on how to transfer to their Gemini account.

Transferring SGD to Gemini

The best way to transfer to Gemini is to use DBS Remit, $0 fees and same day transfer (Disclaimer: I am not an employee of DBS).

For the fields:

Recipient name: “Gemini Trust Company LLC”

Address: “600 Third Avenue, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10016
United States Of America”

Recipient bank: Choose “Other banks in United States”, and the Swift Code is “PCBBUS66”

Recipient account number: 1000808012

Clearing code: “322286803”

Please remember to include the unique letters assigned to your account under “memo” or “instructions”. For timeline, I deposited SGD before 2pm, and I got the money in my Gemini account at around 11.30pm.

If you are looking for a fast way to buy Bitcoin/ETH with SGD, you can refer to my previous article here.

*Disclaimer: Please verify all the fields in the TT before making the transfer. We will not take responsibilities if the information for Gemini changed.

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108 Comments
  • daniel
    Posted at 09:00h, 02 February Reply

    I transferred using ‘clearing code’ column filled with 121042484 (Pacific Coast ABA). On the message column, I wrote: “Credit to Silvergate Bank (ABA 322286803, account no 1000808012). Memo XXXX”

    It seems like the handler on Pacific Bank is still human (to understand and read the message). so my money transferred at 5AM Singapore time, went in to Gemini by 10 PM.

    After reading this, I’d probably put Silvergate ABA for the clearing code.

  • Shaiful
    Posted at 07:52h, 27 January Reply

    Guys,

    This one works!

    Use wire transfer.

    Gemini Trust Company LLC
    Account number: 1000808012
    600 Third Avenue, 2nd Fl
    New York, NY 10016
    United States Of America

    Recipient bank: Choose “Other banks in United States”

    Receiving Bank : Silvergate Bank
    Swift Code : SIVGUS21XXX

    Leave blank for clearing code.

    Try 1 or 2 small amount first like $10.
    So far if send before 5pm deposit cleared overnight by 2-3am.

    Cheers!

  • Kirsten
    Posted at 00:21h, 25 January Reply

    okay… sent out payment using the original instructions (without a clearing code) last 18 January 2018 and the funds got returned on 24 January 2018. Trying my luck now with clearing code 322286803. crossing fingers it won’t bounce back because damn, the bank is making a killing with these fees.

    • Yong SH
      Posted at 20:51h, 25 January Reply

      Dear all,
      i have applied to Gemini abr a week ago. it seems like it is taking forever to verify my identity. May I know how long does it take for you guys?

      i wrote an email to them today. but i can sense that the reply wont be quick either. what can i do?
      as a result, i cannot do the bank transfer, when i clicked it, it says something like “pending identity verification”.

    • Kirsten
      Posted at 00:23h, 26 January Reply

      Update. I sent a wire transfer using ABA/ Clearing code:322286803 about 0:30 hrs on 25 Jan. Funds just came in (Jan 26 0:20 hrs)

  • next2perfect
    Posted at 04:36h, 23 January Reply

    Followed the original instructions ie., used the routing code 322286803 deposit was cleared overnight. Going to try another amount for the next two days to see if it is consistent.

  • jay
    Posted at 21:55h, 21 January Reply

    can anyone confirm the aba / clearing code is 322286803?

  • atay
    Posted at 17:00h, 18 January Reply

    hi all,
    i just used your original method and it went thru without a hitch.

    in fact the transfer was done at 8pm SG and it went thru the next day at 8am. So it processes quite quickly at night as well.

  • CryptoKnight
    Posted at 12:10h, 17 January Reply

    The picture you provided shows wrong information, think the CSO might have made a mistake… i used the 3xx clearing code and it went through… your original write up has all the correct details… i just transferred on sunday with the details u gave and it still went through… anyone can confirm too?

    • concerned
      Posted at 18:09h, 18 January Reply

      hi i use the other clearing code it went through, seems like it is a hit and miss?

  • Dexter
    Posted at 01:16h, 13 January Reply

    @’concerned’, do u mind saying which “other clearing code” you used?

    And if its a DBS remit, would it be the “BANK transfer” or “WIRE transfer” tab?

    SOMEONE please help 🙁

    • concerned
      Posted at 18:10h, 18 January Reply

      ABA 121042484

  • TMatt
    Posted at 00:16h, 12 January Reply

    Hi all,
    Would like to check what is the “unique letters assigned to your account” to be included under memo?

  • Confused
    Posted at 11:57h, 11 January Reply

    Hi, so anyone can give us a update on what are the correct ABA numbers etc?

  • zenn
    Posted at 20:56h, 09 January Reply

    I did all the same steps that i used to do, to transfer money to gemini. But it FAILED.

    After many weeks, I finally recieved my money back in my DBS account.

    but it got deducted almost 500 dollars, anybody know why or encounter the same issue?

    • concerned
      Posted at 00:51h, 11 January Reply

      use the other clearing code it went through for me

      • EvilC
        Posted at 14:01h, 11 January Reply

        I had sent a transfer in November with ABA 121042484 and it went through overnight with no issues.
        I sent another one on 8th Jan as it was already registered in my DBS bank account as a payee and all i did was to add the “memo”. This time it did not go through.
        Meanwhile my friend has sent another one but he used ABA 322286803 and he got it overnight.
        Now my funds are stuck. Got confirmation sms from DBS bank that funds transfer is successful but not showing up on Gemini yet. Went to the local branch and they said that it is out of Singapore. Need to send a tracer request or cancellation request or wait for funds to come back automatically and she said charges depends on agent banks.
        The instructions in the Gemini webpage for deposit USD wire transfer is not the same as the one sent to your email. Very confusing indeed…
        Cannot edit the payee details in DBS. must delete payee and create from scratch.

        • atay
          Posted at 17:02h, 18 January Reply

          i did the same in the past. when initially created and transferred, there was no issue.

          however, when i tried to repeat it with the existing account, it couldnt go thru.

          i realised that by deleting the existing account and recreating the receiving account did the trick.

          no issues so far. just delete n recreate.

      • Dexter
        Posted at 01:08h, 13 January Reply

        @’concerned’, do u mind saying which “other clearing code” you used?

        And if its a DBS remit, would it be the “BANK transfer” or “WIRE transfer” tab?

  • Bumpy
    Posted at 01:06h, 01 January Reply

    I got my wire transfer stuck as I transferred more than the initiated amount. Now deposits still pending. Not sure how to deal with this… Sigh

  • Glenda
    Posted at 15:15h, 31 December Reply

    Funds been missing since dec 23rd. Today’s the 31st. Read about the ABA routing no to use now is 3xxxx. So why do they still provide the ABA no 1xxx in its instructions for wiring? It’s too confusing! I can’t remember which I use now (and if that’s the problem) but funds not back in DBS. And Gemini support hasn’t replied! Any advice?

  • concerned
    Posted at 18:43h, 30 December Reply

    I used the 3xxxx clearing code it got bounced back 3 out of 5 times only 2 went through…

  • Andrew Lee
    Posted at 02:17h, 29 December Reply

    Hi,

    I just got my ID verified and I need to set up the bank account for transfer. Can someone clarify what do I need to enter in the following fields (the first screen of account set up):

    1. Customer Name on Bank Account
    2. Checking / Savings
    3. Bank Account Number or IBAN
    4. Swift Number
    5. Deposit Amount

    Are the above fields pertaining to my SG account (aka source account)?

    Why is there a need for the Deposit Amount?

    Thanks!
    Andrew

  • lightry
    Posted at 08:54h, 24 December Reply

    hi there,

    I made a similar DBS Remit wire of $2000 to Pacific Coast with Silvergate’s account number – 1000808012. However, I accidentally left out the ABA/Clearing code as the field said ‘optional.’

    Do you have an idea of what happens to the funds then? My current options are to head down to the bank to place a tracer/amendment but I was wondering if the funds will get returned to my account eventually because the information was incomplete.

    • my last hope
      Posted at 23:29h, 04 January Reply

      Hey, so did Pacific Coast return you the funds? If it does, could you please tell me how?

      • leo
        Posted at 02:36h, 11 January Reply

        yeap it does just wait mine took from 23dec till 8jan a long wait

  • Qz
    Posted at 00:57h, 22 December Reply

    Hi, does anyone have the same problem as I am facing? I did exactly as the instructions directed over here but didnt put the aba number as it was optional. Havent got my funds deposited even though it has been 2 days. This is really frustrating.

  • Poor soul doing your rejected funds
    Posted at 11:55h, 21 December Reply

    Guys please stop using Pacific coast’s aba number when you do the remit thru ibanking. Til now there are plenty of rejections because of this ABA number.

    Because of this issue we are flooded with rejections. Inevitably will take longer to return the funds back to your account.

    If you are transferring large sums from your SGD account and think that the funds are rejected, suggest you open a multi currency account and go to the branch to submit a cancellation request to credit returned funds in USD to that multi currency account. Or not you’ll suffer the fx loss

  • chewy
    Posted at 00:31h, 21 December Reply

    I sent USD$20,000 yesterday (20 hours ago) and it wasn’t received. Given that no information has changed at all (account number, clearing code, etc), I have no idea what happened.

    I’m going to the bank today to put a trace on it.

    21 Dec 2017, 08:31am

    • Qz
      Posted at 01:56h, 22 December Reply

      any news?

    • Omnis
      Posted at 08:44h, 22 December Reply

      I did a transfer on 14 Dec and funds did not go through as usual. So got a bit worried and emailed Gemini’s support but did not get any replies. So I messaged them on Twitter and got a response quite fast. Support wasn’t that great and was intending to go to DBS to put a trace but lo and behold, my funds were returned to my account this morning. 5 working days after I made the transfer.

      Hope this helps whoever is having issues with the funds transfer!

      See you on the moon!

    • Ming
      Posted at 16:46h, 29 December Reply

      What’s the chances a trace is useful?
      My deposit has been done for a week and it’s still not in yet.
      Ive done previous transactions to Gemini and this is the first time I’m having issues.
      Contacted Gemini and they insisted that the funds did not reach them, so I have to contact my bank.

      It means that if my banks cant find anything from the trace, my money is just gone this way??

    • concerned
      Posted at 18:43h, 30 December Reply

      any luck with your transaction?

    • G
      Posted at 15:20h, 31 December Reply

      Did you manage to trace the $?

    • KK
      Posted at 08:55h, 01 January Reply

      Hi,

      Have you gotten your funds to your DBS account. I used the wrong clear code 1xxx on 26th Dec, still waiting for my funds to come back.

      • Jintu
        Posted at 11:43h, 01 January Reply

        Contact dbs and ask them to contact pacific coast bank. I received my money back in 3 days doing this

        • KK
          Posted at 16:26h, 01 January Reply

          Thanks Jintu, will drop by the branch in the moring to do an amendment SGD30, to send the correct clearing code, hopefully the funds is still at PCB and they can send it over to Silvergate (Gemini).

          • Leo
            Posted at 18:03h, 05 January

            Hi KK did you manage to get your money back through Jintu’s method

      • Qz
        Posted at 13:44h, 08 January Reply

        I have gotten back my funds less SG$1000+ because I transferred US50k. ):

  • Kevin
    Posted at 06:23h, 19 December Reply

    Best of luck to those who are receiving their funds after the failed wire transfers. Bank will charge you their non-refundable remittance and FX rates for converting USD back to SGD. Definitely won’t be a pleasant sight to see if you have transferred a large sum of money to Gemini.

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  • John Doe
    Posted at 18:49h, 13 December Reply

    Seems like many of you are confused with which ABA routing number to use and how the whole thing works.

    In a nutshell, there are FIVE PARTIES in this fund transfer and they are you, DBS, Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank, Silvergate Bank and Gemini.

    When you want to transfer your fund from DBS to Gemini, you need to send to Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank which is the MIDDLEMAN.

    PCBBUS66 is the SWIFT code for Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank (aka the middleman). You can google the SWIFT code and it points to Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank.

    Now this middleman needs to transfer the fund which they have received from DBS to Silvergate Bank. In order to do this, Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank needs to know the ABA routing number of Silvergate Bank and this is where you need to put in Silvergate Bank’s ABA routing number 322286803 during your fund transfer in DBS.

    Once Silvergate Bank has received the fund sent by Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank (aka the middleman), they will debit it into Gemini’s account 1000808012.

    Hope this will clear up some confusion here.

    • questioner
      Posted at 21:20h, 21 December Reply

      Why does the ABA routing number (121042484) for Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank work previously, but not now?

  • vik
    Posted at 05:42h, 11 December Reply

    Hi Admin, I tried last week but the funds were rejected by the receiving bank (previously I could). Has there been any changes to the address or other details , etc? kindly advise, thank you.

    • wuffle
      Posted at 12:53h, 11 December Reply

      Hi, the clearing code has been updated.

      Clearing code: Pacific Coast ABA Routing Number “322286803”

      • arlene
        Posted at 10:51h, 12 December Reply

        what is the difference of “ABA routing number” of Intermediary and Receiving bank?

        Intermediary:

        Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank
        Walnut Creek, CA 94596
        ABA routing number: 121042484

        Receiving bank:

        Silvergate Bank
        ATTN: Treasury Department
        ABA routing number: 322286803

        • Trav
          Posted at 02:16h, 14 December Reply

          Do not use the ABA routing number: 121042484. I tried that and the money was not transferred to my Gemini account. It was returned back

          • Jintu
            Posted at 13:54h, 16 December

            How many days did it take for you to get the money back??

          • GBT_BIT
            Posted at 08:22h, 19 December

            @Trav can you share how was your money returned back to you. I have same problem. I wired transferred and DBS says it was successful but it is still pending in Gemini for days. Thanks.

  • Simon
    Posted at 03:21h, 11 December Reply

    I’ve transferred SGD 1,357.30 to Gemini but have yet to receive the amount in my Gemini Account. DBS had already confirmed that payment had been made. Have tried to contact Gemini team but no response so far.

    • Dongni
      Posted at 02:16h, 12 December Reply

      I am in the same situation as you . How many days has it been.Pacific Coast Bankers ABA routing number i received in the email is 121042484 which seems to be different from the one here. Could it have anything to do with that ?

      • arlene
        Posted at 10:54h, 12 December Reply

        same to me, i transferred using DBS yesterday (dec.11) 10:58 AM. until now there’s no fund transferred. last week the transferring was ok, but now I dont know. have you emailed the gemini support? thanks

        • Terry
          Posted at 13:39h, 12 December Reply

          I suspect it is due to the change of ABA routing number, I am using 121042484 as well did not receive the fund since 7th Dec 2017. If the remit fail, I wonder do we get notification for that and does pacific bank automatically reroute the fund back to us.

          Anyone here please update if the fund have reroute back to sg account.

          • Small
            Posted at 15:42h, 12 December

            I sent on 7 Dec using the ABA 121042484. It got reverted to the DBS account on 12 Dec night. The reverted amount was less SGD7.

          • Terry
            Posted at 06:38h, 13 December

            Update, it seems the aba routing number 121042484 is wrong. My fund has been remit back to my bank acc. Same as you slightly lesser than what i remitted was return, most likely is the banking fees.

            Anyone can confirm the new banking details?

            Previously i am using pacific coast banker’s bank swift number and aba routing 121042484, so now if i were to remit to gemini i should use aba routing 322286803 but still the same swift number?

          • Ben
            Posted at 14:30h, 14 December

            I sent on 8 Dec using the ABA 121042484, haven’t gotten back my money. Contacted both Gemini & Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank. No reply so far, any kind souls can share if they will refund our money back?

          • GBT_BIT
            Posted at 07:53h, 19 December

            I have same problem. How can we retrieve the money? I can see from Gemini website the transaction and it is still Pending. Can we click the “cancel” under Action?

  • keith
    Posted at 02:50h, 09 December Reply

    The clearing code that you put in this article is Silverbank’s ABA routing number and not what you stated as Pacific Bank’s

    Pacific Coast ABA Routing Number “322286803”

    Please clarify.

    • Anthony
      Posted at 05:02h, 12 December Reply

      Yes it seems that 322286803 is silvergate banks’ routing number instead . Which do we use ?

      • Justwannahelp
        Posted at 07:52h, 12 December Reply

        Hi, please use silvergate’s ABA. Pacific coast doesn’t accept those that use ABA 1xxxx anymore .

        Source: I work in the bank

        • Justwannahelp
          Posted at 07:53h, 12 December Reply

          To add in, Gemini’s account is with silvergate. Pacific coast is just silvergate’s intermediary bank

          • Vince
            Posted at 09:03h, 12 December

            The problem is they havent notified anything. It wasnt even rejected from Pacific Coast. Will it still be routed back to us?

          • Felix low
            Posted at 21:21h, 12 December

            Wow. Same issue here. I have over 30k usd that has been missing since 5 dec…..

            And gemini support is so bad.

            Anyone got their money back?

          • Vince
            Posted at 15:31h, 13 December

            I believe they just rerouted back my deposit this morning. Had initiated another transfer using the correct routing number now, awaiting for it to go into my gemini account.

          • steve
            Posted at 17:26h, 13 December

            Vince – any luck using the new routing number (322286803)?

          • Felix low
            Posted at 20:17h, 13 December

            Have since sent two deposits using the aba number starting with 3. Transferred by 5pm and deposits appeared within account by 1am. It works.

          • Leonard Lim
            Posted at 01:32h, 14 December

            I deposited to Gemini on 7 Dec 2017 morning using 1xxxx routing number. Fund not showing up on Gemini. Fund not returned to DBS. Whereabout of fund unknown. DBS says no returned funds. Gemini did not reply to my repeated emails.

            Anyone faces the same thing?

          • Trav
            Posted at 02:11h, 14 December

            Shit, I used the Pacific Coast’s ABA. I haven’t gotten back my money.

          • Trav
            Posted at 02:21h, 14 December

            @Leonard Lim, I just got back my money, took them 3 days (11 Dec to 14 Dec) to return the money.

          • Leonard Lim
            Posted at 06:34h, 14 December

            @Trav, good for you. Can just resend using the 3xxx ABA.

            It’s been 7 days for me since 7 Dec and I still don’t know where the hell is my $$.

          • SK
            Posted at 07:10h, 14 December

            Hello,
            So which shift code should I give now?
            Please could you clarify the steps.

            Recipient name: “Gemini Trust Company LLC”
            Address: “600 Third Avenue, 2nd Fl
            New York, NY 10016
            United States Of America”

            Recipient bank: Choose “Other banks in United States”, and the Swift Code is “PCBBUS66”
            ==> Should we need to give Silver Gate Swift code now instead of PCBBU66? Or Dont need Swift code?

            Recipient account number: 1000808012

            Clearing code: “322286803”
            This above two remains same right?

        • Jintu
          Posted at 02:12h, 21 December Reply

          Hi,

          Could you please advise if there is a chance to get the money back??

          • GBT_BIT
            Posted at 03:58h, 21 December

            After waiting for few days, I got my money back. I wired transferred using the ABA 121042484 on Dec 14. I became nervous when I read this thread regarding the update of clearing code. Tried to email Gemini many times but no response. Fortunately, they returned back my money on Dec 19th automatically w/o any notification. I just checked my POSB transaction history. The bank code is ITT ( Inward Telegraphic Transfer). My money was less S$10, so i believed that’s for the charges.
            Then I tried to wire transfer yesterday afternoon (Dec 19). I amended in POSB recipient details, now using the ABA 322286803 and it reached to my Gemini wallet this morning.

  • Gary
    Posted at 14:36h, 03 December Reply

    Very useful guide, but I’m still confused. So first step is to click on Gemini’s bank settings and input our own DBS local bank account info or DBS remit account info? If DBS remit account info, where do I find it?

  • HC
    Posted at 22:12h, 26 November Reply

    Hi Wuffle,

    I am trying to setup my USD(Bank Transfer) but there is no button on Gemini Bank Settings page and it only directed me to creating Wire Transfer. Instead I created USD (Wire Transfer), is there a difference? or any other additional charges or notes that I should look out for?

    Regards, HC

    • wuffle
      Posted at 16:59h, 27 November Reply

      Hi HC, both USD wire and bank transfer are the same.

      Cheers,
      Jun Yi

  • Jonathan
    Posted at 05:44h, 19 November Reply

    Hi i have deposit money to gemini by DBS remit, since 2 days ago and still did not see any money in my account at gemini. Anyone able to advise? should i contact gemini customer support?

    • wuffle
      Posted at 14:21h, 19 November Reply

      2 days ago was Friday. They don’t work on weekends

      • Jonathan
        Posted at 03:24h, 20 November Reply

        ok, thank you very much for the response. DBS just sent me a confirmation that my funds have been successfully transferred over. Any idea when it will be reflected in Gemini account? Maybe 1 working day?

        • Vince
          Posted at 17:47h, 10 December Reply

          I also sent mine just last friday around 10am KL/SG time, and received confirmation that my transfer was successful, however till now it hasnt reflected yet in my Gemini account. Could there be something went wrong with the transaction? I followed the guide provided above and indicated the unique letters assigned to my account under “memo” or “instructions”.

          • wuffle
            Posted at 12:53h, 11 December

            Hi, the clearing code has been updated.

            Clearing code: Pacific Coast ABA Routing Number “322286803”

          • Terry
            Posted at 14:23h, 11 December

            May I know how your side resolve the fund issue?
            I did the same wire transfer to Gemini as well on 7th Dec but up to date I have yet received the fund. Contacted them but have yet receive any reply.

          • Anton
            Posted at 02:30h, 12 December

            I transferred money last December 7 at 2am. DBS has confirmed on their side. The money still hasn’t reflected on my Gemini account. its been more than 3 business days already. I sent a note to their customer support. No reply yet. Getting Anxious.

          • Leonard Lim
            Posted at 06:36h, 14 December

            @Anton, have you got back your money?

            I also sent fund on 7 Dec. My money is neither in Gemini nor back to DBS. WTH.

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    Posted at 06:09h, 13 September Reply

    what’s the withdrawal process for Gemini?

    Any charges and how long it takes?

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      Posted at 03:05h, 14 September Reply

      I just withdrew! Will update with another article

  • RL
    Posted at 07:40h, 06 September Reply

    hi,

    i just deposited into gemini account , now it has been almost 24 hours i dont see the money reflecting in my account but dbs stated that it has confirmed that it went it. how do we go about it?

    • wuffle
      Posted at 03:05h, 14 September Reply

      Hello,

      Some deposits might take longer as Gemini has a backlog as well

    • Dongni
      Posted at 04:59h, 12 December Reply

      I am in the same situation as you . How many days has it been.Pacific Coast Bankers ABA routing number i received in the email is 121042484 which seems to be different from the one here. Could it have anything to do with that ?

      • arlene
        Posted at 10:59h, 12 December Reply

        I think, there should be no issue with clearing code/routing as this is optional when you add a bank account in DBS .. I have been using ABA routing number: 121042484 ever since. All my transferring was OK except this Dec 11, which is not yet transferred to my Gemini account.

        Anyone of you emailed Gemini Support about this?

        • steve
          Posted at 00:13h, 13 December Reply

          I had previously sent 2 deposits in as many weeks and I received the money within 24h. On my end, there was no option to enter an ABA code just the BIC / SWIFT code and Account number. Given that none of those have changed, my 3rd deposit was rejected and automatically returned to my account. It was sent last Friday and returned on Tuesday. After finally getting a reply from Support, they said they couldn’t see the funds in their account and my bank says the transaction was successful, meaning the clearing bank is the issue in all of this.

          Not sure what to advise at the moment since I can’t seem to get a clear explanation from Gemini or my bank. Reluctant to resend but glad I at least got the money back so quickly.

  • Wayne
    Posted at 05:07h, 28 August Reply

    For the ABA Routing Number, we use the Pacific Coast one ?
    There is another one given for the receiving bank and it appeared at the top in the pop-up together with the SWIFT code and Recipient account number.

    For deposits of higher amounts (>$1K USD), would it be cheaper to remit using TransferWise/WorldFirst ?

    • wuffle
      Posted at 17:53h, 28 August Reply

      Hello, I’ve not tried TransferWise so I cant advise on that. Yes use the intermediary Pacific Coast Bank.

    • Leonard Lim
      Posted at 02:52h, 03 September Reply

      Hi

      Gemini will not accept remittance originating from a third party. They check that the deposit is coming from your registered account indicated in their account settings.

      Regards.

  • Vincent Tan
    Posted at 11:23h, 25 August Reply

    Hi,

    Based on your guide, I opened an account with Gemini today. However when I selected Singapore as my country of residence, the system said that Singapore is currently not supported. But under their areas of operation, Gemini has stated very clearly that Singapore is one of the international areas that they operate.

    May I know do you encounter this issue when you register?

    Thank you.

    • Leonard Lim
      Posted at 02:55h, 03 September Reply

      Hi

      As a fellow Gemini accountholder from Singapore, I opened my account with them in August 2017 and did not encounter any problem. You may wish to send an email to them.

      Regards.

  • Leonard Lim
    Posted at 06:23h, 24 August Reply

    Just to update and share.

    I sent my USD fund to Gemini via DBS Remit before 3pm SG time. It took less than 10 hours for the fund to reach and be reflected in my Gemini account.

    Regards.

    • Martin
      Posted at 14:37h, 24 September Reply

      Hi

      Quick question

      So DBS Remit only works for 4 banks (ie Zero fees for CitiBank, Bank of America, Morgan Chase, WellsFargo).

      And Gemini’s bank is not one of these 4 , how did you manage to use DBS Remit and how did you get it done in a day?

      I had to pay a USD 18.45 fee just to send the money there

      • Leonard Lim
        Posted at 02:14h, 07 October Reply

        Hi

        By selecting DBS Remit (not the usual overseas transfer) and sending USD to Gemini in USD, DBS should not charge you for handling commission and cables (SGD 5 + SGD 20 = approximately USD 18.45 based on today’s rate).

        For USD outward payments, DBS routes the USD deposit through Bank of New York to Gemini’s bank. By initiating your deposit before 5 pm SG time, the deposit will be received by Gemini’s bank when US starts work; if no public holidays and other complications the fund should reached within a day.

        • Nel
          Posted at 12:57h, 16 October Reply

          Hi

          Appreciate the info given above. I am also an exisiting user of the DBS Remit service and so far the process has been done in less than 12hrs.

          However I would like to clarify if it is unusual for a deposit done over a Sunday morning (first time doing so) to still be pending in my Gemini account right now, and if so how long should it take before the funds are deposited onto my account, thank you.

          • Leonard Lim
            Posted at 01:50h, 17 October

            Hi

            As a follow Gemini user, so far them have been quite efficient. If you sent a deposit on a Sunday, you need to wait for the US bank to open on Monday (our Monday night) to process the pending payments accumulated over the weekend. Give them another 24 hours to clear your deposit. If two days later still no credit you may then want to send Gemini a support ticket.

  • Leonard Lim
    Posted at 06:24h, 23 August Reply

    Hello

    I was trying to pay Gemini via DBS Remit.

    However, after the fields Recipient’s Account Number and Clearing Code (Optional), there was no other field (memo/instruction) to enter the unique letters assigned to me for the deposit.

    Can you advise? Thanks.

    • Leonard Lim
      Posted at 06:28h, 23 August Reply

      My bad. I cancelled the transfer, went out and initiated a new DBS Remit transfer again, the field Payment Details for Recipient(if any) appears for me to fill in the unique letters.

      Best Regards.

  • Leonard Lim
    Posted at 00:16h, 19 August Reply

    Very helpful guide! So when you did the DBS Remit, you totally left out the Gemini-provided Receiving Bank info but entered the Intermediary Bank info instead?

    Regards,
    Leonard

    • wuffle
      Posted at 06:12h, 19 August Reply

      Hello Leonard,

      Yes receiving bank information was not needed.

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