Transferring SGD from DBS Singapore to BlockFi

This post will guide you on using DBS remit to send SGD to a USD account via DBS.

1. Preparation

  • DBS linked mobile phone or OTP token
  • ID documents if you do not already have a BlockFi account

2. Setting up your BlockFi account

Head over to BlockFi or type if you don’t want to use my referral link.
Using my referral link will give you $10 in BTC.

Click Sign Up if you don’t already have an account, else login with your credentials.

Note: You would have to go through identity verification before you will be able to use the platform.
Do follow the steps and provide the requested documents

Click Deposit and select USD (wire transfer) from the dropdown menu.

Leave this window aside and open a new tab/window.

3. Access DBS and setup overseas remittance

In the new tab, head to the dbs online portal and sign in with your credentials

Hover over the Transfer tab and click DBS Remit and Overseas Transfer and Authenticate your login with your 2FA device

Click New Recipient on the bottom of the left column

Enter the details as follows, you can copy paste them from the BlockFi site in your other window.

Check the box if you agree to the terms and conditions, press next, verify the details and save the recipient.
The same process can be used to set up remittances to foreign currency accounts in general

4. Making the transfer

Hover over the Transfer tab and click DBS Remit and Overseas Transfer again.
The overseas Recipients should be populated with BlockFi Trading LLC
Click Transfer to start your transfer
Enter the amount you would like to remit

Enter your BlockFi transaction memo in the Comments section.
This memo is required for BlockFi to tag the amount to your account.
Do note that your reference will be different from mine.

blockfi memo

dbs memo

Click next, Verify the details and submit your transfer.

5. Conclusion and FAQ

You’re all done, now just sit back and wait for the transfer to reflect in your BlockFi account

Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does the transfer take?
The transfer typically takes 1 working day to clear. First time transfers may take longer.
Do note that the transfer will be sent by DBS in Singapore working hours and processed by Silvergate in US working hours.

What happens if I forget to include the memo?
Do not worry, remittances have a tracking number and DBS will contact you to resolve the error. Note that this might take some time as Silvergate has to manually trace the origin and contact a representive in DBS.

Is it possible to contact BlockFi?
Yes, you can contact BlockFi support here or chatting with an agent here

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