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Tutorial how to fund your TD Ameritrade account

In this article, I will provide an example how you can transfer fund to your new TD Ameritrade account via wire transfer from overseas to US. Beware that the information is accurate at the time of writing of this article. You should always refer to the information provided to you by TD Ameritrade before actual fund transfer.

You can wire your money via Citibank or CIMB Bank if you are located in Malaysia.

Please be aware that your fund transfer may be rejected even it is a small error in your form. The fund returned to you will be lesser than you sent initially after currency conversion both ways as well as processing charges from both US and your bank. So always double check your information before transfer your money.

 

I am using CIMB transfer form as example.

[1] Check on Telegraphic Transfer

[2] Check on F/X treasury contract

[3] Enter beneficiary's particulars

TD Ameritrade
200 South 108th Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68154

[4] Enter beneficiary's bank particulars and account number

Wells Fargo Bank, NA

420 Montgomery Street

San Francisco, CA 94104

A/C #: 4123214561 (For overseas TT to US)
 
[5] Enter your particulars.
[6] Check your resident status.
[7] Check how you want to pay all bank's charges outside Malaysia
[8] Your CIMB account number where the fund will be debited.
[9] & [11] Your signature
[10] Reason of fund transfer : Investment.
[12] -
[13] & [14] Ask the bank to separate your total fund transfer and US agent's charges. For now TastyWorks will reimburse your initial wire fees. It is USD27 for CIMB.
[15] Enter SWIFT Code WFBIUS6SXXX
 
Bank will do the rest of the work for you. 
Remember to print and attach the page below to CIMB. This is to show that your money is transferred for investment purposes.
CIMB also requires you to sign a declaration form for their internal use.

Okay and now you are done. Send a copy of the transfer form above to TD Ameritrade for reimbursement after you see the money in your live account. 
Good luck and happy trading!
Comments  
#31 Small Potato 2019-02-03 03:12
Hello Viphou,
For this, you can get help from TDAmeritrade SG. Normally they response very fast.
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#30 Viphou 2019-02-01 19:15
Hey potato! Another problem, i have got my TD account approved but i can't find my UserID
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#29 Viphou 2019-01-21 05:03
Thank you very much & sorry for many question

I switch to CIMB now, hope it gonna be okay.

Again, thank for your help!
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#28 Viphou 2019-01-21 05:03
Thank you very much & sorry for many question

I switch to CIMB now, hope it gonna be okay.

Again, thank for your help!
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#27 Small Potato 2019-01-21 04:59
Hello Viphou,
Highly possible that your application got rejected because local bank unable to confirm the purposes of your transfer. Do state it clearly.
Another bank that don't give such problem is Citibank.
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#26 Viphou 2019-01-21 03:49
Quoting Viphou:
So the rejection maybe casued by the mistaking trading for forex trading right? So the purpose of transfer is U.S Stock Investment, must state it clear, right?
The bank officier is like noob srl...i tried to complain them & they got nth.

I'm not live in penang. Anw, thank you so much for your help.

Bro! Please reply me to this 2 question ! :(
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#25 Viphou 2019-01-21 01:36
Brother, you forget to answer the last 2 question. Please help me to make it clear.
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#24 Small Potato 2019-01-21 01:34
Hello Viphou,
All the best.
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#23 Viphou 2019-01-21 01:31
So the rejection maybe casued by the mistaking trading for forex trading right? So the purpose of transfer is U.S Stock Investment, must state it clear, right?
The bank officier is like noob srl...i tried to complain them & they got nth.

I'm not live in penang. Anw, thank you so much for your help.
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#22 Small Potato 2019-01-21 01:21
You need to state us for US stock investment. No investment in forex. If you are in Penang, go to CIMB bayan baru. They know how to handle the case.
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