Overview

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number, which you can use when making or receiving international payments. It is commonly used for international transfers in the UK and Europe.

​​An IBAN number is used when sending bank transfers or wiring money from one bank to another across international borders. It’s a code of up to 34 letters and numbers that help banks verify and process transactions between customers in different countries.

Each set of characters represents a different detail for your bank account.

For example, a UK Bank Account IBAN number looks like this: GB29BUKB60161131926819

Country code

GB

Check digits

29

Bank code

BUKB

Sort code

601611

Bank account number

31926819

Print number

GB29BUKB60161131926819

Each country has a different IBAN number:

Country

Country Code

Length

IBAN

United Kingdom

UK

22

GB29BUKB60161131926819

France

FR

27

FR7630006000011234567890189

Belgium

BE

16

BE71096123456769

Germany

DE

22

DE75512108001245126199

Netherlands

NL

18

NL02ABNA0123456789

Spain

ES

24

ES7921000813610123456789

NOTE: For more country formats for IBAN numbers visit: https://www.iban.com/structure

Where can you find your Vendor’s IBAN number?

If your vendor is in an IBAN region, the IBAN number will normally be added to the invoice your vendor sent you. Alternatively, you can ask your vendor for their number.

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