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IBAN and Payments in Europe

In europe among the european countries, ever since they acceded to euro currency, the interbank payment transactions had become very easier, cheaper and under single currency euro. It became mandatory for Banks in the EU to issue IBANs, on request, on all accounts from 2001. By introduction of IBAN (International Bank Account Number) one single account number is enough to receive payments from europe or worldwide. see: Guide on IBAN account numbers and payments in europe This IBAN account number contains information about

* Beneficiary Account number
* Bank Clearing Code (BLZ in germany, Code guichet in france)
* Destination Country

Besides this each bank, worldwide allotted and identified by a unique code known as SWIFT code or BIC (Bank Identification Code). The SWIFT organisation is responsible for allotting SWIFT or BIC codes to banks worldwide. Their website is They also publish very latest updated SWIFT codes for banks or institutions in their website.

Example of IBAN used in UK.

Country Code Control Digit Bank Code Sort Code Account No Total

22 digits







Andorra (24 digits) AD12 0001 2030 2003 5910 0100
Austria (20) AT61 1904 3002 3457 3201
Belgium (16) BE68 5390 0754 7034
Cyprus (28) CY17 0020 0128 0000 0012 0052 7600
Czech Republic (24) CZ65 0800 0000 1920 0014 5399
Denmark (18) DK50 0040 0440 1162 43
Estonia (20) EE38 2200 2210 2014 5685
Finland (18) FI21 1234 5600 0007 85
France (27) FR14 2004 1010 0505 0001 3M02 606
Germany (22) DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00
Gibraltar (23) GI75 NWBK 0000 0000 7099 453
Greece (27) GR16 0110 1250 0000 0001 2300 695
Hungary (28) HU42 1177 3016 1111 1018 0000 0000
Iceland (26) IS14 0159 2600 7654 5510 7303 39
Ireland (22) IE29 AIBK 9311 5212 3456 78
Italy (27) IT60 X054 2811 1010 0000 0123 456
Latvia (21) LV80 BANK 0000 4351 9500 1
Lithuania (20) LT12 1000 0111 0100 1000
Luxembourg (20) LU28 0019 4006 4475 0000
Netherlands (18) NL91 ABNA 0417 1643 00
Norway (15) NO93 8601 1117 947
Poland (28) PL27 1140 2004 0000 3002 0135 5387
Portugal (25) PT50 0002 0123 1234 5678 9015 4
Slovak Republic (24) SK31 1200 0000 1987 4263 7541
Slovenia (19) SI56 1910 0000 0123 438
Spain (24) ES80 2310 0001 1800 0001 2345
Sweden (24) SE35 5000 0000 0549 1000 0003
Switzerland (21) CH39 0070 0115 2018 4917 3
United Kingdom (22) GB29 NWBK 6016 1331 9268 19


Receiving Payments

If you are receiving any incoming payments from within europe or from a foreign country, you have to send the following bank coordinates to the sender in the format below.

Account # A.192.2233.44
Beneficiary Name: Mr.XXXXXXXX
Beneficiary Address:
55, Goethestrasse, Frankfurt
Germany DE 60273

Beneficiary Bank:
Deutsche Bank AG
Taunusanlage 12,
60262 Frankfurt am Main


BLZ: 10009222 (bank sort code for use domestic only. optional)

IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (US Dollar)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Euro)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Pound Sterling)

Amount: EUR 1000.-

Make sure that you give correct SWIFT/BIC codes and double check IBAN no before you send them to the payer. IBAN and BIC must be quoted when in receipt of international payments.

Sending a bank transfer to European bank

There are two main ways of transferring money to banks in europe by means of bank wire transfer.

It all depends whether you live in europe or outside of europe. First you need to collect the bank coordinates from a the person who you want to pay for. Let say that you want to transfer EUR 1000.- to the persons bank account given below..

Account# A.192.2233.44
Beneficiary Name: Mr.XXXXXXXX
Beneficiary Address:
55, Goethestrasse, Frankfurt
Germany DE 60273

Beneficiary Bank:
Deutsche Bank AG
Taunusanlage 12,
60262 Frankfurt am Main

BLZ: 10009222 (Bank sort code for domestic only)

IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (US Dollar)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Euro)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Pound Sterling)

Amount: EUR 1000.-

  • If you live in US, Asia or Outside of Europe:

    You have to use SWIFT transfer. All that you need is unique SWIFT or BIC code of the institution name and account number of your customer. The outgoing bank transfer cost will be charged to you by your bank in foreign transfer category.

Note: If you are given IBAN no (usually about 15-30 long. see below ) instead of account number, then you must enter that in payee/beneficiary account number field of the payment order form.

  • If you live or have bank account in Europe.

    Ever since july 2003, most of cross border european union payment transactions between european banks are processed and validated by means of IBAN account numbers. The significant advantage of sending payments using IBAN, the payment transaction between these countries are considered domestic and it would cost you less. But under the following conditions...

    1. The Payment is made in EUR currency.
    2. The total amount is less than EUR 12'500.
    3. IBAN account number is specified along with BIC/SWIFT code of institution.

    All you need is IBAN, SWIFT or BIC code and Account number of the beneficiary you pay for. If you dont quote your IBAN number and you submit only SWIFT code in the payment form, then the transaction will be considered foreign wire transfer and your bank will charge you the foreign transfer rate, eventhough it involves the banks in two neighbouring european countries. Some banks will charge USD 45.- or EUR 20.- for initiating a foreign transfer.

    Note: If the sender hadn't yet given you IBAN then ASK for it, to save your costs. If you are given IBAN (usually about 15-30 long), then you must enter that in payee account number field of the payment order form.

Correspondent Banks

Some people who have bank account in in europe will ask you to send bank transfer using correspondent banks. The main reason could be either their bank has no SWIFT code assigned to them or to facilitate the fast movement of payment transactions. Almost all major banks in europe have their own SWIFT code of their institution. But few small banks dont have their own SWIFT code, so instead they will ask you to send bank transfer to an instition (major bank) where in turn they will act as correspondent bank to receive money. You must quote the final beneficiary name, account no and address to be credited to in the payment order. For example let us say that Bank X located in London, has account with Bank of America, NY to receive quick and fast US dollar payments on behalf of bank clients without any conversion.

Correspondent bank means the bank itself will have an account with another big bank in USA or Europe or Worldwide who will act correspondent to them. The reason of using correspondent bank is fast faciliation of movement of transactions or the institiution does not have their own SWIFT/BIC code.

For example, if you were given the bank coordinates to transfer money...

Account# A.192.2233.44

Beneficiary Bank Name: Bank of Wromwich
Beneficiary Bank Address:
55, Church Street, London
United Kingdom WL3R43

Correspondent Bank Details:
Deutsche Bank AG
Taunusanlage 12,
60262 Frankfurt am Main

BLZ: 10009222 (Bank sort code for domestic only)

IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (US Dollar)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Euro)
IBAN : DE89 3704 0044 0532 0130 00 (Pound Sterling)

Final Beneficiary Information:

Account # A409282822
Beneficiary Name: Mr. John Doe
Beneficiary Address:
98A West Bromwich Street
London WL3LR

Amount: EUR 1000.-

Correspondent bank means the destination bank has its own account with the bank elsewhere in the world who can receive payments on behalf of its customers. Once the payment is received by correspondent bank, this will inturn credit the account of Bank of Wromwich then in turn Bank of Wromwich will credit account of Mr. John Doe. This is how it works!

You have to quote the FINAL beneficiary information in the payment order if you are sending payment order to correspondent bank. If you dont quote this the payment will never reach the intended recipient. Quote IBAN in account no field. If in doubt ask your bank to help you. But dont quote WRONG information

SWIFT/BIC codes of Major Banks in Europe

Here are some of the unofficial list of SWIFT or BIC codes of very important banks in europe:

Country Bank Name Location SWIFT / BIC
Austria Allgemeine Sparkasse Bank AG Linz ASPK AT 2L
Austria Bank Austria AG Vienna BKAU AT WW
Austria Creditanstalt-Bankverein Vienna CABV AT WW
Austria Erste Bank der Österreichischen Sparkassen AG Vienna GIBA AT WW
Austria Oberbank AG Linz OBKL AT 2L
Austria Raiffeisen Landesbank Tirol Innsbruck RZTI AT 22
Austria Raiffeisenlandesbk. Oberösterreich Linz RZOO AT 2L
Austria Verkehrskreditbank AG Linz OVER AT WW
Belgium ALSK-CGER Bank Brussels CGAK BE BB
Belgium Bank Brussels Lambert SA Brussels BBRU BE BB
Belgium Centea Antwerp SPAA BE 22
Belgium Fortis Bank Brussels GEBA BE BB
Belgium Fortis Bank N.V. (Fortis Bank has two) Brussels CGAK BE BB
Belgium Generale de Banque S.A. (=Fortis) Brussels GEBA BE BB
Belgium KBC Brussels KRED BE BB
Cyprus The Cyprus Popular Bank Ltd. (Laiki Bank) Nicosia LIKI CY 2N
Czech Republic Bank Austria A.S. Prague BACX CZ PP
Czech Republic Ceskoslovenská Obchodní Banka A.S. Prague CEKO CZ PP
Czech Republic eBanka a.s. Prague EBNK CZ PP
Czech Republic Komercní Banka A.S. Prague KOMB CZ PP
Denmark BG Bank A/S Copenhagen DABA DK KK
Denmark Danske Bank Aktieselskab Copenhagen DABA DK KK
Denmark Handelsbanken A/S Copenhagen HAND DK KK
Denmark Jyske Bank A/S Silkeborg JYBA DK KK
Denmark Nordea A/S Copenhagen NDEA DK KK
Denmark Nykredit Bank A/S Copenhagen NYKB DK KK
Denmark Spar Nord Bank A/S Aalborg SPNO DK 22
Estonia Eesti Krediidipank (Estonian Credit Bank) Tallinn EKRD EE 2X
Estonia Eesti Ühispank (Union Bank of Estonia) Tallinn EEUH EE 2X
Estonia Hansapank Tallinn HABA EE 2X
Estonia Sampo Pank Tallinn FORE EE 2X
Finland Aktia Savings Bank Helsinki HELS FI HH
Finland Bank of Finland, Savings Banks, Local cooperative banks Helsinki HELS FI HH
Finland Bank of Ĺland Helsinki AABA FI 22
Finland Danske Bank Helsinki DABA FI HX
Finland Handelsbanken Finland (SHB) Helsinki HAND FI HH
Finland Sampo Bank Helsinki PSPBFIHH
Finland Nordea Bank Finland Helsinki NDEA FI HH
Finland OKO Bank Helsinki OKOY FI HH
Finland Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) Helsinki ESSE FI HX
Finland Tapiola Bank Helsinki TAPI FI 21
France Banque populaire de la Région économique de Strasbourg Paris BPRS FR 2A
France BNP Paribas S.A. Paris BNPA FR PP
France Caisse Centrale des Banques Populaires Paris CCBP FR PP
France Caisse Centrale des Caisses d'Epargne et de Prévoyance Paris CEPA FR PP
France Crédit Agricole Paris AGRI FR PP
France Crédit Commercial de France Paris CCFR FR PP
France Crédit du Nord Paris NORD FR PP
France LCL Paris CRLY FR PP
France Société Générale Paris SOGE FR PP
Germany American Express Bank Frankfurt AEIB DE FX
Germany Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank A.G. Munich HYVE DE MM
Germany Bayerische Landesbank Munich BYLA DE MM
Germany BHF-BANK Frankfurt BHFB DE FF
Germany Commerzbank AG Frankfurt COBA DE FF
Germany Deutsche Bank Frankfurt DEUT DE FF
Germany Dresdner Bank AG Frankfurt DRES DE FF
Germany Hamburger Sparkasse Hamburg HASP DE HH
Germany Landesbank Hessen-Thueringen Girozentrale Frankfurt HELA DE FF
Germany Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale Hannover NOLA DE 2H
Germany Vereins- und Westbank Hamburg VUWB DE HH
Germany Westdeutsche Landesbank Düsseldorf WELA DE DD
Greece Commercial Bank of Greece Athens EMPO GR AA
Greece Ergobank Athens ERGO GR AA
Greece EFG Eurobank Ergasias Athens EFGB GR AA
Greece National Bank of Greece Athens ETHN GR AA
Hungary Budapest Bank Rt. Budapest BUDA HU HB
Hungary ERSTE Bank Hungary Rt. Budapest GIBA HU HB
Hungary HVB Bank Budapest BACX HU HB
Hungary Inter-Európa Bank Rt. Budapest INEB HU HB
Hungary Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank Rt. Budapest OKHB HU HB
Hungary Magyar Nemzeti Bank Rt. Budapest MANE HU HB
Hungary OTP Bank Rt. Budapest OTPV HU HB
Hungary Raiffeisen Bank Rt. Budapest UBRT HU HB
Iceland Landsbanki Islands Reykjavík LAIS IS RE
Iceland Íslandsbanki Reykjavík ISBA IS RE
Ireland AIB Bank (Allied Irish Banks) Dublin AIBK IE 2D
Ireland Bank of Ireland Dublin BOFI IE 2D
Italy Banca Commerciale Italiana Milan BCIT IT MM
Italy Banca Di Roma Rome BROM IT RD
Italy Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Rome BNLI IT RR
Italy Banca Popolare del Emilia Romagna Modena BPMO IT 22
Italy Banca Popolare di Milano Milan BPMI IT MM
Italy Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde SPA (CARIPLO) Milan CARI IT MF
Italy Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo SPA Padova CRPD IT 2P
Italy Südtiroler Landessparkasse Bozen-Bolzano CRBZ IT 2B
Italy Unicredito Italiano Milan CRIT IT MM
Lithuania AB bankas Hansabankas Vilnius HABA LT 22
Lithuania AB bankas NORD/LB Lietuva Vilnius AGBL LT 2X
Lithuania AB SEB Vilniaus bankas Vilnius CBVI LT 2X
Malta Bank of Valletta La Valletta VALL MT MT
Netherlands ABN Amro Bank Amsterdam ABNA NL 2A
Netherlands De Nederlandsche Bank Amsterdam FLOR NL 2A
Netherlands F. van Lanschot Bankiers N.V. Hertogenbosch FVLB NL 22
Netherlands ING Bank Amsterdam INGB NL 2A
Netherlands Postbank N.V. Amsterdam PSTB NL 21
Netherlands Rabobank Nederland Utrecht RABO NL 2U
Netherlands SNS Bank Nederland Hertogenbosch BBSP NL 2A
Norway Den Norske Bank Oslo DNBA NO KK
Norway Union Bank of Norway Oslo UBNO NO KK
Poland Bank Handlowy w Warszawie Warsaw BHWA PL PW
Poland Bank Zachodni WBK. S.A. Warsaw WBKP PL PP
Poland ING Bank Slaski Katowice INGB PL PW
Portugal Banco BPI Lisbon BBPI PT PL
Portugal Banco Comercial Portugues S.A. Lisbon BCOM PT PL
Portugal Banco Espirito Santo e Comercial de Lisboa Lisbon BESC PT PL
Portugal Banco Nacional Ultramarino Lisbon BNUL PT PL
Portugal Banco Portugues do Atlantico Lisbon ILBK PT PL
Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos Lisbon CGDI PT PL
Slovakia Investicná rozvojová banka (Investment Development Bank) Bratislava INRB SK BX
Slovakia Ludová banka (People's Bank) Bratislava LUBA SK BX
Slovakia Národná banka Slovenska (National Bank of Slovakia) Bratislava BBSB SK BX
Slovakia Slovenská sporitelna (Slovak Savings Bank) Bratislava SLSP SK BX
Slovakia Tatra banka (Tatra Bank) Bratislava TATR SK BX
Slovakia Všeobecná úverová banka (General Credit Bank) Bratislava SUBA SK BX
Slovenia Nova Ljubljanska Banka Ljubljana LJBA SI 2X
Spain Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Madrid BBVI ES MM
Spain Banco Central Hispanoamericano S.A. Madrid CENT ES MM
Spain Banco de Sabadell S.A. Sabadell BSAB ES BB
Spain Banco Pastor S.A. Madrid PSTR ES MM
Spain Banco Popular Espanol Madrid POPU ES MM
Spain Banco Santander Madrid BDER ES MM
Spain Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo Madrid CAAM ES 2A
Spain Confederacion Espanola de Cajas de Ahorros Madrid CECA ES MM
Sweden Nordbanken Stockholm NBBK SE SS
Sweden Nordea Bank (former Postgirot Bank) Stockholm NDEA SE SS
Sweden Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Stockholm ESSE SE SS
Sweden Svenska Handelsbanken Stockholm HAND SE SS
Sweden Swedbank Stockholm SWED SE SS
Switzerland Credit Suisse (First Boston) Zürich CRES CH ZZ
Switzerland Swiss Bank Corp Zürich SBCO CH ZZ
Switzerland Union Bank of Switzerland AG Zürich UBSW CH ZH
U.K. Barclays Bank PLC London BARC GB 22
U.K. Lloyds Bank Plc London LOYD GB 2L
U.K. HSBC Bank Plc London MIDL GB 22
U.K. National Westminster Bank Plc London NWBK GB 2L
U.K. Standard Chartered Bank London SCBL GB 2L
U.K. Co-operative Bank Manchester CPBK GB 22
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