IBAN checker

Validate your IBAN and verify bank information quickly and easily

Enter an IBAN below to check it is valid and confirm the BIC / SWIFT code, bank name, and bank address.

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What is an IBAN?

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number. An IBAN is a code used to identify a particular bank account. It contains all the information that a bank or financial institution needs to identify the bank account that you wish to pay. 


What does an IBAN look like?

An IBAN consists of up to 34 characters and follows a consistent format with variations for specific countries. Each section represents characteristics of the bank account.  Here's a UK IBAN:

GB 12 ABCD 123456 12345678

  • GB - This is the code for the country in which the bank account is held
  • 12 - These are check digits which validate the account and routing numbers and are generated from the information contained within the IBAN
  • ABCD - This is the code used to identify the bank (e.g. Barclays, HSBC, Wells Fargo etc)
  • 123456 - This is the code for the specific bank branch holding the account
  • 12345678 - This is the account number


Do I need an IBAN?

If you're making an international payment you'll need the IBAN to tell your bank where to send funds. This should be provided by your recipient.

If you're receiving an international payment you'll need to provide your payer with your IBAN. It should be visible on your bank statement. You can receive funds via Money Mover in all the currencies we support.

Always check your IBAN before making a payment. If it is incorrect it's likely that your payment will be returned.

To read more about IBANs click here.