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International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN), clearing codes and SWIFT BIC codes

When you make an international payment, depending on the destination country, you may be asked for an IBAN (International Bank Account Number), Clearing Code, or SWIFT BIC Code. To get this information, contact the overseas party you are sending the payment to.

Country IBAN Clearing Code SWIFT BIC Code

Australia

Not applicable. Use account numbers instead.

BSB number e.g. 123456

Mandatory if sending non-primary currency e.g. USD to Australia

Canada

Not applicable. Use account numbers instead.

3-digit Institution number followed by 5-digit Transit number e.g. 12345678

Optional

China Not applicable. Use account numbers instead. Not required

Required

Europe Required Not required

Not required

India Not applicable. Use account numbers instead.

11-alphanumeric IFSC (Indian Financial System Code) e.g. ABCD1234567

Not required

Middle East Required

Not required

Not required

South Africa Not applicable. Use account numbers instead.

Sort code e.g. 123456

Optional

United Kingdom Required

Not required

Not required

USA Not applicable. Use account numbers instead.

Fedwire/ABA number e.g. 123456789

Optional

 

UK, Europe and Middle East IBAN examples

Using an IBAN is mandatory when sending payments to the United Kingdom and countries within Europe and the Middle East.

Country IBAN example
Austria AT611904300234573201
Bahrain BH67BMAG00001299123456
Belgium BE68539007547034
Denmark DK5000400440116243
Finland FI2112345600000785
France FR1420041010050500013M02606
Germany DE89370400440532013000
Greece GR1601101250000000012300695
Ireland IE29AIBK93115212345678
Italy IT60X0542811101000000123456
Kuwait KW81CBKU0000000000001234560101
Luxembourg LU280019400644750000
Malta MT84MALT011000012345MTLCAST001S
Netherlands NL91ABNA0417164300
Pakistan PK36SCBL0000001123456702
Portugal PT50000201231234567890154
Qatar QA58DOHB00001234567890ABCDEFG
Saudi Arabia SA0380000000608010167519
Slovenia SI56263300012039086
Slovakia SK3112000000198742637541
Spain ES9121000418450200051332
United Arab Emirates AE070331234567890123456
United Kingdom GB29NWBK60161331926819