Your International Bank Account Number (IBAN) helps banks to identify your account when you're sending or receiving money internationally.
Your IBAN is a unique set of up to 34 letters and numbers. It combines your local bank details into one string of characters which makes it easy for banks to process international transfers.
Where can I find my IBAN number?
You'll normally find your IBAN in your online banking account or on your bank statement.
If you want to send money overseas, it's important that you use the correct IBAN code. If you get it wrong, your bank might charge you for an invalid payment or send your money to the wrong destination.
When will I need an IBAN number?
Most European banks ask for an IBAN when you're sending or receiving money internationally.
IBANs are the safest, most efficient way to make sure your money gets to where it needs to be. More banks around the world are starting to adopt this system, but you might need more information if you're sending money to another country.