What is an IBAN?
An IBAN consists of:
- a two-letter country code i.e. FR (which indicates France in this case)
- a two-digit checksum i.e. 14 and
- a domestic bank account number* consisting of up to thirty alphanumeric characters
* Domestic bank account numbers, often referred to as a Basic Bank Account Number or BBAN, consist of a branch or routing codes and the account number which in some countries may include alphabetics; all BBANs conform to ISO 13616.
*EU regulation 2560/2001 (providing free or low-cost cross-border transfers using IBAN) does not apply to these countries along with Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and Vatican City whom are not members of the EU/EEA.
- SFirst four characters of SWIFT/BIC code
- bBranch code
- CAccount number
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