International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

Last updated: 19/12/2017 10.05 AM

What is an IBAN?

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number. It is the standard formatting of an account number used for international payments to countries in the European Union, Middle East and other countries.  

Destination countries with no IBAN allocated will require an account number. New Zealand banks do not use this format and an IBAN is not required to send money to an ANZ bank account.

Below is a list of countries that utilise IBAN and whether they are mandatory. The IBAN should be presented as a continuous string of alphanumeric characters with no spaces.

An IBAN may be obtained from the recipient and you can use this tool to check if the IBAN supplied is correct  

Country Names

Mandatory
Andorra
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czeck Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faeroe Islands
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Guernsey
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Isle of Man
Israel
Italy
Jersey
Jordan
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Pakistan
Palestinian Territory
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

Recommended
Albania
Azerbaijan
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Brazil
Dominican Republic
Great Britain
Guatemala
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Mauritania
Mauritius
São Tomé og Príncipe
Serbia
St Lucia
Virgin Islands

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