IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number and is a number attached to all bank accounts in EU countries as well as Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
The IBAN is made up of a code that identifies the country the account belongs to, the account holder’s bank and the account number itself.
Most online payments will require your IBAN – sometimes people input the wrong characters and it is invalid.
An example of an Irish IBAN is: IE64IRCE92050112345678.
Irish Bank Account holders can convert their account number and sort code into a valid IBAN using the form below.
The BIC or Bank Identifier Code (also known as the SWIFT address) is a code which identifies precisely the bank involved in a financial transaction. When used in conjunction with the IBAN it identifies the bank at which the account of the beneficiary is held.
You can generate a BIC and an IBAN from an account number and sort code here – https://ipsosepaservice.sentenial.com/ipso/oneShotIRL