Check an IBAN

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number and is made up of a code that identifies the country the account belongs to, the account holder's bank and the account number itself.

The IBAN makes it easier and faster to process cross-border payments.

Your IBAN number
If you are invoicing internationally you need to supply your own IBAN number. The bank assigns an IBAN to each of your accounts. You cannot calculate an IBAN yourself automatically, as each bank might have different methods of registering their account numbers in the IBAN. The IBAN appears on your account statements and on your Business eBanking.

Check if an IBAN is valid
You can check whether an IBAN is valid below.

This check will NOT confirm that the bank account exists, simply that the format of the IBAN conforms to the required standard for the bank and country.

Check IBAN

Some questions you may have

  • Why use the IBAN?

    Why use the IBAN?

    The IBAN makes automatic processing of cross-border payments easier and enables the bank to check, immediately upon receipt, whether the account numbers are correct. This avoids fees for manual processing of transfers. Using the IBAN when sending funds aids Straight Through Processing (STP) and avoids any associated charges.

  • How an IBAN is constructed

    How an IBAN is constructed

    How an IBAN is constructed The IBAN is an international standard (ISO 13616). The number comprises maximum 34 alphanumerical characters, which are structured as follows:

    • Two letters representing the home country of the account-holding bank (ISO 3166 country code with two letters, e.g. IE for Ireland)
    • Two numbers that are a control key
    • Maximum of 30 alphanumeric characters that identify the bank and the ordinary account number.

    An IBAN in Danske Bank consists of 22 characters, which comprise the ISO country code + control key + sort code + the ordinary account number of 8 digits.

    Example of the IBAN in Danske Bank

    Here is an example of how an IBAN is constructed for a fictional Danske Bank account with sort code 950121 and account number 12345678:

    Country code Control No. Sort code Account No.
    GB 08 DABA950121 12345678
  • Importers and the IBAN

    Importers and the IBAN

    Ask your foreign supplier to notify you of its IBAN so that you can write it on the payment orders that you send through Danske Bank. If your supplier lives in the EU or EEA, the IBAN must appear on its invoices.

  • Exporters and the IBAN

    Exporters and the IBAN

    The IBAN must appear on your invoices so that your foreign customers can write it on the payment orders to you.

  • How do you get an IBAN?

    How do you get an IBAN?

    The bank assigns an IBAN to each of your accounts. You cannot automatically calculate an IBAN yourself, as each bank might have different methods of registering their account numbers in the IBAN. The IBAN appears on account statements and in the bank's online systems.

  • What is SWIFT/BIC and what is Danske Bank's SWIFT address?

    What is SWIFT/BIC and what is Danske Bank's SWIFT address?

    SWIFT/BIC (Bank Identifier Code) is an international standard for identifying a bank.

    Danske Bank’s SWIFT is: DABAGB2B. You will benefit from using IBAN and SWIFT for international payments. Since there is no manual handling, transaction costs are reduced.

Please note that the accounts listed below are fictional and are for illustrative purposes only

Examples of IBAN construction

  • Countries in EEA and Switzerland with mandatory IBAN for Euro payments
    Country Example of IBAN construction
    Austria AT611904300234573278
    Belgium BE65539007547034
    Bulgaria* BG80BNBG96611020345678
    Cyprus CY17002001280000001200527600
    Czech Republic CZ6508000000192000145399
    Denmark DK5000400440116243
    Estonia EE382200221020145685
    Finland FI2112345600000786
    France FR1420041010050500013M02607
    Germany DE89370400440532013087
    Gibraltar GI75NWBK000000007099452
    Greece GR1601101250000000012300695
    Hungary HU42117730161111101800000000
    Iceland IS140159260076545510730339
    Ireland IE08DABA95150112345678
    Italy IT60X0542811101000000123332
    Latvia LV80BANK0000435195001
    Liechtenstein LI9300762011623852957
    Lithuania LT121000011101001000
    Luxembourg LU280019400644750000
    Malta MT84MALT011000012345MTLCAST001S
    Netherlands NL91ABNA0417164299
    Norway NO9386011117946
    Poland* PL61109010140000071219812874
    Portugal PT50000201231234567890154
    Romania RO49AAAA1B31007593840000
    Slovakia SK3112000000198742637541
    Slovenia SI56191000000123438
    Spain ES9121000418450200051322
    Sweden SE3550000000054910000008
    Switzerland CH9300762011623852957
    UK GB29DABA95012112345678

    *IBAN mandatory for all currencies.

  • Countries where it is mandatory to use the IBAN if sending payments in particular currencies
    Country Currency code Example of IBAN construction
    Azerbaijan All currencies AZ21NABZ00000000137010001445
    Bahrain All currencies BH29BMAG1299123456BH09
    Bosnia and Herzegovina All currencies BA391290079401028493
    Georgia All currencies GE29NB0000000101904916
    Georgia All currencies GE29NB0000000101904916
    Jordan All currencies (as of Feb 2nd, 2014) JO89ARAB1070000000107070608584
    Kuwait All currencies KW81CBKU0000000000001234560102
    Lebanon All currencies LB19000400000000222317726881
    Mauritania EUR MR1300020001010000123456752
    Moldova All currencies MD24AG000225100013104167
    Pakistan All currencies PK36SCBL0000001123456701
    Qatar All currencies (as of January 1st, 2014) QA58DOHB10001234567890ABCDEFG
    San Marino EUR SM86U0322509800000000270101
    Saudi Arabia All currencies SA0380000000608010167518
    Turkey All currencies TR330006100519785467851327
    United Arab Emirates All currencies AE050030000100440001002
  • Countries that support IBAN though don't require it
    Country Example of IBAN construction
    Albania AL47212110090000000235698740
    Andorra AD1200012030200359100100
    Brazil BR9700360305000010009795493P2
    Croatia HR1210010051863000161
    Israel IL620108000000099999998
    Macedonia MK07250120000058983
    Mauritius MR1300020001010000123456752
    Monaco MC1112739000700011111000h78
    Montenegro ME25505000012345678950
    Serbia RS35260005601001611378
    Tunisia TN5914207207100707129647