IBAN for Barclays UK

How to find an IBAN code for Barclays UK

What is the IBAN code for Barclays bank in UK?

IBAN for Barclays in UK consists of up to 22 characters:

  • 2 letter ISO country code

  • 2 digits IBAN check digits

  • 4 characters from the BIC (Swift) Code of Barclays

  • 6 digits sort code

  • Up to 8 digits representing the standard account number

Find IBAN examples for other banks in the United Kingdom

Barclays IBAN example for UK GB29BUKB60161331926819

IBAN in print format

GB29 BUKB 6016 1331 9268 19

ISO Code for the UK

GB

Checksum

29

BIC (Swift) Code

BUKB

Sort code

601613

Bank account number

31926819

Do you need an IBAN in United Kingdom?

Yes. If you’re making – or expecting to receive – an international money transfer to a bank account in United Kingdom, then just a standard bank account number isn’t enough. If you want your money to arrive quickly and safely, you’ll usually need to give the bank a few extra details, such as an IBAN or SWIFT code.

What is an IBAN?

IBAN (which stands for International Bank Account Number) is an internationally agreed code made up of up to 34 letters and numbers which helps banks make sure that international transfers are processed correctly.

In just a few letters and numbers, the IBAN captures all of the country, bank, and account details you need to send or receive money internationally. This system is used throughout Europe, and also recognised in some areas of the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean.

Example of IBAN in United Kingdom

This is an example British IBAN. United Kingdom is a member of SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area).

Example of IBAN in United Kingdom

How can I find my Barclays UK IBAN number?

Finding the right IBAN number is crucial, but shouldn’t be difficult.

You can either work out your IBAN based on the example above, or find everything you need by logging into Barclays UK online banking, or checking your bank statement.

If you don’t use the right IBAN number, your payment might be returned or sent to the wrong account. Get it right the first time by checking with your bank, or asking the recipient to provide the details you need, if you’re not sure.

Don’t forget, any IBAN or BBAN account numbers we use in this article are given as examples, and shouldn’t be used to process a transfer.

SWIFT and IBAN explained

What’s the difference between a SWIFT code, a BIC, an IBAN and a routing number?

SWIFT codes, BICs, IBANs and routing numbers are all used to help banks identify where a transfer is headed – but the process and exact details needed varies a bit depending on the location of the banks involved.

A SWIFT code gives details of the country and bank a transfer is headed to, while an IBAN contains enough information to identify the exact bank account needed, too. IBAN codes are issued for all accounts in the EU, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Routing numbers, on the other hand, are used by banks and other financial institutions for domestic money transfers within the United States. They’re similar to SWIFT codes, but while the SWIFT system is used internationally, routing numbers only work for transfers made within the US.

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