IBAN in France

To make an IBAN, banks combine local account details into one string of characters. This means you can calculate an IBAN using these account details.

What is the IBAN format in France ?

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

Each set of characters represents a different detail for your bank account. You can see the breakdown of this IBAN below.

What is the IBAN code in France?

IBAN in France consists of 27 characters:

  • 2 letter country code
  • 2 digit check number
  • 5 characters from the bank's SWIFT/BIC
  • 5 digit code for the bank branch
  • 11 digit code for the bank account number
  • 2 digit code for national code

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IBAN example in France FR1420041010050500013M02606
IBAN in print format FR14 2004 1010 0505 0001 3M02 606
Country code FR
Check digits 14
Bank code 20041
Branch code 01005
Bank account number 0500013M026
National check digit 06

Do you need an IBAN in France?

Yes. If you’re making – or expecting to receive – an international money transfer to a bank account in France, 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.

Banks assign IBANs to each of their accounts to make sure that international transfers are processed correctly.

IBANs contain 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.

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