IBAN in Switzerland

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 Switzerland ?

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 Switzerland?

IBAN in Switzerland consists of 21 characters:

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

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IBAN example in Switzerland CH9300762011623852957
IBAN in print format CH93 0076 2011 6238 5295 7
Country code CH
Check digits 93
Bank code 00762
Bank account number 011623852957

Do you need an IBAN in Switzerland?

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