IBAN in Spain

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 Spain ?

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 Spain?

IBAN in Spain consists of 24 characters:

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

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IBAN example in Spain ES9121000418450200051332
IBAN in print format ES91 2100 0418 4502 0005 1332
Country code ES
Check digits 91
Bank code 2100
Branch code 0418
National check digit 45
Bank account number 0200051332

Do you need an IBAN in Spain?

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