European bank accounts have International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs) as identifiers for sending and receiving payments from one European country to another. The IBAN is a series of 24 alphanumeric characters. To receive a payment to your European bank account, you have to provide the sender of the funds with your IBAN. You may get a discount on payment charges if you quote your IBAN in your payment instruction. You can easily find your bank's IBAN number by contacting your bank.
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Find a printed bank statement account that you receive in the mail. It usually contains the IBAN that you can use for money transfers.
Call your European bank and ask the call operator for your IBAN number. You may have to provide personal and bank account details for verification purposes before getting the information.
Visit your bank's website. Many European banks allow you to generate your account's IBAN online. You may have to sign in to your online bank account or enter your bank account details, such as the account number and funds currency.
Visit your bank and speak to a customer service representative, requesting that he provide you with your IBAN. You may have to bring your bank card or other bank or identity documents with you.
Tips and warnings
- If you also need to supply your bank's SWIFTBIC, which is a bank identifier code, you can find it using the same methods.
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