IBAN issuance

Issuing authorities for bank identifiers

The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is the standard governing European bank account numbers and one of the cornerstones of SEPA. The IBAN is created according to international standards. Following these standards, the creation of IBANs is coordinated and regulated at national level.

IBAN registry

Detailed information about all ISO 13616-compliant national IBAN formats

National authorities in SEPA countries that issue bank identifiers used in IBANs

Euro area countries
Austria

Oesterreichische Nationalbank

National register: English German

Contact: Lukas Simhandl SIDAT-Stammdaten@oenb.at
Telephone: +43 1 40420/4719

Belgium

Secretariaat van de Interbancaire Overeenkomsten/Secrétariat des Accords Interbancaires (managed by the national central bank)

National register: English French Dutch

Contact: National Bank of Belgium
Payments and Securities Department
Secretariatdm@nbb.be
Telephone: +32 (0)2 2212712

Cyprus

Central Bank of Cyprus

National register: English Greek

Contact: Financial Market Infrastructures and Payments Department
PaymentSystems@centralbank.cy
Telephone: +357 22714114

Estonia

Finantsinspektsioon – the Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority

National register: Identifiers for credit institutions (EN, ET )

Identifiers for payment and e-money institutions (EN, ET )

Contact: Finantsinspektsioon
Sakala 4
15030 Tallinn
Estonia
info@fi.ee
www.fi.ee
Telephone: +372 668 0500
Fax: +372 668 0501

Finland

The Federation of Finnish Financial Servives

National register: English excel

Contact: Inkeri Tolvanen
inkeri.tolvanen@fkl.fi
Telephone: +358 20 793 4254

France

ACPR (Banking Supervisor)

National register: English

Contact: Banque de France – SGAM – D2R2
fib@banque-france.fr
Telephone: +33 1 42 92 35 82

Germany

Deutsche Bundesbank

National register: English German

Contact: Roman Wolz, Monika Merkel
crm.paymentservices@bundesbank.de
Online contact form
Telephone: +49 69 9566 8877

Greece

Bank of Greece

National register: English

Contact: Department for the Supervision of Credit & Financial Institutions / Statistical Analysis Section
sec.PrudentialReport@bankofgreece.gr
Telephone: +30 210 320 5121 / +30 210 320 5087 / +30 210 320 5033

Ireland

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland

National register: English

Contact: info@bpfi.ie
Telephone: + 353 1 671 5311

Italy

Banca d'Italia

National register: Italian

Contact: Fausto Fettucciari
fausto.fettucciari@bancaditalia.it
Telephone: (+3906) 4792-5927

Latvia

See  IBAN registry

There is no need for a national issuing authority for bank identifiers in Latvia. BIC codes issued by SWIFT are used as bank identifiers. Additional information on how to identify the SWIFT BIC from IBAN in Latvia is available on the web page of Latvijas Banka.

Lithuania

Lietuvos Bankas (Bank of Lithuania)

National register: English Lithuanian

Contact: Virginija Bružienė
tarpbank@lb.lt
Telephone: +37052680823

Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Bankers' Association

National register: English

Contact: mail@abbl.lu
Telephone: (+352) 46 36 601

Malta

Central Bank of Malta

National register: English

Contact: Regulation and Oversight Office
oversight@centralbankmalta.org
Telephone: +356 2550 3603

The Netherlands

In the Netherlands there is no institution acting in the capacity of issuing authority for BICs/bank identifiers. As the bank identifier in the IBAN is derived from the BIC, the Dutch Payments Association publishes a list of all Dutch BICs and bank identifiers.

National register: English

Contact: Raymond Kroese
r.kroese@betaalvereniging.nl
Telephone: +31203051956

Portugal

Banco de Portugal

National register: English Portuguese

Contact: Elsa Ferreira / Patrícia Casaca / Manuel Francisco / Teresa Lopes (Banking Prudential Supervision Department - Banco de Portugal)
esferreira@bportugal.pt
apcasaca@bportugal.pt
mmfrancisco@bportugal.pt
mtlopes@bportugal.pt
Telephone: (+351) 211596797 / 211596780 / 213130506 / 213128218

Slovakia

National Bank of Slovakia

National register: English

Contact: Rudolf Pataki
Rudolf.Pataki@nbs.sk
Telephone: +421 2 5787 2948

Slovenia

National Bank of Slovenia

National register: English Slovenian

Contact: Matej Koletnik
matej.koletnik@bsi.si Online contact form
Telephone: +38614719573

Spain

Banco de España

National register: English Spanish

Contact: registros.oficiales@bde.es
Telephone: +34 91 338 5149

EU Member States with currencies other than the euro
Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Bank

National register: English/Bulgarian

Contact: Violeta Aleksandrova
Aleksandrova.V@bnbank.org
Telephone: +359 2 9145 1345

Croatia

Croatian National Bank

National register: English Croatian

Contact: Payment Systems Operations Department
Mirela Benko, Deputy Director of Payment Systems Operations Department
Payment Operations Regulation and Development Department
Iva Kopecki, Senior Advisor
mirela.benko@hnb.hr
iva.kopecki@hnb.hr
Telephone: +385 1 45 65 057 / +385 1 45 64 796

Czech Republic

Česká národní banka / Czech National Bank

National register
Regulation: English, Czech
Register: English, Czech

Contact: Ivan Fencl.
iban.info@cnb.cz
Telephone: +420 2 2441 3580

Denmark

Finance Denmark

National register for Denmark, Faroe Island and Greenland

Contact:

Hungary

Magyar Nemzeti Bank (The Central Bank of Hungary)

National register: English Hungarian

Contact: Directorate Banking Operations
bmfviber@mnb.hu
Telephone: +36 1 428-2682 / +36 1 428-2747

Poland

Narodowy Bank Polski

National register: English Polish

Contact: Pawel Lysakowski
pawel.lysakowski@nbp.pl
Telephone: +48221851448

Romania

See  IBAN registry

There is no need for a national issuing authority for bank identifiers in Romania. BIC codes issued by SWIFT are used as bank identifiers. The National Bank of Romania issued Regulation no. 2/2004 on IBAN usage.

Sweden

Swedish Bankers' Association

National register: English

Contact: Lars Rutberg
lars.rutberg@swedishbankers.se
Telephone: +4684534400

United Kingdom

SWIFT in its role of ISO registration authority issues BICs to financial and non-financial institutions in the UK.

The SEPA IBAN-Only (SEPAIO) Directory is owned by Pay.UK and provides Payment Service Providers (PSPs) with a utility for deriving the BIC from the IBAN for SEPA payments in the UK.

Contact: SEPAIO_Ops@wearepay.uk

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Non-EU countries
Norway

Finance Norway

National register: English

Contact: Tor Johan Bjerkedal
tor.bjerkedal@fno.no
Online contact form
Telephone: +47 23284352

Switzerland

SIX Interbank Clearing (in accordance with the Swiss National Bank)

National register: English German

Contact: SIX Interbank Clearing AG, Hardturmstr. 201, CH-8021 Zürich
pm@six-group.com
Telephone: +41583994747

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