Question 3 of 5 about

Making and receiving international payments

What are IBANs and SWIFT codes?

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number, which you can use when making or receiving international payments.

Your IBAN doesn’t replace your sort code & account number ─ it’s an additional number with extra information to help overseas banks identify your account for payments.

You can find your IBAN on your statement or you can use the tool on our international payments page to generate your IBAN for any of your Barclays accounts.

A SWIFT code (or SWIFTBIC, as it’s sometimes known) is a code that helps overseas banks identify which bank to send money to. For example, if an overseas bank is sending to a payment to your Barclays UK account, they’ll need to know our SWIFT code: BARCGB22.

If you want to make a SEPA Credit Transfer, you'll need an IBAN. Some countries also require you to provide an IBAN with your payment instruction.

Question 3 of 5 aboutMaking and receiving international payments

Previous question:2. How do I send money abroad?

Next question:4. How can I generate an IBAN?

Find more help here