A bank code is a series of numbers used to identify banks around the world. They can have between 3 and 23 digits depending on the bank and the country.
A bank code could be called:
For some counties you may need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) in addition to the bank code.
Ask your receiver for the bank code and IBAN (if applicable). You can refer to our Direct to Bank Account country information to see what details are required for each country.
A Bank Identification Code (BIC) is used to identify banks worldwide. BIC is the same as a SWIFT code, and it will be 8 or 11 digits long.
Ask your receiver if BIC is required in their country—you can check our Direct to Bank Account country information for more details.
An International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is a code used in some countries to identify a customer’s bank account. The IBAN has a letter to identify the countryfollowed by 2 digits, and then up to 35 characters for the bank account number. Some countries require that payment sent from Australia must include the IBAN.
You can refer to our Direct to Bank Account country information to see what details are needed for each country. Ask you receiver for the IBAN if it’s required
"Direct to Bank Account" money transfers can change from country to country, and can take up to five days. For more details, please refer to our Direct to Bank Account country information.