International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is a bank identifier to process payments or money transfer within the same country or internationally.

IBAN contains all necessary information such as the account number, bank and branch information and country code so the money transfer can be completed successfully.

The IBAN contains an alphanumeric string of up to 34 characters. The structure is consistent across countries but the length may vary, depending on the national banking standards of the particular country.

The system initially developed to facilitate payments within the European Union and currently has been implemented by most European countries and many countries in the Middle East and the Caribbean. For the time being, more than 66 countries were using the IBAN numbering system.

IBAN does not replace the account holder’s existing bank account details, it simply displays them in a standard, internationally recognised format. As such, it is possible to generate IBAN from bank, branch and account number information. You can use various FREE IBAN Calculator tools available.

If you are going to make payment or fund transfer to a country that used IBAN, it is wise to validate IBAN number prior making international fund transfer to avoid any mistake.

Currently, Malaysia does not use IBAN but has to use IBAN to make any payment of fund transfer to the country that utilize IBAN system. The following countries already implement IBAN system.

European Non-European
1 Åland Islands Azerbaijan
2 Albania Bahrain
3 Andorra Brazil
4 Austria British Virgin Islands
5 Belgium Costa Rica
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Dominican Republic
7 Bulgaria French Guyana
8 Croatia French Polynesia
9 Cyprus French Southern Territories
10 Czech Republic Georgia
11 Denmark Guadelope
12 Estonia Guatemala
13 Faroe Islands Israel
14 Finland Jordan
15 France Kazakhstan
16 Germany Kuwait
17 Gibraltar Lebanon
18 Greece Martinique
19 Greenland Mauritania
20 Hungary Mauritius
21 Iceland Mayotte
22 Ireland New Caledonia
23 Italy Pakistan
24 Kosovo Palestine
25 Latvia Qatar
26 Liechtenstein Reunion
27 Lithuania Saint Barthelemy
28 Luxembourg Saint Lucia
29 Macedonia Saint Martin
30 Malta Saint Pierre et Miquelon
31 Moldova Saudi Arabia
32 Monaco Timor-Leste
33 Montenegro Tunisia
34 Netherlands Turkey
35 Norway United Arab Emirates
36 Poland Wallis and Futuna Islands
37 Portugal
38 Romania
39 San Marino
40 Serbia
41 Slovakia
42 Slovenia
43 Spain
44 Sweden
45 Switzerland
46 United Kingdom