Help with sending or transferring money outside the UK.

Which country do I need a BIC/SWIFT and an IBAN for?

We need you to quote a BIC/SWIFT and IBAN when sending payments to send outside the UK to the following countries:

  • All EU and EEA countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK
  • and also the following non EU and EEA countries: Andorra, Bahrain, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Monaco, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

How to send money outside the UK or in a foreign currency

View our step-by-step guide for how to send money outside the UK. It's simple, fast and secure.


Reason for payment

As part of their regulations banks in certain countries including Jordan, Pakistan, Philippines and United Arab Emirates require a reason for your payment.

Below is a list of valid reasons for payment. Please choose a code and copy it into “Payment reference for recipient” box if you are making a payment to one of these countries.

You must ensure you provide a reason for payment to avoid any delays.