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IBAN for HSBC

Everything you need to know about HSBC IBANs

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What is the IBAN code for HSBC in the United Kingdom?

IBAN for HSBC in the United Kingdom consists of 22 characters:

  • 2 letter country code
  • 2 digit check number
  • 4 characters from the HSBC's bank code
  • 6 digit sort code for the HSBC bank branch
  • 8 digit code for the HSBC bank account number

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HSBC IBAN example in the United Kingdom GB54HBUK60161331926819
IBAN in print format GB54 HBUK 6016 1331 9268 19
Country code GB
Check digits 54
Bank code HBUK
Sort code 601613
Bank account number 31926819

How can I find my HSBC IBAN number?

Finding the right IBAN number is crucial, but shouldn’t be difficult.

You can either work out your IBAN based on the example above, or find everything you need by logging into HSBC online banking, or checking your bank statement.

If you don’t use the right IBAN number, your payment might be returned or sent to the wrong account. Get it right the first time by checking with your bank, or asking the recipient to provide the details you need, if you’re not sure.

Don’t forget, any IBAN or BBAN account numbers we use in this article are given as examples, and shouldn’t be used to process a transfer.

Do you need an IBAN in the United Kingdom?

Yes. If you’re making – or expecting to receive – an international money transfer to a bank account in the United Kingdom, then just a standard bank account number isn’t enough. If you want your money to arrive quickly and safely, you’ll usually need to give the bank a few extra details, such as an IBAN or SWIFT code.

Banks assign IBANs to each of their accounts to make sure that international transfers are processed correctly.

IBANs contain all of the country, bank, and account details you need to send or receive money internationally. This system is used throughout Europe, and also recognised in some areas of the Middle East, North Africa and the Caribbean.

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