Skip to main content


Everything you need to know about HSBC IBANs

Calculate an IBAN

Fill in the account details, and we’ll calculate the IBAN for you.

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

Already have an IBAN code?

Check IBAN
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.

Calculate IBAN

Compare prices for sending money abroad

Banks and other transfer services have a dirty little secret. They add hidden markups to their exchange rates - charging you more without your knowledge. And if they have a fee, they charge you twice.

Wise never hides fees in the exchange rate. We give you the real rate, independently provided by Reuters. Compare our rate and fee with Western Union, ICICI Bank, WorldRemit and more, and see the difference for yourself.

Sending 1000.00 EUR withRecipient gets(Total after fees)Transfer feeExchange rate(1 EUR GBP)
WiseCheapest846.01 GBPSave up to 67.32 GBP4.58 EUR0.849900Mid-market rate
ING844.85 GBP- 1.16 GBP6.00 EUR0.849950Mid-market rate
ABN AMRO Bank835.61 GBP- 10.40 GBP9.00 EUR0.843202
Xoom834.16 GBP- 11.85 GBP1.99 EUR0.835827
Western Union833.83 GBP- 12.18 GBP2.90 EUR0.836254
11 million happy customers
Regulated by FCA

We have a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Trustpilot

It’s your money. You can trust us to get it where it needs to be, but don’t take our word for it. Read our reviews at

Quick and easy transfers Dont know why I didnt use before rather than my bank which took ages to do same thing
Brian - Gravesend
Published 36 minutes ago

Best and safest to transfer money
Jan Ola Grundström
Published 56 minutes ago

Efficient, easy to use and cost effective. Happy to keep using them.
Matthew Fox
Published 1 hour ago

A cheaper, faster way to send money abroad

Join over 11 million people who get the real exchange rate with Wise. We’re up to 7x cheaper than banks.

Get started now for free