A standardized, uniform representation of complete bank details in accordance with the European Committee for Banking Standards (ECBS).

An IBAN is a series of a maximum of 34 alphanumeric characters, and is made up of a combination of the following elements:

  • The bank country key (ISO-Code)
  • Two check digits
  • Country-specific account number (comprises, for example the bank number and account number in Germany, or the bank number, account number and control key in France).

A constant IBAN length has been stipulated for each country.