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agrinnall
Old 11-01-2011, 9:21 AM
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My internet banking requires the address of the receiving bank in order to process a SWIFT payment. Does anyone know if there's somewhere online that I can key in the IBAN and find out the details of the branch?

I have emailed the payee to ask them for the address so I will get it eventually but I was just interested to know if there's a way to do it myself.
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Old 11-01-2011, 9:26 AM
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Do you know the BIC code as well as the IBAN? If so:

http://www.swift.com/bsl/facelets/bicsearch.faces
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:08 PM
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If you know the sort code and account number (easily derivable from the IBAN)

http://www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk/de...validator.aspx

will help. Assuming it's a UK bank of course.
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Assuming it's a UK bank of course.
Would suggest it isn't as same day UK payments would be done by FP or CHAPS as opposed to SWIFT.
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Do you know the BIC code as well as the IBAN? If so:

http://www.swift.com/bsl/facelets/bicsearch.faces
Thanks Hazzanet, I do have the BIC and the search has returned an address, I'll wait until I hear back from the payee whether it's actually the right one but it's certainly found the right city (Barcelona). As you correctly surmised it's not a UK bank, I'm not even sure if it's possible to do a UK to UK SWIFT payment (although of course I could have been initiating from outside the UK, but that's a lot of assumptions to make when the obvious scenario would be UK to overseas).
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Old 11-01-2011, 9:33 PM
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You could try http://www.xe.com/idt/ (IBAN decoder tool)

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Thanks Hazzanet, I do have the BIC and the search has returned an address, I'll wait until I hear back from the payee whether it's actually the right one but it's certainly found the right city (Barcelona). As you correctly surmised it's not a UK bank, I'm not even sure if it's possible to do a UK to UK SWIFT payment (although of course I could have been initiating from outside the UK, but that's a lot of assumptions to make when the obvious scenario would be UK to overseas).
it's possible, albeit silly, and therefore, not generally done.
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You could try http://www.xe.com/idt/ (IBAN decoder tool)

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Thanks for that Mark, I now have the branch number (3290 - bank is La Caixa) but my Spanish isn't good enough to find my way round their website to a point where I can use that to locate the branch address - unless anyone out there can do it (pretty please)?
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Hope that helps.
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This may help

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Old 13-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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Branch 3290 gives the following address:

PLAÇA DEL TEATRE C. LA RAMBLA, 30 08002
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Old 13-01-2011, 6:36 PM
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Many thanks to everyone who has been of help, I think that is likely to be the correct address as it's very close to where the payee lives.
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