IBAN News & Updates


  • 25 September 2018

    BIC Validation Update

    We have updated the manual interface for our BIC Validation service.
    The new design provides more flexible and easy to work with search console.
    Some of the key features include:
    - Search by BIC returns multiple results
    - Search by bank name allows for search in all countries

    Our clients who use the BIC Validation service, may access the new manual interface by logging in to their client area.

  • 05 September 2018

    New API Versions

    We are happy to announce that we have released a new API versions for two of our key services:

    SortWare ( formerly known as UK Payment Validation )
    IBAN SUITE ( IBAN Validation and Calculation )

    IBAN V4 API now supports:
    - Returning bank code and branch code along with the previously returned account number from a given IBAN
    - New validation added: check for illegal characters in IBAN.
    You may explore the new version by visiting our documentation page

    SortWare v4 API has some new validations:
    - Validation for Illegal Characters in Sort Code and Account Number
    - Validation for length of Sort code and Account Number
    You may explore the new structure and features on our documentation page

    The APIs for both services have been iterated to Version 4
    The new version provides some of the following improvements:
    Restructured 'validations' object with each validation having it's own named object for easier direct access.
    This feature eliminates the need for programmers to loop through the previous 'validations' object array to evaluate the results.

  • 09 March 2018

    New Security Feature Available

    We have deployed a new security feature to our APIs.
    The API Access List feature allows you to restrict access to your API key to only a certain list of IP Addresses.

    When would you want to restrict access to your API key:
    - Harden the security of your account ( in case your API key is compromised no other computer systems will be able to make requests )
    - When implementation requires your API key to be visible to the client ( clientside integration of the API )
    - When providing your API key to developers for integration

    The IP Address restriction is disabled by default, you may activate it by adding an allowed address in the access list.
    You can manage the API Access List from your Client Area -> Account -> Settings section.

  • 15 December 2017

    New Client Area

    We have just completed a major redesign of our client area.
    The new client area includes many new features and improved functionality.
    Some of the new features are:
    - Manage Separate Services
    - Order History
    - Download Invoices
    - Improved design
    - Compatible with all current browsers

    You may review the new client area by logging in to your account.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  • 29 August 2017

    Belarus IBAN Calculator

    From July 4, 2017 the Republic of Belarus has introduced IBAN for non-cash transactions.
    We have integrated calculation algorithms for IBANs from Belarus in our IBAN calculator
    Our clients can now convert domestic bank account numbers to IBAN for the country of Belarus

  • 25 May 2017

    New Feature: Sub-Users

    We have created a new feature for our clients.
    Sub-Users are a way to grant access to your employees and people inside your company to your IBAN Validation Services account.
    This feature is designed to provide more flexibility to our clients workflow.

    Sub-Users Manager is available inside your client area.

  • 30 March 2017

    Free IBAN Widgets Available

    You can now add IBAN checker to your website for free.
    We have developed a new free tool which our visitors can add to their websites.

    Please feel free to visit our new widgets and links section at https://www.iban.com/widgets.html

  • 07 December 2016

    Bulk UK Payment Validation Available

    We have a new tool available for mass sort code and account number validations.
    The Bulk UK Payment Validation function accepts a list of sort codes or sortcode/account number combinations.
    Our clients can now process large lists of UK account number validations or sort code lookups jn a single batch transaction.
    The new feature is available only to clients using our UK Payment Validation ( SortWare ) service.

  • 10 November 2016

    Bulk IBAN Validation Update

    Our Bulk IBAN validation tool, received a major upgrade.

    Until now, the mass validation tool returned only basic validation information.

    With the constant improvements in our validation systems, we introduced the new validation features in the mass checking tool too.

    Currently, the bulk validation tool returns the full range of validations performed by our second generation API.

    To learn more about the specific methods we use to validate an IBAN, please read our validation help page.

  • 04 November 2016

    Sweden Account Validation Added

    Our IBAN validation engine now supports domestic account validation for Sweden.

    The new feature is available in our API and manual search interfaces.

    You can test out the service by validating Swedish IBAN in our free demo search.

  • 17 October 2016

    Czech Republic Bank Account Validation

    Our IBAN validation engine now supports domestic Bank Account Validation for Czech Republic.
    The new feature is available in the following services:

    IBAN Validation Web Interface IBAN Calculation Web Interface IBAN Calculator API IBAN Validation API

  • 13 October 2016

    Domestic Account Validation - Croatia

    We have added second layer validation for Croatia IBAN.
    The domestic account validation is available in our API and manual interfaces for both IBAN calculation and validation.

  • 04 October 2016

    Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Domestic Account Validation

    Domestic account validation has been added to our IBAN validation engine for IBANs issued from Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
    You can test this by validating FYROM IBANs through our system.

  • 04 October 2016

    Monaco - Domestic Account Validation Available.

    We have added a domestic bank account ( aka. RIB ) level validation to our IBAN validation engine.
    The new feature is available in our demo search as well as out API and client area.

  • 03 October 2016

    Slovenia - Domestic Account Validation

    We have added second layer validation support for Slovenia.
    Our IBAN validation engine now supports domestic account validation for Slovenian IBANs.

    The new feature is available in our free demo search as well as our API and paid clients section.

  • 23 September 2016

    Kosovo - Domestic Account Number Validation

    We have just added a new domestic account number validation algorithm to our calculation and validation engine.

    Now, our system will validate whether the domestic bank account numbers are correct for Kosovo IBANs.

    You can test out the new functionality by validating an IBAN from Kosovo in our website.

  • 21 September 2016

    New Feature - Account balance notifications.

    We are happy to anounce that we have deployed a new functionality to our customer portal. The new "Notifications" is available in your Client Area -> My Account section.
    You can now set a low credits limit and our system will send an email notifying you that your account's credits are running low.

  • 14 September 2016

    New and improved SOAP Function for IBAN Validation.

    Our developers just added the new and improved Validate IBAN function to our SOAP API endpoint.
    The new function provides more detailed information and multi-level validation methods.

    The improved 'validate_iban2' function and it's documentation are available at:
    https://www.iban.com/clients/api/soap.php

    The WSDL for the service is available at:
    https://www.iban.com/clients/api/soap.php?wsdl

  • 12 September 2016

    New features in our SOAP API

    Our developers have finished adding two new key features in our SOAP endpoint.

    The new methods are:
    - account_info - Providing Account expiration date and remaining number of queries available.
    - recover_iban - Providing missing/unknown character recovery using wildcards.

    You can learn more about the functions and their use at:
    https://www.iban.com/clients/api/soap.php

  • 07 September 2016

    New: IBAN Recovery API

    The IBAN Recovery API is our newest service. Our developers have implemented the "IBAN character recovery engine" in our service range.
    You can now use this API to restore unreadable or unknown characters from any International Bank Account Number.

    You can learn more about this API from our developer documentation at:
    https://www.iban.com/recover-iban-api.html

  • 22 August 2016

    New API - Account Information

    Our developers have introduced a new API with the intent to help our clients track remaining queries and expiration date of their account.

    The new account information API returns both your account's expiration and the remaining queries in a single response.

    API endpoints can be found in your Client Area -> API Access section.

  • 18 August 2016

    Iraq IBAN Validation Added

    We have added support for the newly introduced IBANs issued by banks from Iraq.
    While, still not officially supported, IBANs being issued by some banks in the country.

    Our IBAN Validation engine can now validate those IBANs and identify the issuing bank.

    Example Iraq IBAN:
    IQ20CBIQ861800101010500

  • 07 July 2016

    Sort Code & Account Number Validation BACS API

    We have just introduced a new API in our service list. The EISCD API is powerful system providing extremely detailed branch information from the BACS Extended Sort Codes Database. Supporting multiple methods of validation and data extraction, the SOAP interface allows easier integration.

    Supported methods can be seen at:
    https://www.iban.com/clients/api/eiscd/#

    WSDL Schema can be seen at:
    https://www.iban.com/clients/api/eiscd/?wsdl

    This solution can be purhcased from our order page

  • 13 May 2016

    United Kingdom Structure Page Added

    We have added a new section in our website to better describe the IBAN structure for the United Kingdom. You can review the new informational page at:

    https://www.iban.com/united-kingdom.html

  • 07 April 2016

    Backup API Server Launched

    We have launched a mirror/backup server for our IBAN Validation and Calculation services.

    Our backup server is specially setup to provide a complete mirrored environment of both client area and API.

    To learn how to use the Backup Server, please log in to your Client Area -> API Access page.

  • 02 March 2016

    New Countries Supported - El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras

    We have added IBAN validation support for three new countries which have partial IBAN coverage.
    The new supported countries are :

    El Salvador ( SV )
    Honduras ( HN )
    Nicaragua ( NI )

    Here are some test cases for those countries:

    SV43ACAT00000000000000123123
    HN54PISA00000000000000123124
    NI92BAMC000000000000000003123123

  • 02 March 2016

    SEPA Detection Support added for API V2

    We have implemented the SEPA markers detection in our IBAN Validation API V2.
    Our API can determine the following SEPA functions:
    SEPA CREDIT TRANSFER
    SEPA DIRECT DEBIT
    SEPA COR1
    SEPA B2B
    SEPA CARD CLEARING

    The API V2 currently returns one additional object labeled sepa_data' which describes the SEPA functionality.

    Example:

    <sepa_data>
    <SCT>YES</SCT>
    <SDD>YES</SDD>
    <COR1>YES</COR1>
    <B2B>NO</B2B>
    <SCC>NO</SCC>
    </sepa_data>
    


    You can see a detailed description of the new object in our updated developer documentation.

  • 26 February 2016

    SEPA Functionality Detection

    We have added a new functionality to our IBAN validation engine. We are able to detect the different SEPA functions supported by a given Bank/Branch while validating an IBAN.

    Currently, the SEPA detection is only available in our free demo demo in the website, however after short testing, we will implement it in our API V2 response structure.

    SEPA Detection includes the following markers:

    SEPA CREDIT TRANSFER: YES/NO
    SEPA DIRECT DEBIT: YES/NO
    SEPA B2B: YES/NO
    SEPA COR1: YES/NO

  • 18 February 2016

    Ukraine update

    Ukraine have officially joined the countries adopting the universal IBAN formatting. We have updated our registry data and validation algorithms to accommodate those new additions.

  • 17 February 2016

    IBAN Examples Updated

    We have revised and updated our IBAN structure and examples page with the latest additions and correct data standards.

  • 16 February 2016

    New Feature: Structure Validation Added

    We have added a new validation step in our IBAN Validation engine. The new check performs a test on the IBANs internal structure and formatting, checking for specific string and digit lengths to verify if the IBAN matches the specific country's formatting schema. This adds one more layer of verification information our clients can benefit from. Currently, this validation is only being displayed in our free search as a test, but we will soon incorporate it in our API.

  • 02 December 2015

    IBAN Validation API V2 Released

    We have completed the development of our new and improved IBAN Validation API. Now it supports domestic account check digit validations, length checks and better structured responses. User can choose between XML or JSON response formats.

  • 11 October 2015

    IBAN Calculator - Morrocco Support

    Our IBAN calculation engine now supports Morocco RIB to IBAN conversion. The functionality is also added to the IBAN calculation API.

  • 30 August 2015

    Sao Tome and Principe IBAN validation now available

    We have added support for Sao Tome and Principe in our IBAN validation engine.

  • 22 August 2015

    Ireland Modulus Account Validation

    Our IBAN calculator and validation software now support account number and sort code validation for Ireland. Check digit algorithms have been incorporated in our code introducing an additional layer of security in UK and IE payment validation.

  • 17 June 2015

    IBAN Calculation API

    We have completed the development of an API allowing IBAN calculation. Our clients can now integrate our IBAN Calculation API remotely. Documentation is available in the Developers section .

  • 28 April 2015

    Malta IBAN Calculator

    We can now accurately generate IBANs for Malta from sort code and account number.

  • 24 April 2015

    BBAN / NIB Validation for Portugal

    We implmented support for NIB ( Número de Identificação Bancária ) check digit validation algorithm in our IBAN Validation and IBAN Calculator engines.

  • 23 April 2015

    Poland IBAN Calculator

    We complted the development of the check digit validation and calculation algorithms for Poland. Now our service can balidate the Bank and Branch codes and IBANs for banks in Poland .

  • 06 April 2015

    IBAN Validation and Calculation for Spain

    We incorporated the check digit / control digit validations for Spanish Accounts/Bank Codes in our software. Those validations add another layer of security while calculating IBAN from domestic account numbers or validating IBANs.

  • 01 April 2015

    Sweden IBAN Calculator

    Our developers completed the final stage of the IBAN calculator module for Sweden. Now you can calculate Swedish IBANs using a clearingnumber and account number.

  • 24 March 2015

    Account Validation for Italy

    Our developers completed the check digit validation for Italian Account Number. The algorithm simultaneously checks for valid CAB, ABI and Account Number. The account number validation is available in our IBAN validation and IBAN Calculator.

  • 20 March 2015

    Brazil IBAN Calculator

    We have complted a new development stage for our IBAN calculator which includes support for Brazil. Our clients can now accurately convert domestic account numbers to Brazilian IBANs.

  • 12 March 2015

    Switzerland IBAN Calculator

    We have a new algorithms for Switzerland at IBAN Calculator. The calculator can now accurately validate account numbers and generate IBAN for Switzerland.

  • 26 February 2015

    New IBAN validation engine

    We have completed the development of our new IBAN validation engine. The new engine behind the website is now powered by multi-stage database fallback logic. This significant upgrade made our service more accurate than ever. Currently we evaluate our bank identification database as the most complete on the market.

  • 20 February 2015

    Rebuilding IBAN Calculator

    Rebuilding the IBAN Calculator. Stage one complete, you can test out new and improved calculator.

  • 15 February 2015

    Jordan IBAN support

    New research project completed. We added Jordan IBAN support. JO14BBME5830000000583312315681

  • 09 December 2014

    Domain Update

    We have a new domain! Reverse IBAN Validator is now available at www.iban.com

  • 23 September 2014

    Timor-Leste IBAN Support

    Added validation for Timor-Leste IBAN and reverse bank name,BIC and address: TL790180012345678910157

  • 08 September 2014

    Kosovo IBAN Support

    Added validation for Kosovo IBAN and reverse bank name,BIC and address. Example: XK281500000000000053

  • 13 June 2014

    IBAN validation

    IBAN validation now support check for SEPA Credit Transfer and SEPA Direct Debit.

  • 15 May 2014

    Madagascar IBAN Support

    Madagascar IBAN validation for bank name, address and BIC code is now available.

  • 09 May 2014

    BIC Update

    General Update of BIC Codes:Bank branch address, city and postal code.

  • 05 March 2014

    General Update

    General Update of BIC and IBAN. Added Validation for 2300 new International Bank Account Numbers

  • 08 January 2014

    API available

    Automatic IBAN Validation now available with our API module. Members only.

  • 03 December 2013

    System update

    General update for validation and calculation algorithms

  • 26 November 2013

    Examples added

    Created a complete list of countries that support IBAN and added some examples

  • 19 November 2013

    BIC Search available

    Search bank by BIC code now available at BIC Code Search.

  • 11 November 2013

    Domain Update

    We've moved from www.reverseiban.com to www.iban.net please update your links.

  • 08 November 2013

    IBAN Generator

    Added IBAN Generator - Calculate IBAN from Account Number and Bank Branch.

  • 06 November 2013

    Qatar IBAN Support

    Qatar Reverse IBAN validation for bank name, address and BIC code is now available.

  • 05 November 2013

    Qatar IBAN Validation

    Qatar IBAN validation is now available. Example: QA73BBME000000000004056677001

  • 30 October 2013

    IBAN System Upgrade

    A huge list of new validation algorithms added for the IBAN countries which are partially supporting the new system.

  • 29 October 2013

    Ukraine IBAN Support

    Ukrainian Reverse IBAN validation for bank name, address and BIC code is now available.

  • 28 October 2013

    Ukraine IBAN Validation

    Ukraine IBAN validation is now available. Example: UA173052990006762462622943782