FAQ

Our API is a payment validation solution that accepts International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs). Among the methods our API offers, you can:

  1. Validate IBAN numbers
  2. Calculate IBAN from BIC and account number
  3. Perform a list of official checksum tests to double check the validity of an IBAN
  4. Enrich the payment information with domestic bank branch details.

There are many more functions that the API offers which can be viewed in our Documentation section.

Yes. You can sign up to the Free tier which includes 100 requests per month, and requires no credit card.

Yes, we offer a free tier which covers two service categories:

  1. Validations – Unlimited requests to validation methods.
  2. Lookups – The free tier includes 100 requests per month.

Whether you’re just setting out developing with our API, or your production needs aren’t very demanding, you can get the full experience of using the service.  And you don’t even need to provide a credit card!

A validation request is an automated check of an IBAN number which returns an indication of whether a provided number could be an actual IBAN. It checks for the following conditions:

  • Is the country indicator valid?
  • If the country indicator is valid:
    • Is the bank part of a correct length for the country?
    • Is the branch part of a correct length for the country?
    • Is the account part of a correct length for the country?
    • Is the IBAN checksum correct?
    • Where possible: is the country-specific checksum related to the bank/branch/account combination  correct?
The response to a validation request does NOT indicate that the provided IBAN is an actual, live bank account.
No charges apply to a validation request.

A lookup request is a retrieval of up-to-date information about an IBAN number or SWIFT/BIC code. A lookup returns the following details:

  • For an IBAN lookup – the SWIFT/BIC code related to the IBAN, along with branch details.
  • For a SWIFT/BIC code – branch details.
The response to a lookup request does NOT indicate that the provided IBAN is an actual, live bank account.
Charges apply to a lookup request.

Yes. We provide them for the most extensive up to date list that exists at any given moment thanks to being connected to official data sources.

We use official data from SWIFTREF which is the only and biggest source of verified up to date data of institutions in all countries participating in the IBAN scheme. We also are official distributers of VOCALINK which provides the biggest verified banking database for the UK. 

Our system is built for developers. Any ERP or CRM capable of handling REST requests and responses will allow you to integrate with us seamlessly. If you can’t find a certain processing method you need, let us know. We constantly update the API’s capabilities to suit our clients’ needs.

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