We can help our business customers make and receive international payments. The systems we use are quick, secure and cost-effective.
IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number, which you can use when making or receiving international payments. An IBAN is always used with a Bank Identifier Code (BIC) when sending or receiving international payments.
You can find your IBAN on your bank statement.
The Bank Identifier Code (BIC), also known as a SWIFT code, is a standard identifier for banks internationally. It should be used on all international payments, unless making a non-urgent Euro payment via the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA). In this case, the bank will derive the BIC from the IBAN provided.
The Co-operative Bank BIC: CPBKGB22
Payments received in a foreign currency will be converted into Sterling and credited to your account.
The fastest and most secure way of transferring funds into your account is through an electronic transfer. In order to receive a payment, you will need to provide your customer with:
We will let you know when payments are received through our cross-border payments system. We will show you the amount received and any deductions made.
There are four ways of making international payments. You can use the one that best suits your business.
You'll need to know the following about the person or company you’re paying:
We will need to know the currency you want to transfer in.
We may ask you for further information when sending payments to some countries.
You can send payments worldwide in:
You can send international payments between 8am and 11am, Monday to Friday for same day processing.
Payments you send between 11am and 3pm Monday to Friday are likely to be processed the following business day.
If you send international payments outside of these hours we will schedule them for the next available business day.
There is a step-by-step guide to making international payments in our Business Online Banking user guide.
If you are registered for telephone banking, you can make international payments under £20,000 by calling Business Account Support on +44 (0) 3457 213 213. Call charges apply.
You can use email to make international payments over £20,000.
For Real Time Euro Payment (TARGET2) requests please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other requests over £20,000 email: email@example.com
All requests must be on letter headed paper and signed in accordance of the mandate we hold.
Please include this information about the person or company you’re paying:
Please also include:
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