European transfers allow you to make payments from your Belgian bank account to any account in Europe. To make a transfer, you simply need the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the beneficiary. If you are transferring money between two accounts opened with the same bank, the beneficiary's account will be credited on the very same day.
As an expatriate customer, you may on occasion need to transfer funds to a country outside the SEPA zone in a currency other than the euro. The "International transfer" function enables you to easily and quickly carry out an international bank transfer or send a cheque. In order to make an international transfer to a country outside the eurozone, you will need the beneficiary's BIC (Bank Identifier Code, also known as the Swift code).
- Different charges apply to European and international transfers. You are therefore advised to consult the list of international transfer charges.
- See a breakdown of the IBAN structure for European bank account numbers.
- Use this module to verify and validate the IBAN number of the account belonging to your transfer beneficiary.
- The IBAN for your own account can be found at the end of your bank statements. The BIC for BNP Paribas Fortis is GEBABEBB.