International payments

Sending money abroad

What you'll need to send an international payment

When making an international payment, make sure you have the beneficiary’s:

* A National Clearing Code (NCC), also known as a Routing Code, is required for payments without an IBAN. If you enter a NCC, you will require the recipient’s bank account number.

How do I send money abroad?

Making an international payment using the mobile app or online banking is just as secure as it is to make one in branch. You can make a payment to a new or an existing payee, quickly and easily, in the comfort of your home. Criteria apply.

Our international payment fees

When sending money abroad, you'll pay different amounts depending on the method used to make the payment and where you're sending it to.

Digital Payments (excluding cards)

Payments made using online banking or our mobile app.

Manual Payments (excluding cards)

Payments made using telephone banking, visiting a branch or by letter.

How to check an IBAN

To make international payments you'll require the recipient's International Bank Account Number (IBAN).

Our IBAN Checker can check the format of an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) that originates from countries in the European Union, European Economic Area, Switzerland and some other countries. 

You can use an IBAN and BIC to make currency payments within the UK however, if you're making sterling payments in the UK, you should use a sort code and account number.