Halifax IBAN and BIC Example

Halifax IBAN Structure


IBAN Example: GB67 HLFX 110001 12345678

National Country Code
ISO 3166
IBAN Checksum BBAN (Basic Bank Account Number)
Bank Code Branch Sort Code Account Number
GB 67 HLFX 110001 12345678

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Structure of The UK’s IBAN, International Bank Account Number the following elements:

  • Country Code is the two letter ISO code of the country. In this case it is 'GB' for Great Britain.
  • Check Digits are the two digits after the country code. They are specially calculated via an algorithm which ensures the correctness of the IBAN and protect against common typos.
  • The bank code consists of the first four characters of the bank’s BIC code and unambiguously identifies the issuing institution. Any branch of that institution shall also be represented by the same bank code irrespective of its geographic location. The BIC codes are registered by S.W.I.F.T. (as the Registration Authority for ISO 9362). There is possibility of obtain BIC code from sort code checker
  • The sort code is a 6 numeric digit number that identifies the UK institution and branch. The sort codes are registered by BPSL. For the purposes of the BBAN, the sort code is not depicted as three two digit numbers separated by hyphens.
  • The account number is an 8 numeric digit number that identifies the individual customer’s clearing account at the UK institution/branch. For account numbers of less than 8 numeric digits, leading zeros must be added The BBAN is presented in all printed forms in sets of four alphabetic characters/numeric digits separated by spaces as follows: AAAA XXXX XXYY YYYY YY where A represents the bank code, X the sort code, and Y the account number.

Halifax BIC code example


BIC code example: HLFXGB22

4 letters: Institution Code or bank code 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 country code 2 letters or digits: location code 3 letters or digits: branch code - optional
HLFX GB 22 XXX

BIC codes ( also known as SWIFT codes ) are another identifier used in conjunction with the IBAN payments.
The specific structure for the UK is described in the diagram above.

Our bank and branch directory can help you Find any BIC by Bank and Branch Name.

Halifax (SEPA) information

SEPA is an initiative of the European Union to simplify and unite bank payments within Europe.
Below we have listed the banks and institutions which support SEPA transfers and their specific markers.

BIC BANK SEPA Credit SEPA Debit Core1 B2B SCC
HLFXGB21 BANK OF SCOTLAND PLC YES NO NO NO NO
HLFXGB22 HALIFAX (ALL UK RETAIL OFFICES) YES NO NO NO NO
HLFXGB31 HALIFAX (ALL UK RETAIL OFFICES) YES NO NO NO NO

Halifax Sort Code Samples

Below you can find the most popular sort code records from our UK Sort Code Directory.

Sort code City Phone CHAPS BACS Direct Debits FPS
114920 BOFSGBS1225 Edinburgh 0345 7203040 YES YES YES
114926 BOFSGBS1213 Haywards Heath 0345 7203040 YES YES YES
114927 BOFSGBS1215 Edinburgh 0345 7111111 YES YES YES
114928 BOFSGBS1211 Edinburgh 0345 7111111 YES YES YES
114929 BOFSGBS1221 Edinburgh 0345 7111111 YES YES YES
114930 BOFSGBS1216 Edinburgh 0345 7111111 YES YES YES
114931 BOFSGBS1220 Haywards Heath 0345 7203040 YES YES YES
114932 BOFSGBS1218 Haywards Heath 0345 7203040 YES YES YES
114933 BOFSGBS1223 Haywards Heath 0345 7203040 YES YES YES
114935 BOFSGBS1212 Haywards Heath 0345 7203040 YES YES YES