Wells Fargo IBAN and BIC Example

Wells Fargo IBAN Structure

IBAN Example: GB76 PNBP 165671 12345678

National Country Code
ISO 3166
IBAN Checksum BBAN (Basic Bank Account Number)
Bank Code Branch Sort Code Account Number
GB 76 PNBP 165671 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.

Wells Fargo BIC code example

BIC code example: PNBPGB2L

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

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.

Wells Fargo (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.


Wells Fargo 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
165671 London 020 71498100 YES NO NO