BIC (SWIFT code)

A Bank Identifier Code (BIC) is a standard format used to help identify banks worldwide. You’ll need a BIC for someone to send you an international payment, such as a SWIFT payment. This is why a BIC is sometimes called a SWIFT code.

Nationwide's BIC is NAIAGB21.

Intermediary Bank (HSBC) BIC is MIDLGB22.


You can't use your savings account to send or receive a SWIFT payment unless advised by one of our teams — you'll need to use your current account.


An International Bank Account Number – or IBAN – is used worldwide to identify individual accounts. IBANs make it easier to process international payments.

How to find your IBAN

You can find your IBAN on your monthly account statement. Or you can use the Internet Bank and Banking app.

Internet Bank

To find your IBAN in the Internet Bank:

  1. Log in to the Internet Bank
  2. On the Overview of Accounts page, find your current account
  3. Choose the plus (+) next to your account
  4. This will open a box that shows your IBAN, which starts with 'GB'

Banking app

To find your IBAN in the Banking app:

  1. Log in to the Banking app
  2. Select the current account you want to find the IBAN for
  3. From the bottom menu, choose More
  4. Choose Share account details

You'll then be shown your account details, including your IBAN.

Get in touch if you need more help

Call us or visit your nearest branch and a member of our team will help you find your BIC or IBAN

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