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 — 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. You can find your IBAN in the Internet Bank and on your account statement. Unfortunately, you won't find it in the Banking app just yet.

Find it in the Internet Bank

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

Find it on your statement

You can also find your IBAN on your monthly account statement.

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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