The following characteristics can distinguish an IBAN:
- The IBAN is made up of 22 characters.
- A two-letter country code at the beginning of the IBAN.
- The third and fourth characters consist of two numbers, which represent the check digit.
- Four letters after the check digits that identify the respective bank where the beneficiary maintains the account.
For example, for Account Number 100000123456, the IBAN* will be BH83 BBKU 0010 0000 1234 56.
In this example, the IBAN starts with “BH” (country code for Bahrain), followed by “83” (the two check digits), “BBKU” (bank identifier, which is the first four letters of the SWIFT Code (BIC) of the bank).
*Example only. No existing customer account has this IBAN structure.