Bank number
Thread poster: Ade Indarta

Ade Indarta  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 02:57
English to Indonesian
Nov 20, 2007

Hi all,

Can anyone please explain to me what is bank number? (not bank account number)

My client cannot issue my payment because I cannot give them my bank number which they need to transfer the money from their bank. I have asked my bank, but they also do not know about this bank number.

Thanks in advance

Ade

[Edited at 2007-11-20 17:25]


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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BIC Nov 20, 2007

Hi Ade,

Maybe they're referring to the BIC of your bank, the Bank Identifier Code (=the old 'SWIFT' code)?

The Bank Identifier Code is a unique address which, in telecommunication messages, identifies precisely the financial institutions involved in financial transactions.

Invoices should preferably always contain both IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BIC.

Good luck!



[Edited at 2007-11-21 04:57]


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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 02:57
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swift Nov 20, 2007

it would be swift code for indonesian banks. citiidjx for citibank, for example.

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Anita Cassidy  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to German
BIC and SWIFT are often used synonymously Nov 20, 2007

But yes, the "bank number" you mention is probably the BIC (or SWIFT) code that is needed for international wire transfers in addition to your IBAN number.

Here's a good explanation:
http://auctionfeecalculator.com/iban_transfers.html


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Your client is just lazy Nov 20, 2007

Ade Indarta wrote:
My client cannot issue my payment because I cannot give them my bank number which they need to transfer the money from their bank. I have asked my bank, but they also do not know about this bank number.


Your client can transfer money to your bank account if he knows only what your account number is and what the bank's street address is. Well, most of the time.

He probably wants the SWIFT code, which makes payments a little easier... and more expensive. He might deduct the SWIFT costs from your fee.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:57
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Sort Code? Nov 20, 2007

Maybe the client needs to know your bank's "Sort Code" too? On British chequebooks, this is the six-digit number at the top left-hand corner of the cheque. e.g. 12-34-56.
Yes, they should be able to make the transfer if they have just the name of the bank and your account number, but it's probably better to give them as much information as possible.
Best wishes,
Jenny.


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abufaraz
Pakistan
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Just ask the client Nov 20, 2007

Please just ask the client to explain what number does he/she require, instead of providing a wrong number. All the numbers given above relate to your bank and bank account.

Regards,


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:57
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Maybe they mean the routing number Nov 20, 2007

One more option..

Where is the client located?

[Edited at 2007-11-20 21:11]


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Ivana UK  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:57
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Hi Ade, Nov 20, 2007

Is your customer making an internal transfer or an international bank transfer?

If an internatinal bank transfer you are normally required to provide some or all of the following:

Your name
Name and address of bank
Sort code
Account Number
IBAN Number
SWIFT Code


Hope this helps.


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Ade Indarta  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 02:57
English to Indonesian
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Thanks Nov 21, 2007

Hi,

Thanks for all the responses.
My client is from China. I am in Indonesia. So he will make an international transfer. I have given him my bank swift code, but he did not say anything about it. Maybe I should ask him again about it.

Thanks again,

Ade


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 02:57
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Details for International Bank Transfer Nov 21, 2007

Ade Indarta wrote:
My client cannot issue my payment because I cannot give them my bank number which they need to transfer the money from their bank.


I have often received international bank transfers from agencies in Europe, America, and Australia. What they need to make a transfer includes:

Bank Name
Account Owner
Account Number
Routing Code Type: SWIFT
Routing Code: (for example, BEIIIDJA for Bank Mandiri)
Bank Address

If you have provided the agency with all the details above, there is no more reason to postpone your payment.

Good luck

Hipyan


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Boris Sigalov
Local time: 22:57
English to Russian
Ask the client Nov 21, 2007

Ade Indarta wrote:

Maybe I should ask him again about it.


Absolutely, Ade, I believe it's the first thing you had to do...

Why are some colleagues so afraid of asking questions to their clients? Who can know better what they really need than clients do themselves?


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