IBAN not accepted? Report it here 👉 Accept My IBAN

Much too often, businesses in the EU like internet providers, phone companies or even banks refuse to accept your IBAN because they claim you need an IBAN from a certain country - usually the country they themselves are based in. This is illegal. And we want to put an end to it. So, Wise has partnered with other leading fintech companies to bring this issue to the attention of policymakers. Our friends at Revolut, N26, Raisin, SumUp and Klarna have joined the fight.

IBAN discrimination has been against the law for 7 (seven!) years, and it’s still something lots of people - and especially those living international lives - face way too often.

Late 2020, we sent this letter to the European Commission. We’re asking them to take action against countries, where the issue is commonplace. For example, we know the issue is particularly rampant in Spain and France.

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Accept My IBAN

We know problems don’t miraculously solve themselves. That’s why we launched acceptmyiban.org. It’s an easy way for anyone to report IBAN discrimination regardless of who they pay with. Whether you bank with HSBC, have an account at Revolut or use our international banking app, you can add your case of IBAN discrimination on acceptmyiban.org. Whenever a company doesn’t accept your IBAN, don’t just take no for an answer. Report it, so we can stop it.

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All cases of IBAN discrimination reported on acceptmyiban.org will be passed on to the relevant authorities, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of finding the right complaints body. The more cases we report together, the more countries will be forced to act.

Remember that any company is legally required to accept your IBAN, regardless of the EU country it’s originally from.

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Wise is a global technology company, building the best way to move money around the world. With the Wise account people and businesses can hold over 50 currencies, move money between countries and spend money abroad. Large companies and banks use Wise technology too; an entirely new cross-border payments network that will one day power money without borders for everyone, everywhere. However you use the platform, Wise is on a mission to make your life easier and save you money.

Co-founded by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus, Wise launched in 2011 under its original name TransferWise. It is one of the world’s fastest growing, profitable technology companies and is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker, WISE.

16 million people and businesses use Wise, which processes over €10 billion in cross-border transactions every month, saving customers over €1.6 billion a year.

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