Skip to the content

IBANIsValid

Validates a BIC and IBAN code

Live Demo

To connect to this service you'll need to use one of these endpoints:

WSDL
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/bankaccountvalidation.asmx
JSON
https://webservices.data-8.co.uk/BankAccountValidation/IBANIsValid.json

Description

Checks if a BIC is a valid UK or Ireland BIC code, and retrieve additional information about the associated bank.

If an IBAN is also specified, checks if it is a potentially valid IBAN for that BIC.

Parameters

The following parameters can be supplied to this method

username

username

See the available authentication methods. If you are using username & password authentication, specify the username to authenticate as. If you are using API Key authentication and you are not using the JSON, Javascript or ADO APIs, use your API Key here with the prefix apikey-, e.g. apikey-ABCD-1234-EFGH-5678
password

password

If you are using username & password authentication, specify the password to use for authentication. Otherwise leave this blank.
bic

bic

The BIC to validate.

iban

iban

If specified, indicates the IBAN to validate along with the bic. Leave blank to validate the BIC only.

Results

This method returns an object containing the following fields:

Status

Status

Indicates whether the method call was successful, or if some error occurred. If the Success field is true, the other results described below can be used to get the results of the method. If Success is false, some error occurred in calling the method, such as the authentication failed or the account is out of credits. The details of the error can be obtained from the ErrorMessage field, and any other results should be ignored
Valid

Valid

Indicates if the supplied details are valid. This can be one of the following values:

  • Valid - the bank account number passes the validation rules applied to the selected bank
  • Invalid - the bank account number fails the validation rules applied to the selected bank
  • NotValidated - no validation rules are available for the selected bank
SortCode

SortCode

Returns the sort code in a standardised format with dashes

AccountNumber

AccountNumber

The account number in a standardised format

BICCode

BICCode

The BIC code for the bank for this branch to be used with international payments

IBAN

IBAN

The IBAN number for this account to be used with international payments

BranchName

BranchName

The name of the bank branch. For most high-street banks, this will be the town name the branch is located in.

ShortBankName

ShortBankName

The normal accepted name of the bank

FullBankName

FullBankName

The full official name of the bank

Address

Address

The postal address of the branch. Note that this may not be the same as the physical location of the branch as many banks centralise all their operations

AcceptsBACSPayments

AcceptsBACSPayments

Indicates if the account can receive payments through the BACS network

AcceptsDirectDebitTransactions

AcceptsDirectDebitTransactions

Indicates if the account can be used to take Direct Debit payments

AcceptsDirectCreditTransactions

AcceptsDirectCreditTransactions

Indicates if the account can be used to take Direct Credit payments

AcceptsUnpaidChequeClaimTransactions

AcceptsUnpaidChequeClaimTransactions

Indicates if the bank can process claims for unpaid cheques

AcceptsBuildingSocietyCreditTransactions

AcceptsBuildingSocietyCreditTransactions

Indicates if the account can be used to take credits from building societies

AcceptsDividendInterestPaymentTransactions

AcceptsDividendInterestPaymentTransactions

Indicates if the account can be used to take credits from dividend payments

AcceptsDirectDebitInstructionTransactions

AcceptsDirectDebitInstructionTransactions

Indicates if the bank can process direct debit instructions

AcceptsCHAPSPayments

AcceptsCHAPSPayments

Indicates if the account can receive payments through the CHAPS network

AcceptsCheques

AcceptsCheques

Indicates if the account can receive payments by cheque

AcceptsFasterPayments

AcceptsFasterPayments

Indicates if the account can receive payments through the Faster Payments network

Live Demo

bic
iban
options No options are currently supported by this method
Credits Remaining Today: 5

Sample Code

Start a Free 30 Day Trial Today

Start a free trial today