Bank sort codes
Filling out a SEPA Credit Transfer ©Dieter Roosen

Here you will find information on the bank sort code file and on the bank sort code update service. You can also download the bank sort code files.

Check-digit calculation for account numbers

The validation of account numbers using the check-digit method promotes the smooth and automated settlement of payments. A transferring payment service provider or a first collecting institution must therefore check the accuracy of the payees' or payers' account numbers.

IBAN rules
SEPA - IBAN rules

In order to make the SEPA migration more customer friendly, payment service providers may provide customers with conversion services for a transitional period up to 1 February 2016.

Customer Test Centre
Three people in front of a screen ©Dieter Roosen

To ensure the stable and reliable operation of its payment processing and account management applications, the Bundesbank carries out a wide range of test activities with its customers.

Couple in living room with laptop ©Bundesbank

With SEPA, the Single Euro Payments Area, new, Europe-wide standardized procedures for cashless payment transactions (credit transfers, direct debits, card payments) were also introduced in Germany. They can be used for euro payments in the 27 EU states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway as well as Monaco, Switzerland, San Marino, Andorra, the Vatican City State and the United Kingdom.

Forms for the electronic payments of the Deutsche Bundesbank

Here you will find the T2S registration forms.