International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

Migrating to International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Standards

We are pleased to inform you that Standard Chartered Bank Jordan is migrating to International Bank Account Number (IBAN) standard for numbering of customer Bank accounts effective 2nd February, 2014 as per the directive issued by the Central Bank of Jordan.

Why International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

Central Bank of Jordan has directed for the adoption of IBAN in Jordan which is to facilitate Straight Through Processing (STP) of Electronic Payments by minimizing delays and extra costs associated with incorrect account numbers. IBAN implementation will help in bringing more efficiency in remittance related transactions.

Your International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

IBAN is not a new account number. We have simply created an IBAN for your existing account number using the ISO standard format. IBAN will consist of Jordan country specific codes along with your account number, example of which is provided below:

Your existing account number : XXXXXXXXXXX
IBAN : JOZZ SCBL 00000000 YY XXXXXXXXXXX
(ZZ's denote unique check digit, Y's denote currency code and XX's denotes the 11 digit account number).
SWIFT Code (BIC) of our Bank : SCBLJOAX

Please refer to your paper or electronic statement for your account number and IBAN.

You can also use our IBAN Generator tool provided on our website to generate the IBAN number by simply typing in your old account number. Kindly note, IBAN number will vary with currency of account.

Use of International Bank Account Number (IBAN)

Please note that effective 2nd February, 2014 it is compulsory to use your IBAN for the following local & international electronic payments:

  • Receiving an electronic payment from a Bank within or outside Jordan
  • Sending an electronic payment to a Bank within Jordan
  • Sending an electronic payment to a Bank in a country that has adopted IBAN
Kindly communicate the IBAN mentioned in your Bank statement to parties from whom you receive and expect to receive electronic payments, both in Jordan & abroad. There is a requirement to advise those parties well in advance to quote your IBAN in electronic payments from 2nd February, 2014.
For More Information

Should you require any clarification, please contact us on +962 6 5658011 or on 080022099 for further information.

Thank you for banking with Standard Chartered Bank.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the IBAN?
  • IBAN is a digital organizer for customers' accounts that is built based on international criteria specified for account numbers that lead to a national unification for the number of digits of the account number.
  • IBAN is not a new account number; it's an upgraded version for your current account number which enables digital systems to read these numbers smoothly, easily, accurately.
  • IBAN is used in fund transfers for outward and inward operations.
What are the features of using IBAN?
  • Helps in applying direct automated fund transfers which leads to the reduction of manual work and any errors resulting from it.
  • Limits transfer errors resulting from wrong account numbers.
  • Makes it easier for the customers to perform their fund transfers through available banking channels such as Online Banking.
  • Helps in reducing the cost and enhances the operational efficiency of processing fund transfers.
Will I need the IBAN for the beneficiary when I request to transfer funds from my account to the beneficiary's' account in another Bank inside the Kingdom?

Yes, otherwise the request will be rejected.

Will I need the IBAN for the beneficiary when I request to transfer funds from my account to the beneficiary's' account within my Bank inside the Kingdom?

Yes.

Will I need the IBAN for the beneficiary when I request to transfer funds from my account to the beneficiary's' account in another Bank outside the Kingdom?

Yes, if the beneficiary is located in a country applying the IBAN, otherwise the request will be rejected.

Will I need to provide the converted party with my IBAN to execute transfer to my account for any Bank operating in the Kingdom?

Yes.

How can I get my account IBAN?

We will provide you with the IBAN related to your account.

Is the IBAN required for Credit Card payments?

No.

Will my Bank provide me with the IBAN related to each account for all my accounts?

Yes, and for all accounts that accept fund transfers outward and inward or both.

Will my account number be deleted once the IBAN is applied?

No.

Important information regarding the IBAN?
  • IBAN is not a new account number.
  • Your existing account numbers will not change.
  • IBAN contains alphabetical and extra numbers beside your account number to be a unique number internationally.
Receiving Transfer

In case of receiving transfer to your account whether inside or outside the Kingdom, you shall always provide the converted party with your IBAN.

Send Transfer
  • To send transfer from your account you shall always request the beneficiary to provide you with his/her IBAN if any.
  • In case you are using electronic channel, we recommend that you use IBAN Checker to check the beneficiary IBAN number when transferring funds.
We recommend that you use a transfer funds order rather than cheques for the following reasons:
  • Fast
  • Trustworthy
  • Secured
  • Avoid forged cheques

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