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International Payments

Sending and receiving money from abroad

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Anytime Banking is available to those aged 11 and over with an eligible Ulster Bank Republic of Ireland account.

International transfer options

Through Anytime Banking we offer various transfer methods to ensure you get the best possible service when sending your money abroad.

To send money abroad you will need your debit card, card reader and the recipients IBAN and BIC/SWIFT code for non Euro standard payments or NCC number.

 

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Country specific guidance

Below you can find the outlines to specific requirements associated with foreign payments to certain countries.

Australia

 

A BSB number is an Australian sort code which has 6 digits, the account number has 9 digits.

 

A BSB should be provided in preference to a BIC wherever possible. The BSB should be entered in the National Clearing Code box.

Brazil

A beneficiary phone number is required as banks will phone the customer to call in with ID before the payment is credited to their account.

Canada

Payments to Canada require the beneficiary account number, name and address.

 

An 8-digit Bank Transit Number should be provided in preference to a BIC wherever possible. The Bank Transit Number should be entered into the National Clearing Code box. 

 

When sending Relay/Budget payments to Canada, they more than likely have a 3 figure bank code as that is all they are provided with by the Canadian banks. However, a 4 digit code is required so an additional ‘0’ should be added at the beginning of the code e.g. Royal Bank of Canada 003 should be 0003; HSBC 016 should be 0016.

 

France

Payments to La Poste can only be made in Euros.

India

Payments to India may require an IFSC code (Indian Financial System Code). This is an alpha-numeric code that uniquely identifies a bank-branch participating in the NEFT system (clearing system in India) and has an 11 digit code.

All payments require a beneficiary address. 

Lebanon

Payments must have a 28 digit IBAN.

Mexico

Mexican account numbers are 18 digits long and called a CLABE.

New Zealand

A BSB number is a New Zealand sort code which has 6 digits.

A BSB should be provided in preference to a BIC wherever possible. The BSB should be entered in the National Clearing Code box.

Pakistan

Payments require the beneficiary address.

South Africa

A BSB number is a South African bank sort code which has 6 digits.

A BSB should be provided in preference to a BIC wherever possible. The BSB should be entered in the National Clearing Code box.

Turkey

Payments must have a 26 digit IBAN.

United States of America (USA)

The USA does not generally accept any payment that is not in USD and will convert if sent in Sterling. USA banks are identified using Fed Wire Routing numbers and ABA numbers (equivalent of UK sort codes) which are always 9 digits. This should go in the National Clearing Code box, and should be provided in preference to a BIC wherever possible.

For payments to Credit Unions, please contact the Retail Payments Helpdesk for assistance.

Egypt, Hungary, Italy, Romania & Ukraine

A reason for payment is required to be sent with all payments.

Jordan & Saudi Arabia

All payments must be sent with an IBAN & BIC.

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For Euro payments, you will need:

  • Our name in full: Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd
  • Your account name and IBAN, found on your statement or in Anytime Banking under 'View account details'
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For all other payments, you will need:

  • Our name in full: Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd
  • Your branch sort code
  • Your branch name and address
  • Your account name and number or identifier
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