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BIC from IBAN derivation rules for Greece

According to Regulation (EU) 260/2012, as from 1 February 2016 PSUs (Payment Service Users) will no longer be required to indicate the BIC (Business Identifier Code ) of the payee’s PSP (Payment Service Provider ) in order to execute payment transactions in the form of credit transfers or direct debits. As from 1 February 2016, PSUs will be required to indicate only the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) of the payee. It should be noted that PSPs will still be required to indicate the BIC of the account to be debited or credited when processing payment transactions in the interbank space.

In view of this “IBAN only” rule and to facilitate payment service users, a Table listing the BICs of payment system providers operating in Greece along with the corresponding Bank Identifier (positions 5-7 of a Greek IBAN) can be found in the following link.


The table will be updated whenever a change occurs.


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Postal address
Bank of Greece
Payment and Settlement Systems Department
Funds Transfers and Infrastructure Study Section
341 Messogion Ave.
15231 Halandri (ATHENS)
Fax: +30 210 3244642

Contact persons

Yorgos Korfiatis                                                     Iraklis Papageorgiou

Tel: +30 210 6799781                                           Tel: +30 210 6799784

email: ykorfiatis@bankofgreece.gr                             email: ipapageorgiou@bankofgreece.gr  

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