This article explains how to display your International Bank Account Number (IBAN) and Bank Identifier Code (BIC or Swift Code) on UK and international invoices.
Add your IBAN and BIC numbers to your bank account
To display your IBAN and BIC numbers on a UK or international invoice, you first need to add the numbers to your bank account in FreeAgent. Please note that you only need to do this once.
To add your IBAN and BIC numbers to your bank account, navigate to the ‘Banking’ menu and select the relevant bank account.
Select ‘Edit Details’.
Scroll down and expand the ‘More Options’ section.
Enter your IBAN and BIC numbers in the relevant fields.
On the same page, scroll up to the ‘Optional Details’ section and tick 'Show these details on Invoices'.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Save changes'.
Your IBAN and BIC numbers will now be displayed on your international invoices automatically, as long as the address of the contact for the invoice is outside the UK.
When the contact for an invoice has a UK address, you will need to complete the additional step outlined below in order to display your IBAN and BIC numbers on the invoice.
Displaying your IBAN and BIC numbers on a UK invoice
Once you’ve added your IBAN and BIC numbers to your bank account, follow these steps to display the number on an invoice that you are sending to a contact with a UK address.
When you’re creating a new invoice, select the tickbox next to ‘Always display the BIC and IBAN numbers, if defined, on this invoice’ in the ‘More Options’ section and then select ‘Save Changes’. You will need to tick this box every time you create a new invoice for a contact who has a UK address.
If you need to add your IBAN and BIC numbers to an existing invoice, make it draft (you can find instructions for doing that in this article) and select ‘Edit’. Scroll to ‘More Options’ and select the tick box next to ‘Always display BIC and IBAN on this invoice’ and finally, select ‘Save Changes’.