When paying international vendors with Corpay One, there are a few requirements that you should be aware of depending on the vendor's country. Refer to the last paragraph of this article for more details about the most commonly paid vendor countries among Corpay One users.

  • 💡 FYI: These requirements only apply to Corpay One users in the US making payments outside of the US.

What are the requirements for international payments?

Bills from international vendors must include one or both of the following details before they can be paid with Corpay One:

  1. SWIFT/BIC code: used to identify the receiver's bank.

  2. IBAN code (only for some countries): used to identify the receiver's bank account.

In addition, some countries like China and Hong Kong also require full vendor address and vendor's bank's address.

SWIFT/BIC code

A SWIFT/BIC is an 8-11 character code that identifies a vendor's country, city, bank, and branch.

For instance, this SWIFT code is for the Delhi branch of the bank HDFC: HDFCINBBDEL. The first four digits signify the bank code (HDFC), the next two signify the country code (IN), the next two signify the location code (BB), and the last three signify the branch (DEL) (the latter may be omitted or replaced with numbers in some cases).


💡 A SWIFT/BIC code is mandatory for all international payments!

IBAN code

The IBAN system is developed as a standard international numbering system to identify an overseas bank account. It starts with a two-letter country code, followed by two check digits, and up to thirty-five alphanumeric characters.

For instance, a bank account in Kuwait could look like this: KW81CBKU0000000000001234560101.

All European countries use IBAN, but countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many Asian countries rely instead on local account numbers (see list below).

💡 An IBAN code is only mandatory for countries using IBAN codes. For other countries, the local account number format can be used instead!

Summary

In short, you can pay an international vendor via Corpay One as long as you have the SWIFT/BIC code of the vendor's bank and the IBAN code (or other account number) of the vendor's bank account.

  • You can look up any SWIFT/BIC-supported countries and banks and read more about SWIFT/BIC here (opens an external webpage).

  • You can look up any IBAN-supported countries and read more about IBAN here (opens an external webpage). If a country is not listed here, then the local account number should be entered instead of IBAN code.

Additional requirement

In addition to the requirements mentioned above, Corpay One does not support payment of bills that specify an intermediary bank account and a destination bank account. In this case, the destination bank account will be used for the payment.

Vendor country examples

Here you'll find a list of vendor countries to which Corpay One users most often send payments and their respective mandatory payment details required for international payments:

Belarus

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: MMBNBY22XXX

  • IBAN (28 characters)

    Example: BY13NBRB3600900000002Z00AB00

Brazil

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: ACSTBRS1XXX

  • IBAN (29 characters)

    Example: BR1800360305000010009795493C1

Canada

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters) or EFT routing number (9 characters)
    Example: ACFXCAW1XXX or 000103782

  • Bank account number: (5-12 characters)

    Example: 1234567

China

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: ABNACN2AXXX

  • CNAPS (12 characters)
    Example: 989584000304

  • Vendor's bank's full address

Croatia

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: HAABHR22XXX

  • IBAN (21 characters)

    Example: HR1210010051863000160

Denmark and the rest of Europe

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: DABADKKKXXX

  • IBAN (18 characters)

    Example: DK5000400440116243

Hong Kong

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: HSBCHKHHXXX

  • Branch code (3 characters) + account number (6-9 characters)
    Example: 812-852456-888 (branch code may be included in account number)

  • Vendor's bank's full address

India

❗ Unfortunately, Corpay One currently does not support payments to Indian vendors ❗

Pakistan

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: AIINPKKAXXX

  • IBAN (24 characters)
    Example: PK36SCBL0000001123456702

United Kingdom

  • SWIFT/BIC (8-11 characters)
    Example: LOYDGB2LXXX

  • IBAN (22 characters)
    Example: GB29NWBK60161331926819


Further reading

Curious about payment processing times? Check out this article.

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