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Belarus adopts international IBAN account number on July 4

On July 4, Belarus switched to the international structure of the IBAN account number.

According to the new standards, the account will have 28 signs instead of 13. Now this approach is used in more than 70 countries to make it easier and faster to process international payments. Salaries, allowances and pensions will be received to the new account automatically.

Vyacheslav Zuiko, Subdepartment for Organization and Development of Payment Systems, Main Department of the Payment System and Digital Technologies, National Bank of the Republic of Belarus:
If our individuals carry out bank transfers, then they will need to know the new details of their counterparty, that is, a new account number and a new bank remote code.

Note that the new system does not require the replacement of cards. Banks will conduct all the necessary operations regarding the new accounts on their own.

Belarus adopts international IBAN account number on July 4