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Updated: 30.04.2019

Taking account of the fact that the first four characters of the payment service providers' BIC are used in Latvia's IBAN structure, the explanation of how to identify the BIC of the respective payment service provider from Latvia's IBAN is provided below.

The Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) aims to create an integrated market for electronic payments in euro with no differences between national and cross-border payments. Regulation (EU) No 260/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council or the so-called SEPA Migration End-Date Regulation establishing technical and business requirements for credit transfers and direct debits in euro provides that as of 1 August 2014 payments throughout SEPA shall be made on the basis of the unique payment account identifier IBAN*.

The SEPA Migration End-Date Regulation lays down that as of 1 January 2014, within SEPA, including Latvia, the payment service provider no longer requires the  payment service user to indicate the BIC** of the payer or payee's payment service provider for national payments. A similar requirement regarding cross-border payment transactions is applicable from 1 February 2016. 

The structure of Latvia's IBAN is described in the international standard ISO 13616, for which SWIFT is the designated Registration Authority. Open document in SWIFT homepage.

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For example:

  Payment service provider IBAN structure BIC
1. AS BLUEORANGE BANK LV**CBBR **** **** **** * CBBR LV22XXX
2. LUMINOR BANK AS LV**RIKO **** **** **** * RIKO LV2XXXX
3. AS EXPOBANK LV**LATC **** **** **** * LATC LV22XXX
4. AS "PRIVATBANK" LV**PRTT **** **** **** * PRTT LV22XXX
5. AS "SEB BANKA" LV**UNLA **** **** **** * UNLA LV2XXXX
6. AS "MERIDIAN TRADE BANK" LV**MULT **** **** **** * MULT LV2XXXX
7. "SWEDBANK", AS LV**HABA **** **** **** * HABA LV22XXX
8. SIGNET BANK AS LV**LLBB **** **** **** * LLBB LV2XXXX
9. AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "CITADELE BANKA" LV**PARX **** **** **** * PARX LV22XXX
10. AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "BALTIC INTERNATIONAL BANK" LV**BLIB **** **** **** * BLIB LV22XXX
11. AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "REĢIONĀLĀ INVESTĪCIJU BANKA" LV**RIBR **** **** **** * RIBR LV22XXX
12. LATVIJAS BANKA LV**LACB **** **** **** * LACB LV2XXXX
13. AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "LPB BANK" LV**LAPB **** **** **** * LAPB LV2XXXX
14. LATVIJAS TIRDZNIECĪBAS FLOTES JŪRNIEKU ARODBIEDRĪBAS
KOOPERATĪVĀ KRĀJAIZDEVU SABIEDRĪBA "JŪRNIEKU FORUMS"
LV**LKJF **** **** **** * LKJF LV21XXX
15. AS "PNB BANKA" LV**LATB **** **** **** * LATB LV22XXX
16. AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "RIETUMU BANKA" LV**RTMB **** **** **** * RTMB LV2XXXX
17. RIGENSIS BANK AS LV**RGNS **** **** **** * RGNS LV22XXX
18. VALSTS AKCIJU SABIEDRĪBA "LATVIJAS PASTS" LV**LPNS **** **** **** * LPNS LV21XXX
19. THE TREASURY OF THE REPUBLIC OF LATVIA LV**TREL **** **** **** * TREL LV22XXX
20. DANSKE BANK FILIĀLE LATVIJĀ LV**MARA **** **** **** * MARA LV22XXX
21. LUMINOR BANK AS LV**NDEA **** **** **** * NDEA LV2XXXX
22. OP CORPORATE BANK PLC FILIĀLE LATVIJĀ LV**OKOY **** **** **** * OKOY LV2XXXX
23. SVENSKA HANDELSBANKEN AB LATVIJAS FILIĀLE LV**HAND **** **** **** * HAND LV22XXX
24. SABIEDRĪBA AR IEROBEŽOTU ATBILDĪBU "TRANSFERTA" LV**TRSF **** **** **** * TRSF LV21XXX

 

BIC list

*IBAN - International Bank Account Number
**BIC - Business Identifier Code