Providing multi-currency, multi-jurisdictional accounts for customers of Financial Institutions

Banking Circle Virtual IBAN (VIBAN) gives Financial Institutions a crucial competitive edge to enhance their service proposition, by providing them with access to international business bank accounts.

Through Banking Circle, Payments businesses, Banks and other Financial Institutions can issue multiple currency virtual IBAN accounts to their client base in their customers’ own names and in multiple jurisdictions. This increases the ease, speed, and clarity of payments, and facilitates internal reconciliation.

Virtual IBANs can be created quickly and in bulk to allow easy allocation to underlying customers, or to internal departments. The same IBAN number can have up to 25 currencies linked, allowing local settlement and payment capability, such as Faster Payments Service and SEPA.

Full reconciliation reporting is available on the Banking Circle web platform, the Banking Circle API (which also enables FX and payment capability), and via SWIFT. Any forex requirements can also be facilitated within the Virtual IBAN set up through our portfolio of FX solutions (more on Banking Circle’s FX solutions here).

Key benefits of Virtual IBAN accounts include:

  • Fast account set-up
  • Available in 25 currencies
  • One IBAN across 25 currencies, enabling easy account detail management
  • Improved payments acceptance, settlement times and reconciliation because payments are made in the name of your underlying client
  • Reduced AML and KYC risk as a result of end-to-end transparency and clear segregation of funds
  • Local clearing capability plus cross border payments through the SWIFT network
  • Same-day settlement for SEPA payments
  • Ability to leverage the Banking Circle network to make and receive payments instantly
  • Payments and FX API connectivity
  • Access to an award-winning FX platform via desktop, tablet and mobile


Banking Circle Virtual IBANs enable Payments businesses to:

  • Offer collection-only, payout-only or fully transactional virtual IBANs
  • Send and receive single payments
  • Send bulk payments from multiple virtual IBANs
  • See credits and debits for each Virtual IBAN
  • Convert currencies via the Banking Circle web platform or Banking Circle’s FX API
  • Generate virtual IBANs in bulk for easy allocation
  • Offer their customers a full transactional service


Available currencies:

AEDEmirati Dirham
AUDAustralian Dollar
CADCanadian Dollar
CHFSwiss Franc
CNHChinese Yuan Renminbi
CZKCzech Koruna
DKKDanish Kroner
GBPBritish Pound
HKDHong Kong Dollar
HRKCroatian Kuna
HUFHungarian Forint
ILSIsraeli Shekel
JPYJapanese Yen
MXNMexican Peso
NOKNorwegian Krone
NZDNew Zealand Dollar
PLNPolish Zloty
RONRomanian New Leu
SARSaudi Arabian Riyal
SEKSwedish Krona
SGDSingapore Dollar
TRYTurkish Lira
USDUS Dollar
ZARSouth African Rand
How it works

Banking Circle’s Virtual IBAN solution helps Payments businesses to deliver multi-currency accounts to their customers, increasing the ease, speed, and clarity of payments.

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