IBAN Discrimination – What You Need To Know

IBAN Discrimination – What You Need To Know

April 10, 2024·LEIpapa
If you have a bank account in an EU country, you can use your IBAN number to make euro payments across the EU. If a company or public body stops you using an EU IBAN, this is IBAN discrimination and it’s against the EU law.
IBAN Discrimination – What You Need To Know

What is IBAN discrimination?

IBAN discrimination is when a person cannot make or receive a SEPA credit transfer or pay via a SEPA direct debit from her/his bank account located in another Member State.

Please watch the video of Ms. Mairead McGuiness, the EU commissioner, with the explanation.

What to do if you face IBAN discrimination?

If you have encountered any IBAN discrimination – i.e. you have not been able to make or receive a SEPA credit transfer or pay via a SEPA direct debit from your bank account located in another Member State – it is advised to file a complaint with the national competent authority in the country where you have encountered this IBAN discrimination.


To monitor the overall evolution of IBAN discrimination in the European Union, the European Commission would like to receive feedback from all persons who encountered any IBAN discrimination.

LEI requirements

Don’t forget that from January 3rd, 2018 all legal entities (regardless of where the legal entity is incorporated, or geographically located), investment companies, and structures involved in buying, selling, or issuing financial instruments on EU-regulated markets are responsible and required to obtain and maintain a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

LEIs contribute to financial transparency, helping regulators and organizations gain insights into beneficial ownership structures and detect potential financial misconduct. Thus, carefully check (using the LEI lookup tool) all the information presented in the Legal Entity Reference Data (LE-RD), before initiating any business transaction.

LEIpapa is an official Registration Agent of Ubisecure RapidLEI and has been in the business since 2021 guiding its clients through the world of LEI. We offer a professional and secure way to register LEIs for all companies you own or represent. We are here to help legal entities apply for new LEI codes and renew their existing LEIs.

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Why Choose LEIpapa for LEI registration?

Expert Guidance: Our team of seasoned professionals is here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring that your LEI registration is done right the first time.

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How to Register an LEI with LEIpapa?

Easy Online Application: Start your LEI registration journey by filling out our simple online application. It’s fast, user-friendly, and can be completed in just a few minutes.

Support at Every Step: Our dedicated customer support team is always on hand to assist you with any queries or guidance you may need throughout the process.

Does LEIpapa have a community?

Yes, we have an amazing community of professionals. Once registered, you’ll be part of our growing community of satisfied clients who enjoy timely updates and insights about LEI and global financial trends. For you it is an amazing step to build connections and leverage the power of a valid LEI to connect and engage with businesses and entities worldwide, enhancing your global presence and opportunities.

At LEIpapa, we understand the importance of a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) in today’s interconnected global economy, and we’re committed to making your registration process as smooth and hassle-free as possible. Visit LEIpapa web app or contact us to start your LEI registration today.

Featured picture X: @McGuinnessEU.

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