IBAN Discrimination in France

I cannot wait to have IBAN starting with FR to create a business account !

Currently I’m paying for my SFR cellphone plan with my N26 debit but cannot pay in EUR using my GB IBAN from revolut. Is this something to do with Brexit?

Not too sure, I’m paying with my LT Iban, are you based in the UK?

I had an LT IBAN when my residence was in France, but now I’m residing in Switzerland with a local CH IBAN and a GB IBAN for my EUR account.

Weird that they don’t take the GB Iban but I guess that would be related to Brexit. Not too sure though

Switzerland is still served be there UK legal entity. The CH IBAN is not a personal account but the Swiss collection account they have at Credit Suisse. The GB IBAN you can use for any currency, even for CHF.

Various German Companies still reject any foreign IBAN Numbers or don’t offer alternatives through their forms. I have a standard “bust-them” letter in my banking folder that I fire at such companies, naming fierce regulation institutions & sanctions to follow if they don’t give in instantly. I have zero tolerance at this point.
Extra effort for me and I hate them for it but in 98% of the cases I’m successful.
One company tried to get around it, the BAFIN was fast. two weeks later they nearly took them out of business before they gave in lol. German regulations are handling this quite serious because it slows down the overall market growth and that’s something they don’t tolerate^^


Really cool, everyone should have that in their banking folder :slight_smile: there’s not many things in France that you can’t pay with debit/credit card so it’s really only the old institutions like Telcos and Public Transport that want you to pay with direct debit

Just joined this thread.
I live in France, have Revolut Business & Personal accounts & heard that Revolut is asking French authorities for permission to have FR IBANs.
Does anyone know if this has been granted?
I can’t find any news on the Revolut site/app.
Thank you.

I don’t think so, Monese just recently switched to FR Ibans but the idea would be that you can live in one EU country and use an Iban of whatever country