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International Payments

Cross-border payments for private customers. Sparebanken Vest can help you when you wish to make international money transfers.

We recommend that you use our Internet Banking facility also when you make cross border payments. Go to “Betaling” (Payments) -> “Betaling utland” (Payments abroad).

Making payments through our online banking is safe, easy, and affordable.

Stay Safe From Scams!

  • Be cautious with upfront payments.
  • Never use your account for others' transactions to avoid fraud or legal issues.
  • Beware of suspicious emails with bank details or changes in account numbers. Scammers can intercept or alter emails.
  • Always confirm account numbers by calling the recipient before making a payment.

Hold up! Don’t make the payment if:

  • You’re sending money to online friends or people you can't confirm.
  • You receive a great overseas investment offer via phone, email, or online.
  • You must pay upfront to receive loans, inheritance, or prizes.
  • Someone asks for money as part of a sale.
  • You’re unsure about the legality of an offer received online or over the phone.

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The Norwegian IBAN has 15 characters: 4 letters followed by your account number, like NO1136251234567. On paper, it's written with spaces every four characters: NO11 3625 1234 567.

Besides the IBAN, you need the bank's BIC/SWIFT code for transactions, including EUR payments within Norway. Payments in the EU/EEA missing these details will be rejected.

IBAN tools

For cross-border payments within the EU/EEA and some other European countries, you need the recipient's IBAN (International Bank Account Number).

To check an IBAN or find yours, use the tools on this page.

SPAVNOBB is the SWIFT-code of Sparebanken Vest

Click here for IBAN-calculator

From abroad 

Make sure to tell the customer abroad your IBAN and Sparebanken Vest's SWIFT/BIC code: SPAVNOBB. On invoices and letters, write your IBAN in groups of 4 characters like in the example:

Bank: Sparebanken Vest 


Account intl. payments: NO10 3625 1234 567 (example)


Call our International Cash Management Department, tel. (+47) 55 21 72 30.

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