Save money

Bank details validated at the point of entry saves admin costs, and avoids bank charges incurred by re-processing failed payments.

Improve customer service

Eliminate failed direct debit payments and avoid delays and disruptions in the service you provide to your customers.

Avoid payroll mistakes

Validate employee details, avert delays in salary payments and keep your employees happy.

Instant results

Enter 6-digit sort codes and 8-digit bank account numbers and get instant notification that details are correct, and that the account is direct debit capable, and CHAPs supported.

Auto-completes bank details

Instantly returns the Bank Identifier Code (BIC), branch title, address for BACS processing enquiries and telephone number from the sort code entered.

IBAN checks for most European countries

Checks the country code, verifies the correct number of characters are present, looks for the correct BBAN country format and checks for substitution, transposition and shift errors.

Regular updates

The waiting period for allocation of customer accounts to newly registered sort codes is just six weeks. Seamless data updates ensure you will always recognise new sort codes.

Try it yourself

Simply enter a sort code and an account number in the boxes provided and click "validate" to perform the validation.

Loqate delivers a fast, accurate bank data verification service.

Jayne Pall – Project Analyst, arvato


Bank Verification is essential for...

Repeat payments

Validate payment details online or over the phone when customers sign up to a subscription based service. Ideal for magazine subscriptions, charity donations or entertainment memberships. Banks recommend that organisations verify customer details when using Paperless Direct Debit.

Employee payments

Check bank details from new staff members when they join or update account information to avoid BACS errors on payday. Ideal for large organisations where chasing salary payment issues is time consuming.

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