Bank Information for the Netherlands

Dashboard Requirements for Dutch Bank Information

If you select direct deposit in the Publisher Dashboard, you are prompted to enter the following account information. The international bank account number (IBAN) is 18 characters and consists of the letters NL followed by 16 characters. It can be obtained from the financial institution where your account is held.

The business identifier code (BIC) Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is 11 characters and is also obtained from the financial institution where your account is held.

  • The first four letters of the BIC SWIFT are the bank or institution code.
  • The next two letters represent the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
  • The next two characters represent the location code. These can be numbers and letters.
  • The last three characters correspond to the branch code (XXX for primary office). These can be numbers or letters.


If your BIC SWIFT has only 8 characters, append "XXX" at the end. Otherwise, we will not be able to pay your commissions earned.


IBANs are a way of identifying bank accounts internationally, allowing for international payments to be processed quickly. When you send money abroad, an IBAN identifies the recipient to ensure the funds reach the right account.

SWIFT is the formal registrar of the IBAN system.

Structure of IBANs

A typical IBAN contains 28-34 characters. Below you will find a detailed breakdown of the IBAN structure. 

Example of IBAN


  • The first two 2 characters ("CC") specify the country code in ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 format. Only letters.
  • The next 1-2 characters ("KK" or “K”) specify the check digits, used to confirm the integrity of the code. Only digits.
  • The next characters are the 4-digit branch code and specify the Basic Bank Account Number (“BBAN”). The format is decided by the national central bank or designated payment authority of each country. Both letters and digits are allowed.
  • 1-2 digits check digit (“DD”)
  • 16 digits account number (“NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN”)

If you have further questions about BIC or IBAN, contact Customer Support.

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