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Knowledge Base 8: A Spanish IBAN….. Why you need one!

Are you planning to buy a home in Spain? Congratulations! Spain is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage, amazing food, and breathtaking landscapes. However, before you start decorating your new home, there are a few things you need to take care of, like setting up your utilities.

To do this, you will need an International Bank Account Number or IBAN.


An IBAN is a unique identifier that is used to process international transactions. It consists of a series of letters and numbers that help banks identify the recipient of the funds and the country where the account is held.

In Spain, having an IBAN is essential if you want to pay your property taxes, utility bills, such as electricity, water, internet and gas. Without an IBAN, you will find it difficult to set up automatic payments or make online payments, which can be inconvenient and time-consuming.

To get an IBAN in Spain, you will need to open a bank account with a Spanish bank. You can do this online or in person at a bank branch. The process is usually straightforward, but you will need to provide some personal information, such as your passport or ID card, proof of address, and sometimes a reference from another bank. This is a service we are happy to provide for clients of Hondon Valley Homes.

Once you have your IBAN, you can set up automatic payments for your utilities, which will save you time and hassle. You can also use your IBAN to receive payments from other people or companies in Spain, such as your employer or a tenant if you decide to rent out your property.

Having an IBAN is also important for tax purposes. If you own a property in Spain, you will need to pay property taxes, income taxes, and other taxes related to your investment. Having an IBAN will make it easier to pay these taxes on time and avoid any penalties or fines.

In conclusion, if you own a home in Spain or are buying one then  having an IBAN is essential. It will allow you to pay your utilities, receive payments, and pay taxes on time. So, if you haven’t already done so, open a bank account with a Spanish bank and get your IBAN today!

Remember that opening a Spanish bank account is something we are happy to do for all of our purchasing clients as part of the services we offer our clients.

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