Information required for funds transfers

To make a funds transfer to a financial institution in Canada, the U.S., Europe or Mexico, you will be required to provide some banking information. Following is the information that may be requested by each country.

All destinations

Beneficiary's name, address and financial institution information


ABA routing number for direct deposits

9-digit number for ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers.
Note: Some banks use this number for both direct deposits and funds transfers.

ABA routing number for funds transfers

9-digit number.
Note: Banks usually have a different routing number for direct deposits and transfers. In some cases, however, the numbers may be one and the same.


Financial institution no.

3-digit number that identifies each Canadian financial institution.

Transit no.

5-digit number that identifies the branch.

Europe and other countries

IBAN no.

The number of characters in each IBAN number varies from one country to another. However, it never exceeds 34 characters. Here are 2 examples:

France: FR14 2004 1010 0505 0001 3 M02 606
Belgium: BE62 5100 0754 7061

IBAN is currently used in the 27 European Union countries as well as Andorra, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, Iceland, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, Norway, Romania, San Marino, Serbia-Montenegro, Switzerland and Tunisia as well as the French Overseas Departments Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique and Réunion Island.

The number often appears on bank statements and invoices of companies and individuals residing in participating countries. Enter the IBAN number next to "Beneficiary's account number" on the funds transfer form.



18-digit number. The first 3 digits identify the bank, the next 3 digits identify the branch and the last 11 digits indicate the account number plus the check digit. Enter the CLABE on the line "Beneficiary's account number".