Hamish Rickerby

Technology Consultant & iOS Developer based in Sydney, Australia

NZ Don’t Get No Respect!

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I’ve recently transferred some funds internationally. To do this I needed a special account code so that the bank I’m sending money to know which of the accounts they hold should receive it. This number is a conventional looking account number, prefixed with a country code, and a checksum value. There is also a website that checks them - http://www.apacs.org.uk/payments_industry/ibans_5.html

Putting in a country that they can’t check the actual account number for causes their little javascript application to unleash a serious dissing.

Ouch!

BTW - Sorry for the Rodney Dangerfield knock-off quote. He’s awful.

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