Q COSTA RICA – Sunday, January 22 will see the start of the process to replace the 17-digit customer ‘cuenta cliente” (account numbers) with the global standard International Bank Account Number (IBAN), which will facilitate interbank transactions at the national and international level.
The Central Bank (Banco Central de Costa Rica – BCCR) says on its website:
Costa Rica is making firm progress in changing the current format for bank accounts to the standardized bank account number structure, that will allow a single account number for both local and international transactions and will reduce errors while processing incoming and outgoing payments in financial institutions. The new standard will affect the technological infrastructure of financial institutions and the National Electronic Payments System (SINPE), a process which will also

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