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A CLABE (Clave Bancaria Estandarizada / standardized banking cipher / standardized bank code) is a standardized, 18 digit number used by Mexican banks and financial institutions. It identifies both the part of their organization or branch where a bank account is held and the number of the bank account itself. A CLABE is used to process domestic transfers of funds between accounts via bank transfer or other means.

Individuals or businesses that want to receive funds from elsewhere will typically need to provide a CLABE. Depending on the currency exchange specialist you use, a CLABE may be used instead of another international bank identification code, or you may need to provide alternative or additional details.

A CLABE consists of 18 digits. The first three define the specific bank, the next three indicate the branch code, the next 11 are for the specific account number and the last digit is a check digit.

    CLABE — Related terms

    A CLABE is related to bank identifiers, SWIFT, BIC, IBAN, ACH, and account numbers .

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