The "Zahlungsanweisung"

One for all

The "ZAHLUNGSANWEISUNG" is available at Austrian financial institutes and supersedes the payment slips, the transfer forms and the EU-Standard-transfer forms.

The correct completion of the "Zahlungsanweisung"

In order to place all the relevant data for a smooth, fast and secure payment on the slip, the appearance was modified somewhat – with due regard to a few points the completion is still easy. Our document brief instruction (613 KB) gives you the first insights.

Here you can see an example of a pre-printed and completed "Zahlungsanweisung" within Austria.


Fill in recipient, IBAN and BIC here.
If the box "Zahlungsreferenz" is completed, the text in "Verwendungszweck" will not be passed through to the recipient.
Fill in your IBAN here.
If you manually fill in your account data, please start on the boxes' left margin – the remaining boxes stay empty.r.
Please sign solely inside the provided box.


While writing the amount, please observe the boxes and consider the given comma.

If you manually complete, please use block letters and write always exactly one character per box. Please solely use black or blue pens – please never use a red pen. For prints by machine, you do not need to consider the boxes – furthermore, 2 lines per form line are possible.

You will find your IBAN and BIC of your bank on your bank account statement and on your debit card.


For an unambiguous identification of the payee, the banks' IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and the BIC (Business Identifier Code) are used for the "Zahlungsanweisung". The IBAN is structured according to the ISO-Norm and identifies the account. The BIC is a worldwide standardised code and identifies the bank. You will find your IBAN and BIC of your bank on your bank account statement and on your debit card. You will find the recipient's IBAN or the receiving bank's BIC for example on bills or ask the payee. Here you can see a paradigm of a manually completed "Zahlungsanweisung" to Germany.

For the unitary European payments area SEPA

Currently, procedures and data formats with which the financial institutes all over Europe exchange their payments are harmonised. The aim is an unitary European payments area, called SEPA.

"Zahlungsanweisungen" stating the IBAN and BIC enable euro-transfers to the inland and all other European countries of the SEPA-Area (currently EU-27, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland).

For further questions, ask your account representative of your financial institute.

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