Bank Account Set-Up

All campaigns receiving contributions via direct credit card must have a bank account in order to receive funds, unless your campaign is raising funds on behalf of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution in the United States (Learn More) or if your campaign is fiscally sponsored by one of our Partner organizations (Learn More).

What Type of Bank Account Can I Use? 

You can use a personal, business, checking or savings account.

What Bank Account Information Do I Need to Provide? 

If your campaign is raising funds in USD ($), requested bank information depends on what country your bank account is located in:

United States

  • Name on account
  • Account number
  • Account address
  • Routing number
  • Bank name
  • Whether or not it's a business account (if you are unsure, it probably isn’t)
  • Your phone number (so that we can contact you if there is a problem)

Non-U.S.: 

  • Name on account
  • Account number or IBAN (for Europe)
  • Account address
  • SWIFT code (also known as BIC)
  • Bank name
  • Bank city
  • Transit code (Canada only)
  • BSB (Australia only)
  • Intermediary bank information (if applicable)
  • Bank to bank instructions (if applicable)
  • Your phone number (so that we can contact you if there is a problem)

If your campaign is raising funds in CAD (C$), the following bank information is required for your Canadian bank account:

○      Account holder information:

■      Name on account

■      Address (Country, Street address, City, State/Province, Postal Code)

■      Your phone number

○      Bank information:

■      Bank Name

■      Account Number

■      Routing Transit Number

Please note that credit card contributions in CAD can only be transferred to a Canadian bank account. If you do not have a bank account located in Canada, you will need to disable the direct credit card payment option on your campaign.

Account Number / IBAN

Your bank account number is the first number on the bottom of a check. Alternatively, it can usually be found on your paper bank statements. For European accounts, you will be required to provide an IBAN, or International Bank Account Number. The IBAN is the same as your bank account number, but with a few extra numbers at the beginning.

We will ask you to enter your bank account number twice, to help catch any errors.

Routing Number (or ABA)

Your routing number is a 9-digit code that identifies your bank. Your routing number must start with two digits in the following range:

00 - 12, 21- 32, 61 - 72, 80

We will not be able to disburse funds if the first two digits of your routing number do not fall within that range. If you are unsure of which routing number to use, you can look it up here, or call your bank. You can usually find your routing number on the bottom of a check: 

 

SWIFT code

A SWIFT code is an 8- or 11-digit alphanumeric code that is used to identify a bank in an international wire transfer. If you're not sure of your SWIFT code, call your bank. Every bank has one!

If your SWIFT code ends in -XXX, please remove these last three letters when you save your bank information on your "Get Funded" tab.

Transit code (Canada only)

Transit Codes are required for bank accounts in Canada and can be entered in the format XXXYYYYY, where XXX is the Institution Number, and YYYYY is the Branch Number. If you don’t know your bank’s Transit code, contact them directly.

BSB (Australia only)

Your BSB, or Bank State Branch, number is a 6 digit code that identifies your bank in Australia. If you don't know your bank's BSB code, you can look it up here: http://www.bsbnumbers.com/

Why are you asking for my phone number?

Indiegogo needs a phone number that we can use to reach you if we encounter any issues with your payment information. Your phone number will not be shared with anyone and will not be used unless there is a problem with your disbursement.

Where Do I Add or Update my Bank Account Information?

You will not be prompted to provide your bank account information until your campaign has received its first contribution via direct credit card. Once your campaign has received its first credit card contribution, you will be able to provide your bank information on the Bank Information section of your campaign's Get Funded tab.

To Edit this page, go to your campaign home page and click Manage Campaign. Click Edit. Click on the fourth tab, Get Funded. Scroll down to the section called Bank Information.

If you do NOT see a section to enter your bank account information, your campaign may be connected to one of our fiscal sponsor or non-profit partners. If that is the case, all payments are managed and disbursed by the partner organization.

 

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If your campaign is connected to a Canadian bank account and is raising funds in USD ($), funds will be transferred to your bank account via international wire. Please review the following Help article to make sure your bank account information is input correctly for an international wire transfer: Canadian Bank Information (USD).

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