What is a payee reference?
A payee reference is a message you can include with your transfers to help identify the transfer. The reference may include details to help the receiver:
- Identify you as the sender; and /or
- The reason for the transfer
For example you may wish to repay a friend who purchased tickets to an event, your reference may be “John tickets”
Advice for paying bills
If setting up a bill we advise confirming with the company if you are unsure which reference to use. This may be:
- a customer reference or
- an invoice number
Bank of Ireland credit card reference should always be the long 16 digit number on the front of your MasterCard.
References should include only letters and numbers