[6.1, base_iban] BIC is not legally required anymore, constraint should be dropped

Bug #933472 reported by Stefan Rijnhart (Opener) on 2012-02-16
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Banking Addons
Undecided
Unassigned
Odoo Addons (MOVED TO GITHUB)
Opinion
Low
OpenERP R&D Addons Team 3

Bug Description

Hi,

The account_iban module in OpenERP 6.1 mandates the presence of a BIC code on an IBAN account number through a constraint. However, as of two days ago there is a resolution from the EU that drops this requirement (see section 8 of [1]). Therefore, the changes implemented for lp:805996 should be reversed.

Cheers,
Stefan.

[1] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P7-TA-2012-0037+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN#BKMD-9

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summary: - [6.1, account_iban] BIC is not legally required anymore, constraint
- should be dropped
+ [6.1, base_iban] BIC is not legally required anymore, constraint should
+ be dropped
Changed in openobject-addons:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → OpenERP R&D Addons Team 3 (openerp-dev-addons3)
James Jesudason (jamesj) wrote :

For some payment systems, like HSBCNet, the BIC code is still required when using an IBAN. I'm not sure for Eurozone payments, but the BIC is definitely required for Priority Payments.

Hi James,

for the banking-addons, as the HSBC functionality is in a separate module, maybe setting it to required in this module is an option?

Cheers,
Stefan.

Changed in banking-addons:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in banking-addons:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Amit Parik (amit-parik) wrote :

Hello Stefan,

I also agreed with james that "the BIC code is still required when using an IBAN" and I have carefully read the http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P7-TA-2012-0037+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN#BKMD-9 's section 8 and which says that "BIC is required only in a very small, residual number of cases. It seems unjustified and excessively burdensome to oblige all payers and payees throughout the Union always to provide BIC in addition to IBAN for the small number of cases where this is currently necessary."

So we can not consider this issue as a generic way, and yes offcourse you can dropped for account_banking module.

That's why I am closing this issue.

Thank you!

Changed in openobject-addons:
status: Confirmed → Invalid

Hi Amit,

isn't it equally unjustified and excessively burdensome to oblige users of OpenERP throughout the European Union always
to provide BIC in addition to IBAN for the small number of cases where this is currently necessary?

If BIC is only required for a small minority of users, can't you just make it a configurable setting?

Best regards,
Stefan.

Stéphane Bidoul (Acsone) (sbi) wrote :

+1 BIC should be optional by default.

Ferdinand (office-chricar) wrote :

BIC requirement must be configurable (I think till next year)
currently many banking programs (fat clients) still require BIC here in Austria, hence import of payment orders will fail if BIC is not supplied

Changed in openobject-addons:
status: Invalid → Opinion
Changed in banking-addons:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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