Someone in another country has attempted a wire transfer to my account here in the UK. The wire transfer form, of which I have a copy, shows that my IBAN (international account number) is correct, and my own name and address details are correct.
The "beneficiary bank" is listed as the sending bank in the foreign country, instead of my bank in the UK. The sender believes that this was a mistake made by the bank teller, and it should show my bank instead. The funds have not arrived in my account, several days later.
It looks as if the IBAN should be sufficient to uniquely identify my bank and my individual account. We are hoping that the delay is simply due to extra checks being carried out due to the supplied bank name not matching. At what point should we assume that the incorrect "beneficiary bank" information has caused the transfer to fail?