I friend of mine, A, needs to send another friend of mine, B, some money in GBP. I asked B for the bank account details, and, having lived in Germany and now the Netherlands, expected to receive an IBAN string, or, at the very most, two numbers (bank code and account number). Instead, B sent me his name, bank name, address of the bank, bank code and account number. This reminds me of the times when I was transferring money from the USSR to the US.
Is this really necessary?
Within a couple of minutes I was able to calculate an IBAN with an online tool, and of course it only needed the bank code and the account number, just like here. Can I send the resulting IBAN to A and hope he'll manage to transfer the money without additional problems?