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Bank Account File (Ficoba)

Verified 03 April 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The national bank accounts and similar (Ficoba) list all bank accounts opened in France: current accounts, savings accounts, securities accounts, etc.

The national bank accounts and similar (Ficoba) list all bank accounts opened in France: current accounts, savings accounts, securities accounts, etc.

It shall indicate the opening, modification and closing of an account, specifying the following information:

  • Name and address of the bank managing the account
  • Identity of the holder(s)
  • Essential account characteristics (number, account type, etc.)
  • Date and nature of the transaction (opening, closing, modification).

It does not show transactions and account balances.

The information shall be kept for the entire life of the account and for 10 years after its closure.

The file is filled in and updated by banks. You cannot object to the registration of your accounts in the Ficoba.

Other individuals and organizations also have access to Ficoba. These include the tax administration, judicial police officers, certain judges, notaries in charge of an estate, bailiffs and certain agents of the Caf: titleContent ..

Depending on the nature of the information you want to obtain or verify, access procedures are different.

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Information about your civil status or address

You must contact your local public finance center.

Bank Account Information

You must submit your request in writing to the Indirect Access Unit of the National Commission on Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil). You must attach a proof of identity to your mail.

Who shall I contact

Information about the accounts of a deceased person of whom you are heir

You must submit your request in writing to the FBFV National Treatment Center. You must attach a copy of the death certificate, proof of identity and proof of your status as heir to your mail.

Who shall I contact

If the transmitted data are false, you can exercise your right of correction.. To do this, you must provide the bank with the documents necessary for the correction (for example: death certificate of the account holder).