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Paying QR bills

QR bills work just like the former payment slips, but are even easier to use thanks to the QR code printed on the bill. This code can be read with or without a scanning device.



If you pay bills in BCV-net

Scan the QR code in BCV-net, for example with a dedicated QR code reader. Then simply enter any additional payment information, if needed, and your bill is ready to be paid.

Alternatively, you can manually enter the payment data that appear on the QR bill:

If you have received a QR bill from a biller previously saved in a standing order or payment group, you will need to create a new standing order based on this bill. Standing orders based on BVR payment slips were canceled on 30 September 2022.



  1.  the IBAN (21 characters)
  2. the beneficiary's name and address 
  3. the reference number, if provided
  4. the payment amount
  5. any additional information provided (i.e., message to beneficiary)

Make sure that you enter and save the IBAN as shown on the QR bill. You should no longer use the previous account number saved in BCV-net.

If you make payments in BCV-net

  • Simply use the QR billing screens, the new billing system in Switzerland

If you scan bills in BCV Mobile

  • Scan the QR code on the bill using the app’s scan feature and confirm your payment.

If you use eBill

  • When you confirm an invoice, eBill automatically uses the payment data sent by the invoice issuer. 

If you use bill payment software

  • Your software needs to be up to date in order to process the payment details contained in QR bills. Please contact your software provider for more information about these updates. SIX has published a list of software partners that support QR billing.
  • Make sure that your accounts are reconciled correctly and start saving your creditors’ addresses in a standardized format, with separate fields for the street name and number, postcode, city, and country.

If you scan bills using an optical reader

If you use paper payment orders

If you mail your invoice payments to BCV, you can also pay your QR bills this way. Simply detach the payment section of the bill and attach it to your payment order.

If you use standing orders 

As soon as you receive a new QR bill from a beneficiary saved in a standing order or a payment group, you must delete your current payment order and create a new one based on the data shown on the QR bill. Otherwise, your payment may not be executed.

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