I’ve just sent a bank transfer to a Barclays account, as a test.
The transfer came through straight away, which is good. The reference was correct (“Test”). The source of the transfer was shown as “Stephen David Earl” which is unfortunate because it has been truncated. I assume there’s a field length limit somewhere.
Would it be possible to use the name printed on the card (“Stephen Early” in my case) as the name on outbound bank transfers rather than the full name? I would imagine that for most people this will be shorter, and is what they have indicated they want other people to see instead of their full name.