Banking services through the aid of financial institutions either domestic or local services for deposit, credit card transactions, remittance and transmittal of payment, require a security code in a form of deposit account number, credit card number, routing number and bank code.
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In this article, we will show to you the complete lists of the Philippine Banks, their respective Bank Branch Codes, their Swift Codes and their Routing Numbers, how to lookup for this if you are outside the Philippines, so that, your transaction with PayPal will be easier and you don’t need to contact these banks just to get these information for online bank transfer.
Account Number VS Iban
Here is an example, an IBAN of a normal account number of AED 01123456701 is:
AE47 0440 0000 0112 3456 701
And it comprises of:
- “AE” – the country code
- “47” – the two check digits
- “044” – Standard Chartered UAE bank identifier
- “000” – preceding zeros
- “00” – the currency code
- “01123456701” – normal account number
Based on the above the IBAN for the UAE will be 23 characters. The diagram below shows the various components of the UAE IBAN.
An IBAN can always be distinguished from a normal customer account number by the following:
- Two letters at the beginning of the IBAN, which refer to the country code where the account resides;
- Two numbers (in the third and fourth position of the IBAN), which represent the check digit;
- Three numbers (after the check digits) to identify the respective bank where the beneficiary maintains his/her account; and
- The length of the IBAN is 2 3 characters.
In the Philippines, like all other banks in the world uses four (4) common bank identifying codes and these are the following:
BRSTN: a.k.a. Bank Routing Symbol Transit Numbers for Major Banks in the Philippines
This is a 9-digit code that identifies the country, the city, and the name of the bank. It is commonly used as bank identifier code used among banks in the Philippines to transfer funds.
SWIFT: or the “Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication”. Business Identifier Codes (BICs) are often called SWIFT addresses or codes depending on the countries it will be used. In the Philippines, we use SWIFT codes.
The SWIFT code is 8 or 11 characters, made up of:
- 4 letters: Institution Code or bank code.
- 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
- 2 letters or digits: location code
- The last 3 characters represent the branch code.
IBAN: also known as International Bank Account Number is a number attached to all accounts and is made up of a code to identify the country the account belongs to, the accountholder’s bank and the account number itself.
CHIPS: stands for Clearing House Interbank Payments System and it is originated in the US for funds transfer all over the world.
Note: To avoid inconvenience, it is always advisable to contact your banks to check the bank codes of your own bank before using it to transfer funds.
Complete List of Bank Codes (BRSTN) in the Philippines
|BANK NAME||BANK CODE|
|Allied Banking Corp||10320013|
|Australia New Zealand (ANZ) Bank||10700015|
|Asia United Bank (AUB)||11020011|
|Banco De Oro (BDO)||10530667|
|Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas||10030015|
|Bank of America||10120019|
|Bank of China||11140014|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)||10040018|
|Bank of Tokyo||10460012|
|Bank of Commerce||10440016|
|China Banking Corp (Chinabank)||10100013|
|China Trust Commercial Bank||10690015|
|Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)||10590018|
|East West Bank||10620014|
|Export & Industry Bank||10860010|
|Hongkong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC)||10060014|
|International Commercial Bank of China||10560019|
|International Exchange Bank||10680012|
|JP Morgan Chase Bank||10720011|
|Korea Exchange Bank||10710018|
|International Nederland Bank||10660016|
|Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank)||10350025|
|Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank)||10269996|
|Philippine Bank of Communication (PBCOM)||10110016|
|Phil Trust Company (Philtrust)||10090039|
|Philippine National Bank (PNB)||10080010|
|Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)||10269996|
|Philippine Veterans Bank (Veterans Bank)||10330016|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC)||10280014|
|Standard Chartered Bank||10050011|
|Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP)||10419995|
|United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)||10299995|
|United Overseas Bank||10270189|
List of SWIFT Codes (or BIC) of Philippine Banks
|BANK NAME||SWIFT CODE|
|Asia United Bank Corporation||AUBKPHMM|
|Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Limited||ANZBPHMX|
|Bank of Commerce||PABIPHMM|
|Bank of the Philippine Sslands (BPI)||BOPIPHMM|
|Banco De Oro (BDO) Unibank||BNORPHMM|
|China Banking Corporation (Chinabank)||CHBKPHMM|
|Chinatrust (Philippines) Commercial Bank Manila||CTCBPHMM|
|Citibank (Cebu Branch)||CITIPHMXCBU|
|Citibank (Manila Head Office)||CITIPHMXV|
|Citibank Savings Inc.||CITIPH2X|
|Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)||DBPHPHMM|
|East West Banking Corporation (EW)||EWBCPHMM|
|Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. (HSBC) Cebu Branch||HSBCPHMMCEB|
|Hongkong and Shanghai Banking corp. (HSBC) Manila Head Office||HSBCPHMM|
|HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines) Inc.||HBPHPHMM|
|Land Bank of the Philippines||TLBPPHMM|
|Maybank Philippines Inc.||MBBEPHMM|
|Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank or MTB)||MBTCPHMM|
|Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)||CPHIPHMM|
|Philippine Business Bank (PBB)||PPBUPHMM|
|Philippine National Bank (PNB)||PNBMPHMM|
|Philippine Savings Bank (PS Bank)||PHSBPHMM|
|Philippine Veterans Bank||PHVBPHMM|
|Philtrust Bank (Philippine Trust Company)||PHTBPHMM|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)||RCBCPHMM|
|Robinsons Bank Corporation||ROBPPHMQ|
|Security Bank Corporation||SETCPHMM|
|Standard Chartered Bank||SCBLPHMM|
|Union Bank of the Philippines (UBP)||UBPHPHMM|
|United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)||UCPBPHMM|