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Bank Codes And SWIFT Codes In The Philippines

If you’re in the Philippines and you have a business or online work, and you have to make a transaction with clients from other countries, you’ve probably found yourself registering with PayPal or other international financial platforms

Most of these platforms are popular and widely used abroad. For instance, PayPal is easy to set up, where sending and receiving payments is convenient.

However, there comes a time when you already need to withdraw your money from PayPal. If you have an account from a Philippine bank, you may have linked the bank to PayPal, but you were stopped on your set-up because PayPal is asking for a Bank Code. In some instances, a platform would ask about a SWIFT Code.

So, what are these Bank Codes that identify banks in the country? Following are the full list of Bank Codes and SWIFT Codes in the Philippines

What is Bank Code?

A bank code is a set of numbers assigned to a Philippine bank, quite similar to area code to phones or zip codes to addresses. Bank code identifies a specific bank in the Philippines.

Banks in the Philippines identify this code as Bank Routing Symbol Transit Numbers or “BRSTN”.

The codes are used by PayPal (as well other payment systems) to identify a registered bank in a country.

The BRSTN codes are usually 9 digits. Just find your bank where you have an account and copy its corresponding bank code and paste it on the field to which it’s asked in PayPal or other platforms.

Following is the complete list of bank codes in the Philippines.

Bank Codes in the Philippines

This first set is the most commonly used bank codes:

Bank Bank Code
Banco De Oro (BDO) 010530667
Bank Of The Philippine Islands (BPI) 010040018
Bank Of Commerce 010440016
China Banking Corp (Chinabank) 010100013
East West Bank 010620014
Hongkong And Shanghai Bank (HSBC) 010060014
Land Bank Of The Philippines (Landbank) 010350025
Maybank 010220016
Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) 010269996
Philippine Bank Of Communication (PBCom) 010110016
Phil Trust Company (Philtrust) 010090039
Philippine National Bank (PNB) 010080010
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank) 010269996
Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) 010280014
Standard Chartered Bank 010050011
Security Bank 010140015
Union Bank Of The Philippines (UBP) 010419995
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) 010299995

This second set are the least commonly used bank codes:

Bank Bank Code
Allied Banking Corp 010320013
Asia United Bank 011020011
Australia New Zealand (Anz) Bank 010700015
Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas 010030015
Bangkok Bank 010670019
Bank Of America 010120019
Bank Of China 011140014
Bank Of Tokyo 010460012
China Trust Commercial Bank 010690015
Citibank Philippines N.A. 010070017
Development Bank Of The Philippines (DBP) 010590018
Deutsche Bank 010650013
Export & Industry Bank 010860010
Fuji Bank 010640010
International Commercial Bank Of China 010560019
Intl Exchange Bank 010680012
International Nederland Bank 010660016
JP Morgan Chase Bank 010720011
Korea Exchange Bank 010710018
Prudential Bank 010150018
Philippine Veterans Bank (Veterans Bank) 010330016
United Overseas Bank 010270189

What is a SWIFT Code?

At other times, an institution will be asked about a SWIFT Code of a bank in the Philippines. Here’s what you need to know about SWIFT Codes.

SWIFT is a secure financial messaging service and international provider. SWIFT is an acronym for “Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication”.

What it does is that it does provide an identification code of registered banks in a country.

It is similar to what’s BRSTN is all about, but SWIFT is made up of 8 to 11 characters, which can include numbers and letters.

In other instances, this can also be known as BIC or “Bank Identifier Code”. This code is essential information when transferring money to International banks.

When a financial institution sends money to banks to other countries in the world, they would ask about the SWIFT of the bank that will receive the funds. This is their way to know that it’s a registered bank in that country.

The SWIFT codes can also be used to communicate to another financial institution. to exchange details and other pertinent information of a transaction.

SWIFT CODES follows a certain system that a identify a certain bank’s individual code.

Institution Code or bank code = 4 letters
Country Code = 2 letters
Location Code = 2 letters or two digits
Local Branch Code = Last 3 characters

An example of SWIFT Code for Metrobank.

Bank Code: MBTC (METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST CO)
Country Code: PH (Philippines)
Location Code: MM (Metro Manila)

SWIFT Codes (BIC) of Philippine Banks

Following is a list of commonly used SWIFT Codes (or BIC) of Banks in the Philippines

Bank SWIFT Code
Asia United Bank Corporation AUBKPHMM
Australia And New Zealand (ANZ) Banking Group Limited ANZBPHMX
Bank Of Commerce PABIPHMM
Bank Of The Philippine Islands (BPI) BOPIPHMM
Banco De Oro (BDO) Unibank BNORPHMM
China Banking Corporation (Chinabank) CHBKPHMM
Chinatrust (Phils.) Commercial Bank Manila CTCBPHMM
Citibank N.A. (Cebu Branch) CITIPHMXCBU
Citibank N.A. (Manila Head Office) CITIPHMXV
Citibank Savings Inc. CITIPH2X
Development Bank Of The Philippines (DBP) DBPHPHMM
East West Banking Corporation 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) 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 UBPHPHMM
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) UCPBPHMM

If the bank is not listed above, you can also go to the official SWIFT website to get the code. The site will also provide additional code that identifies a specific branch and department of a bank.

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