What are Bank Codes?

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A Bank Code is a unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks and also can be used to exchange messages between them.

There are many different kinds of bank codes, including SWIFT codes and local or country-specific codes. Examples of local bank codes are BSB numbers, sort codes, and routing numbers.

Local bank codes are managed by a central bank, a bank supervisory body or a Bankers Association in a country. Codes are then assigned to all its licensed member banks or financial institutions. The code rules vary between the countries.

Since the introduction of International Bank Account Numbers (IBANs), the countries which use IBAN have mostly integrated their local bank codes into the prefix of IBAN account numbers.

Bank Code Checker & Lookup


At Bank.Codes, we provide a lookup function to check the validity of various bank codes. Currently we support validating the following types. More will be added soon, so stay tuned!

1. Bank Codes Validation & Search

2. IBAN Validation & Calculator

3. Bank Codes & IBAN Lookup Search

  • Australia BSB Number API Lookup
  • International Bank Account Number (IBAN) API Lookup
  • Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) API Lookup
  • Ireland National Sort Code (NSC) API Lookup
  • Mexico Clave Bancaria Estandarizada (CLABE) API Lookup
  • New Zealand National Clearing Code (NCC) API Lookup
  • Nigeria Uniform Bank Account Number (NUBAN) API Lookup
  • SWIFT Code API Lookup

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