What is a Bank Code?

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 exchanging other messages between them.

The code can be divided into international bank codes such as SWIFT codes and local or specific country bank code. Examples of local bank code are BSB Number, Sort Code and Routing Number.

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

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

Bank Code Checker & Lookup

At Bank.Codes, we provide lookup function to check the validity of various bank codes. Currently, we support validating the following Bank Codes. Will add more Bank Codes Checker in the nearest time, so stay tune!

1. Bank Code Validation & Search

2. IBAN Validation & Calculator

3. Bank Code & IBAN API Lookup