To ensure a more secure and easier financial transaction, identification codes have been designated to banks or their specific branches. These codes are known as the bank codes and the SWIFT codes.
Whether you’re transferring funds locally or overseas (e.g., using Paypal), chances are you will be asked to provide either of these identification codes.
Wondering where to find these codes? Save time looking for them as we have provided the ultimate list of Philippine bank codes and SWIFT codes in this article.
What Is a Bank Code?
A bank code is a nine-digit code used to identify a bank in the Philippines. This is usually used for local bank transactions or when transferring funds from Paypal to a Philippine bank.
Bank codes are also known as Bank Routing Symbol Transit Numbers (BRSTN).
Although bank codes can be located in your bank statement, it is not always the case. Thus, you may use our list below to quickly find the Philippine bank code you’re looking for.
Updated List of Philippine Bank Codes
|Asia United Bank||011020011|
|Bank of Commerce||010440016|
|Banco de Oro (BDO Unibank, Inc.)||010530667|
|Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd.||010670019|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands||010040018|
|Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited||010700015|
|China Bank Savings||011129996|
|China Trust Bank||010690015|
|Citibank Savings Bank||010070017|
|Development Banks of the Philippines||010590018|
|Equicom Saving Bank||010960017|
|HK and Shanghai Banking Corp.||010060014|
|ING Bank N. V.||010660029|
|JP Morgan Chase Bank||010720011|
|MayBank Philippines Inc.||010220016|
|Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd||010560019|
|Mizuho Bank Ltd.||010640010|
|Philippine Bank of Communication (PBCOM)||010110016|
|Philippine National Bank||010080010|
|Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)||010470992|
|Philippine Veterans Bank||010330016|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)||010280014|
|Robinsons Bank Corporation||011070016|
|The Standard Chartered Bank||010050011|
|Sterling Bank of Asia||011190019|
|United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)||010299995|
|United Overseas Bank Phils.||010270341|
|Union Bank in the Philippines||010419995|
What Is a SWIFT Code?
SWIFT (Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) code is used for international financial transactions. Most of the time, you need to provide the recipient’s bank’s SWIFT code if you are sending funds internationally.
SWIFT code is also known as Business (or Bank) Identifier Code (BIC). When you are receiving money from a bank abroad, you have to provide your bank’s BIC to allow the transfer of funds to your account.
Basically, SWIFT code and BIC refer to the same thing1 since it is an identification of the recipient’s bank.
A SWIFT code consists of 8 to 11 letters and numbers (alphanumeric characters):
- The first four letters indicate the bank code
- The next two letters indicate the bank’s country
- The next two letters or numbers indicate the location of the bank
- Additional three characters can be included to provide additional details about the bank.
For example, the SWIFT code AUBKPHMMXXX means:
- AUBK tells that the bank is Asia United Bank
- PH tells that the bank is in the Philippines
- MM tells that the bank’s branch is in Metro Manila
How To Find Bank’s SWIFT Code or BIC
To identify the SWIFT code or BIC of a specific bank or institution, follow these steps:
- Visit the SWIFT website.
- Enter your bank’s name in the field marked with Enter Institution name.
- Select Philippines as the country.
- Enter the CAPTCHA code and click the Search button.
Upon clicking the search button, your bank’s BIC code will be shown.
You can also refer to the next section for the updated list of bank SWIFT codes in the Philippines:
Updated List of Philippine SWIFT Codes
|Asia United Bank||AUBKPHMMXXX|
|Bank of Commerce||PABIPHMMXXX|
|Banco de Oro (BDO Unibank, Inc.)||BNORPHMMXXX|
|Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd.||BKKBTHBKXXX|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands||BOPIPHMMXXX|
|Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited||ANZBPGPXXXX|
|Card Bank||CBMFPHM1 or CBMFPHM1XXX|
|China Bank Savings||CHSVPHM1XXX|
|China Trust Bank||CTCBTWTPXXX|
|Citibank Savings Bank||CITIPH21 or CITIPH21XXX|
|Citystate Savings Bank||CIVVPHM1|
|Development Banks of the Philippines||DBPHPHMMXXX|
|Equicom Saving Bank||EQSNPHM1|
|Globe Telecom, Inc. (GCash)||GLTEPHMT|
|HSBC Savings Bank||HBPHPHMMXXX|
|ING Bank N. V.||INGBPHMM|
|MayBank Philippines Inc.||MBBEPHMMXXX|
|Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd||ICBCTWTP013|
|Mizuho Bank Ltd.||MHCBJPJ6XXX|
|One Network Bank||ONNRPHM1XXX|
|Philippine Bank of Communication (PBCOM)||CPHIPHMMXXX|
|Philippine Business Bank||PPBUPHMMXXX|
|Philippine National Bank||PNBMPHMMXXX|
|Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)||PHSBPHMMXXX|
|Philippine Veterans Bank||PHVBPHMMXXX|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)||RCBCPHMMXXX|
|Robinsons Bank Corporation||ROBPPHMQXXX|
|Standard Chartered Bank||SCBLPHMMXXX|
|Sterling Bank of Asia||STLAPH22|
|Tonik Digital Bank, Inc.||TODGPHM2|
|United Coconut Planters Bank||UCSVPHM1 or UCSVPHM1XXX|
|Union Bank in the Philippines||UBPHPHMMXXX|
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the GCash bank code?
Just like Philippine banks, GCash also has its own bank code. This is the nine-digit code designated for GXchange Inc., the financial subsidiary of Globe that offers GCash. GCash’s bank code is 018040010.
- Salcman, N. (2019). What Is the Difference Between BIC and SWIFT?. Retrieved 5 January 2022, from https://www.rewire.com/blog/2019/08/10/what-is-the-difference-between-bic-and-swift/