Bank Sort Codes in Nigeria & How You Can Find Them (2024)

Last Updated on Mar 5th, 2024

A bank sort code is a 9-digit special number that helps identify banks and their branches.

This code is crucial for moving money between accounts. Moreover, it is especially crucial for electronic transfers within Nigeria. It makes sure that the money goes to the right bank and branch.

In this article, we’ll be discussing the bank codes for each bank in Nigeria.

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Complete Sort Codes of Banks in Nigeria

  • Access Bank Plc: 44150149
  • Diamond Bank Plc: 63150162
  • Ecobank Nigeria Plc: 50150311
  • Enterprise Bank: 84150015
  • Equitorial Trust Bank Limited: 40150101
  • Fidelity Bank Plc: 70150003
  • First Bank Of Nigeria Plc: 11152303
  • First City Monument Bank Plc (FCMB): 214150018
  • Finbank Plc: 85151275
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank): 58152052
  • Keystone Bank: 82150017
  • Mainstreet Bank: 14150030
  • Nigeria International Bank (Citigroup): 23150005
  • Polaris Bank Plc: 76151006
  • Stanbic-Ibtc Bank Plc: 221159522
  • Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd: 68150057
  • Sterling Bank Plc: 232150029
  • United Bank For Africa Plc (UBA): 33154282
  • Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc: 32156825
  • Unity Bank Plc: 215082334
  • Wema Bank Plc: 35150103
  • Zenith Bank Plc: 57150013

Swift/BIC Codes

SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) codes, also known as BIC (Bank Identifier Codes), are used internationally to identify banks for financial transactions.

Each bank in Nigeria has its unique SWIFT code, which is different from its sort code. This means that bank codes and swift codes are not the same.

Swift/BIC code

Here are the SWIFT codes for some of the major banks in Nigeria:

  • Access Bank Plc: ABNGNGLA
  • African Export-Import Bank: PASSNGLA
  • Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria: AMNGNGLA
  • Central Bank of Nigeria: CBNINGLA
  • Citibank Nigeria Limited: CITINGLA
  • Ecobank Nigeria Limited: ECOCNGLA
  • Fidelity Bank Plc: FIDTNGLA
  • First Bank of Nigeria Ltd: FBNINGLA
  • First City Monument Bank Limited: FCMBNGLA
  • Guaranty Trust Bank Plc: GTBINGLA
  • Heritage Banking Company Limited: HBCLNGLA
  • Jaiz Bank Plc: JAIZNGLA
  • Keystone Bank Limited: PLNINGLA
  • Polaris Bank Limited: PRDTNGLA
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc: SBICNGLX
  • Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited: SCBLNGLA
  • Sterling Bank Plc: NAMENGLA
  • United Bank For Africa Plc: UNAFNGLA
  • Union Bank of Nigeria Plc: UBNINGLA
  • Unity Bank Plc: ICITNGLA
  • Wema Bank Plc: WEMANGLA
  • Zenith Bank Plc: ZEIBNGLA

Learn more: USSD code for loans in Nigeria

Routing Number

A routing number, or a routing transit number (RTN), is a unique nine-digit code. It’s assigned to banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This number is essential for domestic bank transactions. It is used for fund transfers and for receiving international payments.

Also, you can use it for setting up direct deposits. Each bank has a distinct routing number. It aids in correctly directing funds to the appropriate accounts.

Routing numbers are only used for domestic transactions within Nigeria. They are not applicable for international transactions for which SWIFT codes are used.

Below are examples of routing numbers used by each bank in Nigeria:

  • Access Bank: 104014138
  • Zenith Bank: 057150013
  • First Bank of Nigeria: 011151003
  • Ecobank Nigeria: 050150010
  • United Bank for Africa (UBA): 033153513
  • Guaranty Trust Bank (GTCO/GT Bank): 058152052
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank: 221159522
  • Fidelity Bank Nigeria: 070150003
  • Union Bank of Nigeria: 032080474
  • Sterling Bank: 232150016

FAQs

Is bank code and SWIFT code the same?

No, a bank code and a SWIFT code are not the same. A bank code is a numerical code assigned to a specific bank within a country. A SWIFT code is an international bank code used for international transactions.

Where do I find my bank’s SWIFT code?

You can find your bank’s SWIFT code on its website, and bank statements, or directly contact the bank. It’s also sometimes listed in the account details section of your online banking portal.

Do all bank branches have a SWIFT code?

Not all bank branches have their own SWIFT codes. Some smaller branches use the SWIFT code of their head office or a larger branch. Only major branches or the head office usually have a unique SWIFT code.

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