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How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

What is Sort Code?

Sort code is a nine digits number that identifies a specific branch of a bank. The first three digits are the bank’s standard code, the next digit is the location of the bank and the last five digits are for the bank branch.
Why do i need a bank sort code?
Bank sort code is used when you are doing a fund transfer from one bank to another. It can be inter or intra-bank bank transfer. That is, when receiving or sending money from a bank outside Nigeria, you will surely need to provide your bank's sort code when necessary.

How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

The sort code is use to know where the account originated and it is especially used for e-payments. The bank locates the Bank, branch and your account number then directs the fund to your account.

So Where can i get my Bank sort code?
You can find the sort code of your bank in so many ways.
On every bank's check leaf: If you take a look at one of your check leaf you will find three set of numbers underneath the check leaf; the first is the check number, the second is the sort code while the third is your bank account number. Every branch has different sort code. While the first 3 digits are always the same, the last six digits differs with the branch of the particular bank.
For people that does fund transfer from one bank to another (whether inter or intra bank transfer), sort code would be required whenever such services is to be executed. Sort code helps in determining the source of an account i.e. the branch and location of an account number where funds needs to be directed especially whenever e-payments is to be carried out.
Current account holders can find their bank branch sort code on their cheque leaf. It is the middle setoff characters printed on the MICR of every single leaf on a cheque book.
How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

Nigerian Banks and the first three digits of their sort code:

First Bank of Nigeria sort code: 011150000
Wema Bank sort code: 035...
First City Monument Bank (FCMB) sort code: 214...
FIN Bank sort code: 085...
Bank PHB/Keystone sort code: 082...
ECO Bank sort code: 050...
Diamond Bank sort code: 063...
Equitorial Trust Bank sort code: 040...
Fidelity Bank sort code: 070...
Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) sort code: 058...

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Intercontinental Bank sort code: 069...
Skye Bank sort code: 076...
Stanbic IBT sort code: 221...
Stanchart sort code: 068...
Access Bank sort code: 044...
Citi Bank sort code: 023...
Spring/enterprise Bank sort code: 084...
Afri/Mainstreet Bank sort code: 014
Oceanic Bank sort code: 056...

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Sterling Bank sort code: 232...
United Bank of Africa (UBA) sort code: 033...
Union Bank sort code: 032...
Unity Bank sort code: 215...
Zenith Bank sort code: 057...

To get the the full list of every bank branch sort code for all Nigerian Banks,click the following link to download the excel workbook provided by Zenith Bank
>> http://zenithbank.com/SORTCODES.xls

Note that, i have only provide the first three digit of these bank's standard sort code so that you can use it to get the complete sort code from your check leaf.
To ensure accuracy,i suggest that you should visit your bank and ask for the sort code through the customer care desk

Or Alternatively, Request for for it through the bank Email or Contact Number
Any of the above methods works perfectly...
if you're having any issue with the post or want to add suggestions,kindly use the comment box below.
Thank you.

credits : Cyracks Zenda,Justnaira and CLICKz

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