How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

 How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

In case you don't know what is a bank sort code or how to get it from your bank, a sort code are numbers in nine digits and it is used to identify a specific branch of a bank. The first three numbers are the bank's standard code, the next digit is the location of the bank while the last five digits are for the branch of that bank

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

How to find Sort Code of any Bank in Nigeria

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.

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. 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...

Sterling Bank sort code: 232...
Union Bank of Africa (UBA) sort code: 033...
Union Bank sort code: 032...
Unity Bank sort code: 215...
Zenith Bank sort code: 057... or check this excel file for a complete list of all sort codes 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. This bank sort code might not be accurate, so i suggest that you should visit your bank and ask for the sort code through the customer care desk.

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