The Complete List of Nigerian Banks Sort Codes
Have you ever been in a situation that feels like making you bawl your eyes out? Don’t dull it! I know that knowing your bank’s sort code can be very frustrating especially if you urgently need to complete an online transaction or a paper work and you are required to input your bank sort code.
Imagine this scenario: You are about to receive money or make an online transfer and you were required to provide your bank’s sort code or probably after completing your Industrial Training as a student you were asked to provide your bank details, including your sort code to receive payment. You think wahala don burst be that, abi?
Not to worry your head though. While most people don’t know their bank’s sort code; it’s actually quite easy to get.
What is a Sort Code?
A sort code helps determine and trace the source of an account i.e. the branch and location of an account number where funds needs to be directed especially in situations where e-payments/transactions need to be carried out.
The Sort Code of a Nigerian bank is a way of identifying a particular bank when making transfers between banks.
It is also used when making an international transactions. They are also a medium of exchanging communication between these banks.
Facts You Should Know About Sort Codes
- The sort code is a 9 digit number, the first 3 are the bank’s code, the next is the location and the last 5 digits are for the branch.
- No two bank branches can ever have the same sort code. Therefore, asking for your friend’s or families’ sort code is pretty much a waste of time.
Where To Find Your Bank’s Sort Code
The Sort Code is printed at the bottom of every single check leaf, the middle set of characters on the MICR line i.e the set of numbers at the middle is the sort code. The first set of numbers is the cheque number, the second set of numbers is the sort code and the third set of numbers on the right is normally the account number.
Like I said earlier, getting your bank’s sort code is pretty easy. And that’s why I’m sharing with you, the complete list of Nigerian banks’ sort codes. This post contains the sort codes of all the Nigerian Banks Head Offices and branches across Nigeria.
Complete List of Nigerian Bank Headquarters and their Sort Codes
|Bank No.||Bank Name||Sort Code||City||Headquarters|
|1||Access Bank Plc||044150149||Lagos||Victoria Island Branch Plot 1665, OyinJolayemi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State.|
|2||Diamond Bank Plc||063150162||Lagos||Head Office Plot 1621 AdeolaHopwell ,Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|3||Ecobank Nigeria Plc||050150311||Lagos||Eng Vi – Ahmadu Bello Way Plot 21 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|4||Enterprise Bank (Previously Spring Bank)||084150015||Lagos||Head Office Plot 143, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|5||Equitorial Trust Bank Limited||040150101||Lagos||V I Corporate Plot 1092 AdeolaOdeku St ,V/Island ,Lagos State|
|6||Fidelity Bank Plc||070150003||Lagos||Head Office 2 Kofo Abayomi Street, V/Island ,Lagos State.|
|7||First Bank Of Nigeria Plc||011152303||Lagos||Marina 35,Marina P.O.Box 2006, Lagos Island ,Lagos State|
|8||First City Monument Bank Plc||214150018||Lagos||Head Office Primrose Tower, 17a Tinubu St,Lagos State.|
|9||FinbankPlc||085151275||Lagos||V/I 1, Akin Adesola Street, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|10||Guaranty Trust Bank Plc||058152052||Lagos||Akin Adesola 635 Akin Adesola, Victoria Island, Lagos State.|
|11||Keystone Bank (Previously Bank Phb)||082150017||Lagos||Head Office No. 1,BankPhb Crescent ,Off AdeyemoAlakija,Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|12||Mainstreet Bank (Previously Afribank)||014150030||Lagos||Broad Street 51/55, Broad Street, Lagos State.|
|13||Nigeria International Bank (Citigroup)||023150005||Lagos||Head Office Commerce House, 1, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|14||Oceanic Bank International Plc||056080016||abuja||Abuja Head Office Herbert Macaulay Way Wuse Zone 6 ,Wuse Abuja ,F.C.T. State|
|15||Skye Bank Plc||076151006||Lagos||Head Office Branch 708/709 Adeola Hopewell Street ,Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|16||Stanbic-IBTC Bank Plc||221159522||Lagos||Head Office Ibtc Place, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|17||Standard Chartered Bank||068150057||Lagos||Ahmadu Bello 142, Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island ,Lagos State.|
|18||Sterling Bank Plc||232150029||Lagos||Apapa Sterling House, 20, Marina, Lagos.|
|19||United Bank For Africa Plc||033154282||Lagos||Corporate Branch Group Executive Office, Head Office ,Lagos ,Lagos State.|
|20||Union Bank Of Nigeria Plc||032156825||Lagos||Stallion Plaza Branch Stallion Plaza Br. 36 Marina, Lagos-087 ,Lagos State.|
|21||Unity Bank Plc||215082334||abuja||Herbert Macaulay, Abuja Plot 785, Herbert Macaulay Way ,Abuja ,F.C.T|
|22||Wema Bank Plc||035150103||Lagos||Head Office Wema Towers 54 Marina,Lagos ,Lagos State|
|23||Zenith Bank Plc||057150013||Lagos||Head Office Plot 84 AjoseAdeogun Street, Victoria Island,Lagos State.|