Receive overseas payments using these bank codes.

In this article, you’ll find a complete list of BRSTN and SWIFT or BIC codes for all the major banks in the Philippines, including bank codes for BDO, BPI, Metrobank, UnionBank, LandBank, Security Bank, RCBC, and others.

Freelancers and self-employed professionals who have clients abroad will be familiar with what BRSTN and SWIFT bank codes are. These codes are character combinations that let payment gateways like PayPal, Payoneer, and others, as well as banks from other countries, know which bank to transfer your funds to.

But first: what are BRSTN codes and what are SWIFT codes? What is the difference between the two? And which services use it?

What is a BRSTN bank code?

A BRSTN bank code is a numeric combination that’s used to identify your bank. It works primarily like a ZIP code, but for banks instead of places. BRSTN bank codes are made up of 9 digits.

BRTSN (or Bank Routing Symbol Transfer Number) to determine which registered bank in the Philippines should payment processors like PayPal route your funds into. Affiliate marketing platforms like Commission Junction, Share-a-Sale, and Amazon Associates typically use BRSTN codes as well.

LISTED: Full list of BRSTN and SWIFT codes for Philippine banks

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Full list of BRSTN bank codes in the Philippines

Below is a complete (and updated) list of BRSTN bank codes for all major banks registered in the Philippines, including BDO, BPI, Metrobank, UnionBank, LandBank, Security Bank, RCBC, and others.

BANK NAME

BRSTN CODE

ALLIED BANKING CORP 010320013
ASIA UNITED BANK 011020011
BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS 010030015
BANCO DE ORO (& EPCIB) 010530667
BANK OF COMMERCE 010440016
BANK OF THE PHIL ISLANDS (BPI) 010040018
CHINA BANKING CORP 010100013
CHINA TRUST COMML BANK 010690015
CITIBANK N.A. 010070017
DEVT BANK OF THE PHILS 010590018
EAST WEST BANK 010620014
EXPORT & INDUSTRY BANK 010860010
LANDBANK OF THE PHILS 010350025
MAYBANK OF THE PHILS 010220016
METROBANK 010269996
PHIL BANK OF COMMUNICATION 010110016
PHIL TRUST COMPANY 010090039
PHIL NATIONAL BANK (PNB) 010080010
PRUDENTIAL BANK 010150018
PHIL VETERANS BANK 010330016
SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO 010140015
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK 010050011
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK 010299995
UNION BANK OF THE PHILS 010419995
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK 010270189

What is a SWIFT (BIC) bank code?

Unlike BRSTN codes, SWIFT (“Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication”) bank codes use letter combinations instead of numbers. It’s made up of 8 -11 letters, parts of which correspond to the bank name, country, and location.

In the below example, you’ll see that the code “EWBCPHMM” is broken down into the following parts:

  • “EWBC” – which means “EastWest Banking Corporation”, the bank name;
  • “PH” – The Philippines, the country; and
  • “MM” – Metro Manila, the location of the bank

LISTED: Full list of BRSTN and SWIFT codes for Philippine banks

Some SWIFT bank codes have a three-letter suffix, which refers to the specific branch of the bank. For example, BPI’s Treasury Group’s SWIFT code will be “BOPIPHMMTRY”.

SWIFT codes, which are also sometimes referred to as Bank Identifier Codes (BIC), is often used for overseas interbank fund transfers.

Full list of SWIFT bank codes in the Philippines

Below is a complete (and updated) list of SWIFT bank codes (BIC) for all major banks registered in the Philippines, including BDO, BPI, Metrobank, UnionBank, LandBank, Security Bank, RCBC, and others.

BANK NAME SWIFT CODES
ASIA UNITED BANK CORPORATION AUBKPHMM
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) BANKING GROUP LIMITED ANZBPHMX
BANK OF COMMERCE PABIPHMM
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI) BOPIPHMM
BANCO DE ORO (BDO) UNIBANK BNORPHMM
CHINA BANKING CORPORATION (CHINABANK) CHBKPHMM
CHINATRUST (PHILS.) COMMERCIAL BANK MANILA CTCBPHMM
CITIBANK N.A. (CEBU BRANCH) CITIPHMXCBU
CITIBANK N.A. (MANILA HEAD OFFICE) CITIPHMX
CITIBANK SAVINGS INC. CITIPH2X
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (DBP) DBPHPHMM
EAST WEST BANKING CORPORATION EWBCPHMM
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) CEBU BRANCH HSBCPHMMCEB
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) MANILA HEAD OFFICE HSBCPHMM
HSBC SAVINGS BANK (PHILIPPINES) INC. HBPHPHMM
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES TLBPPHMM
MAYBANK PHILIPPINES INC MBBEPHMM
METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST CO. (METROBANK) MBTCPHMM
PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS (PBCOM) CPHIPHMM
PHILIPPINE BUSINESS BANK (PBB) PPBUPHMM
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB) PNBMPHMM
PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK (PS BANK) PHSBPHMM
PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK PHVBPHMM
PHILTRUST BANK (PHILIPPINE TRUST COMPANY) PHTBPHMM
RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORPORATION (RCBC) RCBCPHMM
ROBINSONS BANK CORPORATION ROBPPHMQ
SECURITY BANK CORPORATION SETCPHMM
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK SCBLPHMM
UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES UBPHPHMM
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB) UCPBPHMM

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