Receive overseas payments using these bank codes.[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n 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.
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.
|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|
|DEVT BANK OF THE PHILS||010590018|
|EAST WEST BANK||010620014|
|EXPORT & INDUSTRY BANK||010860010|
|LANDBANK OF THE PHILS||010350025|
|MAYBANK OF THE PHILS||010220016|
|PHIL BANK OF COMMUNICATION||010110016|
|PHIL TRUST COMPANY||010090039|
|PHIL NATIONAL BANK (PNB)||010080010|
|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
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|