The complete list of BRSTN and SWIFT (BIC) codes for banks in the Philippines
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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.
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
ASIA UNITED BANK
BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS
BANCO DE ORO (& EPCIB)
BANK OF COMMERCE
BANK OF THE PHIL ISLANDS (BPI)
CHINA BANKING CORP
CHINA TRUST COMML BANK
DEVT BANK OF THE PHILS
EAST WEST BANK
EXPORT & INDUSTRY BANK
LANDBANK OF THE PHILS
MAYBANK OF THE PHILS
PHIL BANK OF COMMUNICATION
PHIL TRUST COMPANY
PHIL NATIONAL BANK (PNB)
PHIL VETERANS BANK
SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK
UNION BANK OF THE PHILS
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK
What is a SWIFT (BIC) bank code?
UnlikeBRSTN 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.
ASIA UNITED BANK CORPORATION
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) BANKING GROUP LIMITED
BANK OF COMMERCE
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI)
BANCO DE ORO (BDO) UNIBANK
CHINA BANKING CORPORATION (CHINABANK)
CHINATRUST (PHILS.) COMMERCIAL BANK MANILA
CITIBANK N.A. (CEBU BRANCH)
CITIBANK N.A. (MANILA HEAD OFFICE)
CITIBANK SAVINGS INC.
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (DBP)
EAST WEST BANKING CORPORATION
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) CEBU BRANCH
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) MANILA HEAD OFFICE