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June 13, 2022
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SWIFT Code and Bank Code List in the Philippines: The Full 2022 List

Do you need to transfer money internationally?

If you plan to use PayPal or similar services for your business, then you should know beforehand that they would require the SWIFT code or bank code of the bank you’re using.

Fortunately, these codes are quite simple to find. In fact, we have a list of all the SWIFT codes and bank codes of all the major banks in the Philippines.

What are SWIFT codes?

Think of a bank’s SWIFT code as its international code for easy identification for other banks and other organizations.

The term SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) code is also known in different names:

  • BIC (Business Identifier Code)
  • BIC code
  • SWIFT-BIC
  • SWIFT ID


A SWIFT code is usually composed of 8 to 11 digits that identify a bank for easy and quick financial transfer worldwide.

It follows this exact format:

  • Bank code: Four characters
  • Country code: Two characters
  • Location code: Two characters
  • Optional branch identifier: Three characters


So for Citibank (Cebu Branch) that has the SWIFT code CITIPHMXCBU, the following are true:

  • CITI: Bank code
  • PH: Country code
  • MX: Location code
  • CBU: Branch identifier

SWIFT codes for banks in the Philippines

For your reference, here are the SWIFT codes of all the major banks in the Philippines:

BankSWIFT Code
Asia United Bank Corporation (AUB)AUBKPHMM
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group LimitedANZBPHMX
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (Manila Branch)/td>BKKBPHMM
Bank of America, N.A. (Manila)BOFAPH2X
Bank of China (Manila Branch)BKCHPHMM
Bank of CommercePABIPHMM
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)BOPIPHMM
BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO)BNORPHMM
BNP Paribas, Manila Offshore BranchBNPAPHMM
BPI DirectBPDIPHM1
BPI Family Savings BankBPFSPHM1
BPI Globe Banko Inc.BPGOPHM1
Cathay United Bank Co., LTD. (Manila Branch)UWCBPHMM
China Banking Corporation (China Bank)CHBKPHMM
China Bank Savings, Inc.CHSVPHM1
CIMB Bank Philippines, Inc.CIPHPHMM
Citibank, N.A. (Makati Branch)CITIPHMX
Citibank, N.A. (Manila Branch)CITIPHMXTSU
Citibank, N.A. (Cebu Branch)CITIPHMXCBU
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTCBPHMM
Deutsche Bank AGDEUTPHMM
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)DBPHPHMM
East West Banking Corporation (EastWest Bank)EWBCPHMM
Equicom Savings Bank, Inc.EQSNPHM1
First Commercial Bank, Ltd. (Manila Branch)FCBKPHMM
Globe Telecom, Inc. (GCash)GLTEPHMT
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd - Philippine Branch (HSBC Philippines)HSBCPHMM
HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines) Inc.HBPHPHMM
Hua Nan Commercial Bank, Ltd. (Manila Branch)HNBKPHMM
Industrial Bank of Korea (Manila Branch)IBKOPHMM
ING Bank N.V.INGBPHMM
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Manila Branch)CHASPHMM
KEB Hana BankKOEXPHMM
Land Bank of the PhilippinesTLBPPHMM
Maybank Philippines, Inc.MBBEPHMM
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.ICBCPHMM
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank)MBTCPHMM
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Manila Branch)MHCBPHMM
MUFG Bank, Ltd. (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)BOTKPHMM
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)CPHIPHMM
Philippine Business BankPPBUPHMM
Philippine National Bank (PNB)PNBMPHMM
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)PHSBPHMM
Philippine Veterans BankPHVBPHMM
Philtrust Bank (Philippine Trust Company)PHTBPHMM
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)RCBCPHMM
Robinsons Bank CorporationROBPPHMQ
Security Bank CorporationSETCPHMM
Shinhan Bank Manila BranchSHBKPHMM
Standard Chartered Bank (Makati Branch)SCBLPHMM
Standard Chartered Bank (Manila Branch)SCBLPHMMEQI
Sterling Bank of Asia Inc.STLAPH22
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking CorporationSMBCPHMM
Tonik Digital Bank, Inc.TODGPHM2
Taiwan Cooperative Bank Manila Offshore Banking BranchTACBPHMM
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUBPHPHMM
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)UCPBPHMM
United Overseas Bank Limited (Manila)UOVBPHMM
Yuanta Savings Bank (formerly Tong Yang Savings Bank)TYBKPHMM

Common questions about SWIFT codes

Here are questions usually asked regarding SWIFT codes:


What’s the use of SWIFT codes?

When entities transfer money around the world, they usually require the SWIFT code of the recipient bank to ensure the success of the transaction.

This is especially true if you’re the one sending money to countries outside the Philippines. The BIC will direct banks and remittance companies where exactly to send the money.

Here are specific scenarios:

  • If you need to send money abroad (outside the Philippines), you will need to get the bank’s SWIFT code of the receiver.
  • The opposite — you’re the one receiving money — you need to provide your bank’s SWIFT code or BIC to the sender.


How to find your bank’s SWIFT code?

If you can’t find the SWIFT code of your bank from our list above, you can also visit the official site of SWIFT and check your bank’s code manually.

When you click on the link above, you should see this page where you can input the criteria:

Now, all you have to do here is to:

  • Provide the name of your bank
  • Provide the country of the bank
  • Answer the challenge response


It also helps if you know the city of the bank so the system will have an easier time identifying the bank that you’re looking for.


Then, click on the “Search” button to begin searching for the bank’s SWIFT code.


For example:

Right after doing that, the system will provide you with all the banks and their SWIFT codes that fit the criteria:

Another thing you can do is to directly call your bank and ask for their SWIFT code. They should tell you the code right away without any problems.



What is a bank code?

Bank codes are quite similar to SWIFT codes in the way that they’re also used in financial transactions — but only inside the Philippines.

A bank code, otherwise known as the Bank Routing Symbol Transit Number (BRSTN), is composed of 9 digits that will easily identify the bank’s name, city, and country.

Bank codes for banks in the Philippines

Here are the codes of all the major banks in the Philippines:

BankBank Code
Asia United Bank Corporation (AUB)011020011
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited010700015
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited010670019
Bank of America, N.A.010120019
Bank of China011140014
Bank of Commerce010440016
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)010040018
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Limited010460012
BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO)010530667
China Banking Corporation010100013
China Bank Savings, Inc.011129996
CIMB Bank Philippines, Inc.018010011
Citibank, N.A.010070017
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.010690015
Deutsche Bank AG010650013
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)010590018
East West Banking Corporation (EastWest Bank)010620014
Equicom Savings Bank, Inc.010960017
First Consolidated Bank020780012
Globe Telecom, Inc. (GCash)018040010
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd - Philippine Branch (HSBC Philippines)010060014
Industrial Bank of Korea011310019
ING Bank N.V.010660029
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.010720011
KEB Hana Bank010710018
Land Bank of the Philippines010350025
Maybank Philippines, Inc.010220016
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.010560019
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank)010269996
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (Manila Branch)010640010
MUFG Bank, Ltd. (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)010460012
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)010110016
Philippine National Bank (PNB)010080010
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)010470992
Philippine Veterans Bank010330016
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)010280014
Robinsons Bank Corporation011070016
Security Bank Corporation010140015
Shinhan Bank011300016
Standard Chartered Bank010050011
Sterling Bank of Asia Inc.011190019
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation011280013
Tonik Digital Bank, Inc.011570011
Union Bank of the Philippines010419995
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)010299995
United Overseas Bank Philippines010270341
Yuanta Savings Bank (formerly Tong Yang Savings Bank)011130011

What’s the use of bank codes?

Bank codes are like zip codes. Instead of identifying places, they identify banks (like how SWIFT codes are used) in the Philippines.

They are normally used when transferring money in the Philippines and are sometimes required by payment systems like PayPal to transfer money to a bank in the country.

How to find your bank’s code?

Finding your bank code can be a little difficult. If you still want to do it, you will need a PayPal account as there’s no bank code directory in the Philippines.

What you need to do first is to click on the “Pay & Get Paid” menu item on the top bar and select the “Banks & Cards” option:

The next step is to scroll down a little and look for the “Link a new bank account” button:

In the past, there used to be a button where you could click and it would give you a list of bank codes in the Philippines.

But nowadays, you need to input the bank name first. It’s easy though since the system will automatically provide a dropdown with all the banks it supports in the Philippines.

Once you select a specific bank, the “Bank code” field will automatically be filled out:

The other option is to directly call your bank and ask for its bank code. They know it’s for transfer and they will always provide it to you without any problems.

Using SWIFT codes and bank codes

If your financial transaction involves transferring money from outside the Philippines, then you will likely need your bank’s SWIFT code.

Otherwise, if you want to use a payment system like PayPal or transfer money within the Philippines, then you will need the bank code.

Fortunately, our list here contains all the major banks in the Philippines that you will likely use in your business.

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Flona
Flona / Customer Support Team @GMO

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