Sort Codes of Nigerian Banks

You are about to receive money or make an online transfer and you were asked to provide you bank 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.

Many Nigerians have been in that situation at one point in time and most people do not know the sort code of the bank they operate with and it is quite easy to get.

Sort code helps in determining the source of an account i.e. the branch and location of an account number where funds needs to be directed especially whenever e-payments is to be carried out.

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The 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. So this means no two bank branch of the same bank can ever share the same sort code and don’t even bother to ask your friend for his bank branch sort code because he’ll be giving you the wrong number.

The picture below shows a cheque book and where to find the sort code of your bank. The red circled digits are the sort code of your bank. However if you don’t have a cheque book you can Click Here to Download a list of banks and their sort codes, all you need to do is look out for your bank branch and get your sort code.

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The downloaded file contains First Bank of Nigeria sort codes, FCMB sort codes, GTBank sort codes, Zenith Bank sort codes, Access Bank sort codes, Skye Bank sort codes, Fidelity Bank sort codes, UBA sort codes, Eco Bank sort codes, Diamond Bank sort codes and Union Bank of Nigeria sort codes.

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  1. tetegumm

    Thanks for the info. But what’s the difference between the sort codes of Nigerian banks and the swift codes of Nigerian banks

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