A bank code is a series of numbers that’s used to identify banks around the world. They can range from 3 and 23 digits depending on the country of the bank and the type of code.
A bank code may be known as:
- SWIFT Code
- BIC (Bank Identification Code)
- CHIPS (Clearing House Inter-Bank Payment System) – US and Canada only
- NCC (National Clearing Code)
- BSC (Bank Sort Code)
- IFSC (Indian Financial System Code)
For some counties you may need an International Bank Account Number (IBAN) in addition to the bank code.