List of PayPal Bank Codes (BRSTN) & SWIFT Codes (BIC) of Philippine Banks


List of Philippine Bank Codes and SWIFT Codes

Banking services through the aid of financial institutions either domestic or local services for deposit, credit card transactions, remittance, and transmittal of payment require a security code in a form of the deposit account number, credit card number, routing number, and bank code.

If you’re working as a freelancer or have dealt with foreign clients, you might already be familiar with online payment systems such as PayPal. Opening a PayPal account is easy and free but the difficult part is connecting your account to your local bank so that you will receive your hard-earned dollars here in the Philippines.

Table Contents
What is a Bank Code?
Where is it used?
Complete List of Bank Codes (BRSTN) in the Philippines
What is a SWIFT Code?
List of SWIFT Codes (or BIC) of Philippine Banks

New users will have to input the correct PayPal bank codes for their local bank before they can withdraw their money. If you want to cash in on your PayPal funds by sending it to your local bank account, you’ll be asked to enter your bank code. What is it exactly? Here’s a quick primer along with our complete list of PayPal Bank Codes and SWIFT Codes for the top Philippine Banks.

What is a Bank Code?

It’s a combination of numbers designated to each bank for identification purposes. Like ZIP codes. But instead of a specific place, it’s used for identifying a specific bank.

Where is it used?

In the Philippines, banks refer to this code as “BRSTN”, which stands for Bank Routing Symbol Transit Numbers. With this code, PayPal and other payment systems can route funds to any registered bank in the Philippines. BRSTN codes are made up of 9 digits.

List of Bank Codes (BRSTN) in the Philippines

BANK NAMEBANK CODE
ALLIED BANKING CORP010320013
AUSTRALIA NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) BANK010700015
ASIA UNITED BANK011020011
BANCO DE ORO (BDO)010530667
BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS010030015
BANGKOK BANK010670019
BANK OF AMERICA010120019
BANK OF CHINA011140014
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI)010040018
BANK OF TOKYO010460012
BANK OF COMMERCE010440016
CHINA BANKING CORP (CHINABANK)010100013
CHINA TRUST COMMERCIAL BANK010690015
CITIBANK PHILIPPINES N.A.010070017
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (DBP)010590018
DEUTSCHE BANK010650013
EAST WEST BANK010620014
EXPORT & INDUSTRY BANK010860010
FUJI BANK010640010
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK (HSBC)010060014
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA010560019
INTL EXCHANGE BANK010680012
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK010720011
KOREA EXCHANGE BANK010710018
INTERNATIONAL NEDERLAND BANK010660016
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (LANDBANK)010350025
MAYBANK010220016
METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST CO. (METROBANK)010269996
PHILIPPINE BANK OF COMMUNICATION (PBCOM)010110016
PHIL TRUST COMPANY (PHILTRUST)010090039
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB)010080010
PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK (PSBANK)010269996
PRUDENTIAL BANK010150018
PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK (VETERANS BANK)010330016
RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORP (RCBC)010280014
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK010050011
SECURITY BANK010140015
UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (UBP)010419995
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)010299995
UNITED OVERSEAS BANK010270189

Banks WITHOUT Paypal Bank Codes

  • One Network Bank (ONB – BDO)
  • City Savings Bank (CSB – UnionBank)
  • Robinsons Bank

What is a SWIFT Code?

SWIFT stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. At its core, it shares a similar function with BRSTN but is made up of either 8 or 11 characters that includes numbers and letters.

It’s also commonly known as Bank Identifier Code (BIC), which is a key information often needed when sending money to overseas banks.

Where is it used?

It’s used for transferring money, especially payments from banks in other countries. Banks need to know the SWIFT code of the receiving bank in order to wire funds.

These same codes are also utilized as a means of communication.

SWIFT CODES uses the following system in designating a bank’s code:
  • Institution Code or bank code = Four letters
  • Country Code = Two letters
  • Location Code = Two letters or two digits
  • Local Branch Code = Last three characters

For example, the BPI branch located in AYALA AVENUE, CORNER PASEO DE, ROXAS, MAKATI METRO MANILA, has a SWIFT code of BOPIPHMM, which when broken down looks like this:

SWIFT Code

Bank Code: BOPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)
Country Code: PH (Philippines)
Location Code: MM (Metro Manila)Some banks have additional characters at the end to specify their branch. For example, the Treasury Group branch of BPI has the following SWIFT code: BOPIPHMMTRY (“TRY” to indicate “Treasury”)

List of SWIFT Codes (or BIC) of Philippine Banks

BANK NAMESWIFT CODE
ASIA UNITED BANK CORPORATIONAUBKPHMM
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) BANKING GROUP LIMITEDANZBPHMX
BANK OF COMMERCEPABIPHMM
BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS (BPI)BOPIPHMM
BANCO DE ORO (BDO) UNIBANKBNORPHMM
CHINA BANKING CORPORATION (CHINABANK)CHBKPHMM
CHINATRUST (PHILS.) COMMERCIAL BANK MANILACTCBPHMM
CITIBANK N.A. (CEBU BRANCH)CITIPHMXCBU
CITIBANK N.A. (MANILA HEAD OFFICE)CITIPHMXV
CITIBANK SAVINGS INC.CITIPH2X
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (DBP)DBPHPHMM
EAST WEST BANKING CORPORATIONEWBCPHMM
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) CEBU BRANCHHSBCPHMMCEB
HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORP. (HSBC) MANILA HEAD OFFICEHSBCPHMM
HSBC SAVINGS BANK (PHILIPPINES) INC.HBPHPHMM
LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINESTLBPPHMM
MAYBANK PHILIPPINES INCMBBEPHMM
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 BANKPHVBPHMM
PHILTRUST BANK (PHILIPPINE TRUST COMPANY)PHTBPHMM
RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORPORATION (RCBC)RCBCPHMM
ROBINSONS BANK CORPORATIONROBPPHMQ
SECURITY BANK CORPORATIONSETCPHMM
STANDARD CHARTERED BANKSCBLPHMM
UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINESUBPHPHMM
UNITED COCONUT PLANTERS BANK (UCPB)UCPBPHMM
Swift Codes and Bank Codes are really useful in sending and receiving money so you should always take note of it, especially if you have regular transactions. It is needed by the bank or a system to know that the funds are indeed sent to the right bank and branch. If you think that any of the information above is incorrect, please inform us by commenting below.

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