What is Nigeria Bank Sort Code?

Bank Sorts codes provides an exact identification for every Nigeria bank branch. Some payment methods may require you to provide your bank sort codes before such transaction is initiated.

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Nigeria Bank Sort Code

What does the Nigerian Bank Sort Code mean?

Every Nigerian bank branch is identified by a unique Bank Sorts code. Before a transaction can be initiated, some payment methods may require you to submit your bank sort codes.

How to Find a Short Code for a Nigerian Bank?

The Nigerian Bank Sort Code can be obtained in a variety of ways. You may find your branch Sort Code by logging into your online banking interface or visiting your bank's official website.

Applications of the Nigeria Bank Sort Code

The usage of the Nigeria Bank short Code is as follows:

  • Transfer funds from your branch account to another branch of the same bank or to a different bank.
  • During electronic transactions, and
  • When sending or receiving money from a bank outside of Nigeria.

Formation of Nigeria Bank Short Code

The formation of Nigeria Bank short code is as follows:

  • The first 3 digits represent the Bank Code.
  • The next digit represents the Bank Location and
  • The last 5 digits represent the Branch Code.

Example: Breakdown of the Nigeria Bank Sort Code










Bank Code

Bank Location

Branch Code

Bank or Financial Institution Codes

List of all Nigerian banks' bank or financial institution codes

Bank Name Bank Code
Nigeria International Bank (Citigroup)023
Access Bank Plc044
Diamond Bank Plc063
Ecobank Nigeria Plc050
Enterprise Bank084
Equitorial Trust Bank Limited040
Fidelity Bank Plc070
First Bank of Nigeria Plc011
First City Monument Bank Plc214
Finbank Plc085
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc058
Keystone Bank082
Mainstreet Bank014
Polaris Bank Plc076
Stanbic-Ibtc Bank Plc221
Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd068
Sterling Bank Plc232
United Bank for Africa Plc033
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc032
Unity Bank Plc215
Wema Bank Plc035
Zenith Bank Plc057

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