Singapore Bank and Branch Code Guide

Singapore Bank and Branch Code Guide

It’s not an uncommon thing that a bank has a certain bank code used to identify and differ one from other banks. This also applies to Singaporean banks as well. Just like banks in other countries, each Singaporean bank owns their bank and branch code which is often be associated with someone’s bank account.

This article below will show you Singapore bank and branch code, as well as some related information about this matter.

What Bank Codes are there?

It’s not a lie that bank is where codes are gathered – ranging from the bank code, branch code, and even to a more personal code like an ATM PIN.  Aside from bank code and branch code, a bank should also have had another identification number such as BIC or SWIFT code.

First of all, you should know that bank code, branch code, and BIC/SWIFT have different issuer and of course, the use of each code will differ. To get more understanding about this matter, a brief explanation will be given below.

  • Bank and branch code. These codes are issued by the central bank of each country. In case of Singapore bank and branch code, then the issuer of these codes is the Central Bank of Singapore.
  • BIC/SWIFT code. This code is issued by the SWIFT – Society for World Interbank Financial Transactions. Actually, the name of this code is BIC (Business Identifier Code), but oftentimes users are using SWIFT and BIC codes interchangeably.

The Use of Bank Codes

The use of bank and branch codes, as well as the BIC/SWIFT code will be explained below:

  • Bank and branch code is used for determining someone’s account number and often be used in local transactions. Plus, these codes are local identifiers of each bank.
  • BIC/SWIFT code serves differently. This is used commonly for international transaction including fund transfer between two banks. Aside from that, these codes are known internationally, unlike the earlier mentioned codes.

Singapore Bank and Branch Code

Listed below are the Singaporean bank and branch codes as well as the account number format.

OCBC

  • Bank code : 7339
  • Branch code : similar to other banks, the first three-digit of the account number.
  • Account no. : the length varies but it should begin with the branch code.
  • Account No (Example): 1089550

POSB

  • Bank code : 7171
  • Branch code : 081
  • Account no : 9-digit number excluding the branch code.
  • Account No (Example): 084102396

UOB / Far Eastern Bank Ltd. (subsidiary of UOB)

  • Bank code : 7375 / 7199 (for Far Eastern Bank Ltd.)
  • Branch code : three first digits from account no.
  • Account no. : 10-digit number sequence preceded by branch code.
  • Account No (Example): 9102031013

List of UOB Branch Code and Swift Code

DBS

  • Bank code : 7171 (same to POSB)
  • Branch code : 3 first digits of one’s account number
  • Account no. : three-digit branch code and seven-digit account number
  • Account No (Example): 0052312892

List of DBS Branch Code and Swift Code

Standard Chartered

  • Bank code : 9496
  • Branch code : first 3 digits of the bank account
  • Account number : length may vary, first 3 numbers to be excluded
  • Account No (Example): 1803645853

HSBC

  • Bank code : 7232 (corporate account), 9548 (personal account)
  • Branch code : it varies and can be found in the first three digits of account no.
  • Account no. : the length may vary but preceded with the three numbers of branch code
  • Account No (Example): 172002493 or 123843294

State Bank of India

  • Bank code : 7991
  • Branch code : first 3 digits of the bank account
  • Account number : length may vary, first 3 numbers to be excluded
  • Account No (Example): 67012518739

Citibank

  • Bank code : 7214
  • Branch code : first 3 digits of the bank account
  • Account number : length may vary, first 3 numbers to be excluded
  • Account No (Example):

List of Citibank Branch Code and Swift Code

JPMorgan Chase Bank

  • Bank code : 7153
  • Branch code : first 3 digits of the bank account
  • Account number : length may vary, first 3 numbers to be excluded
  • Account No (Example):

List of JPMorgan Chase Bank Branch Code and Swift Code

So that is some information about Singapore bank and branch code. This bank and branch code is important to know especially if you want to do some financial transaction with local banks. You can find your branch’s code from your account number while the bank code can be found online.