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Complete Philippine Bank Swift Codes

Receiving or transferring money has been completely easy nowadays, thanks to innovation and technology, our lives are now more simplified. Below is the full list of bank swift codes (BIC) in the Philippines.  

When you make an international money transfer, it’s required to enter your bank code. If you’ll use Paypal or other methods, bank swift codes and essential. We’ll walk you through and explain everything, why you need them, where to find your code, and how to use BRSTN or bank codes for Philippine banks.

What’s A Swift Code?

A SWIFT code (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) is a standard BIC format or code to help identify business parties—specifically banks—and financial transactions worldwide. It ensures your funds are transferred securely and faster to a specific bank. 

This is also a distinctive way for banks to communicate and exchange messages. 

Business Identifier Code (BIC), SWIFT ID, SWIFT-BIC, or BIC-code are several names we can identify with a Bank SWIFt code. This code consist of 8 – 11 characters that traditionally comes with this format: 

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • 4 characters = your bank code
  • 2 character = country code
  • 2 character = location code
  • 3 character = optional bank identifier

Here’s an example of BPI Swift code: 

BOPIPHMM

  • BOPI – the bank code: Bank of The Philippine Islands
  • PH – country location: Philippines
  • MM – Location code: Metro Manila

Where To Use It?

If you’re a Filipino citizen, swift code is referred to as BRSTN or Bank Routing Symbol Transit Numbers. Various payment systems like PayPal use this code or identifier to wire funds to your registered bank for optimum security and faster transactions. 

  • One of BIC or bank codes’ primary uses is when you withdraw your funds from your Paypal account going to your local bank account. 

How To Find Your Bank’s Swift Code Online

If you’ll be transferring funds from your PayPal account to your local bank, here’s a quick tutorial on how you can easily find your bank’s BRSTN or swift code. 

For most freelancers and businesses that wired funds from PayPal, here’s a quick way to do it. 

  1. Log-into your account
  2. Click “WALLET” from the desktop or top menu.
  3. Under the tab “BANK ACCOUNTS,” push the “LINK A BANK ACCOUNT.”
  4. Then click the “ADD BUTTON.”
  5. After that, you must click on PayPal’s “LIST OF BANK CODES” and link next to your BANK Code tab/field. 

Note: Finding your local bank’s BRSTN code can be challenging.  

  • To avoid the hassle, you can also check the organized list we’ve prepared for your convenience.

Complete List Of Bank Swift Codes In The Philippines

Save your effort and time, we’ve compiled this complete list of BRSTN or SWIFT codes for major Philippine banks: 

Asia United Bank Corporation (AUB)AUBKPHMM
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group LimitedANZBPHMX
Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited, Manila BranchBKKBPHMM
Bank of CommercePABIPHMM
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)BOPIPHMM
BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO)BNORPHMM
BNP Paribas, Manila Offshore BranchBNPAPHMM
BPI DirectBPDIPHM1
BPI Family Savings BankBPFSPHM1
BPI Globe Banko Inc.BPGOPHM1
Cathay United Bank Co., LTD. Manila BranchUWCBPHMM
China Banking Corporation (China Bank)CHBKPHMM
China Bank Savings, Inc.CHSVPHM1
Citibank, N.A. – Makati BranchCITIPHMX
Citibank, N.A. – Manila BranchCITIPHMXTSU
Citibank, N.A. – Cebu BranchCITIPHMXCBU
CTBC Bank (Philippines) Corp.CTCBPHMM
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)DBPHPHMM
East West Banking Corporation (EastWest Bank)EWBCPHMM
First Commercial Bank, Ltd., Manila BranchFCBKPHMM
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd – Philippine Branch (HSBC Philippines)HSBCPHMM
HSBC Savings Bank (Philippines) Inc.HBPHPHMM
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Manila BranchCHASPHMM
Land Bank of the PhilippinesTLBPPHMM
Maybank Philippines, Inc.MBBEPHMM
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. (Metrobank)MBTCPHMM
MUFG Bank, Ltd., Manila Branch (formerly Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ)BOTKPHMM
Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCOM)CPHIPHMM
Philippine Business BankPPBUPHMM
Philippine National Bank (PNB)PNBMPHMM
Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank)PHSBPHMM
Philippine Veterans BankPHVBPHMM
Philtrust Bank (Philippine Trust Company)PHTBPHMM
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)RCBCPHMM
Robinsons Bank CorporationROBPPHMQ
Security Bank CorporationSETCPHMM
Standard Chartered Bank – Makati BranchSCBLPHMM
Standard Chartered Bank – Manila BranchSCBLPHMMEQI
Sterling Bank of Asia Inc.STLAPH22
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Manila BranchSMBCPHMM
Union Bank of the PhilippinesUBPHPHMM
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)UCPBPHMM
United Overseas Bank Limited – Manila BranchUOVBPHMM

*Note: Top banks are highlighted as they are the most searched and in-demand for this information. 

If you’re having a tough time searching for your bank code, you may want to call your bank asap to verify your code, or you check for assistance. 

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