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Some transactions require you to enter a sort code, and each branch of each bank has a different from other branches of the same bank.

The Industrial Training Fund in Nigeria, for example require students to send their bank details, including their sort code, so that payments can be processed. Read more about the public announcement here

Some other countries have a 6 digit sort code, but in Nigeria, the sort code is a 9-digit number. The first 3 are the bank’s code, the next is the location and the last 5 are for the branch. It is printed on every single check leaf, the middle set of characters on the MICR line.

Where do I find my sort code?

If you don’t know how to find these numbers, look at an example of  one David Adeleke’s (aka Davido, popular Nigerian music artiste) cheque below


Note the circled spot showing the bank sort code.

Now that you know where to find a bank sort code, you won’t need this list of sort codes, right?

I doubt that.

So here is a list of the bank sort codes of all Nigerian Banks below (embedded spreadsheet)

List of Bank Sort Codes of Nigerian Banks

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Do you need help with getting a sort code? Please send an email to the author, or tweet at @echosolutionsng on Twitter, or just leave a comment below.


This information is only for informational purposes only. Please always confirm with your bank/branch as echo.com.ng is not liable for misuse or inaccuracy of this information.

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