Bank Swift Code in the Philippines Updated List 2021

UPDATED 2021 List of BIC or Bank Swift Code in the Philippines – we’ve compiled the complete list of BIC / SWIFT Code of BDO, Metrobank, BPI, PNB, Security Bank, Landbank, Union bank, RCBC and all the top banks in the Philippines.

If you are sending and receiving money internationally, abroad or dealing with money remittance and wire transfer, you need to link your bank account to your international money provider correctly.

It is important to know the correct Swift code of your local bank in the Philippines to make sure that the money you are transferring will be crediting successfully to your bank account. Worry no more for we have listed the updated bank SWIFT Codes below.

What is SWIFT Code?

SWIFT stands for “Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.” Bank SWIFT code ensures safe and secured financial services around the world. It sets global standards to facilitate access, integration, identification, analysis and regulatory compliance to communicate securely.

Swift Code is also known in the names of BIC (Business Identifier Code), BIC Code, SWIFT-BIC, SWIFT ID. It often consists of 8 to 11 characters of alphanumeric code.

How to Use SWIFT Code?

OFW, freelancers, professionals and people who want to wire transfer their money often need SWIFT code to transfer funds abroad to local bank accounts. Often, we need 5 things when we transfer money internationally: bank name, account name, account number, SWIFT Code, and the amount being transferred.

Bank SWIFT Code follow the following format:

  • Bank Code – Four letters
  • Country Code – Two letters
  • Location Code – Two letters or two digits
  • Branch Code – Last three characters

Example: Bank Swift Code of BDO is BNORPHMM

bank code format

In the format above, the BDO Swift Code is composed of 8 characters. I use this code for money remittances. Whatever BDO branch your bank account is based, you can use this code as it is the SWIFT code of their head office or branch head. Your wire transfer will automatically transfer to your BDO bank account.

Branch code is also added for any specific bank Swift code. It is often an additional three characters. Since it identifies the bank branch, it apparently identifies the bank routing number as well although not in all cases. Using the head office bank Swift code is already accepted most of the time.

List of Bank Swift Code in the Philippines as of 2021

Updated as of 2021, the bank SWIFT code of BDO, Metrobank, BPI, PNB, Landbank, Security Bank, Union Bank, China Bank, RCBC, Eastwest Bank, PS Bank and all the well-known commercial banks in the Philippines are listed below.

BankSWIFT Code
AL-Amanah Islamic Investment Bank of the PhilippinesAIIPPHMM
AllbankALKBPHM2
AUB (Asia United Bank Corporation)AUBKPHMM
Asian Development BankASDBPHMM
ANZ (Australia and New Zealand) Banking Group LimitedANZBPHMX
Bangko Sentral ng PilipinasPHCBPHMM
Bank of AmericaBOFAPH2X
Bank of ChinaBKCHPHMM
Bank of CommercePABIPHMM
BDO (BDO Unibank, Inc.)BNORPHMM
BPI (Bank of the Philippine Islands)BOPIPHMM
Cathay United Bank Co. LTD. - Manila BranchUWCBPHMM
Chinabank (China Banking Corporation)CHBKPHMM
CIMB Bank Philippines, Inc.CIPHPHMM
Citibank, N.A. - Makati BranchCITIPHMX
Citibank, N.A. - Manila BranchCITIPHMXTSU
Citibank, N.A. - Cebu BranchCITIPHMXCBU
CTBC Bank (Philippines) CorporationCTCBPHMM
DBP (Development Bank of the Philippines)DBPHPHMM
Deutsche Bank AGDEUTPHMM
Eastwest Bank (East West Banking Corporation)EWBCPHMM
Eastwest Rural Bank, Inc.EAWRPHM2
First Commercial Bank, Ltd., Manila BranchFCBKPHMM
HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Manila Head Office)HSBCPHMM
HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Cebu Branch)HSBCPHMMCEB
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.CHASPHMM
Land Bank of the PhilippinesTLBPPHMM
Maybank Philippines, Inc.MBBEPHMM
Metrobank (Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co.)MBTCPHMM
PBCom (Philippine Bank of Communications)CPHIPHMM
Philippine Veterans BankPHVBPHMM
Philtrust Bank (Philippine Trust Company)PHTBPHMM
PNB (Philippine National Bank)PNBMPHMM
PNB (Philippine National Bank)- Treasury OperationsPNBMPHMMTOD
Philippine Business BankPPBUPHMM
PSBank (Philippine Savings Bank)PHSBPHMM
RCBC (Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation)RCBCPHMM
Robinsons Bank Corp.ROBPPHMQ
Security Bank Corp.SETCPHMM
Standard Chartered BankSCBLPHMM
Standard Chartered Bank - Custodial Dept.SCBLPHMMEQI
Sterling Bank of Asia, Inc.STLAPH22
UCPB (United Coconut Planters Bank)UCPBPHMM
Unionbank (Union Bank of the Philippines)UBPHPHMM
United Overseas Bank LimitedUOVBPHMM

I Entered Wrong SWIFT Code – What to Do?

If you have entered a wrong bank Swift Code, you may be charged with fees. Although the money won’t be sent to the wrong person, tell your money sender right away to avoid bigger problems. Provide the correct BIC or bank Swift code before sending your money to any account recipient or local bank account to avoid penalties and failed fund transfer.

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6 thoughts on “Bank Swift Code in the Philippines Updated List 2021”

  1. My account is here in the USA with a Credit Union. Credit Unions are not members of the “SWIFT”, but they have the ABARouting number.

    Are you able to transfer or wire from a SWIFT member bank to my credit union? Thank you. Josie M.

    Reply

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