Used by financial institutions in the United Kingdom and Ireland, 6-digit bank sort codes represent the bank and the bank branch. Issued for both savings and checking accounts, bank sort codes appear on personal checks, debit cards and on bank statements. Financial institutions started using these codes in the 1960s to maintain accuracy as the popularity of automated banking processes increased.Know More
Typically found on the front side of debit cards, the bottom of personal checks or at the top or bottom of bank statements, bank account numbers feature an 8-digit sequence.
Printed to the left of the account number on a debit card is the bank sort code. This code contains three pairs of numbers separated by two dashes.
The bank sort code is located before the bank account number on the bottom of the check. Bank sort codes feature three pairs of numbers separated by two dashes.
The bank sort code will appear next to the bank account number on a bank statement. Look for a 6-digit number separated into pairs by two dashes.
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