List of bank codes in Nigeria 2020

On this post you’ll be getting all the bank codes in Nigeria, and if i say the Nigeria bank codes.

I mean to say both the transfer code, sort code and finally the bic or swift code.

The bank sort codes in Nigeria, the swift or bic code and bank transfer codes in Nigeria is the major codes we have in our banking sector and which helps a lot in terms of money transfer.

When i say bank codes in Nigeria, i mean all the whole commercial bank codes we have in this country, as at 2020.

These codes is for all the types of accounts we have in our banking system, which includes the savings, current, domiciliary account etc.

Before going into the bank codes in Nigeria, first let me explain the use of these codes especially for the newbies or novice.

The bank transfer code

Full List Of Bank Codes In Nigeria 2020.

The bank transfer code is a type of mobile banking services, offered by banks which helps their customer for easy and fastest means of money transfer.

You can as well call it bank ussd code, which is usually a three digit number.

Not only it is used for money transfer, you can use it for other bank services like airtime and mobile internet data recharge, checking of account balance and bvn, paying of bills and utilities, requesting for debit or credit card etc.

Why bank customers seems to love the mobile banking ussd code is because it doesn’t require internet connection, and can be used on type of mobile phone.

The bank sort code

Full List Of Bank Codes In Nigeria 2020.

Most people don’t know or understand what a sort code is all about, and maybe today is the very first time you’re hearing about it.

Sort code is a nine-digit hierarchical numerical, or a domestic bank code used to route money transfers between financial institutions.

This code is used to identify a bank or bank branch. Sort codes varies from bank to bank.

For example, uba sort code in Lagos is different from the uba sort code in Owerri.

But generally, you can use the bank general sort code which is the one of the headquarter.

The Swift Code

Full List Of Bank Codes In Nigeria 2020.

You can call it swift number or bic code, used to identify banks and financial institutions globally.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, in particular for international wire transfers or SEPA payments.

Banks also use these codes to exchanging messages.

Please don’t get confused on the swift code and sort code, swift code is used for international money transfer or services, while the sort code is used for local or domestic money transfer or services.

SWIFT codes identify bank branches for international payments. By doing this, they help banks to send your money to the right place.

Having understood what these codes are all about and their uses, let head over to the bank codes in Nigeria.

Bank Codes in Nigeria 2020

bank codes in nigeria

Again this post comprises of all the bank we have in Nigeria, and it will be in alphabetical order of placement.

So below are the bank codes in Nigeria 2020 which includes the swift code, sort code and the bank transfer code respectively.

1. Access Bank PLC

Access bank, founded in 1989 is one of the best bank we have in Nigeria, with the total asset up to US$18 billion as at 2019.

Access bank headquarters is located at 14/15, Prince Alaba Abiodun Oniru Road, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Access bank transfer code  Access bank sort code
Access bank swift code 
*901# 044150990 ABNGNGLA

2. Ecobank Nigeria

Founded in 1989 is among the good banks in Nigeria, though may not be among the top five, but it a good bank with over US$8.1 billion in total asset.

Ecobank headquarters is located at Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos, with its key person which includes John Aboh as the Chairman and Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director.

Ecobank transfer code  Access bank sort code
Access bank swift code 
*326# 050150010 ECOCNGLA

3. Fidelity Bank

The number three on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the fidelity bank plc, which was founded in 1988, and since then the bank have been waxing strong.

With it’s total asset over US$9.2 billion makes it one of the biggest bank in Nigeria 2020.

Fidelity bank key persons includes Mr Ernest Ebi (Chairman), Nnamdi Okonkwo (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer).

The bank head office is located at number 2, Kofo Abayomi Street, P. O. Box 72439, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Fidelity bank transfer code  fidelity bank sort code
Fidelity bank swift code 
*770# 070150003 FIDTNGLA

4. First Bank Nigeria

One of the oldest and best bank in Nigeria to open an account with. Founded in 1894, has it’s head office at 35 Marina, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

According to Wikipedia, first bank has a total asset of N4,514,789,000,000 as at 2018.

It’s key persons includes Mrs. Ibukun Awosika as the Chairman, Urum Kalu Eke Mfr as the Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan as the Group Managing Director/CEO, Gbenga Francis Shobo, ACA
Deputy Managing Director and Abdullahi Ibrahim as the Executive Director, Public Sector

First bank transfer code  First bank sort code
First bank swift code 
*894# 011151003 FBNINGLA

5. First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Another bank on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the fcmb, which was founded in 1982.

The bank total asset as at 2018 is US$9.7 billion.

Its key persons include Jonathan Long as the Chairman, Ladi Balogun as the Group Chief Executive and Adam Nuru as the Managing Director.

Fcmb head office is located at Primrose Tower, 17A, Tinubu Street, Marina, Lagos.

Fcmb transfer code  Fcmb sort code
Fcmb swift code 
*329# 214010035 FCMBNGLA

6. Guaranty Trust Bank

Among the new generation bank in Nigeria that was founded in 17 January 1990.

In as much that Gtbank is a new generation bank, it is among the top five banks we have in this country.

As at 2016, it’s total asset is ₦ 3.16 Trillion, with it’s key persons which includes people Segun Agbaje, (CEO) and Osaretin Demuren, (Chairman).

GTBank head office is located at 635 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

GTBank transfer code  GTbank sort code
GTBank swift code 
*737# 058-152272 GTBINGLA

7. Heritage Bank (bank codes in Nigeria)

This is one of the newest bank in Nigeria, though i must say that the bank is really trying.

Founded in 2012 with it’s key person which includes Jani Ibrahim as the Acting Chairman, Ifie Sekibo as the Managing Director &  CEO.

The bank total asset as at 2015 is said to be around US$1.7+ billion, and the head office located at 292B Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Heritage bank transfer code  Heritage bank sort code
GTBank swift code 
*322# 30159992 HBCLNGLA

8. Keystone Bank

Another new generation bank that is quite good to bank with is the Keystone bank, which was founded in 2011.

It key persons includes Umaru H. Modibbo as the Chairman, Abubakar Danlami Sule as the Ag. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.

The head office is located at Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

As at 2016, the bank total asset is stated to be US$1.916 billion.

Keystone bank transfer code  Keystone bank sort code
Keystone swift code 
*7111# 082-150017 PLNINGLA

9. Polaris Bank

Former skye bank and one can also say that the bank was founded in 2018. It’s key persons includes Muhammad K. Ahmad as the Chairman, and Adetokunbo Mukhail Abiru as the Chief Executive Officer.

Polaris head office is located at number 3 Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Polaris bank transfer code  Polaris bank sort code
Polaris swift code 
*833# 076151006 PRDTNGLA

10. Stanbic IBTC Bank

The number ten on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the stanbic ibtc bank, founded in 1989.

The bank key persons include Yinka Sanni as the Chief Executive Officer and Basil Omiyi as the Chairman.

As at 2017, the bank total asset is said to be NGN 1.42 Triillion, with it’s head office located at  I.B.T.C. Place, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Stanbic ibtc transfer code  Stanbic ibtc sort code
Stanbic ibtc swift code 
*909# 221159522 SBICNGLX

11. Sterling Bank

The number eleven on the list is the sterling bank, with total asset of ₦ 1.10 trillion as at 2018.

The key persons includes Mr. Asue Ighodalo as the Chairman, Abubakar Suleiman as the Group Managing Director/CEO.

Sterling Bank transfer code  Sterling Bank sort code
Sterling Bank swift code 
*822# 232150016 NAMENGLA

12. Union Bank

Apart from first bank Nigeria, union bank is another oldest bank we have in this country, founded in 1917.

According to Wikipedia, union bank total asset is US$4.1 billion as at 2018, with it’s key persons which includes Cyril Akporuere Odu as the Chairman, Emeka Emuwa as the Chief Executive Officer.

Union bank has it’s head office is located at 36 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Union Bank transfer code  Union Bank sort code
Union Bank swift code 
*826# 032251843 UBNINGLA

13. United Bank for Africa (UBA)

The 13th on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the United Bank for Africa, popularly called uba.

Another oldest bank in Nigeria, founded in 1949.

The head office in Nigeria is located at UBA House, 57 Marina, P.O. Box 2406, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The key persons include; people
Tony Elumelu (C.O.N )Group Chairman and Kennedy Uzoka as the Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer.

Uba transfer code  Uba sort code
Uba swift code 
*919# 033152679 UNAFNGLA

14. Unity Bank (bank sort codes in Nigeria)

Another bank is the unity bank, which isn’t a popular bank i must say.

The bank was founded 2006 and according to Wikipedia, the total asset is said at US$2.45 billion as at 2012.

The key persons of unity bank are Thomas Ethuh the Chairman and Tomi Somefun the Managing Director.

The head office is located at Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Unity bank transfer code  Unity bank sort code
Unity bank swift code 
*7799# 215082334 ICITNGLA

15. Wema Bank (bank codes in Nigeria)

The next bank on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the wema bank.

The bank was said to be founded in 1945, but it came to Nigeria in 2015 with the location being 54 Marina, Lagos Island Lagos State, Nigeria.

According to Wikipedia, the bank total asset as at 2016 is said to be ₦ 421bn. The key persons are Ademola Adebise, Managing Director/Chief executive officer and Babatunde Kasali, Chairperson.

Wema bank transfer code  Wema bank sort code
Wema bank swift code 
*945# 035150103 WEMANGLA

16. Zenith Bank

The last on the list of bank codes in Nigeria is the Zenith bank plc. Founded in May 1990 is one of the best bank in Nigeria.

Founded by Jim ovia with it’s head office located at Zenith Heights, Plot 83, Ajose Adeogun street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.

As at 2019, the bank total asset is said to be around 5,898,596,000,000

Zenith bank transfer code  Zenith bank sort code
Zenith bank swift code 
*966# 057150770 ZEIBNGLA

 

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These are the bank codes in Nigeria which includes, bank sort codes in Nigeria, the swift code and lastly the bank transfer code in Nigeria 2020.

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