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Hong Kong Bank Codes

To send a domestic bank transfer within Hong Kong, you’ll need to know your recipient’s bank code, branch code and account number. If you’re making a payment to someone based abroad - or you need to send money in a different currency - find out how you can save money with Wise.

What is a Hong Kong bank code?

Hong Kong bank codes are 3 digit numbers used as unique identifiers for each Hong Kong bank. For example, 004 is the HSBC bank code, and 024 is the Hang Seng bank code. You may also hear Hong Kong bank codes called clearing codes or sort codes.

Bank codes are important because they’re used along with the branch code and account number to guide local payments to the correct accounts quickly. If you use the wrong bank code you may find your payment is delayed or sent to the wrong account entirely. This can result in extra costs.

It’s good to know that Hong Kong bank codes are only used for payments made from one Hong Kong based account to another. If you’re sending money to an account overseas, you’ll need different information to make sure your transfer goes smoothly. This may be a SWIFT code or an IBAN (International Bank Account Number) for example.

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Find bank codes for banks registered in Hong Kong.

Search for your bank name to find the right bank code to use. We maintain and update this list regularly, but you should always check that you have the right bank code with your bank or recipient. Using the wrong bank code might result in your payment being cancelled, or being sent to the wrong destination.
Bank CodeBank NameBank CodeBank Name

003

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

202

THE CHUGOKU BANK LIMITED

004

THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED (HSBC)

203

FIRST COMMERCIAL BANK

005

CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK

205

COUTTS & CO. LTD.

006

CITIBANK, N.A.

206

CHANG HWA COMMERCIAL BANK, LTD.

007

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.

210

NATIXIS

008

NATWEST MARTETS PLC

214

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED

009

CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK (ASIA) CORPORATION LIMITED

220

STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY

012

BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG) LIMITED

221

CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION

015

THE BANK OF EAST ASIA, LIMITED

222

AGRICULTURAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED

016

DBS BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

227

ERSTE GROUP BANK AG

018

CHINA CITIC BANK INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

229

CTBC BANK CO., LTD.

020

CMB WING LUNG BANK LIMITED.

230

TAIWAN BUSINESS BANK, LTD.

022

OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORPORATION LTD.

233

TAIWAN BUSINESS BANK, LTD.

024

HANG SENG BANK LTD.

235

HSBC PRIVATE BANK (SUISSE) SA

025

SHANGHAI COMMERCIAL BANK LTD.

236

CATHAY UNITED BANK COMPANY, LIMITED

027

BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS CO., LTD

237

EFG BANK AG

028

PUBLIC BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

238

CHINA MERCHANTS BANK CO., LTD.

035

OCBC WING HANG BANK LIMITED

239

TAIPEI FUBON COMMERCIAL BANK CO., LTD.

038

TAI YAU BANK LTD.

241

BANK SINOPAC

039

CHIYU BANKING CORPORATION LTD.

242

MEGA INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK CO., LTD.

040

DAH SING BANK, LTD.

243

E.SUN COMMERCIAL BANK, LTD.

041

CHONG HING BANK LIMITED

245

TAISHIN INTERNATIONAL BANK CO., LTD.

043

NANYANG COMMERCIAL BANK, LTD.

248

HONG LEONG BANK BERHAD

045

UCO BANK

249

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK HONG KONG BRANCH

046

KEB HANA BANK

250

CITIBANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

047

MUFG BANK, LTD.

251

ICICI BANK LIMITED

049

BANGKOK BANK PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED

254

MELLI BANK PLC

050

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

258

EAST WEST BANK

052

DBS BANK LTD.

259

BANK OF BARODA

054

DEUTSCHE BANK AG

260

FAR EASTERN INTERNATIONAL BANK

055

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

261

AXIS BANK LIMITED

056

BNP PARIBAS

262

CANARA BANK

058

BANK OF INDIA

263

CATHAY BANK

060

NATIONAL BANK OF PAKISTAN

264

LAND BANK OF TAIWAN CO., LTD.

061

TAI SANG BANK LIMITED

265

TAIWAN COOPERATIVE BANK, LTD.

063

MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD (MAYBANK)

266

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

065

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION

267

BANCO SANTANDER S.A.

066

PT. BANK NEGARA INDONESIA (PERSERO) TBK.

268

UNION BANK OF INDIA

067

BDO UNIBANK, INC.

269

UNION BANK OF INDIA

071

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD.

271

INDUSTRIAL BANK OF KOREA

072

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (ASIA) LIMITED

272

BANK OF SINGAPORE LIMITED

074

BARCLAYS BANK PLC.

273

SHINHAN BANK

076

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

274

O-BANK CO., LTD

080

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

275

BNP PARIBAS SECURITIES SERVICES

081

SOCIETE GENERALE

276

CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK

082

STATE BANK OF INDIA

277

FIRST ABU DHABI BANK PJSC

085

THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK

278

BANK J. SAFRA SARASIN AG

086

086 BANK OF MONTREAL

307

ABN AMRO BANK N.V.

092

CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE

308

HDFC BANK LIMITED

097

COMMERZBANK AG

309

UNION BANCAIRE PRIVEE, UBP SA

103

UBS AG, HONG KONG

316

SKANDINAVISKA ENSKILDA BANKEN AB

106

HSBC BANK USA, N.A.

320

BANK JULIUS BAER & CO. LTD.

109

MIZUHO BANK, LTD., HONG KONG BRANCH

324

CREDIT INDUSTRIEL ET COMMERCIAL

113

DZ BANK AG DEUTSCHE ZENTRAL-GENOSSENSCHAFTSBANK

337

TAIWAN SHIN KONG COMMERCIAL BANK CO., LTD.

118

WOORI BANK

338

BANK OF CHINA LIMITED, HONG KONG BRANCH

119

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK

339

CA INDOSUEZ (SWITZERLAND) SA

128

FUBON BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

341

ICBC STANDARD BANK PLC

138

MITSUBISHI UFJ TRUST AND BANKING CORPORATION

342

LGT BANK AG

139

THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

344

MACQUARIE BANK LIMITED

145

ING BANK N.V.

345

SHANGHAI PUDONG DEVELOPMENT BANK CO., LTD.

147

BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA S.A.

353

CHINA MINSHENG BANKING CORP., LTD.

150

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK, LIMITED

357

PICTET & CIE (EUROPE) S.A.

151

WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION

360

NATWEST MARKETS N.V.

152

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED

368

CHINA EVERBRIGHT BANK CO., LTD.

153

COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA

371

SUMITOMO MITSUI TRUST BANK, LIMITED

161

INTESA SANPAOLO S.P.A.

372

BANK OF SHANGHAI (HONG KONG) LIMITED

164

UNICREDIT BANK AG

374

CIMB BANK BERHAD

165

SVENSKA HANDELSBANKEN AB (PUBL)

377

INDUSTRIAL BANK CO., LTD

170

THE CHIBA BANK LTD.

378

YUANTA COMMERCIAL BANK CO., LTD.

178

KBC BANK N.V., HONG KONG BRANCH

379

MASHREQ BANK - PUBLIC SHAREHOLDING COMPANY

180

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., HONG KONG BRANCH

381

KOOKMIN BANK

183

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A.

382

BANK OF COMMUNICATIONS (HONG KONG) LIMITED

185

DBS BANK LTD., HONG KONG BRANCH

383

CHINA ZHESHANG BANK CO., LTD.

186

THE SHIZUOKA BANK LTD.

384

MORGAN STANLEY BANK ASIA LIMITED

188

THE HACHIJUNI BANK, LTD.

385

PING AN BANK CO., LTD.

198

HUA NAN COMMERCIAL BANK, LTD.

386

HUA XIA BANK CO., LIMITED

199

THE SHIGA BANK, LTD.

802

HONG KONG SECURITIES CLEARING COMPANY LIMITED

201

BANK OF TAIWAN

868

CLS BANK INTERNATIONAL

Virtual banks registered in Hong Kong.

Search for your bank name to find the right bank code to use. We maintain and update this list regularly, but you should always check that you have the right bank code with your bank or recipient. Using the wrong bank code might result in your payment being cancelled, or being sent to the wrong destination.
Bank CodeBank Name

387

ZA BANK LIMITED

388

LIVI VB LIMITED

389

MOX BANK LIMITED

390

WELAB BANK LIMITED

391

FUSION BANK LIMITED

392

PING AN ONECONNECT BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

393

ANT BANK (HONG KONG) LIMITED

395

AIRSTAR BANK LIMITED

How to find my branch code?

Each bank has a bank code, and each individual branch of that bank will also have its own branch code. The bank code and branch code, along with your recipient’s account number, are used to make sure the payment goes to the right place.

For example the HSBC bank code is 004. If your account was opened at HSBC in the China Building (29 Queen’s Road Central), your branch code will be 128.

The Hang Seng bank code is 024. If your branch is the Head Office, your branch code will be 787.

Your branch code can be found on your debit card. The first 3-digit number on your debit card tells you what you need to know.

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What’s the difference between bank codes, SWIFT codes and IBAN?

You’ll need a few details to send or receive money internationally. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Hong Kong bank codes are used as unique identifiers for each Hong Kong bank, and are also used along with the branch code and account number to guide local payments.

SWIFT codes identify banks and financial institutions, but this time for international payments. They're sometimes known as BIC codes.

IBANs(international bank account numbers) identify individual bank accounts. They're issued by many banks in Europe, but banks elsewhere in the world are starting to adopt them as well.

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Bank Codes FAQs

Bank codes, clearing codes and sort codes are all the same thing. Whatever you choose to call them, bank codes are 3 digit unique identifiers which are assigned to all Hong Kong banks to make payments more efficient.

No. Bank codes are only used for local payments in Hong Kong. For international transfers you'll usually need a SWIFT code or IBAN number - although the exact detail required will depend on the country that you want to send to. You can find more about SWIFT codes and IBAN numbers here.

Use our handy table to find the bank code you need for any Hong Kong registered bank. Just enter the name of the bank you’re looking for - including virtual banks - to see the bank code you’re looking for.

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