A complete list of the universal branch codes for South African banks.

    We know how difficult it is to find branch specific codes when banks have thousands of branches across the country.

    Let’s get started.

    Understanding Universal Branch Codes

    People who really need the use of branch codes are internet banking users.

    Whenever you want to make a transaction to another bank account, the online system usually asks for a branch code for verification and quick processing.

    And trust us, nobody saves bank branch codes in their cellphone contact list – NEVER.

    That’s when the use of generic or universal branch codes becomes significant.

    You can use the universal code for any payment or internet transaction. It’s very useful when you want to make an urgent payment to a friend or family member.

    Quickly set them up as recipients with the universal branch code in your bank account. Make payments to them forever with internet banking or mobile apps.

    Using bank universal branch codes is the best option for internet banking users – by far. The codes will save you a lot of stress and time.

    You know it takes a while for banks to process transactions going to other banks, right?

    Now just imagine if you didn’t include the correct branch code. It might take longer for your transaction to be successfully processed.

    It gets better.

    South Africa’s top banks have adopted the system of universal codes. So if you choose the best in banking, you’ll get the best service in return.

    South African Bank Universal Branch Codes

    SA Bank NameUniversal Branch Code
    ABSA Bank632 005
    Bank of Athens410 506
    Bidvest Bank462 005
    Capitec Bank470 010
    FNB250 655
    Investec580 105
    Nedbank198 765
    SA Post Bank (Post Office)460 005
    Standard Bank051 001



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