Why up-to-date sort code data is important The sort code data used by the UK payments industry is updated constantly to reflect bank and other financial institution changes. More of us are using automated payments, whether that means making an internet payment via our online banking or using a Direct Debit to pay a regular bill. The BBAN, whose format is decided by the national banking community, includes the domestic bank account number, branch identifier and potentially routing information, the only restrictions being that it must be of fixed length and that only case-insensitive alphanumeric characters are used. It consists of a four character header comprising an ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code, followed by two check digits that are calculated using a mod-97 technique and a country-specific Basic Bank Account Number (BBAN) of up to thirty alphanumeric characters.

Bank NameSort CodeCityAddress & Info
STANDARD BANK PLC 233974 Equivalent Codes: 23-39-74 23 39 74 London London Cannon Bridge House, 25 Dowgate Hill, EC4R 2SB, Phone: (20) 78153000, London England