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Extra information - Bank Details Guide - Bank Details Guide - B

Bank of Cyprus

Account type Description Enter details
     
All Eight-digit account number Enter eight-digit account number and six-digit sort code provided by the customer
All Nine-digit account number Enter first eight digits of the account number and six-digit sort code

Bank of Ireland

Account type Description Enter details
     
All All accounts should have eight digits Enter eight-digit account number and six-digit sort code provided by the customer

Bank of Scotland

Account type Description Enter details
     
All account numbers should have eight digits Scottish Branches with six-digit account numbers Enter 00 followed by the six-digit account number and six-digit sort code provided by the customer
All account numbers should have eight digits Seven-digit account number starting with 7 Enter a leading zero followed by the seven-digit account number and six-digit sort code provided by the customer

Barclays Bank

Account type Description Enter details
     
All account numbers should have eight digits Ten-digit account number ending 02 Enter first eight digits only and six-digit sort code provided by the customer

Note: If address returned is only one line containing details ‘Leicester’, you must enter ‘Leicestershire’ as the second line of address.

Note: If you are dealing with a pre-award case and the bank is showing as ‘Barclays’ but no address is displayed

Select ‘Address’ > enter postcode ‘LE87 2BB’ >enter ‘Barclays Bank Plc’ > select ‘Enter’ twice >enter ‘Leicester’ in the Branch field. 

Barnsley Building Society

Sort code 621719, Account number 00000000, (Sponsor Bank Nat West Bank PLC)

Account type Description Enter details
     
All All accounts are ten-digits long. (The last digit can be an X) Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Bath Building Society

Sort code 400919, Account number 40133094, (Sponsor Bank HSBC)

Account type Description Enter details
     
All All accounts are ten-digits long in the following format:  

four figures - a dash - six more figures

or

four figures - a dash - five figures and X Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Beverley Building Society

Sort Code 622890, Account number 00000000, (Sponsor Bank Nat West Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
All Accounts are ten or eleven digits long. (The last digit can be X) Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Birmingham Midshires Building Society

Sort code 209778, Account number 00968773, (Sponsor Bank Barclays Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
  Ten-digit account number Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s ten-digit personal reference number
  Nine-digit account number Add a zero to the beginning of the personal account number
  Eleven-digit account number Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s eleven-digit personal reference number

Bradford and Bingley PLC

Note: Santander have advised that Bradford and Bingley accounts with sort code 134000 will shortly be closed. These accounts have migrated to Santander accounts sort code 090127 plus customer’s unique eight digit account number or the collection account 090000 with account number 00050005 plus customer’s unique 12 digit roll number. There is currently a closure date of 31 August 2011 shown on Bank Wizard.

Head office details: Sort Code 134000, Account number 00000000

Account type Description Enter details
     
All Account numbers are fronted by a variable Branch prefix (identity) followed by one or two variable letters, six figures and a letter  

For example, 005PX204424F

Prefix 437CL702043C

Eight-digit account number with sort code 134121 - not to be used. Contact customer for their full personal reference number (example as above) Enter head office account number, sort code and customer’s full personal reference number, including the Branch prefix (identity)

(Bristol and West) ASSET only

Sort code 622453, Account number 53731530, (Sponsor Bank Nat West Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
ASSET Ten-digit numeric or may start and end with letters  
For example, ND1234567S Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Bristol and West Building Society

Sort code 571184, Account number 53731530, (Sponsor Bank Nat West Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
All apart from ASSET Most account numbers begin with one or two letters and may have a letter at the end  

For example, ND1234567N

No hyphens or spaces to be left in the account reference number Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s full personal reference number, including the letters    
  All apart from ASSET Nine numbers and a letter at the end Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number
  All apart from ASSET Ten-digit all numeric account numbers starting 01, 03 and 09 Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Britannia Building Society

Sort code 571327, Account number 00000000, (Sponsor Bank Nat West Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
React 365 Contact Bank Liaison  
Trident Nine figures beginning 0 - remove 0 and use last eight figures  
Eight and nine digits can be used Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number

Buckinghamshire Building Society

Sort code 200206, Account number 20224448, (Sponsor Bank Barclays Bank plc)

Account type Description Enter details
     
All All account numbers should have ten digits Enter sponsor bank account number, sort code and customer’s personal reference number