Are you looking for the 9-digit Routing Number to be used in Upwork? Or perhaps you want to know the Bank Code required to process your Paypal withdrawal and bank transfer?
If yes, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s where you can find the BRSTN (Bank Routing Symbol Transit Number), also called the Bank Code, that you will use to transfer funds to your bank account in the Philippines.
These bank codes simply refer to unique identification numbers assigned to banks around the world which help facilitate money transfer across financial institutions. These numbers are very similar, but still different though, with SWIFT Codes that are also used in wire transfer or money remittances.
SWIFT Code or BIC or BRSTN?
SWIFT Codes, also known as BIC Number or Bank Identifier Code, are commonly used in money transfers or remittances from a foreign country to a bank account in the Philippines.
Other banks especially those in the United States, use Fedwire or ABA Routing Transit Number instead. Those in Europe, meanwhile, use IBAN (International Bank Account Number) for bank-to-bank money transfers.
Don’t be confused by these varieties of money transfer jargons. Just check (and double-check!) what you’re being asked to provide: is it a SWIFT Code or IBAN or BRSTN?
Make sure you confirm what you need since using the wrong bank code could lead to a failure in money transfer! I used an incorrect Swift Code before to send money to a bank account in the Philippines and because of the wrong info I got from the internet, I had to pay $10 for the error in transaction!
If you’re looking for SWIFT Codes of Philippine banks, check out our comprehensive article on Official SWIFT Code of BDO, BPI, Metrobank, Philippine banks.
But if you’re looking for the “Bank Routing Symbol Transit Number or BRSTN” (for use especially in Upwork) or the “Bank Code” (for use in Paypal withdrawals), refer to our verified list below.
We checked and the required Upwork BRSTN and the required Paypal Bank Code is just one and the same. Post a comment below if there are missing or incorrect data so we can investigate.
Upwork BRSTN Routing No. & Paypal Bank Code
|Philippine Bank||BRSTN / Bank Code|
|Banco De Oro (BDO)||010530667|
|Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)||010040018|
|BPI Family Savings Bank (same as BPI)||010040018|
|Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)||010590018|
|East-West Banking Corp. (East West Bank)||010620014|
|Landbank of the Philippines (Land Bank)||010350025|
|Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank)||010269996|
|Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom)||010110016|
|Philippine National Bank (PNB)||010080010|
|Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC)||010280014|
|Security Bank Corporation||010140015|
|Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)||010419995|
|United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)||010299995|
|Asia United Bank (AUB)||011020011|
|Australia - New Zealand Bank (ANZ)||010700015|
|Bangkok Bank Public Co., Ltd.||010670019|
|Bank of America||010120019|
|Bank of China||011140014|
|Bank of Commerce||010440016|
|Bank of Tokyo||010460012|
|China Banking Corporation (China Bank)||010100013|
|Chinatrust Bank Corp. (CTBC)||010690015|
|Equicom Savings Bank||010960017|
|Hongkong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC)||010060014|
|JP Morgan Chase Bank||010720011|
|KEB Hana Bank||010710018|
|Mizuho Corporate Bank||010640010|
|Philippine Trust Company (PhilTrust)||010090039|
|Philippine Veterans Bank||010330016|
|Standard Chartered Bank||010050011|
|Sumitomo Mitsui Bank||011280013|
|United Overseas Bank (UOB)||010270341|
If you’re using Upwork and you’re being asked to input the Routing Number, what you need is the Bank Routing Symbol Transit Number (BRSTN) which we identified in the table above. We checked with Upwork and the BRSTN numbers in the list are verified to be correct.
If you’re using Paypal and you’re trying to withdraw Paypal funds to your local bank account (e.g., BDO, Metrobank, BPI, UnionBank, etc.), you will be asked to input a 9-digit Bank Code. It’s the same number as the BRSTN numbers above.
Don’t worry, because the required Upwork BRSTN and the required Paypal Bank Code is just the and we’ve got them here — 100% confirmed and verified! These codes have been tried, tested, and proven to be correct by thousands of Filipino Paypal and Upwork users.
In case there are banks with missing codes or incorrect bank codes, leave a comment below so we can investigate.
Tips when using BRSTN or Bank Code
What’s the BRSTN for my bank branch which is not on the list? Take note! Various branches of banks, whether in Metro Manila or the provinces, all use the same BRSTN or Bank Code as the Head Office BRSTN.
So, for example, even if your BDO branch is in Davao or Cebu or anywhere in Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao, you’ll have to use the BDO Head Office BRSTN or Routing No., which is 010530667.
Also, a tip: BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank use the same BRSTN or Bank Code, which is 010040018.
If your bank is not on the list, it’s possible that Paypal or Upwork still do not allow the fund transfer to that bank — which unfortunately means you cannot withdraw funds to your bank account.
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