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The bank code identifies the bank itself, while a branch code identifies the specific branches under a bank.
For example, the bank code for HSBC is 004. However, HSBC has many branches throughout Hong Kong, and each of these branches have their own code as well. Its headquarters, at 1 Queen's Road Central, has the branch code 718.
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Your branch code, however, is typically the first three numbers of your account number.
Hong Kong bank account numbers are formatted as follows: 3-digit branch code, then a 6 to 9-digit account number. It should look like this: 123-456789-111.
In the above example, the branch code would be 123.
In Hong Kong, bank payments require a bank code, branch code & account number. However, confusingly, different banks use different formatting in their online banking systems.
If an online banking site specifically asks for a branch code, you can split up the branch code and account number; the branch code is the first 3 digits of your account number. In this case you do not have to repeat the branch code again in the account number.
If no branch code is asked for in the input field, simply input the branch code followed by the account number as one joint number.
Yes, clearing codes and bank codes are the same!