sort code

Definition

noun
a combination of numbers that identifies a bank branch on official documentation, such as bank statements and cheques
(NoteThe US term is routing number.)

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I wanted to know the sort code and also what was going on with everything in the other departments at the bank.

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I memorized my bank account number, but not my bank's sort code since I could find it easily enough online with a quick search function.

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It is very important to include the sort code (routing number) when giving electronic payment instructions, or the payment may not be sent, or worse, be sent to the wrong branch or financial institution.

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