Payments UK has created an online sort code checker enabling you to check that the sort code you are sending a Bacs
Direct Credit payment to, or collecting a Direct Debit from, can accept these
payment types. It also includes information for other UK payment
The sort code checker uses the latest industry data, which is
updated weekly, in line with industry practice.
Why is up to date sort code data important?
The sort code data used by the UK payments industry is being updated
constantly to reflect bank and other financial institution changes. The pace of
change is quicker now, driven for example by the increased use of online
banking. Using data which is out of date can cause inconvenience to customers as
their payment might be delayed or not processed, and it places a cost burden on
businesses, individuals and banks as they rectify the problems which can
In keeping with Payments UK’s commitment to ensuring payment
efficiency, the sort code checker has been developed to help all customers and
is for the use of personal and corporate customers.