Here at Handelsbanken although we provide branch support, we don’t have a traditional counter service, which means we don’t use sort codes to denote each branch in our network. Instead we allocate sort codes to differentiate between our Individual and Corporate Banking customers and the counter services they can expect from our partner banks.
Our Individual Banking customers are allocated a sort code which represents NatWest/RBS and our Corporate Banking customers use a sort code, representing HSBC.
Where do I find my sort code?
When you open an account with us, it will be clear which sort code applies to you. They can be found on cheque books, paying in books, in ‘Accounts and Transactions’ in Corporate and Individual online banking (you’ll find this under ‘Quick links’ when you log on ) and under ‘Account Information’ on our mobile banking apps.
To make sure that other financial institutions can check customer account details through the Confirmation of Payee (COP) service, we now identify our individual and joint accounts using the sort code 60 95 34 and 40 51 62 for our corporate accounts. There are a small number of individual and joint accounts where customers have been given the corporate sort code of 40 51 62, which is fine to use for cheque/counter services, however when the COP service is checking CHAPS and Faster Payments, it will look for the 60 95 34 sort code.
If this applies to your account, please make those who are paying you aware of this to prevent any 'no match' results in the COP check. Please remember, this doesn't affect any Direct Debit arrangements as these aren't part of the COP service.