EISCD Data File


This solution provides a copy of the Extended Industry Sort Codes Directory (EISCD). The EISCD is a comprehensive database containing bank and branch information along with sort codes any many other factors.

This information is provided by BACS and the regulating bodies. Our EISD Data File solution provides a regularly updated copy of that directory available for download.


The Sorting Codes Database is a vital utility to businesses who process electronic payments. It gives businesses a fast and easy way to validate sort code details and find bank and branch contact information.

Some of the main use cases of our clients include:

- Electronic payment routing. Bring down costs of bank fees and failed transactions.
- Optimize payment flow. Correct BIC code for direct branch payments.
- Validating user input. Matching existing sort code to the EISCD entries ensures error free customer relations.

Key Features

With the Sort Codes database contains many details about a given branch and institution.
Some of the vital peaces of information are:

- Bank Office Identifier (BIC/sort code)
- Branch/bank office title
- Contact details (Postal addresses/telephone numbers/email addresses)
- Details of which clearing systems each bank office participates in:

* Bacs
* Faster Payments
* CHAPS Sterling
* Cheque
* Credit Clearing


The EISD Data File is available in multiple formats and comes with detailed documentation. Standardized formatting allows for quick assimilation in most common DBMS and data software solutions.

* Updates - Both Monthly and Weekly updates are available depending on your accuracy requirements.
* Accessibility - A user friendly download center allows you to download the files from anywhere.
* Automation - We provide a download API for our clients to automate the file retrieval process.
* Compatibility - The data file comes in standard CSV ( Tab Separated ) format. However, we convert it into various file formats for easier integration. Currently, each download contains ( CSV, Excel .XLS, .SQL, XML) copies.
* Customization - Our database engineers can restructure the data file in custom formats according to our clients' specific integration requirements.

Data File Samples

To get a better view of the database files, please feel free to download samples of the database in the most common file formats we offer.

EISCD File Samples
Custom File
EISCD Sample (Tab) Delimited Download CSV
EISCD XLSX Sample Download XLSX
EISCD XML Sample Download XML
EISCD Simplified CSV Download Simplified CSV
EISCD Simplified XLSX Download Simplified XLSX


EISCD Data Documentation
EISCD Technical Specification tab delimited Download PDF
EISCD XML Technical Specification Download PDF

Download options

Download the EISCD files from a secure web interface using your favorite browser.

Download the EISCD files automatically via our file download API.

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