Help Center

Help Center

We are here to help you!

Tools

Validate bank account

Validating bank account numbers checks to see if an account is valid for a particular bank. The service does not determine whether the account is open or closed or exists. For detailed information on branch codes and account number tips, please select Account number Tips from the Tools menu.
  • Select Services
  • Click on Account from the dropdown menu
  • Click on Tools > Validate bank account
  • Complete the required fields and click Submit
  • Results of the validation are then displayed

Validate ID number

Only South African ID numbers are validated which are 13 numeric characters.
  • Select Services
  • Click on Account from the dropdown menu
  • Click on Tools > Validate ID Number
  • Insert the ID number you want to validate and click on Submit
  • Results of the validation are then displayed

Account number tips

For the purposes of these tips the least significant, most right digit in an account number is counted as the first digit in the account number.
ABN AMRO BANKFor Cheque accounts reduce to 11 digits by dropping the 12th digit (leftmost).
ABSAAlso includes Allied, Trust, United, Volkskas
 You can always use branch code 632005
 Account numbers must be 8,9,10,11 digits in length
 Other branch codes can also be used but 632005 is preferable
ALBARAKA BANKAll account numbers are 11 digits long, the 3 most significant digits (3 left most digits) will always be 786
BANK WINDHOEKAll account numbers are 9 or 10 digits long
BANK WINDHOEKAll account numbers are 9 or 10 digits long
NEDBANK LTD incorporating BoE BANKAll account numbers are 10 digits long
CAPITEC BANKAll account numbers are 10 digits long
CITIBANKAll account numbers are 10 digits long
NEDBANK Incorp. FBCAccount numbers can only be of type 2 or 3 and are 11 digits
FIRST RAND BANKAccount numbers are 11 digits
 You can always use branch code 250655 for South African FNB accounts
 You can always use branch code 282672 for Namibian FNB accounts
 All branch codes start with 2
 Bond accounts and personal loan accounts are 13 digits and can be made 11 digits by dropping the second and third number in the account number.
HABIB OVERSEAS BANKOld cheque account numbers fall in the following range 1111100000 – 1188580000
 New cheque and all savings account numbers fall in the following range 10000000000 – 19999999999
HBZ BANKAll account numbers should be 11 digits long
HSBCHSBC accounts numbers are 12 digits long, reduce to 11 digits by dropping the most significant digit (left most digit)
INVESTEC BANKAll account numbers should be 11 digits long
ITHALA (ABSA)All account numbers should be 8 digits long
MEEG BANKAccount numbers must be 8,9,10,11 digits in length
MERCANTILE BANKAll account numbers should be 10 digits long
 Cheque account numbers have the 10th Digit = 1 through 9 and the 9th Digit = 0 through 9
 Bond account numbers have the 10th Digit = 2 and the 9th Digit = 5 or 6 and have account type of 1
 Savings account numbers have the 10th Digit = 1 and the 9th Digit = 5 and have branch codes 450236 & 450237
NEDBANK CORPORATE SAVERAll account numbers should be 10 digits long
NEDBANK LESOTHOAll account numbers should be 11 digits long
NEDBANK NAMIBIAAll account numbers should be 11 digits long
 Cheque account numbers have the 11th Digit = 1 and the 10th Digit = 1 and 11th Digit = 1 and the 10th Digit = 5.
 Savings account numbers have the 11th Digit = 1 and the 10th Digit = 2.
 Bond account numbers have the 11th Digit = 1 and the 10th Digit = 3.
NEDBANK SWAZILANDAll account numbers should be 11 digits long
NEDBANK LTDAccount numbers are always 10 digits
 You can always use branch code 198765 for South African Nedbank accounts
 If account number starts with 1 then it is a current (1) account
 If account number starts with 2 then it is a savings (2) account
 Nedbank, Nedperm branch codes start with 1
 The 2nd,3rd and 4th digit of the account number in is always the same as the branch code if you are not using the central branch code.
GRINDROD BANKAccount numbers are always 11 digits
BIDVEST BANKAccount numbers are always 11 digits
S.A. BANK OF ATHENSOld cheque account number range 2000000 – 2120000 and 7 digits
 New cheque account are always 11 digits
 Old savings account number range 2400000 – 2599999 and 7 digits
 New savings account are always 11 digits
POSTBANK a div of S.A. POST OFFICEAccount numbers are always 11 digits
 You can always use branch code 460005 for Postbank accounts
STANDARD BANKBranch codes always start with Zero
 The old account number range is 000000000 – 999999999 and account numbers are 9 digits
 The new account number range is 10000000000 – 19999999999 and account numbers are 11 digits
 You can always use branch code 051001
MTN BANKINGAccount numbers are always 11 digits
 11th Digit must always be a zero.
STANDARD LESOTHO BANK LTDAccount numbers are always 11 digits
 11th digit = 2 or 4
STANDARD BANK SWAZILANDAccount numbers are always 11 digits
 11th digit = 2 or 4
UNIBANKAlways use the branch code 790005
 Always select transmission (3) account
 Transmission account = 16 digits reduce to 11 by dropping the 5 most significant digits; i.e. only the last 11 digits must be utilised reading from right to left
STANDARD CHARTERED BANKAccount numbers are always 11 digits
STATE BANK OF INDIAAccount numbers are always 11 digits
TEBA BANKAccount numbers are always 11 digits