EISCD Specification

This guide provides details of the format of the Extended Industry Sortcode Directory(EISCD) data that is returned when a call is made to the ValidateAccountGetExtendedBranchDetails or the ExtendedBranchDetails Methods of the eSortcode BankDetails Web Service.

The extended industry sorting code directory (EISCD) is a database of information about all the bank/building society branches and bank offices that participate in one or more of the UK clearings systems. The EISCD is maintained and supplied by Vocalink Limited (www.vocalink.com), on behalf of the banking industry, and the copyright is owned by APACS Administration Limited.

  • BACS - Bulk electronic clearing
  • CHAPS Sterling - High value, same day sterling payment clearing
  • Cheque and Credit Clearing - Cheque clearing for Great Britain & Northern Ireland
  • Faster Payments Service - near real time electronic credit clearing

To download the EISCD specification document(s) from the vocalink website please click here.
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