Extended industry sort code directory 

Instant access to the most up-to-date directory of UK sort codes 

The extended industry sort code directory (EISCD) is a comprehensive database of payments-related information for financial institutions participating in the UK’s Bacs, CHAPS, Cheque and Credit Clearing and Faster Payments schemes.

It provides the most comprehensive coverage of UK financial institutions and is updated weekly to provide vital assurance against missing out on sort code changes. 

  • Save time and money by detecting errors early
  • Boost efficiency and improve cash flow by reducing the risk of returned payments
  • Perform checks as part of your workflow, either manually or by computer program

Manage my EISCD account

Review or amend your account details and license online.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or queries about the EISCD, or need help with your registration, contact our Service Desk:
+44 (0) 0370 165 0018

Try the sort code checker

The EISCD powers our online sort code checker. Perform up to five searches instantly, completely free.

License the EISCD

Access the EISCD live database from just £1,804+ VAT per year. Our flexible licensing means you can provide access throughout your organisation as required.

Single site licence


+ VAT per annum

This licence allows the subscriber to use the EISCD throughout their organisation using only ONE copy of the file. The whole organisation should always only access the one original copy. This licence does not allow copying and sharing the file within the same organisation. 

Where an organisation has several branches where each branch requires its own copy of the EISCD file - each branch will have to obtain their own EISCD Single Site Licence in order to comply with the EISCD terms and conditions. Alternatively, the whole organisation can obtain one Distributor Licence to be able to share the EISCD file with other parts of the business. 

Distributor licence


+ VAT per annum

This licence allows the subscriber to use the data in-house and to sell it to third parties. 

Sending copies of the EISCD file to different departments or branches of the same organisation is considered Distribution, therefore the Distributor Licence terms and conditions must be followed. Third parties CANNOT sell the data to others and are effectively licensed as Single Site subscribers. 

Master distributor licence


+ VAT per annum

This licence allows the subscriber to use the data in-house and to sell it to third parties. Third parties can be licensed as Distributors or Single Site subscribers. Third parties can sell the data to others who will be licensed Distributors or Single Site subscribers.

Additional resources

EISCD technical specifications

EISCD frequently asked questions

EISCD terms and conditions