The universal codes facility in South Africa was designed to help customers like yourself quickly make online transactions without worrying whether the transfer will reach the correct account number.
The FNB universal code is 250655.
And this doesn’t mean you cannot still use the branch-specific code, the above 6-digit number is the general code to use when you can don’t know the correct branch code.
When we open bank accounts, it’s very rare that we will store the branch code number in our contact list or diaries. Then when sharing bank account details expecting an EFT payment, we get stuck trying to find the branch code.
So it’s always advisable to use the universal branch code to make making payments to an FNB account.
Even better, their banking app will prepopulate the branch code when making payments. Simply select the bank to which you want to make a payment and the correct universal branch code will be automatically populated.
Otherwise, you can always check out the FNB branch locator tool, which will give you all the details of the branch you’ve opened the account.
Check out a complete list of universal branch codes for all the banks in South Africa.