code banque/code guichet

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by harshduck, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. harshduck

    harshduck Senior Member

    Bristol, UK
    UK, English
    Does anyone know what the equivalent terms for these relating to the British banking system are? I think that 'code guichet' = sort code (according to another Wordreference thread), but in that case what does 'code banque' mean.

    Merci d'avance


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  2. Nil-the-Frogg

    Nil-the-Frogg Senior Member

    Français (France)
    I don't know if you are referring to this thread, but I post the link, just in case ;)
  3. harshduck

    harshduck Senior Member

    Bristol, UK
    UK, English
    No I wasnt Nil, although it is helpful in confirming that 'code guichet' = 'sort code' in UK English. I still need to know what 'code banque' means. Any ideas?
  4. dewsy Senior Member

    England, english

    Each bank has a specific code. For example, Credit Lyonnais is 30002 (I think). This is followed by the "guichet" code is the specific bank branch.

    Is that a bit clearer?
  5. harshduck

    harshduck Senior Member

    Bristol, UK
    UK, English
    That is entirely clear. Thank you very much for your help
  6. gsailor Member

    England, English
    I am looking at a French payment reminder letter, and i would like to know how you would translate le code de la banque.

    For more context, the full sentence is "si toutefois votre réglement nous était parvenu par virement... nous vous saurions gré de nous informer de la date de la transaction ainsi que du code de la banque"

    My guess would be either the bank's branch code, or a reference code of some kind?

    Thanks for your help!
  7. JFLV77 Member

    Code Banque ..

    Sur un Rib (Relevé d'identité Bancaire)
    • France (23 caractères) Format : BBBBBGGGGGCCCCCCCCCCCRR
    B = code banque (5 chiffres)G = code guichet(5 chiffres)C = numéro de compte (11 chiffres et/ou lettres)R = clé RIB (2 chiffres entre 01 et 97) JF
  8. gsailor Member

    England, English
    Thanks JFLV77, does anyone know how it would be translated into English? I'm still somewhat unclear about what these numbers stand for/indicate. I am trying to translate the phrase (which I probably should have mentioned before!)
    Thanks all!
  9. roi2verlan Senior Member

    United Statesian English
    In the states, it's called a routing number.
  10. Hi

    Code banque = Branch Code
    Code guichet = Sort Code

    Hope it helps,


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