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adrianne
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Routing number

I am trying to link my standard bank account to my paypal account. It is asking me for my routing number. What is this?
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Community Coordinator

Re: Routing number

Hi Adrianne,

 

To link the accounts you will need to go to the branch.

 

Regards,

Standard Bank Team

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ras
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Re: Routing number

What is a routing number? What is STANDARD BANK'S routing number?

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Community Coordinator

Re: Routing number

Hi, please call our Self service Banking Helpdesk on 0860 238 837 for assistance.

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Stirling_Leves
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Re: Routing number

You make this Forum redundant if you just direct people to customer care elsewhere.
Or at least my take on it.
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Banker
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Re: Routing number

What is Standard bank's Routing number??? It is readily available for other banks such as Nedbank on their webpage, and I find it rediculous that we do not have it available on ours. I understand we have joined the IBAN community and now use swift codes but HOW can we then add a paypal account. I do not understand, do I need to open another bank account with another bank who CAN provide me with a routing number?

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Community Coordinator

Re: Routing number

Hello @Banker,

 

We use the IBAN as the routing number for all your international payments or transaction. You can still use the pay pal account with the IBAN to make your international transactions. Please follow the link for more information on this: http://www.standardbank.co.za/standardbank/Personal/Banking/Foreign-Exchange/Payments-and-transfers/....

 

Note you will have to make contact with pay pal to link both accounts (Paypal to Standard Bank). Kindly let me know should you still require my intervention on this.

 

Regards,

Boitumelo

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Banker
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Hi Boitumelo

Thanks, but I have been on that exact page for probably a total of 4 hours firstly trying to find the "routing number" (not there) and now trying to find the correct IBAN number i'm supposed to use for Paypal... and I am still unsure, as I do not see our IBAN number on the page, as we are advised to send people our "SWIFT code". I just see other countries IBAN numbers. Also, Paypal asks for a 9 digit routing number... so still unsure how a 20 something long digit IBAN number would be accepted on their site, If I am supposed to enter the SWIFT code, I have tried it and it does not work.

Please assist , I will need your intervention, thanks!

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Frustrated banker
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Banker
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Re: Routing number

@Boitumelo

 

Please read and respond to the above, taken 3 days to resolve the above issue thus far.

 

Regards

Nelia

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Community Coordinator

Re: Routing number

Hello @Banker

 

Routing numbers are provided by the paying customer bank (051001) for standard bank which is universal, IBAN is what we call a Swift code. 

 

We need to establish if you are sending or receiving money so that we can give a clear direction on how we can resolve this. Note the Paypal to provide you with the routing number for linking both accounts.

 

Regards, 

Boitumelo

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cssesq
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Re: Routing number

I am also searching for the Standard Bank routing number for the same purpose. The information provided in this entire discussion is NOT helpful as it does NOT answer the original question asked. I have been able to link PayPal to three other local banks with NO issues whatsoever related to finding their respective routing numbers.

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Community Coordinator

Re: Routing number

Hello @cssesq

 

Please note that when linking your account to Pay-pal using debit card this will require the routing number, which it is impossible to use the debit card for on-line transactions. You will notice that a debit card doesn't contain a CVV number hence it will not allow you to link an on-line account or further to make on-line purchases. The universal branch is applicable (051001) where you linking your on-line transaction or making on-line payments from a Pay-pal to your bank account (cheque or credit card only). This will also depend if you are sending or receiving money using Pay-pal which you will need your swift number or IBAN as they serve the same purpose for linking the account for transaction to take place.

 

For more information on your on-line transfers and payments please follow the link provided: http://www.standardbank.co.za/standardbank/Personal/Banking/Foreign-Exchange/Payments-and-transfers/...

 

Let me if this was helpful or should you need further assistance on this.

 

Regards,

Boitumelo

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