The CNAPS code, which means “China National Automatic Payment System” in Chinese 中国现代化支付系统号, is assigned to all banks in China, including foreign banks. The CNAPS code is twelve digits long. For example, code 50122200000017 for the bank of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Co. Dalian, 香港上海汇丰银行有限公司大连分行.
Through its implementation, the Chinese Central Bank aimed to make the processing of domestic payments in Renminbi more efficient between banks and to facilitate international banking exchanges. The CNAPS is divided into two subsystems :
- The CNAPS-HVPS (High-Value Payment System), which covers about 800 cities in China,
- The CNAPS-BEPS (Bulk-Entry Payment System).
Information in the transfer order of the CNAPS Code is now mandatory for payments to mainland China.
We pointed out its importance in this article on Chinese banking and remittance models in China.
The CNAPS Code does not replace the Swift code and is an essential complement for transfers in China.
To obtain a CNAPS code, the best way is to ask your Chinese supplier, or better yet, the bank of your Chinese supplier, but with a difficulty, to make yourself understood with your interlocutors because of the language barrier.
To help you, we have listed all bank Chinese bank CNAPS Codes on our website :
List of CNAPS Codes for Mainland China
- Cnaps Codes Foreign banks 外资银行
- Cnaps Codes Industrial Bank 兴业银行
- Cnaps Codes Pudong Development Bank 浦东发展银行
- Cnaps Codes China Merchants Bank 招商银行
- Cnaps Codes Urban credit cooperatives 城市信用社 – page 1
- Cnaps Codes Urban credit cooperatives 城市信用社 – page 2
- Cnaps Codes Urban credit cooperatives 城市信用社 – page 3
- Cnaps Codes China CITIC Bank 中信银行
- Cnaps Codes Guangdong Development Bank 广东发展银行
- Cnaps Codes Export-Import Bank of China 中国进出口银行
- Cnaps Codes Everbright Bank 光大银行
- Cnaps Codes China Development Bank 国家开发银行
- Cnaps Codes City commercial bank 城市商业银行
- Cnaps Codes Huaxia Bank 华夏银行
- Cnaps Codes Minsheng Bank 民生银行
- Cnaps Codes Shenzhen Development Bank 深圳发展银行
- Cnaps Codes bank Of Communications 交通银行
- Cnaps Codes Agricultural Development Bank Of China 中国农业发展银行
- Cnaps Codes China Construction Bank 中国建设银行
- Cnaps Codes Agricultural Bank of China 中国农业银行
- Cnaps Codes Rural commercial banks 农村商业银行
- Cnaps Codes Bank Of China 中国银行