IFSC is an acronym for Indian Financial System Code. IFSC code is a unique eleven-digit number which is a combination of alphabets and numerals. It is used to transfer funds online for NEFT, IMPS and RTGS transactions. Usually, the IFSC code can be found on the cheque-book provided by the bank. It can also be found on the front page of the accountholder’s passbook. The IFSC code of each bank branch is assigned by the Reserve Bank of India. The accountholders can easily check the IFSC code of their bank/branch on the Reserve Bank of India’s website.
Electronic funds transfer in India is facilitated by an alpha-numeric code called the Indian Financial System Code (IFS Code or IFSC). This code exclusively recognises each bank branch which participates in the two main settlement and payment systems in India, namely, National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS).