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German translation: Bankleitzahl (BLZ)

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15:24 Mar 30, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: route number
Banking details
is route number the same as sort code
It actually appears in the text as
sort code/route number
and is there another expression for BLZ
Zeus
Local time: 05:37
German translation:Bankleitzahl (BLZ)
Explanation:
The routing number corresponds to the Bankleitzahl, i.e. it's the number that identifies a specific bank. I doubt that it is the same as the sort code.

The basic routing number, devised by the American Bankers Association (ABA) in 1910 and adopted in 1911, has served to identify the specific financial institution which is responsible for the payment of a negotiable instrument.
www.tfp.com/routing_numbers/aba_routing_number_policy.html

I'm not sure that I understand exactly what you mean by asking if there is another expression for BLZ - BLZ stands for Bankleitzahl (which is the routing number in the US system).
Schäfer lists the following for Bankleitzahl:
Bankleitzahl f
(Fin) transit number
– routing symbol
– (GB) bank code no.
[Schäfer, Hyperbook Wirtschaftsenglisch]

HTH!
Selected response from:

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:37
Grading comment
I agree I have not expressed myself very well re. BLZ.
It was a long day translating.......
Thank you for the detailed explanation.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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nasort code/route number
Birgit Eckardt
naBankleitzahl (BLZ)Ulrike Lieder


  

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45 mins
Bankleitzahl (BLZ)


Explanation:
The routing number corresponds to the Bankleitzahl, i.e. it's the number that identifies a specific bank. I doubt that it is the same as the sort code.

The basic routing number, devised by the American Bankers Association (ABA) in 1910 and adopted in 1911, has served to identify the specific financial institution which is responsible for the payment of a negotiable instrument.
www.tfp.com/routing_numbers/aba_routing_number_policy.html

I'm not sure that I understand exactly what you mean by asking if there is another expression for BLZ - BLZ stands for Bankleitzahl (which is the routing number in the US system).
Schäfer lists the following for Bankleitzahl:
Bankleitzahl f
(Fin) transit number
– routing symbol
– (GB) bank code no.
[Schäfer, Hyperbook Wirtschaftsenglisch]

HTH!



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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:37
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505
Grading comment
I agree I have not expressed myself very well re. BLZ.
It was a long day translating.......
Thank you for the detailed explanation.
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2 hrs
sort code/route number


Explanation:
sort code and route number (or routing code) are just different words for the same thing; in German it means Bankleitzahl (BLZ)


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Birgit Eckardt
United States
Local time: 00:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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