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General Bank Chain in SAP

This SAP FICO tutorial, explains the step-by-step procedure to create a General Bank Chain in your SAP system with proper screenshots.

What General Bank Chain in SAP?

SAP Bank Chain is a functionality of SAP system that is used for making payment via more than one bank like correspondence or the intermediary banks. SAP allows users to have a maximum of 3 Intermediary banks in order to process any bank transaction successfully.

How to Create Bank Chain in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to create a new bank chain in the SAP FICO system:

Execute t-code SPRO in the SAP command field as shown in the image below.


Next, click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed.

SAP Reference IMG

Now navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

Financial Accounting > Bank Accounting > Bank Chains > Create General Bank Chains

IMG path

Next on Change View "Bank chains": Overview screen you will see the list of previously created Bank chains.

Previously Created Bank Chains

Click on the New Entries button to create a new Bank Chain in your SAP system.

New Entries

Now input the following details of the new Bank chains according to your business requirement:

  • Bank Chain Id
  • Number 
  • Type
  • Correspondence Country
  • Correspondence Bank Key
  • Bank Account


Once all details are entered click the Save icon to save the newly created Bank Chain in your SAP system.


The status bar displays a message Data was saved on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully created a new Bank Chain in your SAP system.

New Bank Chain