SWIFT Codes of Banks Worldwide
What is Swift Code and BIC Codes?
When you make an international payment, SWIFT and BIC codes are used worldwide to identify bank branches to ensure that your money goes to the right place. The SWIFT code and BIC code are part of the ISO 9362 international remittance standard.
The BIC Code is the abbreviation for Bank Identifier Code. It is a set of numbers representing bank branches used for international payments on the SWIFT network. Then, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) code is a standard format of the Bank Identification Code (BIC) used to designate a specific bank or branch.
The SWIFT code consists of 8 or 11 characters. All 11-digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8-digit codes (or codes ending in "XXX") refer to the headquarters or main office. The format of the SWIFT code is as follows:
AAAA BB CC DDD
- The first 4 characters "AAAA" - bank code (letters only)
- The next 2 characters "BB" - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country/region code (letters only)
- The next 2 characters "CC" - position code, the second character of the passive participant is "1" (letters and numbers)
- The last 3 characters "DDD" -branch code, optional-"XXX" (letters and numbers) of the main office
To find the SWIFT code, please start by selecting from the list of countries below: