SWIFT / BIC bank codes

On our website you will find all the information related to SWIFT / BIC codes which are used internationally to identify banks and other financial and non-financial entities in order to carry out international transactions such as payments, securities and foreign exchange, and are a vital component in ensuring security and integrity.

What is a BIC/ SWIFT code?

The SWIFT Codes are a standard format for Bank Identifier Codes (BICs) used to identify banks and other financial and non-financial institutions around the world. In this way, we can tell who and where the businesses are.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, essentially for international payments as they specify the origin, intermediary and destination banks for international transactions.

The SWIFT code consists of 8 to 11 characters (letters and numbers) and have the following format :

  • First 4 characters (only letters ) - bank code. Commonly a shortened version of the bank´s name.
  • Next 2 characters (only letters)- ISO country code . It tells us which country the bank is in.
  • Next 2 characters (letters and digits) - location code , taken from the city where the branch is located. It tells us where that bank´s head office is.
  • Last 3 characters(letters and digits) – branch identifier code. This part is optional. It signals a particular branch, instead of the bank´s head office. However, an eight-character BIC signals the head office of a bank. BICs are usually used when it is necessary to identify a party of a transaction and to help route payments between countries.

SWIFT code finder

At the top of the page you can find our advanced SWIFT code finder by country you can use to locate your bank´s SWIFT code.

Type the first letters of the country or SWIFT code and access all codes up-to-date information.

SWIFT codes by country

Below you can see the most searched countries and their SWIFT codes.

The Swift Codes are handled by “Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication “ with the acronym (“SWIFT”). SWIFT is the registered trademarks of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with the address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.