What is a SWIFT / BIC code?A Bank code A-Z 4-letter code. It usually looks like a shortened version of that bank’s name. B Country code A-Z 2-letter code. It says which country that bank is in. C Location code 0-9 A-Z 2-digit location code that could be either 2-letters or numbers. It’s says where that bank’s head office is. D Branch Code 0-9 A-Z Optional 3-digit code. It specifies a particular branch, instead of the bank’s head office. ‘XXX’ for head office. SWIFT / BIC code
A SWIFT code — sometimes also called a SWIFT number — is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC). It’s used to identify banks and financial institutions globally. It says who and where they are — a sort of international bank code or ID.These codes are used when transferring money between banks, in particular for international wire transfers or SEPA payments. Banks also use these codes to exchanging messages.
How to find a bank SWIFT code
You can usually find your bank’s BIC or SWIFT code in your bank account statements. Or, you can use our BIC / SWIFT code finder.
Find a SWIFT/BIC code
Use the BIC / SWIFT code finder to look up a SWIFT code. Search by bank or country — or search for the SWIFT code of a particular bank branch. If you’ve already got a code, you can use the BIC / SWIFT finder to check that it’s correct.