What is an SWIFT/BIC Code?

SWIFT codes means Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication Code. The Swift/BIC code is used to identify a particular branch of a bank or financial institution & it'll help you to transfer money internationaly and executor for cross-border payments.

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What is SWIFT/BIC Code?

SWIFT codes are abbreviations for the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication Code. A SWIFT code is a code that is used to identify the country, bank, and branch of an account. A SWIFT code is also known as a BIC (Bank Identifier Code), but they are the same thing.

Formation of SWIFT Code

The Swift Code is either eight or eleven digits long and a combination of letters and numbers.

  • The first four characters of the swift code are the bank code.
  • The next two digits are the country code.
  • The next two digits are the location code, and
  • The last three digits are optional and aid in identifying the specific bank branch.

Applications of SWIFT Code/BIC Code

The following are some examples of SWIFT or BIC code applications:

  • The Swift/BIC code is used to identify a specific branch of a bank or financial institution.
  • It aids in international money transfers and acts as an executor for cross-border payments.

Example: Breakdown of SWIFT/BIC Code












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