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What is a SWIFT code / BIC?
A SWIFT code / BIC acts as an international identity for banks or financial institutions that uniquely determine and reveal their locations worldwide. Whether you're making overseas payments or international wire transfers through banks globally, this code is crucial to ensure secure and seamless transactions.
SWIFT code / BIC format
A SWIFT code / BIC number contains 8-11 characters that identify country, city, bank, and branch.
SWIFT code / BIC sample
4 letters representing the bank's abbreviated name, consisting of the letter A-Z.
2 letters representing the destination country, consisting of the letter A-Z.
2 characters representing the bank’s head office location, consisting of the letter A-Z or number 0-9.
3 digits representing specific branch, consisting of the letter A-Z or number 0-9.
When do I need a SWIFT code / BIC?
If you’re making an international transactions such as transfers abroad, SEPA payments, or receiving funds from overseas, a SWIFT code / BIC will be needed.
Where can I find a SWIFT code / BIC?
Usually, you can find a SWIFT code / BIC in the bank statement. But if you need a more efficient way, use our checker to find the code with just a few clicks.
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Frequently asked questions
What is a SWIFT code / BIC?
A SWIFT code / BIC is an 8-11 characters code to identify country, city, bank, and branch that you'll need when sending money abroad.
What does BIC mean?
BIC (Business Identifier Code) acts as a global standard for identifying banks and financial institutions.
What's the difference between SWIFT code & BIC?
SWIFT code and BIC are actually the same and can be used interchangeably. Both of them are used to identify banks or financial institutions and will be needed for international money transfers.
Is a SWIFT code the same as an IBAN?
SWIFT code and IBAN are not the same, but they have the same function.
A SWIFT code helps you to identify certain banks during international transactions.
IBAN also does the same thing, but an IBAN is required in transactions to SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) countries.
How does a SWIFT code work?
SWIFT code identify bank branches for international transfers. They ensure that the money you sent will be received in the right destination bank account.
Do I always need a SWIFT code / BIC or an IBAN?
It depends on the country you are sending money to. When sending money to Europe, Turkey and Pakistan, you will need IBAN. But when your destination bank is in the USA, you will need a SWIFT code.
Is SWIFT code the same for all branches?
Some banks have one SWIFT code for all their branches, while other banks have a unique code for each branch. If you're not sure which code to use, you can use the SWIFT code of the destination bank's head office.