What is a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT code is the unique identification code of a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks for international transfers. It indicates which bank a payment is to be sent. Bank identifier codes are commonly known as SWIFT (or BIC) codes. A SWIFT code is a standard format code which is comprised of eight (8) or eleven (11) letters or numbers. The SWIFT code can be a bank's general head office code, or relate to a bank's individual branch or department.

If you’re looking for a SWIFT code for another bank, you can try and search for your bank and include the word ‘SWIFT’. If you’re still having trouble finding a SWIFT code, the following site can also be used to locate a SWIFT code: SWIFT Online Directory