What is Swift Code?

SWIFT code (also known as ISO 9362, SWIFT-BIC, BIC code, SWIFT ID or SWIFT code) is a standard format of Business Identifier Codes approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It is a unique identification code for both financial and non-financial institutions. (When assigned to a non-financial institution, a code may also be known as a Business Entity Identifier or BEI.) These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers, and also for the exchange of other messages between banks. The codes can sometimes be found on account statements.
The SWIFT code is 8 or 11 characters, made up of:
  • 4 letters: Institution Code or bank code.
  • 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code
  • 2 letters or digits: location code
    • if the second character is "0", then it is typically a test BIC as opposed to a BIC used on the live network.
    • if the second character is "1", then it denotes a passive participant in the SWIFT network
    • if the second character is "2", then it typically indicates a reverse billing BIC, where the recipient pays for the message as opposed to the more usual mode whereby the sender pays for the message.
  • 3 letters or digits: branch code, optional ('XXX' for primary office)
Where an 8-digit code is given, it may be assumed that it refers to the primary office.
Find SWIFT Codes for banks and financial institutions around the world.
Below is the list of some of the countries and major banks. Click on the bank to get SWIFT code details. Click on the country name to get list of all institutions in that country.
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Allahabad Bank Andhra Bank Canara Bank
Central Bank Of India Citibank N.A. Corporation Bank
Federal Bank Limited, The HDFC Bank Limited HSBC Limited
Jammu And Kashmir Bank Ltd JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. Karnataka Bank Ltd.
Karur Vysya Bank Ltd., The Kotak Mahindra Bank Limited Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited
Punjab And Sind Bank State Bank Of India State Bank Of Travancore
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited The Bharat Co-operative Bank (Mumbai) Ltd The Royal Bank Of Scotland N.V. (India)
The Shamrao Vithal Co-operative Bank Limited UCO Bank Union Bank Of India
United Bank Of India Vijaya Bank Yes Bank Limited