What is the SWIFT code for ASB Bank Limited?

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26.06.18
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Transferring money internationally general involves using the SWIFT system: a messaging network that banks use to send information quickly, securely and accurately. However, did you know that you can save on international transfers with TransferWise?

What’s the SWIFT code for ASB Bank Limited in New Zealand?

The BIC/Swift code for ASB Bank Limited is ASBBNZ2A.¹

If you’re making an international wire transfer to an ASB Bank Limited account, or if you’re receiving money from an international wire transfer into your ASB Bank Limited account, this is the information you’re going to need:

ASB Bank Limited
SWIFT/BIC Code for ASB Bank LimitedASBBNZ2A
Bank address, city & stateASB North Wharf 12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland, New Zealand²
Beneficiary account numberComplete ASB Bank Limited bank account number of the recipient (including leading zeros)
Beneficiary nameThe name of recipient’s account as it appears on a bank statement

What’s a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT code, which is sometimes also called a BIC (Bank Identifier Code) is a unique code used by banks to identify individual financial institutions all over the world. Since every institution has a unique SWIFT/BIC, it will direct information and international transfers to a specific bank, down to the branch if necessary. Sending or receiving money internationally requires having the correct SWIFT/BIC for the recipient’s bank.

A SWIFT code contains 8-11 characters, formatted like this: AAAABBCCDDD. AAAA: Bank code

BB: Country code

CC: Location code

DDD: Optional branch code

What’s the difference between a SWIFT code, a BIC, an IBAN and a routing number?

SWIFT codes are used to identify specific, individual banks all over the world. An IBAN, which stands for International Bank Account Number, is used to identify individual bank accounts, not the banks and financial institutions themselves, and is only used in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary. A routing number is similar to a SWIFT code in that it identifies a specific bank, but is only used in the US.

Do SWIFT codes change from branch to branch?

SWIFT codes can vary from branch to branch, so if you’re not sure, you can use this tool to look up the correct SWIFT code for your ASB Bank Limited branch. If you’re still not sure which code is correct, use the general code, which will work for all of ASB Bank Limited’s branches.

What other ways can I send or receive money to my ASB Bank Limited account?

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Sources:

¹https://www.asb.co.nz/help/tag.swift-code.html

²https://www.asb.co.nz/about-us

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