What is the SWIFT code for St George Bank? (division of Westpac)

TransferWise
26.06.18
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If you’ve ever moved money internationally, you might be familiar with the SWIFT system. Even if you’re not, it’s not too complicated — it’s just a messaging network banks use to securely and accurately send information, like money transfer orders, around the world. However, did you know that you can save on international transfers with TransferWise?

What’s the SWIFT code for St George Bank in Australia?

The BIC/SWIFT code for St George Bank is SGBLAU2S.¹

If you’re making an international transfer to a bank account at St George, or if you want to receive money from abroad into your account at St George, you’ll need the SWIFT code. You may also need the following information:

Bank NameSt George Bank
SWIFT/BIC Code for St George Bank LimitedSGBLAU2S¹
Bank address, city & state55 Market Street Floor 11, Sydney 2000, Australia¹
Beneficiary account numberComplete St George bank account number of the recipient (including leading zeros)
Beneficiary nameThe name on the recipient’s account as it appears on one of their bank statements

What’s a SWIFT Code?

A SWIFT code, which can also be called a Bank Identifier Code or BIC, is a collection of letters, numbers or both that contain all the information you need to pinpoint a specific bank or financial institution somewhere in the world.² You can even pinpoint a specific branch if you want to. If you ever find yourself sending or receiving an international money transfer at St George Bank, you’ll need the correct SWIFT code.

A SWIFT code is 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/BIC codes are used all over the world to identify specific banks and financial institutions. Similarly, routing numbers are used in the US only to identify specific banks and financial institutions. IBAN (International Bank Account Numbers) are totally different.³ They’re used in the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary to identify bank accounts, not the banks themselves.³

Do SWIFT codes change from branch to branch?

Yes, so you should use this tool to look up the correct SWIFT code for your St George Bank branch. If you’re not sure which branch’s code to use, just use the general code, since it will work for all branches.

What other ways can I send or receive money to my St George Bank account?

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Sources:

¹https://www.stgeorge.com.au/business/international/international-payments

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