What is the SWIFT code for United Arab Bank?

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The SWIFT system is a messaging network that banks use to send each other secure information, quickly and accurately. Among the information commonly sent via SWIFT are orders for international money transfers. However, did you know that you can save on international transfers with TransferWise?

What’s the SWIFT code for United Arab Bank in the United Arab Emirates?

The BIC/SWIFT code for United Arab Bank is UARBAEAA.¹

Any time you want to transfer money internationally into a United Arab Bank account or receive an international transfer into your own United Arab Bank account, you’ll need that SWIFT code, and maybe some or all of this information:

Bank NameUnited Arab Bank
SWIFT/BIC Code for United Arab BankUARBAEAA¹
Bank address, city & stateAl Qasimiya Street, Sharjah 25022, United Arab Emirates¹
Beneficiary account numberComplete United Arab 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, or Bank Identifier Code, BIC or SWIFT/BIC, is a set of characters (numbers, letters or both) that identify a certain bank that can be anywhere in the world. You use SWIFT codes for international money transfers because of their accuracy — they contain all the information you need to find the destination bank, no matter where it is. They can also have digits added to identify a specific branch. You just have to make sure you have the right SWIFT code; otherwise, your international transfer could end up at the wrong bank.

A SWIFT code is 8-11 characters, formatted like this: AAAABBCCDDD.¹

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 globally and identify specific banks. IBANs, which stands for International Bank Account Number, are used in the EU, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary. They identify individual accounts, not banks. Routing numbers are similar to SWIFT codes since they identify certain banks, but they’re only used in the US, not around the world.

Do SWIFT codes change from branch to branch?

Yes, so you should always use this tool to look up the correct SWIFT code for your United Arab Bank branch. If you don’t know the branch you’re looking for, err on the side of caution and just use the general SWIFT for United Arab Bank.

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