Find a SWIFT/BIC code

Use our BIC / SWIFT code finder to look up a SWIFT code. Search by bank or country — or search for the SWIFT code of a particular bank branch. If you’ve already got a code, you can use the BIC / SWIFT finder to check that it’s correct.

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What is a SWIFT / BIC code?

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Bank code A-Z 4 letter code. It usually looks like a shortened version of that bank's name.
B
Country code A-Z 2 letter code. It says which country that bank is in.
C
Location code 0-9 A-Z 2 digit location code that could be either 2 letters or numbers. It's says where that bank's head office is.
D
Branch Code 0-9 A-Z Optional 3 digit code. It specifies a particular branch, instead of the bank's head office. 'XXX' for head office.
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SWIFT / BIC code
A SWIFT code — sometimes also called a SWIFT number — is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC). It’s used to identify banks and financial institutions globally. It says who and where they are — a sort of international bank code or ID. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, in particular for international wire transfers or SEPA payments. Banks also use these codes to exchanging messages.

How to find a bank SWIFT code

You can usually find your bank’s BIC or SWIFT code in your bank account statements. Or, you can use our BIC / SWIFT code finder.

FAQs

Where can I send money with TransferWise?

TransferWise serves over 300 transfer routes. You can learn more about the countries TransferWise supports here.

Do I need an IBAN number?

It depends on the country you're sending money to. In the Eurozone, you'll always need an IBAN and a SWIFT BIC code. Banks in the USA use SWIFT codes, but they don't use IBANs. It's the same in New Zealand too. Learn more about IBAN numbers here.

Which countries are in SEPA?

As of today, 35 countries in the extended Eurozone are within the SEPA (Single European Payments Area) - including the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany. Learn more about which countries are in SEPA here.

Disclaimer

TransferWise takes no responsibility for any money you lose because you’ve used the wrong code.

If you’re not sure about any of the details you’re using, get in touch with the bank or financial institution in question. They should be able to give you the right information.