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SWIFT code is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes(BIC) (also known as SWIFT-BIC, SWIFT ID or ISO 9362). It is used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers, for both financial and non-financial institutions, and also for the exchange of other messages between banks. The code is a unique identification code. The acronym SWIFT means the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.

The SWIFT code(SWIFT-BIC) is made up of 8 or 11 characters:

  • 4 letters: Business party prefix (institution code or bank code)
  • 2 letters: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (XK to Republic of Kosovo)
  • 2 letters or digits: Business party suffix (location code)
    • when the second character is "0", it is a test BIC.
    • when the second character is "1", it is a passive participant.
    • when the second character is "2", it is a reverse billing BIC.
  • 3 letters or digits: Branch identifier(branch code), optional ('XXX' for primary office)

For example: Dah Sing Bank has five branches in mainland China, The SWIFT code for the branch in Nanchang is DSBACNBXNCH.

  • DSBA identifies Dah Sing Bank
  • CN is the country code for China
  • BXNCH is the code for Nanchang.

SWIFT Codes (BICs) of World Countries