A SWIFT code is a code used to send money internationally. It consists of 8-11 characters used to identify a specific bank in an international transaction, to make sure the money is going to the correct place.

A SWIFT code identifies the country, bank, and branch for which an account is registered. You can get your financial institution’s SWIFT code by contacting them or visiting their website.

SWIFT codes look like this


  • AAAA: 4 character bank code
  • BB: 2 character country code
  • CC: 2 character location code
  • DDD: optional 3 character branch code

Created by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT).