SWIFT Code Checker


Example: CITIUS33 or CITIUS33XXX


How to check SWIFT/BIC codes?

To validate your SWIFT/BIC code safely, type it into the checker box following the standard SWIFT/BIC code format. You'll find more about the structure used for SWIFT numbers below.

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT Code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Code (BIC) used to specify a particular bank or branch. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use these codes for exchanging messages between them.

SWIFT Code Format

SWIFT codes consist of 8 or 11 characters. All 11 digit codes refer to specific branches, while 8 digit codes (or those ending in 'XXX') refer to the head or primary office.

SWIFT codes are formatted as follows:

  • AAAA
  • BB
  • CC
  • DDD
  • First 4 characters
    AAAA - bank code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters
    BB - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)
  • Next 2 characters
    CC - location code, passive participant will have "1" in the second character (letters and digits)
  • Last 3 characters
    DDD - branch code, optional - 'XXX' for primary office (letters and digits)