What is a SWIFT code and how do I find it?

What is a SWIFT code and how do I find it?

A SWIFT code is an international bank code that identifies particular banks worldwide. It’s also known as a Bank Identifier Code (BIC). Bank uses SWIFT codes to send/receive money to/from overseas banks.


The bank branch or relationship manager will be able to provide you with the SWIFT code for your bank account. Alternatively, you can also contact your bank's FOREX department and ask for the SWIFT code applicable to your bank account. Please note the SWIFT code is an 8 or 11 digit alphanumeric code and differs from branch to branch of every bank. Please note that it is not the same as IFSC code.

 For your reference, swift code would be in the following format: ABCD-EF-GH-IJK

  1. ABCD - Bank Code(A-Z)
  2. EF - Country Code(A-Z)
  3. GH - Location Code(A-Z)(0-9)
  4. IJK - Branch Code(Optional)(A-Z)(0-9)