Jan 122012
 

By W.H.A.| SpeedyPay.info

I’m still getting a lot of comments and messages from people asking me what the SWIFT code is for this bank or that bank. Rather than spend all my time looking up individual SWIFT codes, let me point you to the resources you can use to find the SWIFT code for any bank or financial institution.

First of all, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read here to learn a little about SWIFT codes and their uses:

SWIFT Money Transfers

Secondly, see this short article on looking up SWIFT codes:

SWIFT Code Finder

As the second article says, you can look up SWIFT codes at Swift.com’s online lookup page here:

SWIFT online directories and downloads

Other ideas for finding an institution’s SWIFT code are:

  • Determine the institution’s name and address. Find out if the company is part of the Swift network. If the business is not part of Swift it won’t have a Swift code assigned.
  • Call the bank or financial institution for which you want the SWIFT code, and ask them. The best departments to contact will be the Trading, Wire Transfers or Securities Settlement areas of the company.
Nov 272011
 
SWIFT Code Logo

Logo of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, provider of SWIFT codes

By W.H.A.| SpeedyPay.info

I get a steady stream of messages and comments from people wanting the SWIFT code for particular banks around the world. Rather than spend my time looking up SWIFT codes for people, it would be easier to tell you how to look it up yourself.

SWIFT Code Finder

You can look up SWIFT codes at swift.com’s online lookup page here:

SWIFT online directories and downloads

You can also call the institution for which you want the SWIFT code, and ask them. They will be happy to provide you with that information.

A SWIFT code, also known as ISO 9362, is a unique identifier given to every financial institution around the world. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, and especially when conducting international wire transfers. They are also used for the exchange of messages between banks. They are sometimes included on bank statements. The easiest way to learn the SWIFT code of your bank is to ask them.