SWIFT/BIC codes in Benin 🇧🇯

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AFICBJBJ BANQUE AFRICAINE POUR L'INDUSTRIE ET LE COMMERCE BENIN COTONOU
AFRIBJB1BWB BANK OF AFRICA - BENIN COTONOU
AFRIBJBJ BANK OF AFRICA - BENIN COTONOU
ATBJBJBJ BANQUE ATLANTIQUE DU BENIN COTONOU
BCAOBJBJ BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST COTONOU
BCAOBJBJPAR BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST PARAKOU (PARAKOU BRANCH)
BGFIBJBJ BGFIBANK BENIN COTONOU
BIBEBJBJ BANQUE INTERNATIONALE DU BENIN COTONOU
BSAHBJBJ BANQUE SAHELO-SAHARIENNE POUR L'INVESTISSEMENT ET LE COMMERCE (BENIN) S.A. COTONOU
CBAOBJBJ CBAO GROUP ATTIJARIWAFABANK COTONOU
CCEIBJBJ CCEI BANK BENIN COTONOU
COBBBJBJ UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA BENIN COTONOU
CORIBJBJ CORIS BANK INTERNATIONAL BENIN COTONOU
DBLNBJBJ DIAMOND BANK BENIN SA COTONOU
DCRDBJB1 DEPOSITAIRE CENTRAL-BANQUE DE REGLEMENT (DCBR BENIN) COTONOU
DGTPBJBJ DIRECTION GENERALE DU TRESOR ET DE LA COMPTABILITE PUBLIQUE (DGTCP) COTONOU
ECOCBJBJ ECOBANK BENIN COTONOU
ORBKBJBJ ORABANK BENIN COTONOU
SOGEBJBJ SOCIETE GENERALE BENIN COTONOU

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code - or SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions across the world. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes - commonly referred to as a BIC.

If you send money internationally you nearly always need to use a SWIFT/BIC code, as it’s the way banks and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a SWIFT code a bit like an international postal code. Your bank uses the code to send the money to the right bank in another country. Similar to how sending a postcard to an incorrect ZIP/postal code means it could go missing, the same thing can apply for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a BIC look like?

A SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for banks who are connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which is located in La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.