|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)|
|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|
|SOGEBJBJ||SOCIETE GENERALE BENIN||COTONOU|
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.
A SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:
AAAA BB CC DDD
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.