SWIFT/BIC codes in Burkina Faso 🇧🇫

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AFRIBFBF BANK OF AFRICA - BURKINA FASSO OUAGADOUGOU
ATBFBFBF BANQUE ATLANTIQUE BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU
BCAOBFBF BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST OUAGADOUGOU
BCAOBFBFBOB BANQUE CENTRALE DES ETATS DE L'AFRIQUE DE L'OUEST BOBO-DIOULASSO (BOBO-DIOULASSO BRANCH)
BDUGBFBF BANQUE DE L'UNION BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU
BFCBBFB1 BANQUE POUR LE FINANCEMENT DU COMMERCE ET DES INVESTISSEMENTS DU BURKINA OUAGADOUGOU
BHBFBFBF BANQUE DE L'HABITAT DU BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU
BIBUBFBF UBA BURKINA OUAGADOUGOU
BICIBFBX BICIA DU BURKINA OUAGADOUGOU
BNCFBFBF BANQUE COMMERCIALE DU BURKINA OUAGADOUGOU
BSAHBFBF BANQUE SAHELO-SAHARIENNE POUR L'INVESTISSEMENT ET LE COMMERCE (BURKINA FASO) S.A. OUAGADOUGOU
CBAOBFBG CBAO GROUPE ATTIJARIWAFA BANK BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU
CCECBFB1 CAISSE CENTRALE DE COOPERATION ECONOMIQUE OUAGADOUGOU
CORIBFBF CORIS BANK INTERNATIONAL OUAGADOUGOU
DCRCBFB1 DEPOSITAIRE CENTRAL-BANQUE DE REGLEMENT (DCBR BURKINA FASO) OUAGADOUGOU
ECOCBFBF ECOBANK BURKINA OUAGADOUGOU
FIPXBFB1 LA FINANCIERE DE PROXIMITE SA FIPROXI-SA OUAGADOUGOU
NDEVBFB1 BANQUE NATIONALE DE DEVELOPPEMENT OUAGADOUGOU
ORBKBFBF ORABANK BURKINA-FASO OUAGADOUGOU
SGBBBFBF SOCIETE GENERALE BURKINA FASO OUAGADOUGOU

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

A SWIFT code, also commonly known as a BIC Code, 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 code, as it’s the way banks and money transfer services figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a BIC code a bit like a ZIP/postal code. Your bank can use the SWIFT code to find another bank on the other side of the world. Just like sending mail to the wrong ZIP code means it might get lost, the same goes for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A SWIFT/BIC 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 institutions 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.