SWIFT/BIC codes in Cape Verde 🇨🇻

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
BAIPCVCV BANCO BAI CABO VERDE, S.A PRAIA
BCATCVCV BANCO COMERCIAL DO ATLANTICO PRAIA
BCATCVCV0C2 BANCO COMERCIAL DO ATLANTICO S. VICENTE
BCATCVCV0C3 BANCO COMERCIAL DO ATLANTICO SAL
BCAVCVCV BANCO DE CABO VERDE PRAIA
BESCCVCP BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE CABO VERDE, SA (FORMERLY BANCO ESPIRITO SANTO DE CABO VERDE, SA) PRAIA
BFIICVCV BANCO DE FOMENTO INTERNACIONAL, S.A. (FORMERLY BANCO FIDUCIARIO INTERNACIONAL (I.F.I.), S.A.) PRAIA
BILRCVC1 BANCO INSULAR (I.F.I) S.A.R.L. PRAIA
CANBCVCV BCN-BANCO CABOVERDIANO DE NEGOCIOS SA PRAIA
CGDICVCP BANCO INTERATLANTICO, SARL PRAIA
CXECCVCV CAIXA ECONOMICA DE CABO VERDE, SA PRAIA
ECOCCVCV ECOBANK CABO VERDE PRAIA
PRIFCVCV BANCO PRIVADO INTERNACIONAL (IFI) PRAIA

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

A SWIFT code - also known as a 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 transmit money internationally you nearly always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC 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 code means it could get returned, the same thing can apply for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A SWIFT code is either 8 or 11 characters in length:

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 actively 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.