BNPACOBBPEN SWIFT/BIC Code

The SWIFT number BNPACOBBPEN was issued by BNP PARIBAS COLOMBIA CORPORACION FINANCIERA S.A. in BOGOTA.

SWIFT/BIC NumberBNPACOBBPEN
Bank NameBNP PARIBAS COLOMBIA CORPORACION FINANCIERA S.A.
Bank CityBOGOTA
Bank Branch

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What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code (also known as BIC Code) is a standard format to uniquely identify banks, non-financial, and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC).

If you send money across international lines you nearly always need to use a SWIFT/BIC 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 code a bit like an international postal code. Your bank can use the BIC code to find another bank on the other side of the world. Similar to how sending a postcard to an incorrect ZIP code means it could go missing, the same goes for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT/BIC look like?

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

AAAA BB CC DDD

  • AAAA: 4 character bank code.This section can only be A-Z letters.
  • BB: 2 character country code. ISO alpha-2 country code.
  • CC: 2 character location code.
  • DDD: 3 character branch code. This is optional and can be letters or digits. An XXX here would refer to the primary office.

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for financial 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.