SWIFT/BIC codes in Cook Islands 🇨🇰

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ANZBCKCR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LTD. RAROTONGA
BCKICKCR BANK OF THE COOK ISLANDS LIMITED RAROTONGA
BOSPCKCR BANK OF SOUTH PACIFIC LIMITED RAROTONGA
CIDBCKC1 COOK ISLANDS DEVELOPMENT BANK RAROTONGA
CPSBCKCA CAPITAL SECURITY BANK LIMITED AVARUA
WSBCCKC1 WALL STREET BANKING CORPORATION LTD, THE RAROTONGA

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code, also commonly known as a BIC Code, is a standard format to uniquely identify all banks and financial institutions across the world. SWIFT codes are a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC).

If you send money across international lines you almost always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions 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 uses the code to send the money to the right bank in another country. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP/postal code means it might go missing, the same goes for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a BIC 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 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.