SWIFT/BIC codes in Costa Rica 🇨🇷

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
BACUCRSJ THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (COSTA RICA) S.A. (FORMERLY BANCO CITIBANK DE COSTA RICA S.A.) SAN JOSE
BAGECRSJ BANCO GENERAL (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE
BAIECRS1 BANCO INTERNACIONAL DE EXPORTACION S.A. SAN JOSE
BALYCRS1 BANCO DEL ISTMO (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE
BATSCR21 BASS AMERICAS S.A. HEREDIA
BATSCR41 BATCCA PARK INVERSIONES INMOBILIARIAS, S.A. HEREDIA
BATSCR51 BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CENTRAL AMERICA S.A., SUCURSAL COSTA RICA SAN JOAQUIN
BATSCRS1 BATCCA SERVICIOS S.A. HEREDIA
BCACCRS1 BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGO CARTAGO
BCACCRSJ BANCO CREDITO AGRICOLA DE CARTAGO SAN JOSE
BCCECRSJ BANCO LAFISE S.A. SAN JOSE
BCCRCRSJ BANCO CENTRAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE
BCRICRSJ BANCO DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE
BDSOCRSJ PRIVAL BANK (COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN PEDRO
BIMPCRSJ BANCO IMPROSA, S.A. SAN JOSE
BNCRCRSJ BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE
BNCRCRSJGCI BANCO NACIONAL DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE
BPDCCRSJ BANCO POPULAR Y DE DESARROLLO COMUNAL SAN JOSE
BSNJCRSJ BANCO BAC SAN JOSE SAN JOSE
BVPBCRS1 BCT VALORES PUESTO DE BOLSA SA SAN JOSE
BXBACRSJ BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE
BXBACRSJDP1 BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE (TRADING ADM)
BXBACRSJDPR BANCO DAVIVIENDA (COSTA RICA), S.A. SAN JOSE (TRADING)
CAOVCRS1 COOPERATIVA DE AHORRO Y CREDITO DE LOS SERVIDORES PUBLICOS SAN JOSE
CCIOCRSJ BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE
CCIOCRSJBBI BANCO BCT S.A. SAN JOSE (FOREIGN EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT)
CEVCCRS1 CENTRAL DE VALORES, S.A. (CEVAL) SAN JOSE
CPOPCRS1 COOPENAE SAN JOSE
FAFCCRS1 CORPORACION FRANCO-AMERICANA DE FINANZAS(COSTA RICA) S.A. SAN JOSE
FCCRCRS1 FINANCIERA G AND T CONTINENTAL COSTA RICA S.A. SAN JOSE
FILOCRS1 COMPANIA FINANCIERA DE LONDRES LTDA. SAN JOSE
FRIPCRS1 FITCH COSTA RICA CALIFICADORA DE RIESGO S.A. SAN JOSE
GMAVCRS1 GRUPO MUTUAL ALAJUELA-LA VIVIENDA DE AHORRO Y PRESTAMO ALAJUELA
ICELCRSJ INSTITUTO COSTARRICENSE DE ELECTRICIDAD SAN JOSE
ISNSCRS1 INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE SEGUROS SAN JOSE
KTAYCRSJ BANCO CATHAY DE COSTA RICA, S.A. SAN JOSE
NOSCCRSJ SCOTIABANK DE COSTA RICA SAN JOSE
PRMKCRSJ BANCO PROMERICA SAN JOSE

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

A SWIFT code - or SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions globally. The SWIFT code is a standard format for BIC - Business Identifier Codes.

If you transmit money across international lines 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. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP code means it could go missing, the same applies for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a BIC look like?

A BIC/SWIFT 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 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.