SWIFT/BIC codes in Ethiopia 🇪🇹

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ABAYETAA ABAY BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
ABSCETAA ADDIS INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
ABYSETAA BANK OF ABYSSINIA ADDIS ABEBA
AWINETAA AWASH INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
BERHETAA BERHAN INTERNATIONAL BANK ADDIS ABEBA
BUNAETAA BUNNA INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C ADDIS ABEBA
CBETETAA COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA
CBETETAAARA COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (ARADA GIORGIS BRANCH)
CBETETAADIR COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (DIRE DAWA MAIN BRANCH)
CBETETAADOC COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (TRADE SERVICE CENTER)
CBETETAAFIN COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (FINFINE BRANCH)
CBETETAAIBD COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (INTERNATIONAL BANKING DEPARTMENT)
CBETETAAMEH COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (MEHAL GEBEYA BRANCH)
CBETETAATEM COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (TEMENJA YAJ BRANCH)
CBETETAATRY COMMERCIAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA (TREASURY DEPARTMENT)
CBORETAA COOPERATIVE BANK OF OROMIA S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
DASHETAA DASHEN BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
DEETETAA DEVELOPMENT BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA
DEGAETAA DEBUB GLOBAL BANK S.C ADDIS ABEBA
ENATETAA ENAT BANK S.C ADDIS ABEBA
LIBSETAA LION INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
NBETETAA NATIONAL BANK OF ETHIOPIA ADDIS ABEBA
NIBIETAA NIB INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
ORIRETAA OROMIA INTERNATIONAL BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
UNTDETAA UNITED BANK SHARE COMPANY ADDIS ABEBA
WEGAETAA WEGAGEN BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA
ZEMEETAA ZEMEN BANK S.C. ADDIS ABEBA

What is a SWIFT/BIC code?

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

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 figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a SWIFT code a bit like a ZIP/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 the wrong ZIP/postal code means it may get lost, the same goes for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT 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 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.