SWIFT/BIC codes in Guyana 🇬🇾

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
BARBGYGE BANK OF BARODA (GUYANA) INC. GEORGETOWN
BATSGYG1 DEMERARA TOBACCO COMPANY LIMITED GEORGETOWN
CBGIGYGG CITIZENS BANK GUYANA INC GEORGETOWN
DMBKGYGT DEMERARA BANK LIMITED GEORGETOWN
EXCAGYG1 EXCEL CAPITAL INC. GEORGETOWN
GUBAGYGG BANK OF GUYANA GEORGETOWN
GUTIGYGE GUYANA BANK FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY LTD. GEORGETOWN (MAIN BRANCH)
NOSCGYGE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA,THE GEORGETOWN
RBGLGYGG REPUBLIC BANK (GUYANA) LIMITED GEORGETOWN

What is a BIC code?

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

If you transmit money internationally you nearly always need to use a BIC code, as it’s the way banks and money transfer services figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a BIC 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 the wrong 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 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.