SWIFT/BIC codes in Kenya 🇰🇪

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ABCLKENA AFRICAN BANKING CORPORATION LTD NAIROBI
AFDBKEN1 AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK NAIROBI
AFRIKENX BANK OF AFRICA KENYA LTD NAIROBI
AFRIKENX002 BANK OF AFRICA KENYA LTD MOMBASA (MOMBASA BRANCH)
ASHSKEN1 AFRIKA INVESTMENT BANK LTD NAIROBI
BAIVKEN1 BARCLAYTRUST INVESTMENT SERVICES LIMITED NAIROBI
BARBKENA BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAIROBI
BARBKENADIA BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAIROBI (DIAMOND PLAZA)
BARBKENAELD BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD ELDORET (ELDORET BRANCH)
BARBKENAIND BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAIROBI (INDUSTRIAL AREA BR.)
BARBKENAKAK BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD KAKAMEGA (KAKAMEGA BRANCH)
BARBKENAKIS BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD KISUMU (KISUMU BRANCH)
BARBKENAMER BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD MERU (MERU BRANCH)
BARBKENAMOM BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD MOMBASA (DIGO ROAD, MOMBASA)
BARBKENAMRN BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD MOMBASA (MOMBASA ROAD BRANCH)
BARBKENANAK BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAKURU (NAKURU BRANCH)
BARBKENANMO BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAIROBI (NAIROBI MAIN)
BARBKENANYA BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD MOMBASA (NYALI BRANCH, MOMBASA, KENYA)
BARBKENASAR BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD NAIROBI (SARIT CENTRE)
BARBKENATHI BANK OF BARODA (KENYA) LTD THIKA (THIKA BRANCH)
BARCKENX BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI
BARCKENXDLR BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (DEALERS DEPARTMENT H/O)
BARCKENXELD BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. ELDORET (ELDORET BRANCH)
BARCKENXMDR BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. MOMBASA (DIGO ROAD MOMBASA)
BARCKENXMNR BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. MOMBASA (NKRUMAH ROAD BRANCH)
BARCKENXNCC BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (CARD CENTRE NAIROBI)
BARCKENXNDC BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (NAIROBI DISTRIBUTION CENTRE)
BARCKENXNPB BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (PLAZA BUSINESS CENTRE)
BARCKENXOCB BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (BACK OFFICE PROCESSING CENTRE, BANK HOUSE)
BARCKENXPIS BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (PAYMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICES)
BARCKENXTPC BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (TRADE PROCESSING CENTRE)
BARCKENXVPC BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA, LTD. NAIROBI (VOUCHER PROCESSING CENTRE)
BATSKE31 BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO AREA LTD NAIROBI
BATSKEN1 BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO KENYA LTD NAIROBI
BIBKKEN1 BIASHARA BANK OF KENYA LTD. NAIROBI
BIBKKEN10MB BIASHARA BANK OF KENYA LTD. MOMBASA
BKIDKEM1 BANK OF INDIA MOMBASA
BKIDKEM10NA BANK OF INDIA NAIROBI
BKIDKENA BANK OF INDIA NAIROBI
BKIDKENAELD BANK OF INDIA ELDORET (ELDORET)
BKIDKENAIAB BANK OF INDIA NAIROBI (INDUSTRIAL AREA BR)
BKIDKENAKSM BANK OF INDIA KISUMU (KISUMU)
BKIDKENAMSA BANK OF INDIA MOMBASA (MOMBASA BR)
BKIDKENAWST BANK OF INDIA NAIROBI (WESTLANDS BR)
CBAFKENX COMMERCIAL BANK OF AFRICA LTD. NAIROBI
CBKEKEN1ELD CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA ELDORET (ELDORET BRANCH)
CBKEKEN1KSM CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA KISUMU (KISUMU BRANCH)
CBKEKEN1MSA CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA MOMBASA (MOMBASA BRANCH)
CBKEKENX CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA NAIROBI
CBKEKENXBKG CENTRAL BANK OF KENYA NAIROBI (BANKING DIVISION)

What is a SWIFT/BIC 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 internationally you nearly always need to use a BIC code, as it’s the way banks 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. A bank on one side of the world finds the right bank on the other side of the world. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP code means it might get lost or returned, the same thing can apply for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT/BIC look like?

A 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 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.